Do you remember the bunting I was making a while back? Well, I am ashamed to say that I had this bunting made and finished and another lot in red, white and blue finished too but never strung up! Finally, motivation kicked in yesterday and I hauled one of the chairs from the garage and lugged it upstairs to pin them up.
The blue ones I hung in the bathroom and I just threaded them onto some pretty stringy stuff. However, I am not quite sure of the way they are hung and may just have to haul that chair back out and try again. They are hung on two walls but I think I need to just double hang them onto one wall.
I made the red, white and blue one for the boy. I was thinking I could turn his room into "american" themed someday and this might just go. I wasn't wrong. After I had sat and crocheted the pieces together, which surpirisingly didn't take long, I took some pins and pinned them to his window frame. I am really super pleased with the result. So is he it seems and he gave me the biggest hug when he saw them.
With the money I earned from selling a few crocheted bits and bobs, I decided to buy some posh wool - that being Sublime cashmere marino silk dk. Deramores were having 15% off and I also got another 10% off from Ravelry so I ended up saving £24 on it. I still spent a lot though - well, what I consider a lot on a mere 20 balls of 11 different colours.
I waited in for two days jumping at the sound of every car door but the postman didn't come. I sat and weaved in the ends on my Jewel cushion and then there it was. The big knock at the door. I threw the cushion down and pegged it to the door and must have looked a right idiot grinning at the postman. I took the parcel and jumped. Literally - jumped. I tore open the bag and let the balls tumble out.
You see, I had not actually seen the colours in real life. I had only chosen them online and was seriously hoping I had done a good job of choosing and that the colours were going to be accurate.
I wasn't wrong. I was lovestruck! The feel of this wool is oh so soft and silky smooth and the colours are to die for. Some were from the baby range and some from the normal range.
So I played with them. I lined them up. The changed them around. Then I turned them around so you couldn't see the labels. I love this yarn.
So I was very good and finished the weaving in of the ends of the Jewel cushion cover before I made a start.
I had been inspired by this blanket here and wanted a similar look/style. The differences are the type and amount of colours and I also did a two round centre in my squares but this is how it is looking at the moment.
Pretty hey? I really love it. It is quick and easy too and doesn't require me to look at any instructions - bonus.
Lastly, I have been a bit of a HAED addict of late and get really stuck into page 1 of Breaking Dawn. It is growing into somewhat of a rotation - a thing that I don't normally do - but I seem to be doing a page at a time and it seems to suit me very well. Other projects have taken a back seat though. Too much to do, to much to do!! Anyway, here's my progress on her:
So that's all from me folks. Hope you have a lovely weekend. I am heading over to my friend Tracy's for a break as it is her birthday and mine coming up next month. See you next week.