Every time I got out my crochet blanket Little One would make a beeline for it and make herself nice and comfy whilst I worked on it. I therefore decided that I would make one for her bed in the living room. I ordered the wool from Minerva and it arrived last weekend so it set to work on the blanket.
This is how the blanket is currently looking, I think it is probably about half done:
The colours go with the living room but I also feel that they also go beautifully with Little One:
She is already showing an interest by resting her head on my lap as I crochet, hopefully this means she’ll enjoy it when it is finished.
Back in May I started a crochet blanket, I started it the day before my exam as a self calming strategy; by giving myself something to concentrate on I didn’t get myself all wound up about the exam.
Today I finally completed the blanket:
It consists of 26 stripes of purple and grey hues and then a border to finish it all off:
The blanket goes perfectly on our bed, we have actually been using it during the recent cold nights. I have simply placed a safety pin in the last stitch before putting it on the bed. The blanket is wonderfully warm.
Little One has taken quite a shine to the blanket, every time I have been crocheting it recently she has come and curled up on it (honest working on the blanket with a dog laying on it is not the easiest of things). I have therefore decided that the next blanket I make will be a mini on for her…I know she is very spoilt!
My crochet blanket was put on hold during the warm weather, however I have now picked it back up again and have now reached the end of the twentieth stripe, meaning that the blanket is now two third complete:
Only ten more stripes to go, I would quite like to get the blanket completed during October so that it is definitely done ready for the cooler months.
Back in July I decorated the hall and Upcycled a broken and rather ugly shoe cabinet. This weekend I decided to work on sorting out my magazines and realised that the bottom of the shoe cabinet provided the perfect space to place them, I just wanted a way to do it that was nice and neat.
Firstly I brought some plain magazine files and then I used decopatch paper to decorate them up, I did two, here is the first one, complete with Craftseller magazines:
And here are the two together:
They fit pretty perfectly into the shoe cabinet and gives me plenty of space to add more files as my magazine collection grows.
I also decopatched an arch lever file for me to put all that admin we accumulate it (you know the sort, bank statements, bills etc):
The only difference with the file compared to the magazines was using the white paper meant I needed to do two layers. Here is the shoe cabinet with everything in:
I feel pretty organised now and like the way they all look together, the only downside is that the arch lever file is too wide to go in the under section of the cabinet.
Also this weekend Si returned from his work related travels and very kindly brought me a gift back, here it is:
Considering my post the other day he obviously knows me very well:
Due to the hot weather my crochet blanket too a bit of a back seat for a while…somehow having all that wool on my lap was more than I could bare. Now that it has cooled down a bit I have picked the blanket up again and added another few stripes. Today I add the eighteen stripe:
It is actually getting pretty hard to show all of it on one photo, goodness knows how I’ll get the whole thing in when it is finished.
I tried standing on a chair and photographing down onto the bed:
But it still doesn’t show the whole lot! Hopefully I can continue working on it now the evenings are cooling down and get towards it being finished before the nights get cold.
The crochet blanket has continued to grow and this evening I have finished the fifteen stripe which means I am half way there! This is how the blanket is looking:
Right at the top there is a deep purple stripe that is sort of lost on the grey bedding.
I have also managed to complete the jasmine top but Si is out tonight so no photos until tomorrow, I’ll share it then.
It has been a month since I started the crochet blanket and it now has ten stripes:
This means it is now about a third completed. It is fitting into my bedroom very nicely: