Monday, 28 February 2011
Sunday, 27 February 2011
Is this not the prettiest blog ever? Where else would you find lots of yummy pics of crochet flowers? Eye candy that will keep you going for hours :) Ok, so first post from me and, honestly, I'm a little embarrassed to show my crochet flower for precisely that reason..... there's only one of them. Ahem. In my defence, I only started crochet about 5 weeks ago but I am completely addicted and mourning the lost years when I could have had a ball of wool stuffed under my arm at all times. Ah well, we all have to learn somewhere and, up until about two weeks ago, everything I had attempted looked like something the cat had coughed up so I'm getting there!
I've added some turquoise to the flowers and have now completed 30 flowers since I've done a few more than when I took the photograph this morning. I still have no idea how many I need to cover the bed but I think I will be at this for a few weeks yet.
I haven't been following the join as you method because I'm worried that I'd change my mind about the flower placement and not be able to move them easily.
I can't wait to finish this blanket and see it on the bed.
Lastly, I'm so inspired by everyone's pictures here so far, there is some amazing work on show!
on english blogs....so now I will show you the tryings...
Greetings from Belgium....
This one was the best one.
I had finished one row and was well on the way with the second.
What I love about this blanket/bed cover is that I haven't bought any new yarn for it.
I love buying new yarn of course, but I had all these bits and bobs of coloured yarn left over from a rainbow blanket I made last year.
And like I said in an earlier post the cream and beige colour yarns came from a blanket I made that I never really liked, so I'm taking it apart.
And this photo is fresh from the press!! Taken just a couple of minutes ago.
Two rows finished and working on the third.
I'm so pleased with it, and I'm having fun too!!!
Have a great Sunday!!
P.S I'm loving seeing all of your photos and reading all of your posts, there is great work being done here and loads of inspiration being shared, thank you ALL Xx
Everyone is doing such great work, beautiful colorful stuff, I love it all!
I just thought I'd introduce myself and say how I am looking forward to creating some flowery magic!
Have a great day!
Been playing with some variations and side by side joining...
have fun and we look forward to all the fabulous blankets we are all going to finish in 2011
some fabulous blankets well under way on here already
love them all
Saturday, 26 February 2011
I'm new to your CAL and i am very happy to be here. Excuse me, but my English is not so perfect but I think, you can understand me, lol ...
After different experiments now I crochet this variant and i love it.
My colors remind me of the spring and it gives me a lot of fun ... I love this Colours...
What I have seen from all of you here is really beautiful, really great!
I wish you all a wonderful weekend and send many greetings,
Friday, 25 February 2011
The light wasn't really that good to take photos today.
I'll take some new ones tomorrow.
But I have finished one row of the blanket and nearly finished the second row.
That joining as you go really is quick!!!!
Now, I had loads of time to work on my blanket on Thursday and today because I was at work.
Now this might sound strange being at work and having time to crochet, so let me explain.
I am a childminder who looks after the children in their own home.
Well, it is half term hoilday here and the kids had stuff to do on Thursday so I could crochet.
And today we watched a film together and I could crochet while watching.
So it was great.
Tomorrow I will have to get on with stuff in the home but in between I will be making a flower or two (or more).
Just happy to be here with you and crochet along flowers!
Here is the begin of my cover :
I work with some blue – green Merino super wash 100% wool (120 m / 50 g) from Lang Yarns and with a 4.5 mm hook. The flowers are joined as I work the last round, with a slip stitch after the 4th dc.
Not sure on how I will continue, maybe choose each color as I go.
Have a nice week-end !
I have been crocheting for about a year now, so I guess I could be classed as a novice. My work at the moment has consisted of mainly toys as I am a lover of Amigurami. I have a few squares crocheted which I intend to make into a cushion, but they are not as good as all these.
I love looking at other peoples work and getting ideas, so I hope one day soon I will be as good as you all.
Once again thankyou and now I am off to get some wool and print off the pattern for your beautifull squares.
Speak to you all soon
I am not planning to make a Japanese flower style blanket which seems to be the popular choice at the moment. My plans are instead to make floral squares based on Beata Basik's pattern which can be found on her blog Rose Hip. I am also planning to join them in the fashion of Solveig at Sols(tr)ikke. So far I have made a number of centre circles and as you can see from the above photo I have a number of different stages complete. This is a first for me. I have not yet made anything from motifs. But this looks to be a lot of fun. I was originally just going to choose to mix and match all the colours at random, with the exception of the white edging, but I have since decided to stick with the yellow centres and the green and white background. It will mean a trip back to the shops for more green and white, and probably yellow too. However I also need to get some lilacs and purples.
This is the yarn I bought last week. I didn't realise until I got home that I was missing purples and maybe a red.
Some more photos of my little efforts...
Thursday, 24 February 2011
So I am pleased with how it is going.