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Hello Everyone :)

I hope you are all well and enjoying 2012 so far, I know I am :)

I have finished my True Blood Water Lily Blanket, yay!!! You can see screen grabs of the original blanket on my previous post, but here is my True Blood Blanket….. :)

I have to say I love this blanket, I am so happy that I crocheted it, I love it :) yay!!!! :) :) :) :)

I am currently crocheting a lace blanket :) This is the first time I have ever crocheted lace before and I am loving it! I am using a lovely cream aran wool, and the shade of the cream suits this blanket perfectly as it is quite an antique shade of cream, and this blanket is very old fashioned. I am calling it my Lark Rise Crochet Lace Blanket, as this blanket really does remind me of the wonderful TV series, Lark Rise To Candleford, as it is such an old fashioned, countryish, cottagey type of blanket, and I can quite imagine Queenie from Lark Rise crocheting this blanket for her and Twisters bed :) The blanket is made up of motifs, sewn together then a border added on, here are some photos of some of the motifs I have crocheted..

This is such  lovely blanket to make :)

And also I am going to start crocheting an In-Between Scrappy Granny Blanket :) I will only crochet this blanket when I am watching LRTC, or some particularly good film that I do not want to miss, as I can crochet a granny blanket without having to look at what I am crocheting you see :) So I will crochet my main project (which at the moment is my Lark Rise Crochet Lace Blanket) while sitting down watching things that I do not mind if I miss any, from having to take my eyes off the screen to look at what I am crocheting, and I will crochet my In-Between Scrappy¬† Granny Blanket while watching things I do not want to miss, like LRTC :) I am calling it the In-Between Scrappy Granny Blanket because it is my in-between project, using only scraps and odd balls of wool I have kept :) I have not started crocheting it yet, as I have not watched LRTC, or something else I do not want to miss as yet, but I plan on watching my new LRTC blu-ray…

over the weekend so I will start on it then, and continue with my Lark Rise Crochet Lace Blanket until and after then, when not watching LRTC :) Yes, I am a LRTC fanatic, lol :) Here is a piccie of my work bag I am using to hold all my scraps of wool that I will use up first on my blanket, then as the blanket gets bigger, I will use up my odd balls of wool :) In the plastic bag inside my work bag are my teeny tiny balls of wool I will begin the blanket with :)

I am always going to do this, even when this In-Bewtween Scrappy Granny Blanket is finished, as it is a good way to be able to keep my hands busy (which is a must for me, I hate to sit doing nothing) while watching things that I do not want to miss anything of, and I always have scraps and odd balls of wool to use up, so this is a very good idea for me personally, plus, I think, you can never have too many crocheted blankets :)

So that is the crochet side of this post done :) Other news I have is that we have bought a new HD telly and Blu-Ray player, and are very happy with them, and so impressed with the picture quality, isn’t HD amazing! But, all of my Lark Rise To Candlefords are on dvd, right ok, I thought this would not pose a problem as the new telly and blu-ray player upscales dvds into HD quality, well, it does do that with all of our dvds except my LRTC ones! I tried watching them on our new set up, and the picture went all funny! ?I was quite upset as LRTC is my favourite series of all time that I love to watch again and again, so I went online to try to find an answer as to why this was happening, and found out that quite a lot of people who have BBC dvds, and have tried playing them on their blu-ray players, have the same problem as I did with my LRTC dvds (which are BBC), but all their other dvds worked fine and did upscale, just as ours did! So I think perhaps the BBC use inferior quality discs that do not upscale and go all funny on a HD set up, or it is some kind of scam to get you to buy their blu-ray versions if and when you buy a HD telly and blu-ray player? Has anyone else had this problem?

So anyway, I bought LRTC series 1-3 on blu ray (series 4 is not out on blu-ray yet) from Amazon, and series one was delivered yesterday, so I will watch that at the weekend, and hopefully the picture will be spot on :) It is just annoying that I have had to replace my perfectly good LRTC dvds with the blu-ray versions. And I have just realised that most of my period dramas are BBC, but I am certainly not going to replace them all, I will just have to get used to watching them with a slightly strange picture to them, but I could not do that with my LRTC, I had to buy the blu-ray versions of those, as it is my favourite, and I do watch it a lot :)

Anyway :) I am going to get the housework done now and have a nice bath using my new Yardley Cocoa Butter Soap which they have just brought out and which smells divine! I bought this the other day while out shopping and the best thing is, it is not tested on animals, yay!!!

And then I shall put my feet up and carry on crocheting more motifs for my Lark Rise Crochet Lace Blanket :)

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog and leave your lovely comments :)

Take care everyone, bye for now :) :) :) :)



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