Sunday, January 29, 2012

Another Blanket

I enjoyed my baby blanket so much, that I have decided to start on another blanket.
I still have some Stylecraft Special DK left from my Granny Stripe blanket and decided to use that up on a Granny Square Blanket.

I have always steered away from the Granny Square. I don't really like the bags or scarves made out of them.They always seem to be trying to fit a square peg into a round hole! (pardon the pun) However, lately I have seen some lovely blankets and thought I would give it a try.

It does seem a little crazy to be working on a blanket in the middle of the Australian summer, but we have had a very mild one with lots of rain so far.

I had a good look through this book to find some ideas about fancy squares, but decided to go with a basic Granny Square simply because I want an easy pattern that I don't have to think about.

I'm really glad that I found this great pack of Stylecraft Special DK. It really is great for projects and the colour selection is wonderful. Really bright and cheerful. I bought it from here.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Baby Boy's Blanket

As you probably know, we do a lot of pink here. Sometimes purple, but mostly pink. I know that this may change on the future as my girls grow bigger, but at the moment, it's pink most of the time.
However, there is a new cousin arriving soon and this one may like blue better. So after a short enjoyable trip away from pink, here is the finished blanket.

I really enjoyed working with the Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, but it was a little splitty sometimes. I don't know if that was due to the way I crochet or just this yarn.

I'm really happy with the simple stripes and the final blue border finishes it nicely.

It is rows of triple with a single border. Lovely.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Beginning of 2012

I have had a little break from my blog while I was busy up to Christmas and enjoying a quiet holiday after.

I didn't really get the things done that I wanted to for the Christmas challenge, but I did do other things.

I made a gingerbread house with a group of mums from the girls school. I was happy to be invited along to join in to their group.

I also knitted a pillow for christmas from the Debbie Bliss magazine. It is lovely but not photographed yet.

I am working on a cross stitch with Christmas words on it. I'm about half way through it now. It has been a while since I have done a cross stitch and I really enjoy following along with the pattern and having a project to work on in front of the TV.

We went to the Carols in the domain with a few families. The girls loved the fireworks the most.

Lastly I am crocheting a blanket for my new nephew who is arriving some time next month.

I chose two colours of the Debbie Bliss baby cashmerino and it is lovely.

I am looking forward to this year, I have enrolled in a uni course so I can teach here in NSW. Hopefully I can complete the papers this year and be teaching next year. My three year NZ degree is not enough to meet the four year requirement.

Happy New Year to all of you.