Monday, 8 August 2016

sunshine and trebles



The weather was beautiful (again) in the UK this weekend and I was lucky enough to make time to sit and crochet. My granny stripe blanket is coming to an end; I'm happy and sad at the same time. I have loved every stitch and sewing in ends on this colorful creation and the turquoise border is giving me a lot to smile about, I just love it. So bright and cheerful and it will be perfect for our holiday in September on the broads.

I've ordered some more Stylecraft Special DK in some new colours that I don't have in my stash so that I can start a new one, probably for my shop. I have to finish my granny square shrug first, I may even get three projects finished this month! I plan to use the same border for the shrug as I have for the blanket but in the same silver grey colour, the sleeves will be just a plain band. Its taking forever to make this shrug, but I don't think I have that many more rows to complete. The Lion Brand Heartland shrug will be much easier to work on.


8 comments:

Bridget said...

Lovely weekend here too but a bit windy to sit outside with my knitting. Knitting patterns had to be held down with a stone and my ball of wall kept "flying" out my bag!

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Jo@awholeplotoflove said...

It sounds perfect! I get a little dejected after the first few rows when starting a blanket so understand the happy/sad feeling. Love the granny square legs! xx

Angel Jem said...

A finished blanket is well worth celebrating! And I love the colours. I haven't made a blanket yet this year, but I've been busy.

Amanda Hurrell Eight-by-Six said...

I had the same problem, it got quite windy on Sunday evening

Amanda Hurrell Eight-by-Six said...

I hope to have this one finished ready to take some photos at the weekend

Amanda Hurrell Eight-by-Six said...

I've started a new project, I'll tell you more later this week, very exiting

mamasmercantile said...

It was a beautiful Saturday here but the wind was quite strong and destructive here on Sunday. Love the colour of the border, beautiful.