24/07/2011

Only crochet craftiness this week

This week has flown by and I haven't been in my craft room at all - so no crafty creations ( apart from my crochet silvery grey blanket with the flowers on shown  here . )I've done a couple more squares
I'm loving this pattern but have decided I don't like the Aran weight yarn that the flowers are made from as they seem a bit thick and 'mushy' to me . So I have decided to stick with the double knit weight and also to do all the flowers in this lilac colour rather than different colours. I made a couple of flower squares with the Aran weight but didn't like them so have filed them away in the bin !I had this llac yarn for something else and never got round to starting it so - perfect!
It's all Debbe Bliss Cashmenrino and is lovely and soft - and passes the 'hold it up against your face' soft test !
Oh and I did finish my bag before holiday and did take it away - didn't get time to line it though - ahem - but the one and only photo of it and me is a naff picture of me so you'll have to take my word for it - that it  did come away with us..

Oh alright then - I should stop being so vain shouldn't I ?
and we went to a friends barbeque yesterday- at least it didn't rain although it was cloudy.it was nice to catch up with her again- she used to work with me and moved away to Norfolk but has just moved back down here so it was nice to see her again.
So.... that's a bit of a round up of my week - I'm wanting to go and get my playbook done for Shimelle's Explore class- Macaroni Cheese with sausage and bacon in it tonight  (as apparently it's not dinner if there's no meat in it according to himself) - so once I've made that I might just go and get crafty in my craft room ...enjoy your Sunday - hope it's sunny where you are- it's lovely here.

10 comments:

debs14 said...

That blanket looks like it is going to be so pretty. Love the colours of the little flowers.
Pleased to hear the bag got taken out to Portugal, I suppose it's a bit late in the day for putting in an order for one for me to take away on my holiday ;-)

Karen said...

Beautiful colour of flowers for your blanket squares. It is going to look so gorgeous. I think your bag looks super and such a lovely practical size too.

Sian said...

Your bag looks beautifully holiday-y! That cashmerino is so gorgeous, it feels so light and yet it's so warm. It's going to make a beautiful blanket

Sandra said...

Oh your bag is just wonderful, well done to you. The blanket is going to be another triumph

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wow Den, your crochet is superb! I really LOVE the fabulous bag. I am just starting to try out some crochet flowers to pop on my cards - it's years since I "had a go" but having seen your work I feel even more inspired to get cracking!
Sylvia xx

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Oh my goodness! I love this pattern! and the colours you're working with are so perfect! that flower is stunning...is this pattern one of your own creations....? may I borrow the design? I am so inspired!
Have a great Day!

ciao bella
Creative Carmelina

Alison said...

The bag turned out perfectly...and the lilac roses on the blanket are really pretty!
Alison xx

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Hi Denise ~ I always love seeing your crocheted pieces. The lilac flowers on the cream colored squares are so lovely! Glad to hear you're having sunny weather. Ours is sunny and hot with thunder storms at night. We had a big one last night - lots of thunder and lightening but no rain.

Have a great week! xo

Scrappi Sandi said...

Well I think the 'bag' photo is just fine....of both of you!!!

can't wait to see you do with your Explore Playbook...I still have todays prompt to catch up with!!

LOL at the meat comment....my hubby is exactly the same!!!

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love the colors for this - soft and less showy.
Rinda