Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Yarn Along

With the exciting news of two more babies extending our family, the crochet hook has been in overdrive. 

 
Granny squares using some beautiful squidgy baby yarn is a must.
 
 
I was so good and sewed the ends in as I went along, not like me.  It is so much easier to do that and saved such a lot of time at the end when I was crocheting the squares together.
 
 
64 granny squares crocheted together with a shell border, making it a feast for the eyes and the perfect throw for a cot.
 

 
I am pleased with the overall finish of the blanket and because it is larger than a normal size baby blanket it will last for a lot longer and can be used as a throw on a toddler bed too.  The colours are quite muted so will integrate well with any additional colours that are used.
 
 
I am reading The Woman in the Fifth by Douglas Kennedy, not my usual style of book but it caught my eye on a car boot sale.  It is  a Tesco book club  book and comes highly recommended, I am reserving judgement until I read a little more.
 
 
I am once again joining Ginny over at Small Things, why not pop over and see what others are creating and reading.
 
See you soon.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

38 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous blanket - I love the colour scheme. Every time I see a lovely granny square blanket like that, I tell myself I must, must leam to crochet! Two new babies - congratulations, that is so exciting.

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  2. Congratulation on having two new babies joining your family, that is wonderful news.
    Your blanket is just beautiful. My Mama and my Grandmother both crocheted and I have a blanket similar to yours, it's one of my family 'treasurers'.

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  3. Your blanket is beautiful! I love the colors. These babies, and all of your grandchildren, are so lucky to have you for a grandma.

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  4. LOVE this blanket and the colors and I'm thrilled you have some babies in your future :) Good times!!

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  5. Yay for granny squares. Those are so pretty. What a great blanket!

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  6. Looks wonderful. Love the colours I am really fond of the combination I am also making a blanket using similar colours for my grandson making .Whoopee more grandchildren . congrats to you all

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  7. It's a perfect baby blanket! I love the colours and you're right. it will go with everything!

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  8. Its a very beautiful baby blanket and I like how you sew the squares together. Love the colour too!

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  9. This is lovely, great colours for a yet-to-be-met little person.

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  10. Oooooooh it's just beautiful, i love the unexpected colors. what a wonderful treasure for some lucky baby!!!!

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  11. Great baby/throw blanket. I love yellow and gray combos and knit a couple of baby gifts myself in those colors. Well done!

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  12. Gorgeous blanket - I love the colours.
    Caz xx

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  13. Oh - that blanket is wonderful. I love yellow and gray together. What a lot of love went into that. :^)

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  14. Fantastic blanket. There's a baby due in my extended family - I'm feeling inspired ...

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  15. Beautiful blanket, exciting times, love the neutral colour scheme xx

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  16. Love the colours in the blanket. It must be so much fun for you to have new babies to crochet for.

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  17. Hello Lorraine, well it didn't take you very long to make a blanket already!!! Wow, I'm impressed. Well done! It looks great! So what comes next?
    Ingrid xx
    Myfunkycrochet.blogspot.be

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  18. Babies will make you get to knitting or crocheting. I know they have that effect on me.
    I love your blanket, the colors are perfect. A lucky baby will receive it!!

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  19. Fantastic fast crocheting and the blanket is just gorgeous!

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  20. What a beautiful, eye catching blanket! I can spin, knit, weave, embroider and sew, but can I crochet? No! I've even done a class to try and get the hang of it, but still can't get beyond the basic chain, it just feels so confusing to me. Love your colour palette too :)

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  21. You amaze me at every turn. I could never coordinate my fingers, hands and brain to ever learn something like that. Not sure how my eldest daughter got such a good hang of it either. Well done, love those colors together, Lorraine!!!!

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  22. Oh wow, I do love your baby blanket! What a family heirloom treasure you've made! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  23. Oh, I just read back a couple posts and saw the good news about two new babies joining your family! How wonderful! I had to laugh about your crochet hook being in overdrive!
    Love your pretty afghan.

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  24. aahhh your blanket is beautiful I love the colours it looks so sweet and soft. I wish I knew how to crochet the square together instead of sewing them. dee x

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  25. Lovely blanket !!!!!!!!!!!
    Have 3 or 4 books from D.K.
    Have a shiny day !
    Anna

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  26. Gorgeous blanket which will keep its owner lovely and cosy.

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  27. Always great when there is a valid excuse to knit, sew or crochet!

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  28. What a beautiful blanket! I am sure that it will be used and loved for many years! xx

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  29. You are so excited and I love it. How wonderful. I so wish I could crochet...just isn't my thing. I enjoyed your last post too.The enamel bowl is wowie! I am impressed that your are starting on your Christmas gifts. A Peter Pan party? How fun is that!

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  30. You are so excited and I love it. How wonderful. I so wish I could crochet...just isn't my thing. I enjoyed your last post too.The enamel bowl is wowie! I am impressed that your are starting on your Christmas gifts. A Peter Pan party? How fun is that!

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  31. Lovely blanket!! Let us know what you think of the book.

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  32. Your blanket is so pretty! I'm sure the parents of the new babies will be thrilled. I need to knit a few things for baby boys that are coming...most likely hats. Two families at church are expecting baby boys in winter time. Think that's what I'll do with some baby yarn I already have! Enjoy your book! I've recently been reading and have more to read and oh so much to do....sigh! But enjoying it and the day! Have a good weekend!

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  33. I absolutely love the yellow and grey color combination!! I believe yellow is very "in" right now. : ) xoxo

    ~ Wendy

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  34. Love the blanket...it's gorgeous and will be well used and loved by its new owner.
    Marianne x

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  35. So lovely! I wanna learn again how to do crocheting.

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