Saturday, 19 January 2013

playing hooky

My granny square blanket started in the summer and then flung aside to make way for other projects.  And now finally finished. A cosy blanket for the little fairy to snuggle under as the temperatures plummet and the sky is full of snow.
I loved making it whilst learning the basics of crochet.  I still have so much to learn but I am pleased to have completed my first crochet project.

The blanket is a large granny square edged with a simple chain stitch. Not the most impressive pattern or stitch, but I like how the little edging finishes it. 

It is far from perfect and more than a little wonky but the little fairy has given the blanket her seal of approval and loves snuggling under it for storytime.

So, I'm off now to plan my next crochet adventure.
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  1. Oh I love the colours you've used - looks like sorbet!x

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    1. Thanks Helen ... there are pretty colours ... I didn't intentionally choose them ... they were some colours I had ... Bee xx

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  2. It looks perfect, never even attempted to crochet, so to me it looks like a wonder. What a lucky fairy! x

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    1. You should give it a go Tracey ... it is quite addictive :) ... Bee x

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  3. Bee its perfection!
    ...simply stylish, fresh and pastel pretty as in the ice ceam sorbet colours of summer.
    Very impressed with your crochet talents....superb!
    Daisy x

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    1. Thanks Daisy ... that means a lot coming from you ... I shall be opting for smaller projects for a while ... will be giving your puds a go for the tree this year ... wishing you a lovely Sunday ... Bee xxxx

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  4. Very very pretty Bee...it is surely a winner!
    Hugs, Shari

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    1. Thanks Shari ... I loved making it ... Bee xx

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  5. Such cheery colours. Nothing like a cuddly blankie to curl up into with a good book. Well done.

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    1. She does love storytime and the blanket has made it more cosy this winter ... Bee xx

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  6. Beautiful colours Bee, you give me hope that I might attempt a beginners' blanket too - your stitching looks perfect to me. I'm definitely still at the wonky-not-sure-what-it's-meant-to-look-like stage. And hope you have had a cosy Saturday, I see in your last post that your built your home - wowzers, that is v cool! Have you posted about that? Going to search your archive now! x

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  7. Very pretty colours just right for a little fairy sarah x

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    1. Thanks Sarah ... it was fun using girlie colours ... I had been used to alot of boys colours and toys until the little fairy arrived ... Bee xx

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  8. It's gorgeous, proper ice cream colours and it doesn't look wonky at all. Perfect for this kind of weather so I'm sure it will get plenty of use! Can't wait to find out what your next project will be, crochet is very addictive you know. xx

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    1. Thanks Julia ... I have discovered the addiction :) ... I have been frantically pinning ideas ... Bee xx

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  9. Your blankie is beautiful, Bee - well done. Just perfect for snowy winter snuggling and equally perfect for summer picnics too!
    Xx

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    1. Thank you Gilly ... I have a fair way to go yet before I can claim I really know what I'm doing ... oh and I can't wait for summer picnics :) ... Bee xx

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    1. Thanks Andrea ... I would love to do one in more grown up colours ... maybe mustards and greys but I will be sticking to little things for now ... Bee xx

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  11. The colours look really pretty together and a marvellous first make. Hugs Mrs A.

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    1. Thank you ... I was pleased with the colour combination ... it was just some I had ... wishing you a lovely week ... Bee xx

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  12. Bee, I LOVE it! Well done, it's a great patten to start with isn't it, good to learn about tension and how to hold the hook, what's next I wonder! :) x

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    1. I wonder too Ada ... what have you decided on next :) ... Bee xx

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  13. ahhh the hungry catapilla!!! loved that book! also love your colour choices. quiet colours! x

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    1. It is much loved here too ... I know it by heart and the little fairy has declared it her most favourite ... good choice I think :) ... Bee xx

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  14. I think it's extremely impressive! Well done, it looks fab. x

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    1. Thank you so much ... I really enjoyed making it ... wishing you a lovely week ... Bee xx

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  15. lovely, you can't beat a nice snuggly blanket! - Annie

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    1. Thanks Annie ... it is coming in useful ... Bee x

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  16. Your first crochet project?! Wow, that is amazing and makes me even more determined to learn how to crochet. I'm very impressed, it's beautiful x

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    1. Thanks, you're very kind ... I enjoyed it but will concentrate one littler projects for the next while ... Bee xx

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  17. It looks pretty perfect to me! The chain edging works well. I am planning a huge granny square blanket - just as soon as I decide which type of yarn is best and what colours to choose...

    Gillian x

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  18. Well done you! It's gorgeous!!! I started making granny sqares aaages ago, for a blanket. But now I wish I'd done it this way instead - so I don't have to fix all the squares together when I'm done!!!
    Carly
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  19. I think it's just perfect, so girly and snuggly. You can't beat the giant granny square blanket so relaxing to make. So what's your next project?

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  20. Yay - how lovely to have finished a project and a cosy one at that! I wonder what you will be making next?
    Best wishes
    Jenny

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