Saturday, 22 March 2014

Saturday......


Well the 2nd blanket is well underway.  I'm more than half way but I'll save any final photos for early next week.....and the blanket as it is, is in pieces on the floor in the lounge room, and the light is bad in there....and truth be told I just haven't got the energy to pick it all up and move it to photograph it....but I did take one shot this morning before I got stuck into crocheting like a woman possessed.

My sleep pattern is way out of kilter now because of the 3am finish the other day....I've managed to get through today without a 'nana nap' so hopefully an early night tonight might see my sleep or lack thereof get back to normal!

I've managed to get 2 rows completed and photographed.  I'm using this pattern here.  Not only is it free, but it also fits in well with my love of straight edges.....most of you who have been around here for a while, know I hate uneven edging, so I knew I had to find an African Flower pattern in a square.....and this one fit the bill and it's incredibly easy to follow and really well written and the other bonus is there is no half flowers to do!!

I'm joining them together with the right sides facing out so picking up the two inner rows and slip stitching them together, although that has caused a few issues as it means I can't join all the squares together in the other direction in one continuous line. I'll have to join those edges individually.....I'll show you what I mean when I'm done....I did look at this join as you go edging here, and as much as I liked it, for my taste it was too fussy with all the patterning of the flowers, although it is a perfect joining method for a solid square in my opinion....so I unpulled it and went pack to the original join.  If you look here at Epipa's blog I got the idea for my join from hers on this gorgeous blanket she has made.  For mine, I'd rather have a simple join for the squares and something more fancy for the border like the images show.

Anyway the pictures shows, 2 rows, I'm at 4 rows, and I have 3 more to do....it's a 5 x 7 baby blanket, and with a large border it will be a small cot, large pram size.

Anyway off out for a stroll before it starts to get dark.....stretch the legs and get some fresh air.






Cheerio. Vx

14 comments:

  1. The blanket is going to turn out so nice. I love the color combo, very sweet. Thanks for leaving a link for the pattern! I need to get better at standing up and going out for a walk after a good crochet session, stretch the legs as you say.

    Have good weekend
    Birgitta

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    1. Thank you Sweets, this has been a fun project, can't wait to see and show you it all when it's completed. Vx

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  2. I have just started following your blog and love your creations. I have just started doing this pattern for a blanket from my mum who turns 80 this year and always making things for her family (she's doing a patchwork quilt for my sons 21st at the moment). Mines not nearly so pretty as yours. What wool are you using?

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    1. It's just a bunch of leftovers from different projects.....Sublime, Sirdar, Debbie Bliss, Adorn, Zara, Lana Gatto....and probably some others as well...all 8 ply, that I know! Vx

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  3. Beautiful blanket, you have inspired me to get out a big pile of squares I made ages ago and sew them together, I didn't think I had enough for a blanket, but I think I will just make it a smaller version. You always have gorgeous projects over here Vicki! Have a lovely week, Julie xx

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    1. Oh what a treat that you popped by....I do love your blog Julie, so I feel a little special that you left a comment. I marvel at your large blankets....mine are always bub ones so I do get through a lot of them....anything handmade no matter what size is so special. Warmest wishes, Vx

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  4. Hi, I love your blog, is beauty, I love the colors, I love your crochet, visit my blog too,hugs from Brazil.
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    1. Thank you for stopping by and for the kind comments. I certainly will pop by and look at your blog....I had a sneak look, and boy that is some hexagon blanket you have on the go....looks amazing. Vx

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  5. Not sure my last comment got to you but would love to know what yarn you used for this beautiful blanket. I am doing an african flower blanket for my mothers 80th but not nearly as lovely as yours. Living in Hong Kong I don't have any yarn/wool shops so have to order on line - not so easy. I am loving your blog toot.
    Louise

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    1. Sorry I'm not sure, it's just leftover yarn from a very large stash. It's all DK or 8ply, that I know. Thanks

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  6. Your colors are gorgeous in this blanket. They go so well with the flower pattern. Looks great!

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  7. I like the gentle, pretty colours of this blanket... and a nana nap! Love it

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