03 November 2012

On the Craft Front

It's a lazy, sunny Saturday afternoon here.  Girl 1 is out working, Girl 2 has headphones on listening to her music, hubby is tackling a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle of a town in Europe and I've been doing a little bit of crochet in the front garden.

Thought it was time we had an update on the craft front.  Mixed stitch stripey blanket coming along swimmingly.  Next stitch up is a repeat of the Chevron Stripe (the zig-zaggy one) which I'm going to do in mustard and deep teal.

One photo just doesn't seem enough, does it?!  Here's a couple more.  I'm thinking I'm about a quarter of the way through this blanket now.

And on the hexagon-front?  Another one finished, so now only 17 to go, and I've chosen the fabric for the next one and it's all cut out ready for the papery bit, so onwards and upwards.  Roses from the garden.  They're bloomin' gorgeous at the moment.

Wishing you a happy weekend.


  1. Hexagon, hexagon - just in case you needed reminding xx

  2. Tour blanket would look great on my sofa! Well done its beautiful! :)

  3. You clearly don't need the cattleprod Trudy, well done, I can see that quilt is going to be finished very soon - can't wait to see it!
    And well done on the stripey blanket, coming along nicely, beautiful colours, and the catherine wheel stitch wasn't as bad as you thought was it?
    I am a bit jealous of you crocheting in the garden! Winter seems to have set in here - no blooming gorgeous roses for us, just blooming cold!
    Angie x

  4. Blanket looks fantastic! Love all the different stitches, I'm stuck with one stitch at the moment, must widen my scope!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  5. Hi Trudy - I love the colours in your blanket and the mix of stitches too. We still have a couple of roses struggling to survive while our temperatures head towards zero. Have a lovely warm day. Lily. xxx

  6. Your blanket is lovely. I really like the mix of colours and patterns. Well done for keeping going through all October.

  7. Blanket is looking good!! I must get mine back out and catch up!!
    Karen xx

  8. My goal is to someday be able to crochet a beautiful blanket just like yours! I'm afraid that day is way in the future. I love your color choices and the patterns. Love your paper piecing.

  9. My favourite hexagon is the red and white like a cube... which one is yours so far..

    1. Too tricky a question!! I have lots of favourites, don't think I could narrow it down to one : -)

  10. My goodness that blanket is amazing.

  11. I absolutely adore your blanket! I really, really have to try this!!

  12. Oh how wonderful is that blanket! Cant wait to get some of my projects that are on the go finished so i can get into another blanket!

  13. ...That blankie is looking amazing Trudy,,its really clever how you have mixed all those types of stitchs together without getting any puckering.......clever stick x

  14. I'm so loving this blanket. Really beautiful! I'm not brave enough to do any kind of colour work.


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