Fruit Tingles- A baby blanket.

So last year l made a few maybe 4 blankets for babies and for the nursing home where my M-I-L lives and l got tired so l said “2017 NO blankets!” 

And l started doing the crochet a square a day challenge and the temperature blanket (one row a day corresponding with the day’s highest temperature) 

But then one of my daughters tells me her friend was having a baby and l know this girl and l like her so l said “I’ll make the baby (a boy), a blanket” l used a new pattern a “Granny Ripple” it crochets up quickly and you don’t have to think too hard about it. So l chose shades of blue and cream. The Mother loved the blanket and so l’m glad l put the effort in. 

Baby A with his blanket! I called it “Blue Ripples

This is “Fruit Tingles” my daughter named it. 

This is for another friend of hers. I had a bunch of baby yarn on its own too thin to be useful BUT put two or more colours together and use a larger hook, well its pretty! It’s creating its own stripes on the “corner to corner” blanket which is on its own a plain blanket but l usually zoosh it up with a fancier border. This is a WIP (Work in progress) l’ll share more photos when it’s done.

Next big project? Well l’ve decided l cannot escape blankets so l’m going to crochet “Blankets for the homeless” My daughter went into the local Facebook page and told people about my “Random Acts of Kindness” and how for my 50th Birthday l am going to make blankets and give them to homeless and she suggested if anyone wanted to get rid of any yarn she would take it for me to use! One lady came over with a bag of beautiful yarn and two more are waiting for Amber to go collect some yarn from them! 

I plan to mix these blankets up a bit so no yarn will be turned away. I don’t expect them to be pretty but they’ll be useful, l will have to let go of my “preciousness” and understand that nothing will nessecary match but hey, l’m not keeping them l am forwarding them on! Wish me luck!! 

U.F.O is complete!

UFO’s (Un finished Object) are quite common with crocheters and probably knitters too. This is the first time l’ve had one. Usually l stick with one project at a time. So imagine my surprise when l was clearing out my art studio in June 2016 and found this bag…. 

It had what looked liked 100’s of multi coloured Granny squares. It was in fact 49 usable GS and some disintegrating… “Where did these come from? How long have they been here? What was l thinking of making?” Who knew!! So l decided this could be an “in between project” in between more important things which is why it’s now 14 months later and it’s no longer a UFO!!

I crocheted 51 more squares made an even hundred and then sat with those a while thinking about how to join them into something useful.

Then l began taking the UFO bag in the car on long trips and crocheting a border on each square, then sewing squares into rows and then crocheted a border around the rows and finally sewing all the rows together and then two borders around the whole lot and viola’! 

It’s no longer a UFO its now a lovely fresh colourful blanket for snuggling under while watching TV!! 

On the back of the couch for snuggling!

Apparently l had an over abundance of purple multi coloured yarn!

Its big and its heavy and its NEVER EVER happening again!

On the same grey bag l found a ziplock bag with something else in Navy Blue, l pulled that out and re used the yarn. No more UFO’s in my house!!

This week in Crochet Land!

Week 33- despite being so sick l got all caught up and this is how it looked! One l didn’t complete to my sick head it sounded like Nadia was speaking some ancient forgotten language l just could not keep up. The small one in this bunch was also a reject. But it’s kinda cute so l kept it l’ll use it for something.

Anyways l am all up to date!

Last week in Crochet land

Week 33- messy as it is looks like this.. 

What a mixed up muddled up bunch! I messed up Monday and my Square became a triangle but l left it because l don’t half mind it. 

Thursday was the Peace Square stupidly big! 

Friday l didn’t even finish making it l gave up! Then Sunday turned into this stupidly big Skull square?! (Looked rectangle to me.)  I’m pulling it out it doesn’t thrill me at all. 

Now l am officially only three days behind! *sigh*

This week in crochetland…

This week in crochetland, I actually managed to get all seven squares done… so week 31 looks like this.

And then one row each day for my Temperature blanket. Here in Australia its winter and as you can see its been fairly mild.

Light blue represents temperatures 10-15c ( about 50-59F) the greenish colour represents 16-20c ( 60-68F) then we have the dark navy blue that was when it was under 10c and thats cold for me. One more month of winter left woo hoo!

I decided to do my tempertaure blanket in two sections because it would have ended up massive if I did the whole year in one, so this one started 1st July. If I were to do this again I would make a few tweeks but over all its been a fun challenge. I would also make the temperature increments smaller, to show the different temps.

Its folded in half here it actually measures 40 inches across. Each week I do one stitch for the whole week, this week I used double crochet. This coming week I’m back to single, then half double then double again.

Thats all this week from crochetland, next week I hope to have an “UFO” ( Un finished Object) finished to show you, stay tumed for that one its been YEARS in the making 😳

This week in crochet land….

IMG_2553So recently I have had a few friends comment about  missing me on Facehbook ( in my last post I explained about removing myself from social media) these ladies have been missing my crochet. In an earlier post I would have told you about how this year I am doing a crochet a square a day challenge with Nadia over @YARNutopia by Nadia Fuad.

So each day I crochet one square with Nadia’s help on her you tube channel. Currently its week 30 so we are well over half way. I have learnt heaps of new stitches and even some I really dont like. So I decided to share my squares here so my friends can see whats been happening this week in Crochet Land!

I am also doing a Temperature blanket, and so each day I crochet one row in a colour that corresponds with that days highest tempertaure. Photos soon!

Have a wonderful week.