Tuesday, 17 November 2009

A Yay and a WIP

I hope I am not going to throw Sarah's schedule again by writing another short post. Tis not my fault this time, though, honest, the battery on my camera died just as I had lined up a few things to photograph.

One very important thing which I did manage to photograph though, was my eagerly awaited giveaway package from the very lovely Lissylou. I went out shopping after 4pm yesterday, got back about 5ish, and found this precious little parcel on the doorstep! I am a complete romantic at heart, love fantasy books, fairy stories and all things mythical, so her prize was tailor made for me really. Look, look, look! A fairy mug and an Autumn Flower Fairy book, wrapped in the prettiest rose paper, accompanied by a sweet Tinkerbell card and some rather nice smellysticks. I am thrilled to bits, thank you so much.


I just managed to get a couple of pictures of my Work In Progress before the camera conked out. You remember the bag full of knitted squares I got from a charity shop? You can refresh your memory here, oh yes, and the first mention of them was here . Or you could just ignore those, of course, lolol.

Anyway, I finally managed to crochet all the square together, and sew in all the ends. Millions of them, it seemed. Errmm, all of them except for the outside ones, because I still need to crochet a border round the whole lot, and I can tuck the little end bits into that as I crochet along. I just laid a few of the flowers onto the squares to see what it would look like, and I am quite pleased with the effect. I wanted something with a bit of a raised texture, hence the crochet ridge and the 3d flowers, and it seems to be working quite well. Now is definitely the time for lanky projects, it keeps me nice and snug in the evenings when I am working on it.


I won't take it to France with me to work on, I have a lanky on the go there already. Hopefully I'll be able to finish it before Christmas though.

xx

11 comments:

Pomona said...

Your blanket looks absolutely heavenly - the flowers really are a great touch! I hate ends as well - in fact, sewing up in general. I think you have done amazingly - you must be so pleased with it!

Pomona x

Florence and Mary said...

What a perfect fairy themed gift from the lovely LissyLou... I was buying fairy gifts for my little nephew on Sunday!!

I love your blanket!

Victoria xx

Michela said...

It's so annoying when you're taking some great shots and your camera dies!!! The blanket looks great!

Floss said...

The blanket is a real stunner - wouldn't it be wonderful for the original crafter to see what you had made of her squares!

LissyLou said...

glad you finally got it, took a while didn't it? i think the other winner got hers 2 weeks ago!!

Sarah said...

I didn't know you won a prize! Lucky you!! Now that blanket is looking rather marvelous I must say. Lovely and big and those flowers are just so perfect for it. Are you making one for every patch?!! You must be pretty good at them now. Bet you could do them in your sleep.

Lajoni said...

your blanket is absolutely gorgeous...simply stunning...I have never been a fan of crochet until recently after seeing some gorgeous items, this being one of the most lovely....

Kelly said...

I'm loving your blanket! I'm trying to knit squares to make one myself, you were lucky to find some already knitted!!!

Great giveaway!

Lots of Love

Kelly xxxx

Lace hearts said...

What a fabulous blanket. I love it. I must must must finished my crocheted blanket!

Croap Queen said...

Lovely giveaway goodies, and a very pretty lanky missus. You kept that quiet (hmph, teehee). I may have missed it on here, but as your loyal, devoted friend, you could have mentioned it on the 'phone. Sniff.

So, you're pretty good at crochet flowers now then? As for sewing in ends - I loathe doing that bit so you're alot braver than me.

Queenmothermamaw said...

Love the blanket. You hit the jackpot on the goodies. Is your giveaway over? I still have your button on my sidebar.
QMM