When I started the Christmas CAL I was downloading the introduction before part 1 was released, I noticed they also had a baby blanket in the files that I couldn’t resist. I planned to start one as soon as I finished the Christmas CAL but a few days after downloading and printing ready I got a request for a baby blanket. No particular request for type, no specifics other than colour, which wasn’t to be traditional but autumnal. Oh this was so meant to be I couldn’t wait I had to start it as soon as I could.
I planned to use my stash as I had odd bits of all the colours I required but then I saw my favourite yarn on offer through The Knitting Network, so I picked 5 colours, paid and true to knitting networks form it arrived the next day. Yarn was quickly wound into cakes and that was it I did as much as I can in-between waiting for the new parts of the CAL to be released.
It was beautiful to work up, the soft yarn of Style Crafts Special DK and the amazing pattern that kept you wanting to create the next section because they all just stood out and popped with each different colour that was added. The only thing that I changed on the pattern was the final round of the border, and that was only because it didn’t sit right with the colours chosen so I simply added rounds of single and half trebles to finish.
What a beauty it is, and was nice to make a baby blanket away from the norm of pinks, blues, lemons and mints. I will be making more of these that is for sure. Thank you The Wee House of Crochet, Lynda’s Craft Room & The Crochet Sanctuary for creating such beauty again.
Well that’s all the the body of the blanket complete and it’s huge. It will easily cover a single bed when it’s finished. Giant snowflake bobbles again this week and I have to say with the weight of it now I was glad to get past this section. Worth it though look how they stand out they look so good.
Friday will see the final part of this CAL release and will be the border and then that’s it, it will be done, wow where has that 6 weeks gone? it’s gone so quickly and I’m so happy that I have been able to stay on track and not fall behind. Cannot wait to finish it now, Roll on Friday.
As always thanks to all the ladies involved in designing this beautiful blanket, I love it 1) The Crochet Sanctuary 2) The Wee House of Crochet 3) Lynda’s Craft Room
Take care everyone, Stay safe & thank you for reading.
Oh its so big and snuggly now, 2 more weeks to go and I can’t wait to finish it and see it in it’s full glory. There is a bonus to making blankets this time of the year though they do keep you warm whilst working on them.
It was back to the mountains, trees and christmas kisses from part 2 again this week. I do love this mosaic work that creates the trees, I have never done this kind of crochet before so glad we got to do another set of them.
I was a little late completing this week due to illness over the weekend and first part of the week but as soon as I could I wanted to crack on with it ready for part 5 being released in the morning.
I finished it late on Tuesday night but wanted to wait till we had some sunshine before taking the pictures of it today, I do think it makes my work so much better in the sun.
Thank you so much ladies I am loving each row
The Crochet Sanctuary
The Wee House of Crochet
Lynda’s Craft Room
Thanks for reading, take care and stay safe everyone
Who doesn’t love this little guy? I’ve been on the hunt for a pattern for a while now and as soon as I saw this one I had to click on that buy now button.
I was going to make him bigger using the relevant size hook for the yarn but after reading through the pattern I decided to follow the designers guide. This did make it quite tough to work with especially on black yarn with a 2mm hook. I don’t think I’ve ever used a hook this small with yarn before.
So glad I persevered but by the time it came to the eyes I decided I didn’t want to use felt, nor did I want to do any more black crochet so I decided to hunt though my button mountain to see if I had 2 large enough that matched. Turned out I had 3 matching pairs so happy days.
I was making Jack for a dear friend who sadly passed at the weekend so she never got to see him and add him to her stash of makes she’s had from me. It was hard to finish him but I know she would have wanted me to so here he is. He will now stay sat here with some memento’s that she gave me and I will pass him every time I go upstairs.
Designed by: – Monster Hook
“Sleep well my beautiful angel I will miss you and our chats so very much but you are now at peace and pain free. Thank you for being my rock this year and you will always be in my heart”
Have a lovely evening everyone, thank you for reading Stay safe and Take care
Hello everyone me again, I’ve had a weekend of catching up and finishing projects off. One of the things I’ve always wanted to do is a Mandala and as soon as I spotted this pattern I knew I had to get it and start it for a Christmas present.
I picked a bunch of colours which I know are the recipients favourites and off I went. I really enjoyed each round and watching it develop.
I love seeing all the colours together I think the bright orange really pops. I only wish I’d gone up a hook size on it to make it a little bigger.
I do plan to make another one so I will increase the hook size or maybe even double up the yarn to make it chunky.
Anyway what do you think?
Oh I cannot wait to make another, I hope the recipient likes it.
Well that’s it, it’s all done for another year. Apologies for the delay in my blog but since finishing the blanket I have moved home so it has been a little hectic shall we say.
The final two weeks was the border of the blanket working in rounds to bring it all together and finish it off. And a new stitch for me Pom Pom Bobbles, a little fiddly shall we say but very affective in bright orange.
And here it is, 12 weeks of lockdown and a very emotional roller coaster for me. This blanket was made through a separation, pandemic, lockdown, furlough, back to work and a new home move. Never going to forget making this blanket am I?
Blimey I’m half way through already, no small squares this week, we just made a big one. This weeks is inspired by seashells and saw us all making up all the squares and one edging.
Had quite a bit of frogging this week though, only through my own stupidity frustratingly. Firstly I almost finished the 2nd row of the edging and realised it was the wrong colour, then I ended up with way more shells than I needed on another and realised I clearly cannot count.
Got there in the end though, I laid it out once I’d finished to take the picture for today’s blog and had to marvel at the amount of work involved so far. You don’t realise when you’re making it because you get lost in the pattern. The colours just hit you and pop.
It’s starting to get heavy now it’s all coming together and can’t wait for next week, Loving it.