Wednesday, 30 May 2012
First of all can I say thank you so, so much to everyone who left me such wonderful kind words following the death of our gorgeous Cleo. All were amazingly heartfealt and I appreciated each and every one of them. Thank you, thank you, thank you xx
It's been quite a while hasn't it; sorry about that, but real life took over my crafting time for a little while. That's not to say that I haven't grasped some crafting time here and there, but I've dabbled with this and that and finished nothing!
I wondered what a granny bobble spiral square would be like, so I started this -
I think it looks promising, don't you? When bobbling I also liked the thought of doing a smaller granny bobble multiple squares blanket, so this followed -
I also played around with a comparison between a granny bobble square, a plain granny square and a granny triangle... -
I might look into some bobble/plain combining in the future...
Another day saw me playing with my gorgeous cotton/cotton mix stash to produce this -
You will also spy my current dvd obsession behind... I love Dr House... Not as much as yarn obviously, but he's nearly up there.
As well as going where my imagination and hook has taken me I have also started 2 other projects that are not my designs. The first came from working with my cotton yarns and spying this on ravelry. It's a very nice design and I've come to a stop as I'm unsure what to do about the handles... This is my progress so far -
It doesn't really show here but it's huge! The other project I just couldn't resist; I saw a picture of a vintage pattern months ago and loved it; I can usually work a pattern out for myself, but this one didn't seem that straightforward to me and I gave it up as I never hoped to get a copy of the vintage pattern. The picture cropped up on pinterest again recently and with not much hope that it linked to a pattern I followed the link to find this... ohhhhhh I can't describe my delight in finding this. I bought the pattern immediately and this is my progress -
I am not disappointed; this one will definitely get finished! The etsy shop that provided the pattern was lovely and the owner couldn't have been more helpful providing loads of extra information on the pattern and crochet in general; I highly recommend it and will certainly buy for them again.
So, that's about it craft wise... I have been steadily working on my boys blanket; it's brown all the way now as I work the last round of the hexagons and then join them together, so you can imagine that I need some other, more colourful relief between these sessions!! This is my latest progress picture -
We've been enjoying some wonderful weather here since I blogged last; my last late hyacinth made the most of the sunshine -
I've nearly been up here in Scotland for 6 months now, and I remember threatening you with some pictures of the lochs I live next to way back just after I moved. With the glorious weather we have been having I have had no excuse not to get those photos taken in the sunshine so I leave you with these pictures now...
Happy crafting everyone.