Joe and I have full approval for our Visa and we have paid our migrant levy. Our passports are currently with the relevant authorities and will be returned to us next week.
We're starting to get more than a little excited. Things are moving along nicely. I've even made a start on some packing!!
We're not going anywhere until mid February at the soonest, so I've been trying to keep myself busy. Over the past few years I've been gathering together scraps of acrylic double knit (8 ply) yarn. Now I'm using them up, as fast as I can.
I did think I would make a couple of smaller blankets to give away. But Tony loves the scrappy look of it and has asked me to make a large blanket which we can keep. :-)
He has even helped
As each little ball of yarn runs out I ask him to dip into my basket of bits and select the next one.
You really can't see it's true colours here.
All the yarn lengths are different, some colours are repeated and others are not. Where I have larger amounts left in one particular colour, I've broken it down into two or three smaller balls in order to spread the colours out. Though as the rounds get larger and larger I don't feel the need to do that.
Some people turn their work after each round and others prefer to work continually in one direction. I have used both methods on this piece, sometimes turning, sometimes not, just to add to the scrappy nature.
It has become known as the 'chop suey' blanket.
It's quite cosy, sitting under it in the evenings hooking away.