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31 July 2014

Some Crochet Things


Good ol' Bunting

I thought I'd just share some of the unfinished business that's going on around here as it seems a have a few loose ends on the hook at the moment.  I have been trying out a few things for a bag idea I had using this lovely Safan yarn, but nothing is coming out just right so I think I'll just make some nice and easy lacy bunting instead.  The mantle needs a bit of summery colour.



Painted Flowers Blanket

This is been one of my favourite things to work on lately and it's almost finished too - yay!
I'm so close to the end of making it that I only have a few ends to weave in and then I think I might block this one, because it's quite diddy.  Hopefully once that's done, I'll find some time to get pictures of the whole thing, so you can see it properly.


Wonky Grannies

I've also been testing out some methods for sorting out those wonky grannies that have been troubling some of you out there.  Skewiff squares seem to be one of the most prolific problems out in crochetland so I'm hoping to put together a post on how to get those grannies straightened out!


Keeping it Together

Just before the holidays I also started work on some joining tutorials to go on the new Crochet Corner site.  Well, I've only taken some pictures so far, so the actual tutorials are probably still a while away but it's a start.  Baby steps, that what they say.

Hopefully next time I'll have something complete to show you but until then, why not make me feel a bit better and let me know how many wips you have in your workbasket?


S x




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33 comments:

  1. these pictures make me happy - what is it about crocheted items and actually any handmade items? they do something good for my mental health to just gaze at them.

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  2. Love the glimpse of your Painted Flowers blanket and can't wait to see the whole thing. That edging is really pretty. And who doesn't love a granny square? That one looks interesting with the two different kinds in blocks of four -- at least that's what it looks like. Too many WIPs here to count, but I have bunches and bunches! We hookers are all the same where that goes. www.scottys-place.blogspot.com

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  3. I also have several things in the works, as per usual.
    I am doing your gypsy shawl, in a dark redish colour, have made 14 triangels so far..
    Really liked your picture of the "Painted Flowers Blanket"! Looking forward to seeing more pictures.

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  4. Pretty! I especially like the painted flowers blanket :)
    I wrote a list of my current projects last week, to encourage me to finish some while I am on holiday - there were 17 projects!! I have finished 3 so far, I still think 14 is too many though!! The trouble is, I keep thinking of MORE things to start! xx

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  5. I have two blankets and a cardigan on the hook. I can't wait to be done with them to start something new. But it's going to be a little while, I think. :)

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  6. So many pretty things and I always love the colors you choose and put together. I especially love the Painted Flowers Blanket.

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  7. You have some gorgeous crochet goodness there! And, congrats on your Crochet Corner...It is lovely and so heplful :-)

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  8. Oooooo....!!!! I can't wait to see your Painted Flowers Blanket!!

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  9. ooooeerrrrghhhhh soo many WIPs spilling over the edges of every flipping basket I possess, I blogged about them a few weeks ago actually http://emeraldcottage.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/project-progress-june-2014.html and not sure I've done a lot on them since then (lets just blame school holidays shall we ...)
    Jillxo

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  10. Love the colours, can't wait to see the painted flower blanket finished. Looks beautiful!

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  11. I had big trouble with a wonky giant granny square that I was making as a pram blanket. I'd be interested in your solutions, but I did manage to sort mine out. The link gives details, http://ravel.me/YarnandFloss/6h858. Hope it helps someone.

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  12. Oh my... pretty pretty pretty! I do love granny squares - they are so bright and lovely!

    http://thetangledknitter.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. I do like your lace bunting, do you have a pattern for them I have looked and not found them :-( so I live in hope! :-)

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  14. You are so naughty teasing us with just a teany tiny picture of your flower blanket - I can't wait to see it in all it's glory.

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  15. I love all those colors! Visiting your blog is like visiting an art museum!

    Like you, I have a number of projects going... a blanket for my bed, an ice cream cones and cupcakes bunting for a gift for my granddaughter, dishcloths...always dishcloths, flowers for a fall wreath, a fall color table doily, and a whole bunch of ideas just waiting to find an outlet through yarn and hook. http://mykeeponkeepingon.blogspot.com/

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  16. what lovely crochet your working on, the bunting is my favourite

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  17. Will you be posting the pattern for the painted daisy blanket? or the link to purchase it? It is beautiful. Thank you.

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  18. I have three WIPs in my basket, one by my bed, one stashed away til autumn to kick start again...and last night I was teaching a crochet class at a haberdashery and walked away with two more balls of yarn for some ideas in my head - it's madness! Your crochet is looking so pretty! Chrissie x

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  19. Oh my! That painted flowers blanket! I can't wait to see it. The pattern and colors are gorgeous. I, too, have a number of WIPs. Most of which are sitting there waiting to be ripped out. One failed Tunisian crochet wrap made out of novelty yarn (too hard to keep the stitch count), one failed mini-shawl (wrong yarn for that pattern), and one giant baby granny blanket that used to be a failed stripe blanket. At least I'm making progress on that one. But I have piles of yarn matched with patterns in my head for at least 7 projects. So do those count as mental WIPs?! Anyway, seeing your WIPs and FOs always makes me so happy. Your work is beautiful :-)

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  20. I'm loving your crochet bits and pieces and that lovely yarn, Sandra; you are such a busy girl working through and sorting things out and it's all gorgeous. I have two blankets on the go but the hexie one that I've tried to forget is now going to be a cushion - I think! And there's also the baby coverlet/quilt and all sorts of things in the sewing room but we won't go in there eh! Enjoy your weekend, xoJoy

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  21. all of the things you make are so lovely. I love the colors, and the Painted blanket is so beautiful. inspiring!

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  22. I love the bunting...and like your other commenter would love to learn how to make these pretty lacy triangles. Is there a pattern? Also, can't wait to see more of the Painted Flower blanket. Your colors are beautiful and have cheered me!

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  23. Looks like you're having a lot of fun!!!!!!!
    Have a happy weekend!!
    Love
    AMarie xxx

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  24. Hi, I love your craft, is beauty, I love a colors, I follow your blog, hugs from Brazil.

    Visit my blog - Tita Carré - free patterns crochet

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  25. Hi Sandra! I've been reading your lovely blog for a while now but have never posted before, thank you for your wonderful inspiring crochet posts. I've been searching for just the right blanket pattern to make since I started to crochet 18 months ago, I just saw the little peek at your painted flowers blanket and oh my, I think it's THE ONE! Please can you let me know if you're going to be releasing the pattern soon? I'd be so very grateful for any info. Sending best wishes (and jiggling around with crochet hook in hand :-)) Jo xx

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  26. All of your things are so lovely!! I look forward to your tutorials as and when you are able to complete them. I know that it is a lot of work, so I do appreciate it! xx

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  27. Now I know I always say I can't crochet but I can just about manage a Granny square, a wonky Granny square that is ... instructions in unwonking (oops, that sounds a bit rude) will be gratefully received!

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  28. Will you be sharing your bunting pattern they would look perfection in my dining room. And what a gorgeous blanket, I too can't wait to see the rest!!
    Ryane

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  29. I love your lacy, flowery bunting and a glimpse of your other work! I shall certainly look forward to seeing the joining tutorials in the Crochet Corner! In the meantime, I'm crocheting projects that I know how to manage!

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  30. You want to know....??? Check this out.. http://bolwolmar.blogspot.nl/2014/07/wips.html hahaha and I found out there are much more...
    Love the colors of youre painted flower blanket. Cann't wait to see it all!!!

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  31. Such a happy, colourful post! Very summery too. I love your painted flowers pattern very much. Re the wonky grannies, the nice lady at my local yarn shop said try skipping the one chain between each three treble cluster, for a tighter square. I might try that next time. Xx

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  32. I can't wait to see the finished painted flowers blanket, it looks gorgeous! I have over 6 WIP's right now...no need to feel badly about yourself. I LOVE having more than one project to work on, I get a little too bored if I don't. Keep up the amazingly beautiful inspiring work!

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