Monday, 4 February 2013

New Crochet Blanket!

Hello,  I hope you're all OK.   It's good to see a bit of sun today, though it's still really cold and windy. Hopefully it'll help the garden dry up a bit so we can get on with things out there.

I haven't been feeling like doing much crafting either.  The low light levels just make you want to snuggle under a blanket and hibernate 'till spring, don't they?

I think I sorted out my sewing machine by simply changing the thread.  The spool I was using seemed to be a dud one, the cotton not looking as smooth as usual.  Surprising how a small thing can make a big difference.  The quilt top is still waiting to be finished though,  I got side tracked into having a sort out of my room and getting rid of some stuff.  It was the turn of the wool today.  Out it all came while I tried to decide what to do with it all.  



I've got plans for a new blanket using as much of my stash as possible.  Haven't decided on a pattern yet, but I think using lots of off white with all the different lighter shades should look pretty.  Can't wait to get started now, but I'd better finish the sewing first!

Bye for now.
xx


45 comments:

  1. You have a nice beautiful colours, I am sure the blanket will look really nice.

    Lluisa x

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  2. Beautiful, soft gentle colours. Your blanket will look gorgeous.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  3. I am literally salivating here looking at those pictures! Whatever you make from that pile is sure to be wonderful :)

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  4. All your yarn looks so beautiful and cheerful!

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  5. Oh what gorgeous springlike colours! Whatever pattern you choose will look beautiful in those harmonious yarns!
    I know what you mean about wanting to hibernate - when its grey and dull its hard to work up any enthusiasm to do anything. Roll on Spring!
    Gill xx

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  6. Just looking at all that yarn makes me happy. Beautiful! :o)

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  7. Such beautiful colors!! Looking forward to seeing your pretty blanket!! xo Heather

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  8. Those colours are to die for! Like Anne, just looking at them makes me happy! Looking forward to seeing what you do with them :-)

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  9. Hi!! The colours are so beautiful!! Anne:-)

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  10. What gorgeous colours I can't wait to see the blanket :-)

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  11. THose colors are so gorgeous. Which yarn is this???

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    1. Hello,
      There's a whole mixture of brands, all 100% wool and merino, double knit, washable so I can mix them together. xx

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  12. Beautiful colours! Wish my stash looked that pretty!

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  13. Oh, the yarn in the photos is just so luscious, they are art in themselves.

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  14. I'm hyperventilating! How can yarn have such an affect on me?! :) x

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  15. I keep looking at your pictures, I have a severe case of yarn lust!!!

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  16. I absolutely love the colours, wish I had a stash with those colours!

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  17. Those colours are singing to me like some blessed sirens! Thank you for that blast of spring!

    Stephanie

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  18. How organised your wool looks! Looking forward to seeing it develop into a beautiful blanket x

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  19. Yummy shades! Can't wait to see what springs forth from your hook!

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  20. Oh my that yarn look mighty yummy, can't wait to see it all crocheted up.
    Hugs,
    MEredith

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  21. Glad you got your machine sorted, and oh-those-pretty-yarns.... LOVE the soft colours, just perfect for a Spring blankie! Looking forward to seeing what you make.
    Happy Tuesday
    Xx

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  22. Agree with some of the comments they look yummy, just like sweets !!
    Adorable , gorgeous shades !!!

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  23. Oooh look at all that yummy yarn!! That would make me SOOO happy :-)
    Esther.

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  24. Jocelyn Nelson5 February 2013 13:57

    Really inspirational to see so many beautiful pastels together! Can't wait to see the finished product.

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  25. oh my gosh! this is your stash?! i'm so jealous! i wish my stash looked like this. love the colors! can't see what you end up making!

    trish @ tales from ... 

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  26. Lovely, lovely, lovely - looking forward to seeing pictures of your blanket in the making!
    Jilly

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  27. Preciosos colores! Me encantan tus fotos.Muchos saludos

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  28. You have a very nice color.
    I have a desire to see the model you choose blanket.
    Montse

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  29. Some pretty colours there - they will look lovely turned into a blanket.

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  30. Fabulous colours just so yummy..good luck with the patten
    Hugs x

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  31. Scrumptious colours. Will make a beautiful blanket : -)

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  32. Such lovely soft colours - it seems to be everyone's view. We must all have the same taste!! Spring is in the air with that something special you're going to make with them!

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  33. Those colours look so very beautiful! It must be a joy to use them. Looking forward to see your blanket!

    Happy weekend,

    Madelief x

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  34. That's a beautiful pastel rainbow you have there, worked all together you'll have a glorious blanket :)

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  35. Love all the colours...very springlike :)

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  36. Wow, if only you could eat the yarn!! This looks better than chocolate! :)

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  37. Love the pastel colours!

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  38. Me encantan tus mantas, y los colores son preciosos. Podrias decirme como unes los cuadros, estan perfectos. No he encontrado ningun tutorial de como unirlos de la misma forma que tu los unes.
    espero que me contestes. Gracias.

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    1. Hello, I have joined my other blankets in a couple of different ways. Slip stitched together through the back loop of each stitch is very neat. Or double crochet together on the front gives a raised seam that adds some interest. xx

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  39. adorable colors looks amazing, loved it. What type of yarn are you using ? I mean is it Nulon or Acrylic or what exactly ? they look ver smooth and sutable for blankets and coushins :)

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  40. Hi, it's all 100% washable wool or merino in a variety of brands.

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