Sunday, October 25, 2015

What I Am Working On

Hi everyone! Hope you are all well and happy with life!

I knew you would want to see what I have been up to, so here are some pics and stories for you!

So here is the Queen sized blanket  finally all joined together!  I can't believe how much it stretches!  

So, I left it at at 4 x 5 blocks, and have added a wide border.

By the time I finish the border all the way around the monster, it will have stretched to the floor, so I'm really not too worried about it.

I'm simply not doing it at the moment, because the weather is too hot and it smothers me! The only way to get it finished now is to take it outside onto the timber table and just turn it around on the table as I work. But that's for later because I'm busy with something else now.

So here is the border, of course I made it up as I went, and I am quite pleased with how it has turned out. It's a bit lacey so it looks ok by me!

This is what I am working on at the time. It is for a special person for Christmas. It will be a 60 hr job, by the time it is finished, but I am head over heels in love with it! It does look lovely against the white, doesn't it?

This is 4 rows of 10 to be done, each row is 6 squares that measure around 8 1/2 inches each.  

The pattern is from By Haafner HERE, and I am doing it in 8 ply acrylic yarn and a 4.50 mm hook.  Of course, my blanket will; not be as large as hers, as it looks like heavier yarn that she has used, with a 5.50 hook.

I just love love love this pattern, and I plan a border of popcorn stitches around it  in a slightly darker colour. and maybe a pillow, depends on how I feel by then!

So here is a close up of the square, isn't it just so pretty?  A little bit crooked in this picture, but truly, every single stitch is just like heaven to me!!

So that is where I am at .  My Sophie is just sitting and waiting patiently for me to get back to her. To think I was planning on doing more than 1 of her and gifting them! Oh well, the best laid plans of mice and men... etc

When I finish this one, I am thinking about THIS' and it will be for me!! Maybe!! We'll see....

Thank you for dropping by, and I will be back soon!

Take care.


Madtatter80 said...

That blue edging is beautiful and what a wonderful bed spread love it! and the work with the purple is beautiful too nice handy work!

Diane-crewe said...

well done they both look great .. and will be ready xx Your big one will be lovely the future.. when the weather gets colder .. as it is here!!! lol x

Rachaeldaisy said...

Wow, both of your crochet creations are amazing. Just think - you take a ball of yarn and make it into beautiful blankets, that is really cool!