Monday 30 September 2019

TA-DA... At last

I have finished my latest blanket. These 16 balls of yarn have become ...

…. this lovely ripple style blanket of gorgeous softness in pastel shades.
I used Lucy of Attic 24's woodland pattern except on the return row,  I did a half treble stitch and not double.

The colours I used in order all Style Craft Special DK bought from my LYS.

Storm blue
Pale Rose
Powder Pink
Parma Violet
Cloud Blue
Duck Egg

Just to show the border of linen stitch.

I have loved crocheting this and now feel just a bit lost. And I have learnt that I have quite a loose stitch, but I wasn't making any particular size just the pleasure of crocheting. 
I think I'll just keep this on the stool in the lounge so I can  feast my eyes on it's beauty.. oh I do love it.

What have you completed lately?

Wednesday 18 September 2019

What next?

I have finished the crocheting of my blanket, just sewing in the last few ends, then there's the border to do.. but then what's next?
I love the idea of a hexagon quilt, I have the cut hexagons and plenty of fabric.
I have the wool to knit this for my SD's son.

I love this quilt design and I have the same fabric bought ages ago.
I have this quilt pack with some of the blocks completed
But I like this too, crocheted squares into another blanket.

A Christmas cross stitch for a friend would be nice to do too
and this would be quite quick to do. 
So many things I could do, and I do feel blessed that I am able to do so many crafts..but so many decisions! 
What would you choose?

Monday 9 September 2019

I haven't given up.

Never mind where's the mouse where am I?
I am busy crochting the blanket, I suppose I could have given you all a sneak peak but I decided to just keep going.

We're getting a bit staid at home, this afternoon we've even been talking about Brexit and shall we give up on the Archers,  as the story lines are all a bit odd lately and some of the characters are getting on DH nerves! LOL 

The garden needs an overhaul, some plants have grown much too tall, so we've decided to prune, prune, prune and cut back some of the shrubs and move other plants.. won't you guess when we decide to start it will pour with rain. At the monent I'm suffering, I strained a muscle or something in my back and walking is very painful so gardening will have to wait a week or two. 

(not my photo)
These are the main culprits, too tall and hardly any flowers.. so I 'm pulling them all out and next time grow the dwarf variety.
But apart from the cosmos we have had a lovely garden, with success with the small amount of veg we've grown.
I must get on with my blanket I 'm on the 4th repeat of the 16 colours! And enjoying it immensely.