Friday Night with Friends (March 2021)



Friday Night with Friends is always a fun event. FNwF is hosted by Cheryll over at Gone Stitchin' on the first Friday of each month.
We add our names to the linky party and spend our Friday evening crafting something or other, knowing there are a group of other people also working on projects at the same time. Then over the weekend, we share what we got up to.

I spent the day in the sewing room until the kids got home from school. I made some more scrappy pink log cabin blocks. I'm a little bit addicted to making these blocks and using up my scraps. 


I didn't get around to anything crafty again, until after 9pm. Hubby is away until late next week - he's doing a repatriation flight from London back to Australia, so it's just me and the kids at home. Once they go up to their rooms, I generally lock up and head upstairs too. 

Last night I decided to bring up a bag of yarn and do some crochet in bed. Oh boy, do I know how to party on a Friday night, or what!?!

The lighting is awful for sewing in my room, but alright for crochet.

Image Source Attic24 - Meadow Blanket


Attic24 is hosting the Meadow blanket CAL and I really like the look of the new blanket, so thought I'd have a go at the new (to me) stitch with some cheap old yarn while watching Netflix. I finished watching S2 of Virgin River which is a really enjoyable show and now I need something new to watch if anyone has any suggestions.



The stitch is quite simple once you get the first row done - basically skipping a stitch, doing a treble and then another treble back in the stitch which was missed, then moving forward skipping the next stitch doing a treble and then back to do another treble in that missed stitch. Make sense? 

The texture is quite lovely. I crochet quite tightly so I started with a 4.5 hook, then the top blue row is with a 5.0 hook. Now that I've made the small sample, I think I'll go ahead and make a version of the Meadow blanket with a 5.0 hook. I haven't bought the yarn pack for this beauty, but I do have some Stylecraft yarn which I bought when I was over in the UK a couple of years ago. It was exciting to discover that we were staying about 10 minutes from the Wool Warehouse, and then visiting in person.

Okay, time to go and get stuff done. It's a sunny Saturday morning and I'd best not waste it sitting here on the computer. Happy Saturday friends!

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20 comments

  1. Lots of gorgeous pink blocks there. Looking forward to seeing your blanket as it develops.

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  2. The pink log cabins are pretty. The crochet stitch looks interesting. Hugs, xx

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  3. Very pretty pink blocks and the crocheted project is lovely....

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  4. First, I must say that your scrappy pink blocks are just beautiful! I think you're a good photographer as well. Taking the time to arrange the blocks and get the lighting just right, is a skill in itself. I'm not much of a "pink person," so you've done well with these blocks and the picture of it! As for your crochet... I love it! I made one Attic24 quilt (Moorland), spending several winters working on it. I enjoy crocheting, but sure don't need afghans (along with quilts) living here in Florida! But yes, I did understand the crochet stitches you made. When you come up with your own color combo, be sure to share it. No doubt it will be lovely. As for TV programs, I'll suggest "When Calls the Heart." It's sort of uber-sweet like "Virgin River." The only thing I have to tell you is that only five seasons are available on Netflix. After that, S6 and S7 are available on another subscription-only program (that I don't have), and S8 has just begun on Hallmark. Though I'm recording S8, I'm debating whether to watch it since I haven't seen S6 and S7. Such a dilemma! :-)

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    1. does anyone have some info on A PlAce to Caoo Home ??? Ovation shows the segments over and over up to the point where the matriarch is lying on the floor of her grown daughters apartment and Sarah is drinking something prenatal herbal drink and the meanie is shown putting a pkg of rat poisoning into a drawer and the herbalist was in her home just before Sarah received her herbal drinks. that cannot be the end

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    2. Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comment about my photography. Made me smile :) I've just checked Aussie Netflix and we have 6 seasons available. Yay! That should keep me going for a little while. Thanks for the suggestion.

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  5. Anorina, you are always so enthusiastic and encouraging.
    Meanwhile, your hubbs is bringing the people home. good thing

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    1. Thanks Rosemary. He's due back home later this week and we're looking forward to seeing him. Facetime is great, but having him here will be much better. I have lawn that needs mowing ;-)

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  6. Love the pretty in pink blocks and the colours used in the crochet.
    Thanks for joining in FNwF and showing us what you accomplished...xox

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  7. Love the pink blocks - a great scrappy idea....also might try "your" crochet stitch - it looks like it gives a dense result - great for my charity blocks I do.

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    1. Thanks Susan. It's a simple stitch and easy to do while watching telly in the evening.

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  8. Your pink blocks are lovely. the crochet is great too, Lucy has lots of beautiful projects at Attic 24.

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    1. Thank you. I love visiting her blog. The pictures are always so inspiring and make me want to sit down and crochet all day long.

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  9. Love your crochet. I have made a few blankets from Attic 24 and I have resisted this latest one....so far lol. Love your log cabin quilt.

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    1. Thank you! The colours of this latest one are really pretty, but I resisted the urge to buy more yarn and am using what I have at home. The stylecraft yarn is so lovely and soft.

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  10. I love your pink blocks and that crochet looks lovely. I have a pack of yarn from WW awaiting attention. All the best with your hubbies trip... does he have to quarantine when he gets back
    Hugz

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    1. Thanks Fiona. I love the Attic24 WW packs. The colours always look so pretty all together. Hubby’s actually flying back right now and due to land in Darwin in a couple of hours. He’ll stay at the Howard Springs centre for a couple of days and then back to Sydney where he’ll have to do 14 days of home quarantine (unless he gets assigned another trip before the end of the fortnight). He hadn’t flown his big planes since June last year, so was very pleased to get the call-up this month. He’ll probably be back to being stood down until the international borders re-open.

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  11. It sounds like a nice relaxing Friday. The pink log cabin blocks are gorgeous - are you making another cushion? The crochet is lovely too - that stitch is really nice - and I like the texture too. Lucy's patterns are always lovely. I hope all goes well with hubby's flight/quarantine, etc.

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  12. I don't see anything wrong with how your partied last Friday night. Sounded perfect to me and I'll bet it was perfect for the rest of our Friday Night Friends. Love your little pink blocks and the crocheted blanket is the perfect project for snuggling in bed while hubby is out of town and the kids are in bed.

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