Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Blanket Finished, New Project Started

Woohoo I've finished my blanket! 

Doesn't it look great and just in time to keep me warm in this snowy weather!

So onto the next project also to keep me warm this winter. Last week I bought myself a new coat. Now when I say new I mean I scoured the charity shops and I found this really lovely red coat for £10 and what's more it still had it's tags :-) but bright pink doesn't go well with red so I need a new scarf, hat and gloves. Well scarves I can do and this is a good opportunity to have a go at making a hat but I don't think I'm up to making gloves so I was treated to a lovely pair from Accessorize to go with the wool I bought. So I have started on my scarf and here is how I chose the pattern and what it looks like so far. Check out my Project Diary regularly for updates on how it is going :-)

I have a folder of pretty crochet stitches so first I had a wander through that choosing the stitch I liked and thought I could do. This is the alternating fan stitch. If you like the stitch and would like to try it let me know and I'll type up the instructions.

It took me a bit to get the hang of the stitch. At first I managed to make my own up but as I was wanting to learn this one I undid it and started again! It didn't take too long before I had done this...

I really love this pattern! It's so pretty that I couldn't put it down and by the end of the evening it looked like this...

And I have done a few more rows this morning. I'm sure it won't be long 'til it's finished!

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my projects and maybe it will inspire you to try something new!


  1. oh wow! the blanket looks lovely and I LOVE your new scarf ... beautiful ... well done!
    Maria x

  2. aww thank you Maria! I'm glad you like it. I feel very proud of myself! xxx


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