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Sunday, 31 July 2011

HEY!!!!! another Ta DAAAAAA :D


I don't believe i did it so soon, maybe its down to the fact i made it a lot smaller than i had intended but "hey" its a summer throw so i kinda thought 'better finish it now, before summers up'!!!!!!
Oh the joy of putting the border on this one....... I love it soooo much, all that sweet color bordered in subtle cream mmmmm!
I decide on a scallop border, nice & simple... truth is i'm not really in the know when it comes to borders :(


But i am happy & Laurens happy too, she persuaded me to hand this one over to her for her new apartment


How could i refuse my eldest..................... the granny is still here as my friends are away in beautiful France at the moment, sooo glad i got to snap them together, blankies look so beautiful together, all that lovely color, makes me smile :D a lot!!!


Have started on my christmas pressies hooking, which generally means lots of scarves, I love scarves, cozy, warm, snuggley, christmassy. Its really not that far away....... :D really it isn't!!!!!
Anyway have a peek............................


What i really enjoy about scarves is I get to use real wool, i can stretch to luxury yarn for small projects, i really, really would love a blanket done in a beautiful soft merino wool yummiest ever. Might buy two balls a month and build a stash that way!!


This yarn is rowan pure wool 4 ply, gorgeous to work with. I used a smaller size 3 needle & the stitch was taken from Crocet Adorned, real nice book, full of lovely ideas for beginner hooky lovers like me :D.
I'm on a second one, this time in a chunky cream wool................


Love how the thicker wool changes the look of the stitch & more importantly is soooo much quicker to hook up. I'm not a patient crafter but crochet has def taught me nice things take time.

We did get to the beach this week, it was so nice, also took a trip to a river spot i used to swim in wow over thirty years ago, here's a few snaps...




And the beach...............................................................................



Have so many fab shots of both these days, will post them over the next few days.
Its been a lovely week, i feel so relaxed & refreshed & happy to be here blogging, sharing parts of my life with the friends i've been privilidged to meet already.
Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday tomorrow
God Bless, Lots of love Karen  XXXX

ps This post hasn't been publishing or updating to others, just checking to see if i solved the problem :(

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh that throw is just fab! The cream really compliments all the lovely, summery colours. It reminds me of ice cream!
Well done! I am a beginner too but you are way ahead of me! You have real skill! Mandy :)

4 Lil' Girls said...
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Margie said...

Karen, you are a crochet whizz, I love the colours and I agree with Mandy, they remind me of summer ice cream, you know the blocks of neopolitan, banana, raspberry ripple and wafer types. The scarves are incredibly beautiful, your recipients are so lucky. I have spent the afternoon trying to recreate a sweater I knit over 25 years ago from memory....my head aches. Love the river snaps too. Enjoy the Bank holiday. Hugs, Margie.

Annie said...

Lots of hooky lovliness there ! I sooo wish I could crochet, but will have to stick with knitting for now!

Pammy Sue said...

I really love your blanket, and the edging is perfect for it.

Wish I could spend an afternoon playing at the watering hole you used to play in. Sounds wonderful.

Love your scarves too!

Patty@ Time to Boom said...

Both are just gorgeous. I know what you mean about Christmas, it will be here before you know it. I'm getting serious about gifts today, too. Looks like you all had a wonderful time playing in the water!

Grateful4Crochet said...

There is so much to love in this post, love the blanket, love the scarves, I cant believe Christmas is getting so close!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You have motivated me to start thinking about some Christmas projects, so thanks!!!

purple-roses-country-cottage said...

Lovely - I wish I could crochet. But I have to be content to do sewing - I am an absolutely beginner in sewing. Maybe I have the heart to do crochet somewhere along the way.... Nicole

Leah said...

You are incredible!! Your new blanket is amazing - and seeing the two together is just lovely. How can you let either of them out of your sight!!! What a beautiful post hon. I am going back to have another look now. Have a fab week hon.

Merri said...

Found your blog today and wow! Love it!! I swear it's ladies like you that make me seriously want to do a granny. By the way, I like the idea of stashing a few skeins a month for a yummy merino wool throw.

Thanks for sharing...Cheers! ~Merri

Sandi said...

I really must make a softer colored blanket, mine is soooo loud, good for the winter blues, but I should do a soft one to make the hot summer days feel a little cooler.
Love all the photo's!!
x Sandi

Suz said...

Hi thanks for popping by and luuuv the ice cream colours in your blankets..beautiful
Great pictures too
Hugs x

liz said...

I'm so jealous. i wish i had time to learn how to crotchet, we'll have to do a swap one day x

**Anne** said...

Your throw is gorgeous and the two blankets do look gorgeous together. I'm glad the weather was nice enough that you had some beach time. It's certainly looks lovely from your photo.
Anne xx

Jill said...

Now that IS a sweet blanket! I'm not suprised it has a new home already. The colour blends are really nice...and I think it is better left at that size...it makes it more of a 'one person' blanket :)x

LaaLaa said...

I love the throw Karen! Gorgeous colours. Your girls are beautiful too. xxx

Helen Philipps said...

Gorgeous new crochet!! I love the look of your new throw, the colours are so pretty and summery. The edging looks very pretty too. How quick you are as well! The pictures of your countryside are very beautiful. Have a happy week enjoying the summer.
Helen x

famfa said...

Lovely blanket. I'm so jealous. I am struggling to start mine. Can't understand any of the books I have. Photos are amazing

Annaboo said...

Lovely blanket- and is that your giant granny crochet I see in the background?

Lovely river and beach pics too.
Xx

4 Lil' Girls said...

Yep thats the granny, looks well for her age I have to say ;D
Karen Xxxx

xx home bird xx said...

I thought I'd popped a comment on here, but obviously not, I meant to!! I love the summer throw, it's soo pretty and it looks lovely with your big granny. I'm going to start a big granny myself any day. Which yarn did you use for the summer balnkie? I really like the tone of the cream, it's a much richer colour than some of the yarn I've seen and looks beautiful with the pastel colours.
Love your blog, really love it, but it isn't good for my purse - have ordered the crochet book you recommended and the Rachel Allen Bake book!
Nicki xx

debbie @ happy little cottage said...

Your summer throw is lovely!! YAY on starting Christmas gifts! And that beach picture is awesome!

K @ Aurora Blythe said...

You have so many lovely projects you have completed! Congrats to you! So glad to have found your blog today. =)

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