Monday, 6 February 2017

Winter Project Link Party - February

February arrived with a gusto, strong winds and severe weather predicted.  Thankfully this didn't materialise and we have been blessed with a couple of spring like days thus far.  Sadly yesterday we woke to drizzle and mist so we hunkered ourselves down in front of the stove.  The perfect Winters day...

There has been some progress on my Winter projects, there was a delay when I needed some more yarn.

 
I finally managed to get into town and purchased this beautiful yarn to add to the mix, evoking beautiful memories of the flora and fauna of the Western Islands of Scotland.  There have also been delays due to a bout of flu and for all your wonderful comments and well wishes I thank you.  It is a comfort to know that so many people care.
 
I have a vision of having several lap blankets/throws in a basket which can be used when the family visit to I am adding a zig zag throw, perfect to cover the little ones when they nap.
 

 
It is such an easy pattern and crochets up so quickly.  I have used a the yarn in a random pattern and so far I am liking the results.
 
 
I would also like to do something a little more intricate and have made a start experimenting with Granny squares.  This is a pattern that I love but sadly I don't like the reverse.
 
 
I have also finished some more face cloths, all ready for when we move.
 


 
 
I am joining Jennifer over at thistlebearhome.com for the monthly link party.  Pop over and see what everyone else has been making.
 
See you soon.
 

41 comments:

  1. Such gorgeous makes and I love the colour of your new yarn.
    The idea of keeping the throws in a basket is perfect. I may borrow that one, as mine just seem to get thrown over the back of the sofa. I hope you're feeling much better now. X

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  2. Beautiful makes hope your move went OK x

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  3. These are all lovely and I've never seen prettier face cloths ! :)

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  4. I like the zig zag throw and the colours you're using. Having the blankets in a basket is such a good idea, it'll be good to have them there at hand for when it gets a little chilly.

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  5. I love the idea of having a basket full of blankets....keeping them tidy but handy for when needed. I may take that idea if you don't mind but fill mine with quilts.
    I hope you are on the mend now-x-

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  6. beautiful cheerful colors in your blankets! Great for the month of February!

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  7. I glad to hear your feeling better and are able to get out again. Your crocheting is so pretty and you are so proficient. Enjoy the warm stove, doing your afghans and continue resting

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  8. So glad you are feeling better, being ill is not fun at all. Lovely crocheting my friend.

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  9. Glad you're feeling better, hope it warms up soon for you. Love the colors of the yarns you've chosen. How do you attach the edging to the washcloths?

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  10. I am glad you are feeling better. Love your blanket, the colours are very soothing. x

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  11. It sounds so cosy, lots of throws. Glad you're feeling better xx

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  12. What beautiful colours. You can never have too many blankets. 😊

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  13. A stack of homemade blankets in a basket sounds like a lovely, warm and welcoming idea. Your makes are so pretty, especially those washcloths.

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  14. I'm so glad you're feeling better and able to be out and about again. I love the zigzag blanket you're making and the granny square is very pretty too. What a wonderful idea of putting them in a basket. Your face cloths will be so nice in your new home. It's easy to see how excited you are at the thought of beginning this new part of your life. Blessings, Betsy

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  15. You accomplish so much all the time! I don't know how you do it especially when you are packing to move house. Lovely makes as always. Hope you are feeling better now and still taking good care of yourself.

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  16. All your projects are beautiful and you have achieved so much despite being unwell. Good to hear you are feeling much better now. Keep warm and cosy away from this latest blast of wintery weather.

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  17. I'm so glad you're over that flu but it seems like it didn't slow down your crocheting, which is good. I'm so excited to see what kinds of houses you will be looking at on the island.. I do hope you take photos to share with us. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  18. Well I don't think you can ever have enough cozy blankets! I'm sure your family will love to have these cozy throws across them when they visit. Love the work you are doing there. The zigzag pattern is very popular, but it always looks great! I really like the colours you are using. Have a great week!
    Wendy

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  19. You sure look like you been busy.
    Coffee is on

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  20. Oh those trims on the facecloths and towels dress them up so nicely. I should get busy. This move is proving to be like setting up housekeeping for the first time...a lot of fun (and hard work). Glad that you're back to good health.

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  21. your new yarn is just my fav color. But I like a few others as well. Your new washcloths and towel edgings are nice. I admire all the throws you're making. I'm glad you are feeling better. I was at work for half day then came home, legs so cold. Slept an hour. Excited for your move that's coming up. Yes, do share photos of the area when you get there. Take care my friend!

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  22. I really like handmade items
    So precious
    A big hug

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  23. I really like handmade items
    So precious
    A big hug

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  24. Very beautiful ! my mother in law used to crochet beautiful blankets for us ! I still have them !

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  25. You always manage to have time to do preety things !!!
    Hug
    Anna

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  26. Your winter projects are so pretty. Love the colours and patterns of the projects.

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  27. So beautiful! Love the colors :-) Enjoy your afternoon!

    Blessings,
    Jill

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  28. All of the projects are so beautiful..

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  29. I do hope you are feeling better now. Oh your new yarn is so pretty. I love to see all the wonderful things you create. Stay warm.

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  30. These are so pretty! Such lovely colors! You have been making good use of these dreary winter days. Glad you are feeling better. <3 Hugs xo Karen

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  31. Your handiwork is so lovely, you are very gifted indeed. Woo xx

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  32. I'm glad you're feeling better and I hope you're all back to normal soon. Your work is really beautiful and I love the idea of keeping a basket of blankets handy for anyone to use. Your flower square reminds me very much of columbine, a common flower in the western US. Thanks for joining in with my party. :)

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  33. Oh, lovely! I am taking a crochet class (one time) to learn how to put an edge on a baby blanket I knitted. It was going to be a full-sized afghan, but I got tired, haha! I crocheted when I was a child, I hope it comes back to me. It sure seems to go faster than knitting! What great gifts you can make with a little edging. I do love those washcloths.
    Glad to hear you are feeling better. xo Deborah
    love that lavender yarn -- such a pretty color!

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  34. I love your crochet work! The towels with the edging -- so pretty! That is a pretty color you just picked out for the throw. I would love to crochet again, but just too much else going on. I think it is in my future, though! ;) Enjoy those springlike days when you get them!
    xo
    Lynn

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  35. They are all lovely! I appreciate and admire your talent.

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  36. You certainly do some beautiful work! Happy V-Day to you as well!

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  37. That is definitely perfect winter weather for me too. It looks like you made wonderful use of the time indoors!! : ) I hope you're all feeling better. xoxo

    ~ Wendy
    http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  38. Your crochet work is stunning! I love the colors you choose!

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  39. Sounds like some great times to stay home and crochet! We're covered up with snow right now. Oh, you do such lovely crochet work. Love your multi colored zig zag piece. I love to crochet too and flip back and forth from embroidery and crochet. I've been crocheting some teeny little things for my mini house. Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  40. I do like the crochet work around the towels. There is a free class on beginning crochet at my local library and I am gonna take a stab at it.

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  41. Such beautiful work! I am working on crochet and new to knitting. Hope to someday make a blanket like yours. Happy Valentine's Day.

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