New York, New York

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It’s been a dream of mine to travel to New York City for years now. Recently I traveled to the USA for a month of exploring which included an amazing 10 nights in New York City. After a delayed flight we finally got to our hotel at midnight. I should mention we had come from Las Vegas, so obviously was exhausted.

The next day we woke to rainy and cold! Well, cold for an Australian! We set out exploring the city. We walked an average of 20 km a day! We saw all the touristy stuff like Times Square, Central Park, 30 Rock, Empire State, Statue of Liberty, 9/11 Memorial, and heaps more. We also took in a concert at Webster Hall which was hipster and awesome! I loved the fastness of the city and learnt to negotiate the streets. The food was slightly disappointing, but maybe we ate at the wrong places.

I would love to return for about a month to explore the non-tourist side of the city.

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Baby blanket in progress

My boss’ two children are both going to be parents next year! Super exciting because I designed their wedding invitations! So naturally I’m making them a blanket for their newborns. I’ve found out that one will be a girl! Yay! I’m using the corner to crochet pattern again with a beautiful pastel rainbow yarn. I’m keeping them both similar on purpose with the exception of the border which I’ll add just before I give it to them!

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Rainbow blanket!

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I made this gorgeous rainbow blanket using 10 balls of Ice Yarn Dancing Baby. It took about 8 days where I was crocheting for about 5 hours a day (I have no kiddies obviously lol)

I used a free patten from The Crochet Crowd which was super easy to follow!

This pattern worked up really fast. I loved how you can crochet 4 balls of wool then start decreasing knowing that you are only going to need another 4 balls. No nasty surprise of running out of yarn halfway through the last row!