Monday, 28 February 2011

Sunday Sampler Catch Up and A Little late

I'm joining Maria of  Maria Divine with her 
                                                        I have done all her squares to date (some of them twice) and can't  wait to do this weeks! It's so pretty!

But I'm so enjoying whipping up these squares up that I've been scouring my crochet books for some more squares and even made some up myself! I am having lots of fun with it and can't wait to get started on making it up into a blanket. I will be making 2 blankets as some of them are done with a darker wool that's not really me so I'll be making it probably for mum :-)

These pictures are in groups according to size as I am going to make them into kind of a freeform blanket. so it doesn't matter that they are different sizes.




and here is a mosaic of them all so you can see them individually

I have also had a little bit of fun creating something my own...

I started with this pattern...

which made up looks like this...

But this is a bit smaller than I wanted and I thought I might be able to adapt the pattern to make it bigger
and I did! It looks like this...

and I love it! This picture doesn't do it justice!

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my work and will also pop over to Maria's Blog to see her squares and other lovelies she has there.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

New Project

Sadly the baby I was making my second blanket for hasn't made it on it's journey to this world and my heartfelt prayers are with this family right now. So I have put the blanket on hold (hopefully to pick it up if my friend gets pregnant again) and needed another project for now.

My friend Maria has been doing a
feature on her blog. One lovely crochet square a week so I have decided to join her and make me some squares for maybe a throw for my new home :-)

So here are my first 2 squares from weeks 1 and 2 from Maria's feature (she is currently on 4 so I have a little catching up to do)

The Crocodile Square

The Granny Square

Now I have been crocheting since I was young but do you know I have never done a granny square before? So this was a first for me and I have to say I do love it so I might make a few more to keep my hands busy and out of the biscuit tin hehe

Now my Granny square was a little smaller than the Crocodile square I pinned them together overnight to stretch the granny square a little


Well I hope you like my squares and I hope you'll pop over to Maria's blog and see what hers look like :-)

Happy crafting!

Monday, 7 February 2011

Baby Blanket 1 Finished!

I'm thrilled to announce my first baby blanket is now finished! All sewn up and useable! I paid specific attention to the fact that with a ribbon woven through it every time it came out of the wash it would prob be necessary to straighten the ribbon out again! Just the kind of job a mum with a baby and 3 teenagers doesn't have time for! So I have sewn parts of the ribbon to the blanket to ensure that doesn't happen. It took a few tries to find the right spot to sew that doesn't affect the look of the blanket and am very pleased with the results and so here it is....

I hope you like this blanket as much as I do. Hurry up little baby so you can appreciate it's warmth :-) if you want to see the rest of the process in making this blanket check out my Product Diary.