I finally did it! On my 4th attempt to start the blanket I succeeded. I have no idea why I kept mucking it up as my final attempt was easy. I guess sleep deprivation had something to do with it. It is amazing how much more clear headed I am after 5 hours sleep. I am not as edgy either. So here is what I have done so far. Alas, I now have to wait for my yarn to arrive from the UK before I can continue. It usually takes 7 to 10 days but, I suspect it will be more like 7 to 10 weeks! I have no expectations and it will be a nice surprise when it comes.
I decided to start making a Christmas gift for my friend in the UK hoping it will get to her in time if I start it now. I am using 6 of Michelle's beautiful Australiana stitcheries to make into a table mat. As I rummaged through my left over Christmas fabrics I realised the scraps were not big enough and th en I discovered I had run out of the CG thread I use for Christmas projects. So, I ordered some lovely William Morris fabric and 3 CG threads from Patchworks Plus in Tassie. I have ordered from there several times over the years and my yummy parcel arrived within a week.
Preparation has begun. Three stitcheries are traced and the pellon hexies are cut ready to go.
Nothing much has changed here re Covid restrictions apart from being able to travel within a 10km radius instead of 5 kms. This means I can go to my usual supermarket instead of the closest one which I don't really like. Unfortunately, my last 2 vidoe chats with my daughter and grandsons were pixelated and freezing which was disappointing. I really miss them. Knowing they are only 20 minutes down the road is frustrating but a lot of people are in the same boat. It still angers me that my holiday neighbours keep coming and going weekly and chatting without masks to walkers passing by who are unaware they are from Melbourne. I really need to get over it! Ommmmm. Ommmmm.
Keep safe and keep well.