This blanket was a thank you gift for someone that has helped me enormously this year and each stitch, like the Happy Ripple before was hooked with love and prayer.
It makes my heart sing when I am able to gift something like this and know that it is appreciated.
I received a card in the post just this week from the owner of the Happy Ripple telling me of the enormous comfort the blanket has brought to both her and her family in the midst of heartbreak recently…
So if you are a regular here you will know that I didn’t have much to show you in terms of photo’s of progress last week, but had things in the pipeline as it were. Well, this week has seen the completion of the Happy Ripple which I was really pleased with… and actually had a hard time parting with it, but part with it I did on Thursday, when I gifted it to my friend who had been made redundant. My friend immediately burst in to tears and said that she would cherish it forever and would cuddle under it even when she was 80 years old, to which I replied that she would be the envy of the nursing home!
I also completed my first ever tutorial, the bobble edge tutorial which is a step by step photo heavy, how to. I do not know who to attribute the technique to, I wish I was that clever to have come up with the design myself, I had so much fun hooking it though, that I just had to show you guys how to hook it to! If you have a go, let me know what you think of the tutorial, as I say it’s my first… On my original list I wanted to make a tutorial for broomstick crochet and now I have completed 1 tutorial, I am feeling more confident about the process… so watch out for that in the near future!
I took the alpaca yarn down from my bed post and started my summer scarf… a rare project that I’m making just for me and one that I think will occupy me for the rest of August. The yarn is divine and has little flecks of gold metallic running through it, which gives it a very subtle shimmer
Here is my progress so far
This gorgeous 8 row repeat geometric pattern is working up with an almost Argyle look. The pattern is by the Queen of lace… Anniken Allis.
Well, not much done this week in terms of anything to show you guys, but there has been some work in the background that shall bear fruit very soon.
Instead this week has seen a lot of this
and lots of this
and some messing about on the river with friends…
We spent the day in a gorgeous little place called Hampton Loade, not too far away and splashed the whole sunny day away!
I so nearly completed the Happy ripple… honest I did, just gotta weave those ends in! I cant wait to show you… It’s such a playful blanket and has the most amazing edging on it, that was so much fun to hook. I have learnt a new technique with this edging and am putting a tutorial together for it, because I think I need to share the joy I had hooking it with you all… so watch this space, I will pull it together over the next few days! So for now I will leave you with a picture of my al fresco crochet corner…
and the yummy alpaca yarn that I have for my next project… a summer scarf
So this week has seen the start of the Roses and Posies tea cosy by Nicki Trench. It is the tea cosy that you can see on the front of this book….
So here is my progress this week…
I really enjoyed whipping up these roses and hooked them all over the place this week, mostly in the car, whilst waiting for one or more of my Little Robins (as their social life is so much better than mine!!).
and here it is my second Finished Object
If you knew my friend, then you would know that she is just going to love this tea cosy!!
I have also made a start on my scrappy afghan… I want this to be huge at least big enough for Mr R and I to snuggle under together, so I’m not even going to do the maths and work out how many squares… as that may be rather disheartening to know! But, this is the width and I’m x3 rows in, so I’m a happy Robin. It’s a long term project always in the back ground, but always a joy to hook. It’s a bit like having an old friend that you get excited to see, you know you can always pick up where you left off from, easy and relaxing and just a pleasure to be with, well that’s this blanket!!
The happy ripple is almost done too, no pictures this week, but there will be some next week… About x5 more rows and a border and it will be done ready to gift at the end of this month.
Progress this week has been good… despite a trapped nerve! I have started the ripple afghan, which I am making for a friend at work who has just been made redundant… that bit sucks!
I have chosen happy colours, so that she can snuggle under a rainbow and remember that she will be missed greatly, but also that their is a bright future ahead of her. So with out any further ado here is the proof of my progress!
I have also made a start on the headbands for bowdazzlinga charity for young girls undergoing chemotherapy….
Hello. Thanks for stopping by! I am a Christian Wife and Mum to two children. I am so thankful that God has blessed me with a love for creativity. I have various health problems including SLE (Lupus) and Fibromyaliga which means I am limited to what I can do both physically and from chronic fatigue. My character is such that I always like to be busy so instead of letting the limitaitons of my conditions get me down, I use that time to make things for those I love or to add beauty to our home! I have got so many ideas myself from blogs and pinterest that I wanted to give a little back. I hope you may find some inspiration here... just give it a go!!