Wednesday, 30 January 2013

I don't do 'relaxing'

While my blog may be a little quiet lately, I, and my business certainly are not.  I had expected the beginning of the New Year to be nice and quiet, to break back in gently after the frenzy of Christmas...but no, it seems all you lovely crafters out there are desperate to give your crochet hooks, knitting needles and WIPs gorgeous handmade homes. 

Just a few of the orders from the first week of January!
To see a few of these items in  more detail, just have a look on the 'shop' tab at the top of my blog. 

So, while I sew, sew, sew all day, you'd think I'd just enjoy doing nothing in the evenings...but no, I find it so hard to sit and do nothing... hence all the crochet recently! (Which you can read about in my previous posts here and here). 

And while those have been fairly small and quick projects, I decided I needed something to keep me occupied for a little longer, so I decided it was high time I crocheted myself a blanket! 

I ordered a lovely selection of pastel yarn and chained a maaaaaaaaaasive 250 foundation chain and started a blanket of half treble stripes - nice and easy, nothing to have tho think about or count.  I've kept the width of my stripes totally random and stop and change colour whenever I feel the time is right.

It wasn't long before my 'blanket' grew......

And now as I crochet, it keeps me warm as I go!  I can't believe the warmth I get out of it already, and it was clear from early on that I may have possible chained a tad too many for my foundation row!  I was hoping to add a couple of rows of border to it once finished and a pretty scalloped edge...however I'm now thinking that will make the finished blanket absolutely huge!  We'll see!


  1. Very pretty! I have always wanted to learn to crochet. I have tried to have a few people teach me, but I am left handed and people end up getting frustrated at that and give up. :)

  2. I don't know about, but I find crafting relaxing in itself.

    The colours of your blanket looks so soft and pretty, can I ask what width of blanket would a foundation chain of 250 make?

  3. Love your cute little pouches! Your blanket makes me want to get my crochet out, too! I haven't made in a throw in about 6 years, just some houseshoes here and there, and a lacy scarf. Your blanket is so soft and pretty looking! Thanks for the inspiration!

    To Shannan above (the lefty), don't give up! You can do it. There are plenty of blogs, YouTube videos,etc. out there to learn from. My daughter is a lefty and taught herself because I "gave up" trying to teach her too. :( You can do it!

  4. Wow, you have been busy - your completed orders look lovely as always! That blanket is so pretty, look forward to seeing it come along!
    Maria x

  5. I always get excited when your new posts pop up! And these gorgeous makes did NOt disappoint!!! :-)

  6. Wow, you really have been a busy bee, I don't know how you do it! Simple projects like that are always the best. I love it when you get in your groove and can zone out, it's so therapeutic. I love the colours you chose to, they remind me of Neapolitan ice cream!
    Alex xx

  7. Lovely lovely pastels and spring just around the corner perfect!
    Bestest to you today
    daisy J

  8. What gorgeous colours. What make are they?

  9. I don't do relaxing either! Can't wait to see your finished blanket - it looks gorgeous.


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