Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Tadaaaah! - The Blue Blanket

Yippeeeeee! Isn't it just gorgeous?

It's finally time for my first Tadah! post and I am just thrilled that it's this blanket. I started this nearly a year ago and you can find my first post about it here and you can see it in progress here. I actually finished it several weeks ago but I had to wait for a bright day to take some photos.

Making this blanket has been a rollercoaster. There were times I absolutely adored it and never wanted to stop crocheting it. There were times I doubted my yarn choice and cursed at all those blinking ends! It traveled across the country with me to stay with my mum over the summer, and it was still a WIP when we moved into this flat. I also have lots of sad feelings associated with this blanket because as I was working on the border one evening, my guinea pig became very sick quite suddenly. She died within seconds of me realising, snuggled in my arms. Although she was old (nearly 6) and I was prepared for it, I do miss her terribly. So with all this emotion tied up in the blanket I really didn't want it end.

It is so snuggly but not heavy. Although I am enjoying the end result I won't be crocheting something so big with 4 ply yarn anytime soon! This was originally intended to decorate the end of our bed but it ended up too small so now I get to cuddle up under it on the sofa with P. 

Do you like the border? I made it up myself and I am really thrilled with how it turned out and I hope to make a tutorial for it at some point. And the joining method too, mustn't forget that.

Here it is hanging out with my owlie cushion (only £6!) on our horrible rented sofa.

So I bet you're itching to see it all spread out? Because I'm itching to show you...


Yum yum. Aren't the colours just scrumptious? I do love my granny square blanket so much.

Well, that's it from me for today. Hope to talk to you all again soon,

Em xxxxx

Friday, 22 February 2013

I'm Back!

It's been nearly 6 months since my last blog post and I would like to say I haven't blogged because I have been ultra busy but that's not the case. In fact I have had lots of personal problems that has meant I haven't photographed my projects, let alone sit and write about them. I'm going to try and catch up with what I've been up to in the next few posts and hopefully start posting regularly again. After all, the crochet blogging community is an amazingly inspiring one and I loved being a part of it. So here's some of what I've been up to the last six months.

Baking Rock Buns (P's Favourite)

Crocheting on the train

Working on my CK blanket - just 9 squares until the edging!!

Crochet Garland from Mollie Makes

I even took part in a swap in the We Love Lucy group on Ravelry

So that's all the photos I've got from the last few months. Once there is a bright, sunny day I'll whip out all my FOs and WIPs to show you all. Thank you to my loyal 7 followers who haven't abandoned me in this intermission. 

Hope you all have a nice weekend,
Em xxxxxxx