Wednesday, 29 February 2012

A Quick Update

Just a quick update post on this the last day of the month.

As far as my flower blanket goes I haven't been doing much.

But I have bags of flowers just waiting to be joined!!!

Hopefully in March I will be able to finish both this flowered blanket and my ripple!!!!

Have a great day!!!! Chris XxXx

Thursday, 16 February 2012

The Story Behind My Ripple

About my ripple blanket, which is coming along nicely by the way.
The idea behind this blanket is not my own, so I'm giving credit where credit is due in this post.
The idea and indeed the pattern came from Mia over at Mia's Landliv.
Mia's lives in Norway but she blogs in English.
Her blog is such a treat to read and the photos of her home, garden and hobby projects are amazing.
If you are planning to pop over there I'd say make yourself a nice warm drink first and then go through her whole blog it really is a treat!!!

I loved Mia´s ripple so much when I first saw it in 2010 that I just wanted to make a copy of it.
Mia as made three of these ripple all together all in wonderful colour combinations.
See here, here and here.

One thing that is different about my blanket is that I had to make one colour change.
Mia used three shades of pink in her blanket, well, the yarn I´m using didn´t come in three shades of pink, so I replaced one of the pinks with lilac.
The blanket is inspired by the Cath Kidston colours.
And I think Mia used wool for her blanket while my yarn is an100% Acrylic yarn and an Acrylic wool mix yarn.

It´s a big blanket I´ve got somewhere between the 40 and 50 rows to go now.
But because I never have lose ends, I work them away while I go, I can even use the blanket even if it isn´t quite finished yet.
For example last week it was really cold here we didn´t go above 0 thoughout the day.
So when I got up in the morning I´d put the heating on and then snuggle under my blanket until it warmed up.

I really am loving this blanket, thanks Mia!!! For your inspiration and the pattern.
Have a great Day!!!

Chris Xx

Monday, 6 February 2012


At the beginning of 2012 I thought, "I must post more often on my blog this year."
Well, I started well didn't I (I wish LOL) with just one post in the month of January.
So here is a sort of update of what I've been up to, because I have been taking up my hook even if I didn't blog about it at the time.

For a long while now I have been planning to make cushion covers for my cushion in the living room.
I'd look around online for inspiration, and would always, always end up on Emma Lamb's blog, dreaming of making cushion covers like her amazing crochet ones.

Well last Friday evening I started on my first one.
This one was for a small sized cushion.

So I made two 18 round granny squares first.

And I then crocheted them together using the single crochet joining method.

But then I was faced with how to close the open end.
Now, Emma Lamb used buttons for hers, but I was thinking more like making cords and joining it with a bow.
So yesterday evening I just googled "making crochet bows" and I came acrossed this lovely little pattern for small crocheted bows here.
And that was it, and here is the finished result!!!!

What I did was this when I had finished the back square I did 3 rows of treble crochet for the inside flap, I sewed the bows onto there and pulled them through the other side.

This last photo is like a before and after photo, because next to the new cushion is the other one, or what this one use to look like.
So I'll be making one for that one too soon.
But at the moment I'm working on another cushion project and I've also finished another small project, but more about all that in my next post!!!
Have a great day!!!!