Anyway, today I am linking up with Lakota at Faith, Hope and Charity Shopping for Ta- Dah Tuesday. Do pop over and say hello and have a look at her fab picture.
Right, I am unvieling the new blanket, tantalising glimpses of which could be seen on the shelf of the table in my last post!
|Rubbish picture, but hey, what's new?|
It was hard to take photos today as the light is so bad, (yeah right...) but you get the gist of it anyway. I made this from mainly wool I had knocking about with just a couple of extra balls thrown in. I have tons left and really would have liked to make this bigger but I ran out of that duck egg bluey green that I used to edge and join with and couldn't get any more. As it was I had to do the edging (I'll come back to that,) in a different colour. It's all double knit, mainly acrylic, picked up from here there and everywhere based on colour. I wanted this one to be a bit girlier and prettier than the last one and to feature a few more pinks and greens. In real life, it reminds of a garden. (That's my attempt at being arty farty.)
|From the other end of the table.|
I've spread it out on the dining room table, mainly because the bed isn't made. It's 2.21pm and I have unmade beds. What a slob! My excuse is that I returned to work today. The hurty arm of pain has made a bit of improvement, probably not enough to be back at work but I feel guilty. And I want to see the year 6s before they leave. I'm doing a phased return so it's gently does it.
As I'm doing this, the photos are all coming out in the wrong places and any minute now I am going to throw the laptop across the room.
|In the wrong place but hey ho!|
Right, trying again...
I will do a bit of writing to see if the next photos come out right!
|Could do bettererer|
Right, the edging. Not happy with it and will be ripping it out and starting again. I can't yet because I have had to step away from the crochet again for a bit as it wasn't doing the arm much good at all. I sort of wanted something a little bit fancy on this but whenever I try to do that the edges and corners curl up. I thought I'd be satisfied to leave it but I won't. I bought a book last week chock full of the prettiest edgings ever so I will use one of those when I get round to changing it.
Blimey, these photos are going where they fancy, so this post is all over the shop. I might try one more just before the end. I might sneak it in while Blogger isn't looking.
So, The Garden Blanket, I might call it that. Happy with it, apart from the edging and wish it was a row or two bigger!
I had plans and made three squares of the next one but I've left it now and will go back to it another time.
Last week I bought the Cath Kidston, Stitch! book. It's ages since I've done cross stitch but I might have another little bash at that.
Hope you're not getting too fed up with all this rain. I may write to The Queen soon and request some sunshine.
|Ha ha- foiled you, Blogger!|