Thursday, July 8, 2010

a finishing touch

I have been nesting a little lately.   The colder weather, and having my eldest daughter under the roof a little more regularly when she visits from Karratha, has made me centre a little more on snuggling up the home front.  I make subtle changes, then more dramatic ones (found an amazing antique cupboard from India the other day that now comfortably sits in our bedroom), but in all my stitching days I have never made a cover for our bed.  A quilt has never seemed right.
You know how you just have to add one right element to a room and suddenly everything else seems to fall into place?  Well the addition of the new cupboard made the bed cover dilemma a dilemma no more.  It immediately spoke of the need for a crocheted blanket.
Heidi's blanket came to mind and I knew something similar would be the answer, so away I went...

I have chosen Debbie Bliss's Baby Cashmerino because so many colours were available to me (and Lynn suggested it might keep the weight down).
So with all of the unfinished projects I have underway, yep, I have begun another... naughty, naughty (yet truly blissful because this is how I work and I can't fight it... and I know many of you are with me on this).
I have now completed 18 blocks, each block takes around 1 hour, and I have 121 in total to make.  Sinchy!  ha...ha!

Now another inspirational blanket is that made by our Lynn, again in Baby Cashmerino.

Lynnies is finished and has a lot more pink than I dare use (still coming to grips with pink am I).

And what about this border... how perfect.

Lynnie's attention to detail is a major part of why she is such a talent.  I will settle for a much simpler edging, as I must get a project or two finished within my lifetime.

Would you like to make a crochet blanket?

Our latest class listing is now on our web page... and lots of crochet classes have been scheduled, as have knitting classes... and quilting and ... the list goes on!

If you do not receive the email notification of our class listings, and would like to, pop onto our website's homepage and in the top right hand corner is the link to follow to pop your details into and from here on in you will in the loop.  Better yet, click here, and you are right there.

That's all folks!


  1. Oh that cochet is divine! I absolutely adore it & the trim is just gorgeous!! Dare I attempt it...

  2. love the photos glad you have found your bliss..look forward to the journey ..lynnie

  3. I love the use of white - and of course, grey.
    So soft....thanks.