Good morning I hope you’re having a great long weekend so far? At early hours this morning I finally finished my Easter Lap Blanket, just in time, couldn’t finish a Easter blanket after the event had gone could I? What do you think?
I love the colours and the textures of the different stitches together. The kit was from The Knitting Network using my favourite Style craft special DK yarn and the pattern was a women’s weekly one.
It was hard going and took a while, especially that border, 11 rounds PHEW, I never thought I would finish it.
Thank you for reading and enjoy the rest of the weekend and don’t eat too much chocolate ha ha.
Evening everyone, are you all well? It’s been absolutely beautiful the last few days with record breaking temperatures here in the UK. Perfect weather for this blanket.
As predicted it was back to the Tunisian gingham squares x four this week to fill in those corners. I struggled to get them big enough gotta be honest. Several attempts with increasing hook sizes to get there eventually.
I did need to stretch them to make them fit the blanket but I managed and think they look ok. Put it this way I wasn’t doing them again after all that so they were going to fit no matter what, ha ha.
I do love this effect though, if it wasn’t for all those ends I would consider making a large gingham blanket.
Thank you for reading today, enjoy the rest of your week Take Care Marie x x
Happy Saturday hope you’re all well and safe? That’s another week done and how much fun was this , creating Sand Castles, kites and shells. Three key things on the beach right? Can you see them? was a fiddly week but well worth it.
I think I can figure out what’s coming up next week, can you? If I’m right then OMG all those ends x 4 *sigh*
Even so I cannot wait, roll on Friday, we seem to flying through it this year which is good as I am so looking forward to finishing and getting it ready for camping trips as soon as we can again.
I hope you are enjoying the journey as much as me, thank you for reading, enjoy your weekend. Take care, Marie x x x
Evening all, I was late starting this weeks instalment. Had emergency vet trips all weekend so didn’t get chance to print off the pattern until Sunday to make a start. Doggie is all well and on the mend now, thankfully, in case you were wondering.
So week 3 is all about picnic food and who would have thought you could create food with yarn in a blanket. Thank you Coastal Crochet you really do excel every year. We have apples, blackberries and cupcakes, can you see them?
Absolutely loved creating this weeks delicious delights, doesn’t it look fabulous? Roll on Friday for week 4 can’t wait to see what she has in store for us next.
Well I made a right hash of this week, don’t know what’s wrong with me. Long story short I did one of the side panels waves in the back loops of each row rather than just the colour change rows. What a muppet, It wasn’t till I started the second side that I realised so then I had the mental battle of shall I re do it all?
I decided to carry on with the second side panel and see how bad it would look, turns out it’s more noticeable on the reverse of the blanket so I decided to leave it.
Teach me for wizzing through it like I know what I’m doing won’t it ha ha.
It’s week 3 already tomorrow so lets see what I can bugger up this week, nothing I hope.
Thank you as always for reading, take care and have a lovely weekend. I will be back with week 3 very soon.
I am a little late on my blog catch ups on this one this year, yes it is that time again for the annual crochet along with Coastal Crochet. I love Eleonora’s CALs because I always learn something new and week 1 was no exception. This year the option of colours was summer or Autumn so I opted for Autumn as it has my favourite colour in, can you guess it?
Just look at this Tunisian Entrelac crocheted gingham square to start off this years CAL. So yes you could say I learnt something new straight away. I was a little worried as I have never really tried Tunisian crochet until recently with not great results I have to confess. I shouldn’t have been, She always does great tutorial videos to support each of her blankets, so I watched studied and off I went.
I looks so effective doesn’t it? But oh my goodness look at all those ends, I think it took longer to weave all those in than it did the whole square itself.
I did make quite a big error on one row but by the time I’d noticed it I’d almost done so I wasn’t frogging it. I wonder if anyone spots it?
Basket Weave (Ugh) love the effect, it hates me. I always lose my way with it and forget to change direction and always end up re doing it and yes this time was no exception. Looks great though and week 2 is already complete so blog will follow soon.
Happy Sunday and thanks in advance for spending a little time to read today’s blog. It’s been almost a year since I ordered this Spring Throw kit from the Knitting Network and one that I have really struggled with. Not for the pattern and stitches but with keeping stitch count, I don’t normally have issues with stitch count but this blanket was a completely different ball game. I put it down to some rows using the turning chain as a stitch and some rows not, so in the end I ignored the turning chain and never counted it as a stitch and I was fine after that. I’ve never liked using the turning chain as a stitch I just don’t like the way it looks, anyone else feel the same? Can’t just be me is it?
So after my third attempt at this throw in the last year here it is finally complete. I am so glad that I decided to pick it up and try again it is so beautiful and the colours really do scream spring and warmer times around the corner doesn’t it?
Hope you all like it and it makes you feel the same, in two minds on whether to keep it or not now, my plans where to sell it in my Etsy shop but not sure now lol. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and keep warm everyone.
Happy New Year everyone, I do hope you are all staying safe in these scary times? Lockdown number 3 is under way here in the UK and the current facts and figures here are very frightening.
With that in mind, apologies for not posting for a while but I have had a somewhat troublesome commission to work on over the festive period.
A Momma Sheep giving birth, yes you heard correctly, and boy did she I’ve me some headaches. She was very fiddly and I struggled to keep the right number of stitches in each round and felt like I was redoing each one four or five times.
I finally finished her and her babies last week and she has now safely been shipped to her new forever happy home.
Pattern by Laura Sutcliffe and can be found on Etsy and Ravelry.
Thank you for reading as always and enjoy the remaining part of your weekend.
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.