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Tuesday, 24 February 2015

A Winter Walk and Blanket Making Progress


   I was lucky to have some time off work last week and my husband and I decided to go for a walk along the canal close to our home.  We walked up from the village of Amington up to Alvecote which is another village further along the canal.  The dogs loved the exercise(they always enjoy a long walk) and it was lovely to get out in to the countryside for a while.

We walked through the end of the village past the homes backing on to the canal.

Then we passed the old golf course...

we paused to look at some horses in a field we passed by...

until we came to the Samuel Barlow Pub and the Alvecote Marina.

We didn't stop for a drink this time but decided we would repeat the walk in the Summer for a visit.

I have been continuing to work on my blanket for my husband.  I have made lots of squares now and thought I would start to join some to get a sense of the size.  I don't want it to be too big definitely not as large as my last blanket from the Blanket-a-long.

I have joined the squares in to strips and then started to join these strips using the invisible joining method.

I need to make more squares now but I am beginning to think about a border and edging for blanket.  Will let you know when I have decided upon something.  

Bye for now

Von x


  1. Looking good. Should keep him warm . Well done. xx

  2. aah one of the places that we like to go to when we are out and about on our bikes. We love the canal. It is so peaceful and beautiful to walk along there. only a bit further up and you would reach Pooley Park which is also a nice place to have a walk around.
    Love the blanket. Will go nicely with the new settee

    1. We regularly visit Pooley Park. A great place for walking. Xx