Thursday, 5 September 2013

Crochet project finished

I am not sure why pictures of finished crochet is so satisfying ... I have been working on this blanket for about 3 months, pretty much at every opportunity and now the main section is complete and I am racing around the border in a kind of frantic way ... I am eager, as always to get on with the next one. I am so glad I can be an unashamed crochet lover now after years of secret crocheting I can carry my balls of wool and hooks around with pride. When I was at college and trying to be so deadly serious about my art I used to crochet on the train and hide it in my bag once I got to London ... it just would not even have been funny to be caught out as a crafter then, but now! Well, I find it is quite the opposite now and the serious young thins are waving their hooks about like there is now tomorrow, crocheting their bearded boyfriends waistcoats and the like ...

Crocheted blanket

Crocheted blanket
Crocheted blanket
 Then the next project is another blanket ( pictured below ) but one I have put aside for a while. The original idea was to use all my mothers fine Shetland yarn plus others I had found and added to to make a very large heirloom blanket on her honour. She used these yarns to knit the most wonderful little dollies, tiny little things, also tiny little bird finger puppets. She was doing this still with amazing eyesight for a lady in her eighties. I have the birds hidden away somewhere and will photograph them and the little dollies too so consider this post unfinished!
Crocheted blanket

Crocheted blanket

Crocheted blanket

Crocheted blanket

... I think my camera lens has some jam or greasy fingerprint of some kind smeared on it as every photo I have taken recently has a smudge in the same place. But after a bit of spit and polish here they are ...


  1. They are gorgeous, beautiful yarn and colours. how do you make them so square?

    1. Just lots of practice and initially getting into good habits with accuracy. Once the brain learns the pattern it goes into auto pilot when doing repetative things ... well my brain does, so it is good to get those building blocks right on the outset! xx

  2. Beautiful blanket! I am currently crocheting three-color hexagons for a blanket-just barely over half done. Wish, wish, wish I could attend Yarndale in Skipton, Yorkshire this month!

    Sue in Marion, Indiana

  3. I must come over soon and pick my favourite square... haven't really been in a crochet mood lately but can feel the tug of the hook again now! xx

    1. Well you have done a life times worth of crochet in about three years since I taught you so you were ready for that break ... xx

  4. Gorgeous. Makes me want to snuggle up on the sofa with a good book.

  5. Really beautiful - and of course your trademark colors! I so agree with you about the 'craft' vs 'art' conundrum. At this point in my life, craft is so much more fun - I've no time to take myself too seriously!

  6. Hi Penny, Funnily enough my intention on creating my little business was to make enough money to enable me to pursue the my serious side sometimes purely for my own pleasure rather than a financial need. But it has now taken over and I have even less "free time"and still struggle to make enough to live on! Maybe one day!

  7. Hi Nancy, your blankets are stunning! The colours are simply gorgeous. Swooning here over your photos!!!

  8. These are so lovely. I am just beginning and looking for ideas for a commission from a friend. Can I ask, what kind of yarn did you use for these? I have been using acrylic or a wool/acrylic blend. But the yarn in these looks a good quality and very snuggly. I'd love to know what it is to help me choose the best yarn for my project!

  9. Beautiful blanket! Love the yarn you have used.


    1. Stunning blanket! Great use of colour, especially love that it used up so much scrap yarn... kind of improve granny squares! It is my belief that all is craft... it's what you do with your craft that makes it art! And this is certainly art!

  10. I just loved the way you opt for colors. Amazing keep going!!

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