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.
Happy Sunday everyone hope you’re all well and safe and going to get out and enjoy this rare November sunshine here in the UK today. I certainly will be as soon as I’ve submitted this blog it will be a nice long walk in the woods for me and the schnauzers. What are your plans?
That’s it, it’s all complete, 6 weeks gone just like that but what a journey it’s been. The end result being this beautiful Christmas blanket that can be enjoyed year after year. The pictures are taken on a king sized bed so will easily cover a single bed to add that Christmas touch to any bedroom.
I say this every week but I truly mean this, thank you @The Wee House of Crochet, @The Crochet Sanctuary & @Lynda’s Craft room for such a wonderful design that’s kept my mind so very occupied during another lockdown alone. It has been the best therapy I could’ve asked for to help me through the end of this god awful year. I have so much yarn left over that I must make something to match or maybe some hats?
I have enjoyed every single stitch and sharing this journey with everyone each week. I am a little sad that it is over but I have plenty of other things on my ever growing list to do.
I know it’s early but Merry Christmas everyone, time to snuggle under it and hibernate. Thanks for sharing this journey with me and taking the time to read my blog each week the support is much appreciated.
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
Happy Sunday everyone I hope you have had a lovely weekend so far?
Friday was part 2 release day over on The Crochet Sanctuary’s facebook page and I couldn’t wait to finish work and start it (turns out I couldn’t stop either ha ha)
The first few rows where crisscrossed trebles and how beautiful they are, little did I know what scene they were setting as I as doing them (more on that later)
Then followed by some beautiful Christmas Trees (come on Marie you can do this) was my only thought at this point. I have to confess this is a section you cannot leave and pick back up, you need concentration and counting aloud is a must for this section, I was getting some very strange looks from the schnauzers in the room that’s for sure.
I have never worked this method before so it was new to me and did need to watch the video when I started. It does leave rows of chains on the back of your work, which I will secure with a few darning stitches when the blanket is complete (of before if they start to bug me).
I was very happy for the extra hour we gained last night, due to the clocks going back here in the UK, because I couldn’t put it down and didn’t realise the time when I finished. I needed something to occupy my mind after some devastating news received yesterday and part 2 of this beautiful CAL was perfect.
I weaved in all my ends this morning and as I lay it in position for today’s blog pictures it came to life before my eyes. Those beautiful snow capped rolling mountains the backdrop to a forest of trees and fallen leaves and trodden in snow all mashed together, No? just me?, Well that’s what I see anyway ha ha.
Thanks again to all the ladies designing this beautiful pattern, you helped me immensely yesterday so thank you, Also is it Friday yet?
Enjoy your Sunday, thanks for taking the time to have a read. Make the most of the daylight today we won’t have much of it now for a few months, does mean more cosy crochet nights for me though (every cloud).
Last Friday saw the start of another CAL I wasn’t going to do but then couldn’t resist. I finished Part 1 last night but wanted to wait until today to take the pictures for today’s blog.
This may sound weird to you but straight blankets done in rows scare me a little, I always mess my counting up and lose or gain stitches and get quite a few rows in thinking I’m doing really well then I lay it flat and see the wavy sides. I spend more time frogging than crocheting.
So stitch markers at the ready, yarn arrived and wound into cakes ready, pattern downloaded and printed – lets do this!
Knitting Network supplied the packs for the cal, there are actually two CALS running Christmas Eve and Morning, Eve in Stylecraft Aran and Morning in style craft DK. I opted for the Eve pack purely on colour choice.
Alas the stitch markers didn’t help with less frogging, UGH, plenty of frogging, tears and a few tantrums where had BUT I persevered through and counting is key on this CAL that’s for sure.
What a pattern though and I now have a new favourite stitch, tiny dc popcorns they’re so cute I love them. And those giant bobble snowflakes were certainly a challenge but don’t they look great?
So happy with it and cannot wait until Part 2 tomorrow.
Look at those tiny silver bobbles, love them, fabulous pattern.
Pattern collaborated by
The Crochet Sanctuary
Lyndas Craft Room
The Wee House of Crochet
Have a lovely evening / weekend everyone and thank you for reading I do appreciate you taking the time too.
Hello Everyone, just a quick one this Sunday morning, I hope you are all well?
I brought this amazing pattern from one of my favourite designers last month, Eleonora Tully @Coastal Crochet, and these wrist warmers work up really quick and easy and look fabulous. They are great for walking the dogs so that you don’t have to keep taking them off for you know what (the stinky job lol).
I made these using Stylecraft’s DK and they feel so soft and silky, I might just have to use up some stash and make some more, you always need a change of colour right?
Morning, well that’s another week completed, rounds 38 – 40 depicting the fabulous white cliffs wearing their vibrant green hats of the UK’s southern coastline What a great design Eleonora at Coastal Crochet is doing for us, I am just in love with it.