I don’t know if I should be proud or profoundly ashamed of myself this week. Week 6 of the blanket and I have completed 151 rows. That means that I have stitched my way through 56 rows in a week. What is responsible for this burst of speed? Well, all I can say is that I like watching the final week of Britain’s Got Talent while eating Liquorice Allsorts and a side-effect of this is that you get a lot of crochet done at the same time. Sad but true. The only glitch this week was discovering that I had dropped 3 stitches somewhere which wasn’t apparent until I started on the windows last night. Some sneaky increases and a bit of swearing soon sorted this out though.
In other news of uncharacteristic productivity, I have also made strides in planning the finishing touches for the blanket (while ignoring the fact that I am still weeks away from starting on them). I have charted up a roof for the TARDIS which was missing from the original design. ( Click Tardis roof, if you would like a copy.) And I am working on embroidery charts for the door panel and the Police Box signs. See, proud or ashamed? I don’t know which one to plump for.
I tell you what is turning out to be harder than you’d think, finding a quote each week for the blog posts. You think after nearly 50 years there would more quotes about the TARDIS. This week I admitted defeat and just went for one from a favourite scene instead. It sort of counts… the Doctor was in a box at any rate.