Monday, 7 October 2013

Keeping warm and dancing all the way into winter!

 
I have finished my crochet blanket at last. I started off to do it all in granny squares then saw something similar on a craft site and decided to mix the grannies with 'rounds'
 At one stage it was taking me a whole evening to go round once!!
 I started it the middle of May so it has been going for a while, but of course I have been busy sewing, stitching, knitting and gardening as well.
It's going to keep us very warm this winter and is heavy.. DH said something about the colours being in your face!! Of course they are, they are meant to be bright and colourful.. I love it.
And this shows rhe picot edging
Crocheting is so relaxing and the beauty of it there is only one stitch to drop!!
So this evening I am back to stitching for a change, and I have plenty to chose from..





25 comments:

stitcheranon said...

Beautiful! I reckon we won't see you again now until April lol xxx A perfect blanket and I love the colours xx

Mii Stitch said...

Chris you've done a fantastic job!!! Your blanket is lovely. I love the design & the colours... it would fit ever so nicely in my bedroom!!! :D There is going to be a lot of envious ladies when they'll be reading your post :)

Unknown said...

What a lovely blanket you have made, it is beautiful and looks really warm for the winter xxx

Unknown said...

p.s. that was me....Heather xxx

Julie said...

I love your blanket, it's beautiful. Well done. x

Beth said...

The blanket is beautiful! I love the cheery colors!

cucki said...

Wow it's so stunning
So beautiful xx

Vickie said...

What an awesome work you have done Chris! Love it! Hey, is your bedroom pink?

Leslie: said...

Wow! It's gorgeous!

Anne said...

FAbulous granny square blanket Chris!!! I absolutely adore the colour combos and the way you mixed up the squares!!

Linda said...

Congrats on the beautiful finish Chris. I think the colors are perfect.

Linda

Jennifer said...

It's gorgeous! You did a great job.

Catherine said...

Beautiful!!

Yekaterina Haussler said...

Beautiful blanket, and such even stitching! I wish some day I could crochet so neatly and evenly. Very impressive!

Michele said...

Gorgeous blanket. I know I felt the same way you do when I made my blanket a couple years ago. It truly is a wonderful way to relax and such beauty comes from it too. I only put my crotch hook down when I have my cross stitching needle in my hand LOL

Shirlee said...

The blanket is beautiful Chris!

Julie said...

You'll be nice and cosy snuggled under that in the winter months, well done Chris, it's beautiful and yes, so bright and colourful too.

Bette said...

Very beautiful blanket. And I love your colors.

Julie said...

Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog, I am so pleased you like it. The "moon and back" is a freebie from Cyberstitches. If you search for "moon" in Freebies you should find it, any problems let me know and I could e-mail the chart to you. Take care. xxx

jill said...

What a beauty of a crochet blanket. I can hear the excitement of a finish all the way across the pond;-) LOL. Simply beautiful.
blessings, jill
I hopped here from somewhere...can't remember, but I bookmarked you and came back...lovely blog.

Emma/Itzy said...

Wonderful! Well done

* * * orangery - stitchery * * * said...

I love it, what a wonderful colours and pattern, you are going so fast, it would take me at least a year. sunny kisses from Rio, Alice

Shebafudge said...

Oh my...that is so gorgeous. The colours look amazing together. I'm afraid I would snuggle down under it and not come out until summer!

arianabellie said...

So gorgeous!
I wish I could do a big project such as that. But as of now, I can't.
And it isn't cold in my country...we only have 2 seasons: rain and shine.
But that is beautiful, girl!
xx

Lija Broka said...

I want this blanket so much! It looks gorgeous ... I am a stitcher and knitter, so tend to struggle with crochet. Need to try some granny squares sometime, so far only managed flowers and chains. It is gorgeous Well done!