Saturday, 24 December 2011

Christmas Eve Blanket

At last, my Christmas present to myself is finished. I really enjoyed making this vintage floral blanket - it also happens to be the thickest, warmest of my blankets so has kept me very warm this afternoon while I finished off the border with a glass of Baileys on ice to hand and ET on the tv.

Happy Christmas to everyone, and a very prosperous, successful 2012!
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Friday, 2 December 2011

A Square Tower

When I'm crocheting, there's nothing more satisfying than an ever growing stack of granny squares.  For one thing you have instant gratification as each square is completed, and the higher the stack grows, the closer you are to finishing the project.

Judging by this tower, my new vintage floral blanket is coming on really well.

I love the way the black yarn really makes the flowers stand out.  The discs themselves are really colourful, but once the black border goes on, they become something else!