Wednesday, January 20, 2016

A crochety post

So I started this blanket in December and it hasn't taken me long to finish at all. The design is the Sunny Stripes blanket from Attic24 and I used the same colourway and patterning that Lucy has used - only because I just couldn't be bothered to think about it and wanted something easy to do. So here it is in its finished state. I finally did the edging today and am pretty pleased with how it came out. 

Ta -Daaaa! It's very long!


And bright....


The edging worked perfectly...


Lovely folded too!



And on a whim, I decided to buy some more wool as Stylecraft have introduced some new colours including the lovely Duck Egg blue shade. I was inspired by Annie's Place by some of her pretty blankets in pastel shades. 


Sorry the pictures are a little blurry - probably because I have enlarged them but hopefully you can see the shades. I have included the new mustard shade to pop every now and then and the Boysenberry one which is the dark purply pink shade. 

I wanted to shout a huge THANK YOU to my dear blogger friend Vonna for sending me a lovely big piece of Weaver's Cloth to do some punchneedle on. It is very difficult to find this fabric over here in the UK and the last punchneedle I did was a little kit that came with the fabric inside. What with the new release of Punchneedle and Primitive Stitcher magazine which my lovely friend Sue over at Peakside Needleworks has managed to get in her online shop, I have been seriously drooling over all the lovely designs I want to punch. Now I can! Thanks Vonna so much. You are so very kind. Now, where is my punchneedle??
All the best to you all. Hope you are having a peaceful January. I have been hit with a little ill health but am okay. 
Stay warm. 




25 comments:

Vickie said...

What a fantastic blanket!

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

Your blanket is so bright and cheerful and pretty, Hazel! It does look really pretty with the edges on the fold. Have fun doing your punch needle - that Vonna is a sweetie! I hope you feel better soon and that it's nothing too serious.

Cole said...

I LOVE THAT BLANKET!!! Oops, sorry, it made me a little excited! I was looking at my granny stripe just last night thinking I needed to do another one :)

Well done Hazel!

Annie said...

What a wonderful blanket; well done! Lucy's blankets are gorgeous, and if I easily could get hold of Stylecraft (live in Sweden...) I'd crochet at least one of them too:)

Cindy's Stitching said...

Love the rainbow blanket

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

A colourful and cosy looking blanket. I like the other shades of wool you have chosen as well.

valerie said...

Gorgeous Blanket! I keep drooling over that pattern on the Attic24 website but told myself I cannot buy the yarn and attempt it (not very good at crochet) untill I clean out my stash and organize my apartment. I had better get started on that project! =D Love the colors of your new yarn.

Tina said...

The blanket is gorgeous,so quick too,looking forward to seeing your punch needle xx

Megan Joelle said...

It's beautiful! Love the colours!

Megan Joelle said...

It's beautiful! Love the colours!

Margaret said...

The blanket is gorgeous! I keep wanting to try crochet just so I can make one of Attic24's blankets. So so pretty! Have fun with the punch needle. So nice of Vonna!

Blu said...

It looks so soft and warm!

Caitlin @ Naughts Cross Stitches said...

Such an awesome blanket. I'm so slow with mine it keeps getting put away and forgotton. I love those pastels you've picked out as well.

butterfly said...


Beautiful blanket I am still working on mine .

Sherry said...

Beautiful colors! Are you going to make one in pastels also? I love the edging.

Christine said...

That is gorgeous!

Sally said...

I simply love your blanket! It is beautiful.

I placed my first order with Sue just before the New Year. Very pleased with her service. :)

VeggieMummy said...

Gorgeous blanket and weren't you quick - I'm still on a ripple blanket that I started last June! Love your new yarn. xx

Julie said...

Get well wishes, good job you finished the blankie so you can snuggle down under it and get better quickly - its lovely.
Nice new wool for the next one!

Carolyn said...

What a beautiful blanket. You did a wonderful job. Those colors are popping!
I can't wait to see your punch needle project.

Andrea said...

A great blanket, so bright and cheerful, perfect for these cold winter days.

Brigitte said...

Such a great blanket, all these bright colors are perfect for this time of the year. And I'm looking forward to seeing your start on the new blanket.

Mylene said...

wow! That is huge and looks gorgeous!!
Great job!
Happy weekend!

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

That is a cheerful blanket...makes me want to pull out my crochet hook :)
Can't wait to see your punching!

Flowermouse Design ❀ Lone said...

I LOVE IT!!! What a joy to see photos of such a happy blanket!! Well done!! It must be good for the health to just lie under it :-)