Thursday, 5 April 2018

Baby Blankets Galore

Thank you for all your lovely comments about my granny sampler blanket and of course thank you for all your good wishes and congratulations for the birth of my lovey little grandson Mikey.  
I have more good news to share with you...
My house has sold and the sale has gone through! it's such a relief as I'm sure you an imagine I was holding my breath until the keys were actually handed over but thankfully it was fifth time lucky and I can now draw a line under it and move on. 😊

There are lots of things to be done to my new house which is always a pain when you have to try to find decent workmen who won't charge stupid prices but I will take it one step at a time and try not to get overwhelmed with it all. 

Craft wise I have just completed  a little blanket for Mikey....


 I did ask my son and daughter in law if they needed anything making for the baby before he was born but they said no that they had everything, can you imagine how I felt! I had been making and storing  baby things for years and placing them in my granny drawer which has spilt over to a suitcase in the loft 😄.  



When the baby was born I gave them this one which I made way back in November 2012......


you can see the post here.

A few days after the baby was born my son asked me if I would make a couple more blankets so that's why I made the Bubbles baby blanket above and I gave them this one too which I had stored in the loft..


Gosh I can't believe that it was 2011 when I made this you can see the post here I can't believe I've been blogging that long either where does the time go.

The Pattern for the Bubbles baby blanket can be found here

I'm still working on my Arizona blanket and I love how it's turning out but more about that later, the sun is shining and I'm going to take advantage before it disappears and give my lawn it's first hair cut of the season. 😊

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Monday, 19 March 2018

As far as I'm going to go.

If you remember at the end of January I resurrected this partly finished blanket which was started back in 1012 read here I was determined to do something with it and after putting it together as best I can, I have decided  that this is as far as I can go with it.  

lap blanket granny squares cal pretty easy free pattern

I have managed to include all the original squares from the CAL apart from an oblong square which I plan to use as the center for another blanket and although it's smaller than I planned it is plenty big enough for someone to use as a lapghan.  I did start to make more squares but I think that I'll use those in another blanket somewhere down the line.


I'm so pleased with how it's turned out even though it looks nothing like it should do, some of you clever people can make different sized squares into a lovely blanket but not me I'm afraid.


I cheated by making all the squares the same size and then joined them around the inner rectangle. I'm glad that I can draw a line under this and send it on to someone who can make use of it I'm hoping that all the pretty squares will give someone some cheer and warmth.

Speaking of cheer and warmth I am so sick of the cold weather, we had snow and bitterly cold winds over the weekend, in an effort to feel more Spring like I have changed my header from the previous snow scene to this one of daffodils which are flowering their pretty socks off in my garden at the moment even the snow hasn't deterred them.

Have a great week.😊

Saturday, 10 March 2018

New Things x 2

As soon as I saw this I knew I had to make it, there was no putting it on the to do list either, I even bought yarn for it.....



Aren't those colours gorgeous it gave me a huge amount of pleasure opening the door to the postman and  having him hand me the parcel and then opening it to reveal all this yarny goodness, well it has been a long time I can't remember how long it is since I bought any new yarn.

I'm talking about the Arizona CAL of course is anyone else following it?

Here's my progress so far..















That's part one complete just in time to start part two which came out yesterday.

The second new thing is something extra special my first grandchild Mikey was born on the 8th March.😊

Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Blanket Round Up Two

Last Summer back in June just before things got seriously manic for me I was donated  lots of coned yarn remember here and was looking for inspiration as to what to make with them, then I saw this Afghan designed by the lovely and very talented Olga from Lacy Crochet and knew I just had to make it.



I used three strands of coned yarn in each of the two shades and it used a very satisfying 850 grams.
It was a joy to make as rippled blankets always are and was completed in no time. 

The finished dimensions were 48 x 38 inches. 
It was donated to  Needles,Hooks,Angels and Preemies


You can find the pattern here

What are you all up to I hope that you are having a lovely week! we have beautiful sunshine I was beginning to forget what it looks like 😊
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