No, not the baby blanket but the cushion / pillow cover.
Last weekend I needed a break from 2" squares, so cracked on with the pillow cover. I had to wait until yesterday to get some buttons for it but it's now finished and looks fab! Although the woman in the wool shop said "what is it?" in an oh-my-god-that's-so-ugly-what-the-hell-is-it tone of voice... she didn't win any points there!
It is, however, my favourite haberdashers/wool shop and they now have the most fabulous range of buttons. Just look at the size of their button wall!!
But back to my ta-dah moment. Naturally I've taken far too many photos which means there's also far too much choice in what to show! And yes, some photos show the wrong side. All the rows were worked from one side only but strangely, I also really like the texture of the wrong side. I think I mentioned way back that what I don't like with crochet is the "garter stitch" effect of working from alternate sides. Anyway, back to the photos - are you ready??...
This is the little flap that tucks inside that I'll stitch the buttons to.
I chose 2 sets of buttons - functional on one side of the cover and decorative on the other.
This is the "closed" end - a row of double crochet worked through both layers from the wrong side.
The Cathedral also had a bit of a ta-dah recently when they revealed the shiny new lead on the roof. We had a sunny day this week and it looked lovely -
This is the East end. The West end didn't need repairs so still has its weather look -
You cn just see the lovely sun dial at the top of the wall at the right hand side.
Well that's all for now - hope you like all the pillow cover photos. Till next time, Tina x