Sunday, 21 April 2013

Year of projects - 21.04.13

Well, as you can see, I finished my Vintage Crocheted Throw.  This has been a really quick project (when I found it again!) and a real pleasure to make.  I used (if I remember correctly!) Sirdar Wash + Wear Crepe, and following the pattern for the Afghan size, I used slightly less than a ball of each colour, so a pretty low cost project.



 I do love a stripe, as you all know, and I really enjoyed the autumnal colours I used in this, it's a bit more muted than some of my crocheted blankets....don't you think the pattern of the chevron is clever?


So you may think I would be at a lose end now....but then again, anyone who knows me, would know that wasn't true.....onwards and upwards with another blanket.  This one is Wool Leaves and I think it is absolutely stunning.  The blanket is for a friend of mine who is getting married in a couple of months ( this being a slightly more pressured make!).  According to others who have made this, it is all about the blocking, but I am enjoying the pattern, and being such a chunky knit it grows fairly quickly (and also goes through balls at a rate of knots)...so watch this space, hopefully it will be done soon.




Today is grey and dismal, but yesterday, it was warm and sunny.....perfect for a wood walk with the dogs, I'm so glad we got out and about yesterday.




Fancy a walk?

To catch up with other knitters and crocheters progress, take a look at the Year of Projects ravelry page here.

24 comments:

  1. I love that your back ! just wanted to get that said lol, now that vintage throw is fab love the autumnal colours in it to (by far my favourite season), is this relatively easy, I ask this as I want to try some crochet blankets and I know I can do a Granny Square one but I'm looking for other kinds to, also was that a dk yarn you used ?
    Really like your woll leaves blanket as well and it looks great in the cream, it will be a fantastic present. I'd love a walk in the woods, reminds me we are overdue a trip to our woods.

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  2. Faith, that throw is sooooo beautiful. I love the colors and the pattern. You did a great job, and now number two is coming along nicely. It is going to make a great present.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  3. gorgeous blanket; I admire your dedication! I'm not sure I have the willpower to get through an entire blanket!

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  4. Love your chevron blanket - you're right, the way the chevron pattern works is indeed clever! Going to look it up in my crochet encyclopedia of stitches to see precisely how it does it! Love the look of your beautiful white Wool Leaves blanket too - what a gorgeous wedding present! E x

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  5. Your blanket has turned out a real treat Faith, really lovely colour combinations too. I'm loving the one you are knitting for your friend's wedding, it looks so chunky and luxurious. I can well appreciate all the yarn it must be chewing up :o) I'm sure she will love it and it will be treasured as a handmade gift xxx Penny
    ps. We were fortunate to have 2 sunny days here, got my washing dried on both days in the sunshine x it's always the marker of happiness when I can dry my washing on the line, simple things hey!

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  6. Yes please... I'll come for a walk :) Love both blankets Faith...so nice to see the vintage one complete... I'd love to have a go at that one. Hope you had a lovely time in the sun :)x

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  7. Your blanket is just gorgeous hon! I love that chevron pattern - I have never seen it before and it looks amazing. The colours are super cosy too aren't they. It's getting cold in my neck of the woods and a blanket like yours is just what is needed to snuggle under while watching tv.....

    Hope you're having a fabulous week.
    Leah

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  8. That blanket is lovely Faith! The chevron is so effective but looks difficult. Love the look of your knitted blanket, it looks very snugly!!

    Helen xx

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  9. Love the colours and LOVE that you are giving a knitted blanket as wedding present what a great idea. xx

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  10. The chevron is great! WOW on the number of ends needed to be weaved...yikes.. but it looks beautiful..

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  11. Gorgeous blanket, how big is it? Love the colours.

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  12. I adore your vintage throw!! It is just perfect!
    I really love the look of the Wool leaves blanket, what a special wedding present!

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  13. All your blankets are exquisite, Faith. Just beautiful.

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  14. Ooooo! I LOVE that striped afghan and the stitch looks like so much fun to do! Sorry I am so behind. Hopefully getting caught up now. :) Well done on both blankets. You are the blanket queen. :)

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  15. One question ... can you tell me what stitches are used in the Vintage crochet afghan pattern? I looked at the download site, but would like to know if I could actually do the stitches before I buy the pattern. Thank you!

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  16. That throw is lovely ... the white stripes add a bit of lively pop to the muted tones. And the knitted blanket will be absolutely gorgeous - what an elegant pattern.

    Your woods look quite enchanted with all those twisty bare branches! :)

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  17. The afghan is terrific, Faith. So neat how there's chevrons but each has character with its shaping. So sweet of you to work upon a blanket for newlyweds to comes. They'll cherish it for sure. Lovely pics.

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  18. Gorgeous afghan! It looks like it's really going to keep your knees warm on a cold night.

    Don't forget to show us the blanket for your friend blocked ... I'm intrigues :)

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  19. Love the chunky blanket, can't wait to see it all blocked and done.

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  20. I love the crochet blanket! The knit one looks like it will be a beauty, too.

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  21. That blanket is beautiful, and the autumn colours in it are so warm!

    The knitting project looks very cosy :)

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  22. It's gorgeous and going on my favs list! I've done nothing but yard work lately and I need to order yarn badly...really, I actually need it to get on with my YOP projects...no joke! LOL!
    I love the colors you chose for the Vintage one and the white really sets off the others chevrons. The knitted blanket looks more difficult but I love it too. I'm getting more confident in my knitting, finally and I'm already making my list for the next YOP! I'm bad as I haven't finished the current list but I must admit some of my projects were a little grandiose for my yarn budget. I'm still working on the Blackberry Salad....you were my inspiration for that one! Thanks again for leading me to all these great projects...I love your taste...it's just like mine! LOL!

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  23. Oooh, lovely stripy blanket, well done! I love the new one to.

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