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Sunday, 4 August 2013

Slow weekend............

After a busy week I have tried to have a relaxing weekend, I did some shopping with Laura yesterday and then chilled on the sofa and caught up with the cricket in the afternoon - England will have to bat well to catch up with Australia in this match.

I have finished my hexagon blanket, thank you for your helpful comments. I decided after much thought to crochet a simple shell like edging that I sort of made up as I went a long. I like how it looks and it feels finished now. I am giving it to Zach and Noah although I will have to make another one soon, as I'm sure they will want one each. When they sit on the sofa to watch TV or listen to a story they usually go and get one of my blankets to snuggle under, and they want one to take home.




Now that my blanket is finished I am resting my hook and have picked up my knitting needles, my friend Barbara has commissioned another baby hat. I am knitting my very favourite "Erika Knight" pull on baby bonnet, it's on the front cover of Nursery Knits here. I have knitted more than a dozen of these little hats it's such a beautiful pattern with it's lacy edging and simple garter stitch. The yarn I have chosen is a 100% Egyptian cotton 4 ply and it's knitted on 2.75mm needles, very fine and grows so very slowly. It feels quite strange to knit something so small and light when over the last few weeks I have had a big blanket covering my knees as I have been crocheting round and round.


Just measured it again and only 2 cms to go and then I can start shaping......................
Hope you have a good Sunday - it's raining here at the moment, hopefully it will brighten later.

Talk soon x

30 comments:

  1. Sue, your blanket looks stunning and I LOVE the edge, just fishes it nicely, and WOW the litttle hat looks brilliant.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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    1. thank you Irene I have had fun making it and it's nice to start a small project. x

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  2. What a gorgeous blanket! So clever! I can't crochet or knit but I appreciate the end results! x

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    1. that' very kind of you - why don't you have a go xs

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  3. I really LIKE that blanket. I also love that the grandchildren want to take them home with them, nothing says love like a warm blanket. Regarding the cricket.....lol.....I was born in England, raised in Australia.....have to admit I do follow the Aussies in the cricket, even when we are loosing it in all departments......do not condone off field actions I add hastily.
    So may the best team win, and England have had the upper hand with their bowling especially...cannot wait until we meet again at Christmas...always special that test.
    I am going off to restart my granny square blanket....:-)

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    1. thank you Susan,yes I love to see the little ones all snug under a blanket. have fun with your granny squares x

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  4. Sue your work always looks so ... A strange word maybe .... But clean. It looks neat,colourful,beautifully worked but so clean I could climb right under

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    1. Thank you Linda, I always think the same about your lovely work x

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  5. The blanket is absolutely amazing, the edging you used works really well.

    I have to confess that I just don't "get" cricket at all, I am more a football and motor racing follower.

    Cant wait for the start of the premier league!!

    Helenxx

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    1. I am very pleased how the edging has worked, thank you for your kind comments. I am counting the days for the football to start I support Manchester City and can't wait for the first game, think it's two weeks tomorrow x

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  6. HI Sue, thank you for the comment on my blog! I love your blanket too and the little hat looks so cute.
    Have to say I'm not a fan of cricket although my hubby is following it.

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    1. Hi Anne thank you and I do love the hat pattern and once you have done the lacy edge it's plain sailing x

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  7. Beautiful work and I love the colors you work with !
    Rose

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    1. Thank you Rose, lovely of you to stop by x

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  8. Gorgeous Sue! you did a fabulous job.

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  9. The blanket is so pretty, Sue! I love the colors and that shell edge is perfect. I think it's terrific how you are able to shift seamlessly between crochet and knitting, I'm very impressed by anyone who can do that.

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  10. Lovely blanket! And the new hat colours are very pretty - perfect for a little girl!

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  11. You knit as well?
    I'm moving next door to you, I need to learn how to knit and watch you crochet so that I pick up your perfect technique!
    I really do love your crochet!
    Have a great week,
    Tammy

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  12. Your blanket is just perfect and the little hat is coming along so nicely, love the colors.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  13. You are so talented! The blanket came out really well and the hat looks adorable already, I love the colours. x

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  14. Your blanket looks so good with the neat edge on it Sue! I do love that little bonnet coming along there with its lovely colours - it's so nice to have a change of pace, don't you find, between crochet and knitting - and the sewing as well of course! Happy crafting, you're turning out some beautiful projects!
    Joy x

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  15. Wow what a gorgeous blanket perfect for sofa snuggles, such lovely colours too.
    Clare x
    http://summerhousebythesea.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. I love the colours in the blanket and that hat looks so pretty already - I love the edging. Xx

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  17. Love the blanket, the edge looks perfect and I like the choice of colours. How sweet that your grandchildren like to snuggle under your crochet blankets. The little hat is looking sweet and very pretty.
    Helen x

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  18. I saw your comment on my blog (thank you!) and had to visit yours. What beautiful projects. The crocheted blanket is very nice, and I can see how a little one would want to cuddle up in it. I would like to see what the baby hat looks like when finished. I see it's knitted flat... You do beautiful work!!!

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  19. What a lovely blanket! I love the colors you chose. Thanks for visiting my blog today. :-)

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  20. Beautiful blanket and the hat is just lovely ...love the edging ! Very, very cute!

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  21. Hi Sue, I am a new follower of yours on Bloglovin and I love the blanket and hat you are creating. You are very talented. I look forward to getting to know you and your blog. Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

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  22. Beautiful blanket and the edge is so very neat:)

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