Thursday, 2 February 2012

A ta-dah moment :)

Good evening
 
Another cold day here in Suffolk - I had to brave a quick cycle to visit my parents earlier and the journey there was in the very cold head wind - the sort that completely takes your breath away. If the weather forecast is to be believed we should get a good covering of snow this weekend - tomorrow I'm off to buy some thermals!!
 
Now I've a finished project I want to share with you - normally I'd head out into the conservatory to take pictures as the light is best there but not today - its just too cold out there. Instead I opted for the warmer front room where the light isn't as good.
 
I started this Giant Granny Blanket when we were camping in Dorset in the summer - finally the last round was finished yesterday!!

Its been a usable size for a while now - it got lots of use when I was stuck on the sofa in plaster. I knew it needed finishing before the yarn got used for other projects! So here we are - 43 rounds of trebles and a final 2 rounds of doubles. One snuggly and cozy blanket - just perfect for keeping warm on the sofa these cold nights and for taking camping when the days start to warm up.


I'm glad I had enough yarn to finish the edges of with the doubles - it makes it look really neat.
 
 
A pile of squishy crochet loveliness.

Now in my last post, I promised to share the tale of a little mix-up with you. Quite simple - 2 families living an hour apart - one date arranged for lunch. 2 families both sitting at home wondering where the other family were. One phone call - disaster both think the other family is coming to them!! We jumped into the car and amazingly made it there in under an hour! It turns out, I was right - they should have been at ours! Oh well - nothing got wasted. Sundays buffet lunch became dinner Monday night and my boys are happily working their way through this victoria sandwich I made!!


Right back to the crochet I head - time to try and finish a few more squares towards my 100 square blanket (currently at 70 squares).

See you soon - keep warm
 
xxx Vicki xxx


22 comments:

Vix said...

Squishy crochet loveliness indeed! I could just do with that around me this evening...brrr!
That's hilarious about your lunch date. x

knitandmake.blogspot.com said...

Blanket looks really cosy. Loving those colours together.

bellaboo said...

Glad the mix up worked out ok in the end.Your crochet blanket is lovely...enjoy being cosy! ;0)

Penelope said...

Well done Vicki, a giant granny triumph. I like the spring-like colours you chose perfect for cheering up the winter with your summer colours xox Keep snuggly under your blankie with the snow coming :0)

MelMel said...

That blanket is so pretty, love the colours!
Melx

**Anne** said...

Gorgeous blanket Vicki and it's nice to see the colours up close. The yarn you've used looks lovely.
I can't imagine any food from your buffet being wasted, not with two young fellas in the house. :)
Stay warm,
Anne xx

Rachael said...

Aww loving the crochet blankie! Looks so good!

Fiona said...

Blanket looks great - the colours go well together.

Pomona said...

Love your blanket - the colours work really well together, and it's just what you need to snuggle under at the moment!

Pomona x

Pink Milk said...

Gorgeous!! I absolutely love the colour combination Vicki, it's just fabulous.

Hx

Jacquie said...

Hi Vicki, Love the close ups of your blanket. The yarn looks lovely and such pretty colours you chose.
Can't wait to see your next blanket
Jacquie x

Crochet Dude(Rob) said...

blanket look wonderful

Jackie said...

It's a beautiful blanket ~ the colours work really well together :O)

delia hornbook said...

O dear that is funny with the lunch date at least nothing was wasted though ;-)) Your blanket is lovely your def need it at the moment its freezing. Keep warm, dee x

Floss said...

I love your blanket - particularly the edges, which are so soft and cosy-looking. We had a mix-up like that once, but due to an hour change, not to location problems! Well done you for sorting it out so cheerily.

Shirl said...

Brilliant blanket beautifully made. glad you sorted out your lunch date lol! ... ;0)

Scarlett said...

Your blanket is wonderful! Im not looking forward to the snow :o( Scarlett x

A tale from toadstool house said...

Lovely blanket ;O) I ve awarded you with the verstile blogger award,pop on over to mine to collect,;O) lots of love,juliexxx

Bertielove said...

Lovely crochet! I have just taught myself to do this with the help of good old Youtube! I spied in one of your earlier posts the flower tutorial from Attic24 - I am adicted to making them. The first one I made was swiped by my daughter!! Have you tried the hearts by her too? Simply cute! Lesley x

Annie said...

Blanket love :D I think I need to tackle one of these ... plenty of practice at not leaving big gaps at the start of a new round!

The cake looks scrummy :D

Highland Monkey's said...

A lovely crochet blanket...pass a piece of cake it looks scrummy!

Crafted by Carly said...

Hi Vicki,
What a lovely little world! I'm glad I stumbled into it!!! I like it here, and will definitely be visiting again....
Carly
x
P.S. That cake looks AMAZING!!!