Sunday, March 6, 2011

Crochet bits

I've done a fair bit of crochet lately, just haven't got round to blogging about it.  Just a couple of bits to show so far - camera battery has died and the light has gone now.  Never mind, maybe it'll inspire me to take more pics another day and blog a bit more often :-)

So, first up is a baby blanket I did for somebody at work - they knew it was going to be a boy so I chose blues but tried to lighten it up with yellow and green.  It's the same pattern as here, but I didn't join this one as I went (wish I had!) and it's amazing how the dark outer colour changes the look of the whole thing.  I didn't like the look as much when it was sewn together so I did a raised join in light blue - gave it a nice textured finish.









After that, I was fiddling about with some ancient wool (which kept breaking it was so old) and found a ruffle cushion I wanted to have a go at.  Mum spotted it and asked if I'd make her one - next thing I know I had a bag of new wool to play with so I had to abandon mine immediately and play with the new stuff :-)
Here's the end result - same cushion, just different light.  The last pic is probably the nearest to the true colour.




I'm sitting here trying to remember what else I've made but forgotten to photograph - will have a root about this week and see what I can find.

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5 comments:

Lululiz said...

Damn, thats a mighty fine cushion! I WANT ONE!!!! Now, what colour should I chose.....

Sarah - Red Gingham said...

Hello dear Jo!! Wow what wonderful creations. I adore that cushion. It reminds me of the pleated ones you used to get. So clever aren't you? I love the baby blanket and the colours are just perfect. As for you blogging more, we'll see won't we!!

Emily said...

Lovely, Lovely!

You did great!

Keep them posts coming!

Elaine said...

that blanket is gorgeous, i would love some thing like that in rainbow colours.

Croap Queen said...

Thank you ladies!

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