Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Yarn Along

I have a couple of little projects on the hook, stowed away in preparation for Christmas and birthday gifts.  The basket is starting to bulge in the craft room so an alternative storage place needs to be found.  Gone are the days when I have to keep everything hidden from prying eyes.

 
In particular this week I have been working on another baby blanket.  I am quite pleased with the end result and love the vibrancy of the yellow mixed in with a more pastel shade and white..
 
 
The border is quite enchanting with bobbles.
 

 
I have stitched on a wooden handmade button in the same shade of yellow which gives it quite a professional look.
 
 
Using a scrap of the pastel lemon yarn I also made a duck wrist rattle, filled with love.
 

 
Matching up beautifully with the ripple blanket from last week, not forgetting the penguin.
 
 
 
I am reading a true story The Step Child by Donna Ford, another savagely honest memoir of a child's abuse at the hands of her stepmother.  Heart rendering...
 
 
 
I am once again joining Ginny over at Small Things for the weekly yarn along.
 
See you soon.
 
 
 
 
 
 

29 comments:

  1. oh what perfect gifts they will make. I need to get a start on my Christmas knitting projects, but need to finish off these gnomes first!!

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  2. Now that's a basket of goodness x

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  3. Another beautiful blanket and I love the little duck.

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  4. Beautiful blankets and toys! I love the yellow, white and gray combo.

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  5. Pretty blankets and the duck toy is very sweet. :-)

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  6. Love the design on the edge of the blanket. Both baby blankets are very pretty.

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  7. Both of your baby blankets are wonderful. I've always been especially attracted to gray and yellow together. So pretty.

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  8. Your yellow baby blanket is beautiful, such gorgeous projects :)
    x

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  9. Wow, two very beautiful blankets and sweet little matching toys. You really are very talented and fast! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  10. You are really flying along with all those beautiful crochet blankets! I love the bobbles and that wee duck rattle for baby's wrist is just darling!

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  11. The blankets are great and I adore the rattles to go with them!!

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  12. Love the yellow duck and blanket

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  13. I just found your blog and I love the things you are doing. The blankets look wonderful and I especially like the baby wrist rattle. Viola

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  14. I love the wrist rattle, that's so clever x

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  15. What a lovely handmade gift. How cute is the rattle. Oh I just love anything yellow so bright and happy.

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  16. would you like to read my short story?

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  17. I love the soft pastel colours, they go so well together. The duckling rattle is adorable. What gorgeous gifts!

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  18. Aww, that wrist rattle is so cute!

    And I love the yellow baby blanket - beautiful!

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  19. you have a way with color! love the yellow and the coordinating duck :)

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  20. Aw that duck rattle is so cute! Love your yellow blanket too

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  21. Lorraine, you are SO talented!

    You ever consider selling those adorable wrist rattles on Etsy?

    They're sooooo cute!

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  22. You are so, so, so talented, my friend! I just love the yellow blanket - it's very pretty and cheerful. Hugs to you!

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  23. You are clever - these are lovely. x

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  24. You have made some beautiful things.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  25. I've said it before but your work is absolutely beautiful. I love the colors you put together!

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  26. That blanket is lovely - I wonder if you could turn that duck rattle pattern into children's slippers ?

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  27. Your latest yellow blanket and ducky are lovely and I imagine they will be treasured as well. I especially like the colors and arrangement of shades...cheery and elegant, to me.

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