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Thursday, May 21, 2020


My Covid yarny projects have concentrated on using up what bits and pieces I have managed to gather together from previous projects completed over the years.

The first one was all the bright colours.

This final one was to group together all the softer colours and included some quite small bits to use 
so a different design was formulating in my head.

First I made some solid, 4 round squares - three of each colour where possible but totaling approximately 30 squares in all. 

With the first ten I then crocheted a fifth round in cream, 

sewed them together, then crocheted around the whole thing  in cream then added a few stripes of   pink on each side.

Then I moved on to the mossy green for a few rows making the bottom of the blanket pink.

The next row was made up of multi-coloured, 4 round squares using the small quantities of four colours for each square.

I then crocheted a final row on each square with green, then sewed them together and added a few rows of green and cream on either side.

Moving up towards the top I introduced a bit of purple ...

before adding another row of solid squares surrounded by blue this time.

There were now some very tiny bits of lots of colours left and lots of white scraps so they made up the next major row of squares , 

Using all the bits of the other colours and cream I crocheted several rows to link them together. 

Then I joined the two sections together.

Things were now getting a bit desperate yarn-wise .
The final row of solid squares were joined with what little pink was left.

It didn't go very far !

Luckily the lockdown is easing and in order to finish the rug I had to take myself off to Spotlight to try and match the colours to finish off the rug.

Of course there was no pink of the same colour but a slightly darker shade seemed OK and that and a ball of blue and two balls of cream came home with me - all  at sale price !

I joined the final  section to the rest of the rug and finished off with a few rows of cream, blue and the new dark pink.

Yes, that's sort of how I had planned it to look.

Now for the finishing touch - the border.

A couple of rounds of cream to pull it all together and try to fix any wonkiness caused by yarns of different thickness although they were all the same ply


A bit of blue - enough for once around.
A bit of dark pink - enough for once around

and a final round of cream shells


and the final finished product


What's next ?


Sunday, May 10, 2020


An item from Facebook in May 2020
Covid Virus Pandemic 2020
* Prime Minister Scott Morrison started lockdown on the evening of 22nd of March, 2020 with non-essential services including pubs, clubs and restaurants closed
* Later that week, states shut their borders to non-essential travellers.
* By end of March more severe restrictions were put in place, including the two-person rule and a law banning people from being outside their homes except for four essential reasons (work, groceries, exercise and medical reasons).
* The Queen addressed her nation at 8pm on 5th April ๐Ÿ‘‘
* Community support groups established, to support the vulnerable, elderly, immunocompromised and people in enforced isolation due to exposure, in their community ๐Ÿง“๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿป
* Schools in NSW and Victoria closed as education departments implement new procedures to deal with the spread of coronavirus. ๐ŸซRemote learning in place ๐ŸŽ“
* Self-distancing measures required ☹️
* Limited shopping hours, therefore, lineups outside the store doors ๐Ÿฌ
* Non-essential stores and businesses mandated closed ๐Ÿšซ People who can work ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป‍๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿป‍๐Ÿ’ป from home ๐Ÿก
* Olympics postponed to 2021. ๐Ÿ”ต๐ŸŸก⚫๐ŸŸข๐Ÿ”ด
* Concerts ๐ŸŽซ tours ๐ŸšŒ festivals ๐Ÿคน๐Ÿป entertainment events ๐ŸŽญ cancelled ๐Ÿšซ
* Family celebrations ๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿคต๐Ÿป ๐Ÿฅณ holiday gatherings ๐Ÿ‘จ‍๐Ÿ‘ฉ‍๐Ÿ‘ฆ‍๐Ÿ‘ฆ cancelled ๐Ÿšซ
* No masses, churches ⛪️ are closed ๐Ÿšซ
* No gatherings of 50 or more, then 20 or more, then 10 or more. Now, Don't socialize with anyone outside of your home bubble ⚗️
* Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+, and all other TV networks are on in every home daily now ๐ŸŽฌ
* Weekly tradition in UK, every Thursday 8pm #ClapForKeyWorkers campaign, to recognise the efforts of the NHS workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic every day ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
* Children's outdoor play parks are closed ๐ŸŽก
* Manufacturers ๐Ÿญ and other businesses ๐Ÿข switch their lines to help make visors, masks ๐Ÿ˜ท hand sanitizer ๐Ÿงด and PPE ๐Ÿงค
* Fines are established for breaking lockdown rules ๐Ÿค‘
* Press conferences daily from the PM ๐Ÿ‘ฑ‍♂️ and other government ๐Ÿ› officials. Daily updates on new cases, recoveries, and deaths ⚰️
* People wearing masks ๐Ÿ˜ท and gloves outside ๐Ÿงค
* Essential service workers are terrified to go to work ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป‍⚕️ ๐Ÿ‘ฒ๐Ÿป
* In England 99 year old WWII veteran Captain Tom Moore raised £29 million for NHS charities walking 100 lengths of his garden before he turned 100. His target was £1000. People from all over the world donated to his cause. ๐Ÿ’‚๐Ÿป‍♂️๐ŸŽ–๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ’ท
* We celebrated Anzac Day at dawn on our driveways ❤️
* 6th April Beaches around Australia have started to close.
* Petrol ⛽️ price close to home ๐Ÿก was $1.02.
* Tape on the floors at grocery stores ❌ and others to help distance shoppers ๐Ÿ›’ (1.5mtrs) from each other.
* Parks ๐Ÿ• trails, entire cities ๐Ÿข closed or restricted to locals only in their bubble.
* Entire sports ⚽️ ๐Ÿ‰ ๐ŸŽพ seasons cancelled.
* Weddings & funerals ⚰️ limited to less than 10 attendants,
* We are to distance from each other. Shortage of masks ๐Ÿ˜ท gowns ๐Ÿฅผ gloves ๐Ÿงค for our front-line workers.
* Shortage of ventilators for the critically ill ๐Ÿค’ in many parts of the world.
* Refrigerated trucks for the dead outside hospitals in the USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ China ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ and more.
* Panic buying ๐Ÿ›’ sets in and we have limits on toilet paper ๐Ÿงป disinfecting supplies, paper towels, staple foods ๐Ÿฅ— hand sanitizer ๐Ÿงดthen alcohol ๐Ÿท ๐Ÿธ ๐Ÿบ
* Stadiums ๐ŸŸ and recreation facilities overseas open up for the overflow of Covid-19 ๐Ÿฆ  patients.
* Rescued stranded tourists to self isolate ๐Ÿš in city hotels.
* Government ๐Ÿ› incentives to stay home. Barely anyone on the roads ๐Ÿ›ฃ Rescue in the form of $$ for those made redundant, or business to stay afloat and renters to remain in their homes.
* Medical field workers ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป‍⚕️ are afraid to go home to their families ๐Ÿ‘จ‍๐Ÿ‘ง‍๐Ÿ‘ฆ or evicted by housemates.
*206,725 deaths globally so far and rising.
* This is the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic, WHO declared March 11th, 2020.
Why, you ask, do I write ๐Ÿ“ this status?
One day it will show up in my memory ๐Ÿ’ญ feed, and it will be a yearly reminder that life is precious and not to take the things we dearly love for granted ๐Ÿ’•
We have so much! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป
Be thankful. Be grateful ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜
Be kind to each other - love one another - support everyone ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ
We are all one! ❤๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸคŽ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿค