Saturday, 16 April 2011

A Tale of Two Blankets

Two Blankets???
Yes Two.
I am working on two blankets at the moment, and once again I am using yarn that I already have.
The first blanket is my Granny Log Cabin Blanket.
I'm making this one from the yarn I used when I tried to make my grey blanket that didn't turn out right.
The Granny Log Cabin is a great, it's really fun to do.

And before Christmas I bought the yarn to make my oldest daughter a blanket for a Christmas present.
And that one didn't turn out right either.
So, I am using that yarn to make a Vintage Stripe Blanket for my daughter now.
What I love about the vintage stripe pattern is that you don't have to count the stitches all the time.
It's great to do while watching a film on T.V.

Friday, 8 April 2011

Blankets, blankets, how many blankets does one need?????

How many blankets does one need?
A question I have asked myself often since I started crocheting again in March 2010.
I don't know about other people, but I sort of fall in love with an idea and just want to make it.
Well, sometimes this falling in love with an idea works out, and sometimes it don't.
At least that is what I have learned over the past year.

Take the first hexagon blanket I made last year, although I finished it I never really liked it.
So, I ended up taking it apart and using most of the yarn to make my Japanese Flower blanket.

Now, I love that blanket.

And I also love the second hexagon blanket I made.
It's over the chair in my room and I still feel pleased everytime I see it.

Then there was my rainbow blanket, I love that one too and I really enjoyed making it.
Although I'm still not sure about the edging I gave it.
Maybe I'll do something about that one of these days.

Well there were another couple of blanket projects that didn't make the grade for me either.
I feel in love with Mia's grey blanket.

And I even went so far as to knit and crochet all the squares for that blanket 160 altogether.
But joining them, how???? ( I'm not a hand sewing lover, which I should have thought of before making the squares.)
Believe me I tryed all sorts of ways to join it and none of them looked right so I just left it.

And then there was the idea I had to make my oldest daughter a blanket for Christmas.
Well, it wasn't turning out the way I planned and wouldn't have been ready in time for Christmas so I left that one too.

Well, I have now fallen in love again.
The pattern is called The Granny Log Cabin Pattern, and the way things are looking now I think I will be making two of these blankets.
One from all the grey, black, white and cream colours from the grey blanketI started to make.
And, also one for my daughter using her colours of pinks, greys and cream.

This year is really turning out to be a year of make new stuff from old.
And also using stuff up.
to be continued.........

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Flowers, Square & Hexagon

A couple of weeks ago now I was playing around with yarn and hook, just trying out ideas.
A past time I love by the way.
Well I came up with these.
Now, at first glance these just look like two japanese flowers right?
That is until I turn them over.
They are infact a flower in a square and a flower in a hexagon!!!!
Maybe I'll take some photos of how I made these (if I can remember LOL) and post them in a later post.
I haven't decided if and when I will use these patterns yet, but I think they are quite cute.

Saturday, 2 April 2011


What is this? You may well ask.
Well, it is all the cream coloured yarn that I have left in the house.
I searched all through the house.
In every cupboard and draw.
In every basket and box.
And everytime I found a bit more.
It was touch and go as I joined the last row.

Well, did I have enough??????

Yeah!!!!!!!!!! It's FINISHED!!!!!!!

And I'm pleased to say I made it from yarn I already had and didn't have to buy any new yarn.
I really have enjoyed making this blanket.

13 rows.
7 rows of 15.
6 rows of 14.
189 flowers altogther!!!!!

Some March Blanket Memories