Friday, June 27, 2014

Just the weather for warm woolly blankets!

I've been itching to start my crochet afghan.....makes sense doesn't it....82ºF (28ºC) here and I start thinking about warm woolly blankets! I know, weird, huh?

Anyhoo, once I figured out how to do the pattern and how many repeats I would need ( although messed that part up.... I did way more than I needed and now have an afghan the size of a small forest!) I really got going with it and am loving how it's crocheting up....


It's quite a simple pattern....otherwise I would never be able to do it...but doesn't it look impressive?


If there are any crocheters out there reading this, please don't look too closely at it as there are probably loads of mistakes and the tension is probably awful too! :)  I just hope that when I go back to the craft store they have more of the wool in these three colours (I know, rookie mistake not buying enough to complete the project!)....keep your fingers crossed for me.

So, no cross stitching done this week...unfortunately there's never enough time to get everything we want done....but, I do have a picture of my design in this months World of Cross Stitching magazine...


...I might have to stitch it and alter the words to 'Do not disturb...crocheting in progress' !



Until next time...happy stitching!

Rhona

12 comments:

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Beautiful beautiful beautiful. ...
I also love colors.

Faith... said...

Very pretty blanket and I love the colors!

Blu said...

What a pretty project! I love the colours.
Do you have a link to the pattern?

cucki said...

Very pretty blanket
I
Love it xx

Ariadne Skyrianidou said...

Oh I love your designs!I will definitely buy some mags from the States!AriadnefromGreece!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What a gorgeous blanket! And I really like your new design, too!! I just might have to go look for that magazine!

Mary Ann said...

Wow! Very pretty afghan--love the colors!! And, your new design is very nice!

Mii Stitch said...

Your blanket really looks fantastic!

Anne said...

Your crochet blanket is beautiful! The colours are right up my alley...love purple! I think your tension is fine!! I've made the same rookie mistake as you with my granny square...now I have to just make it a throw instead of a blanket like I planned it to be.

Helen said...

The colors & pattern are just gorgeous! It looks perfect to me :-) I always have to have a blanket on the hooks no matter the weather and some of them have turned out larger than previously planned but it's all good, it either means more of you can snuggle under it or you get more layers to yourself lol ;-) Your latest WOXS design hit my "must make" list as soon as I saw it, I might change it to "crafting in progress" tho'? Have a lovely week, Helen

♥ Nia said...

The pattern looks lovely and the colors too! Very pretty, great work :)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Lovely design and the colours of your blanket are just so pretty!

Though it is too hot to be making blankies!