Sunday, May 05, 2013

Nasty Nasty fall

Hello everyone. How are you doing? Well, it's been a while and I figured it was time for a quick update. I have lots of time to do one as I am laid up in bed after having yet another nasty fall last night. I have torn the same ligament in my arm again along with multiple bruising on my body in other parts. I am very sore and fed up. 

So I managed to take a few pics of things I  have been making of late. Here's a quick perusal....

I have made my mum a blanket for her birthday. I decided to use Tillie Tulip's design of daisies. It looks wonderful. 
Colours used were:

cream
meadow
khaki
saffron
All from the Stylecraft Special range.





The edging was one I used from the Crochet Borders book. Very simple but I like it. 

I loved making this blanket so much that I decided I would do another one in whites and blues. This green one was 9x6 squares so 54 squares altogether. Just the right size. 

A few weeks ago I won some very pretty Tilda yarn from Annette at My Rose Valley blog. She had made some beautiful little flowers into a garland so I decided to do the same thing and hung them in my bathroom. They are very easy to do and don't take but a few minutes to make one. You can find the link to the pattern here

Not a great pic but you get the idea. 

Next up is a blanket inspired by Mikey's Bumble Berry blanket which you can find the pattern to here
I really liked the simplicity of it and the mixture of colours but the Bernat yarn was hard to find and expensive over here in the UK. I decided since Drops were having  a sale, I would try out their Big Delight in Berry Muffin shade. Now I have taken soem pictures but the light and the colours is hard to capture. There are a lot more colours in this yarn than is shown. Reds, oranges, greens, blues, purples and pinks. It is gorgeous and I am loving making it. The only difference is that I am joining them as I go instead of joining them at the end. Joining this blanket as you go is a bit different than normal as it is in a diamond pattern so you need to give a little more thought about where to place them. Anyway, here are the pics so far. 




I think  the pattern is so simple and quick that this will be finished in no time. Hopefully, we will have better weather and I will be able to take it outside to get a better look at the colours. The yarn is an aran weight and I am using a 5mm hook. I purchased the yarn from here. I love this company and recommend then most highly.

So, that's me for now. I am sorry I have been so quiet. Husband has been away for a month and comes back tomorrow and it has been a case of getting my head down and getting on with it. Tis the only way I can cope. 
Thanks for reading and I will be back soon with more pictures to share. 
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28 comments:

cucki said...

Wow the throw is so beautiful..and the new square start is so pretty too..
Big hugs x

Carol said...

Oh dear, sorry to read about your fall and hope you heal quickly. Love the Daisy blanket and the new one is beautiful too.
Carol xx

Jane Hirst said...

I love the daisy blanket!!!

Luv Jane xx

Margaret said...

Beautiful things you've been working on! Sorry about your fall. Hope you're feeling better soon.

Lesleyanne said...

Gorgeous.

Marlene Jones said...

I am glad you are making squares, take care and heal soon.

Annette-California said...

So sorry to hear you fell. And your arm? Hope you heal quickly. Your blankets are beautiful. Wow. Love the blue muffin color yarn. Hugs to you and so nice that you got to post. love Annette

Annie said...

So sorry to hear about your fall. How bothersome! But at least you've made some beautiful items in the meantime. The daisy blanket is my favorite... so cheery!

Shirlee said...

I'm so sorry to read that you had another nasty fall! I am sending prayers for a speedy recovery! Your crochet projects are always so beautiful!

Catherine said...

Beautiful projects!! So sorry about the fall ~ I hope you heal quickly.

Melissa said...

I'm so sorry to hear you're injured again! Ouch! I hope it heals quickly.

Lovely, lovely blanky things! I especially love the daisy one.

Clare - Aimetu said...

Hope your arm is improving Hazel, beautiful crochet

Kate said...

Sorry to hear of your fall, hope things heal quickly. Lovely crochet work.

Christine said...

Sorry to hear you have hurt yourself, hope you recover soon. Your blankets are just gorgeous

Chris said...

Hi Hazel, sorry you are laid up with your fall, something I dread, poor you. Good job you didn't hurt your hands so you can still crochet.
I love that throw you have made for your mum, it is beautiful and your colour choice is gorgeous. A+ in my book!
Stay calm and keep smiling thro' it all!
Love and Blessings
Chris xxxx

Sally said...

Hope you are on the mend soon Hazel.

Love the blanket.

Vickie said...

Oh Hazel. I suffer from torn ligament pain. It is not good at all. I am praying for you.
You do such lovely work. The Berry Muffin blanket is splendid!

jo Kitchen said...

love the daisy blanket,wish I had the patience to finish a project like this.

Rach G said...

Oh Ouch, hope you are resting as much as you can!!
Beautiful Blankets!!

Carol said...

Oh, that sounds so painful, Hazel--I hope you heal quickly... In the mean time, enjoy your crocheting--your blanket is just gorgeous!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Oh, Hazel! I'm so sorry to hear of your fall. I hope you will be healed in short order. I absolutely love your blankets and it kills me that you say they take no time to make. I can't get one granny square to come out right. Pitiful. Beautiful projects, as always!

Louise said...

nice to see a post from you! I hope you do feel better soon Hazel. I absolutely love the daisy blanket..my mother in law loves daisies..gives me an idea....
you do beautiful work as always :)

Louise xx

Kasey said...

So sorry to hear about your fall! Heal quickly!!

Your crocheting is wonderful!! I'm so jealous of that talent!

Julie said...

Beautiful blanket, such pretty colours.
Hope you are improving and soon will be good as new.

Andrea said...

Hazel! Hope you are feeling a bit better.

Love the daisy blanket, the colours are so pretty together in that design.

Brigitte said...

Wow, this daisy blanket is just stunning. Gorgeous! And I can imagine that it will be just as beautiful in white and blue. And the new one looks also more than promising. Great colour.
I hope you already feel a bit better.

Karoline said...

Hope you're feeling better.

All your projects are lovely, especially your Mum's blanket

Jackie said...

I hope you're not laid up feeling poorly for long after your fall. It does not sound fun.

Love the blanket you made your mom!