Saturday, 9 February 2019

Crochet Blankets

Drum roll please...

Bertie's blanket is finished.  It has taken awhile to crochet but it is filled with love and all ready for when he visits in April.



Two rows of dc
One row of tr
Two rows of dc   forms the pattern throughout.


A border added to give added interest and neaten it all off.



Rolled and tied off with a ribbon and a wooden handmade button added.



Now a start has been made on Honey's, a few rows each evening will soon make it grow.  I am hoping to have it ready before she visits.  I would like them to have their gift together.



I have sorted out the yarn that I want to use, it may need a little more pink adding to the mix.  Time will tell.


We had planned to go for a drive this morning but unfortunately the boiler has sprung a leak so we have no heat or hot water.  We have lit the stove so at least one room is warm.  We are now waiting for the plumber.  We are hoping it can be repaired but feel we may have to invest in a new one.

From the kitchen this week, basil oil and mixed herb oil. 



Chicken casserole is on the menu for this evening with some green beans and broccoli.  Yummy!  I plan to do a roast pork dinner with stuffing and all the trimmings for tomorrow.  Do you still have a Sunday roast?  It seems quite an old fashioned thing these days...

As always I thank you for your visit and your comments.

See you soon.

34 comments:

  1. That blanket looks cosy and inviting. Bertie is very lucky!

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  2. I love a good roast but don’t often cook them. Sausages for us tomorrow and the roast beef leftovers from a while back for tea tonight.

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  3. Beautiful blanket, lucky Bertie. Somehow I think Honey is going to be thrilled with hers, too. Beautiful colours.

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  4. I love to see a snuggly blanket on a bed... better still a gorgeous one like that. Wrapped in love springs to mind.

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  5. Wow! This is truly a labour of love product. Bertie will be thrilled!

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  6. Your blankets will be lovely gifts. It inspires me to at least think about finishing a crocheted scarf I am making. I don't really do a roast on Sunday's anymore, but on occasion I might think to do one or maybe just something a little special.

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  7. Beautiful. Bertie will be chomping at the bit to come and ser you! Hope you get the boiler fixed quickly. We don't tend to have a roast very often these days.

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  8. Lovely works of love!!!

    A Sunday Roast sounds like a wonderful idea. They knew what they were doing, back-when this was always done. :-) Everyone can look forward to a special Sunday meal. And there will be left overs for less work involved meals, later in the week.

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    Trying to see which 'heart' symbols, actually show up, in comments.

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  9. The blanket looks snuggly and cosy and I love your choice of colours. Lucky Bertie. I hope you get your boiler sorted quickly. X

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  10. What gorgeous blankets, I bet they'll be so pleased with them. I love the colours you've chosen for Honey's one. I really like Cherie's description 'wrapped in love'.

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  11. Beautiful blankets.
    I love a Sunday Roast, but when we are busy at the car boots I don't often feel like doing it so do one in the week. x

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  12. lovely blankets, I went stash diving this morning to pick the colours for a new one. I often make a roast dinner,it is an easy meal. Oven on, bung it in, make gravy while the Yorkies bake, any day of the week can be roast day here.

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  13. Oh my! I hope that you don't have to put out a lot of money for a new boiler. And it's no fun not having heat or hot water in cold weather.

    The blanket is wonderful. Bertie is going to love it and he will think of you when he is warm and cozy beneath it. Honey's will be fabulous as well. I like the touches of pink.

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  14. We have a roast nearly every Sunday.As someone has already said ,it is an easy meal, and there is some left for Monday to have cold or stir fry.Plus my OH makes the best roast potatoes and Yorkshire puds and yes he cooks the roast!!!Lucky me.

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  15. The blanket is so cozy and I love the colours. I hope your boiler is sorted soon. That is not fun. I don't very often do what I call a full roast with yorkshires but we do have a simple roast on Sundays usually.

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  16. No doubt both Bertie and Honey will love their cozy blankets!
    I was wondering if the herb infused oils can be used just like regular oils ( for browning in the frying pan )? I'll check back here to see your response.

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  17. Sorry about your water heater, I hope the plumber can fix it. Your weekend sounds lovely, nonetheless. I love the idea of a Sunday roast.. always have but we just have them whenever we get the notion. Enjoy!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  18. What a beautiful blanket and lovely colour combinations. I can't wait to see Honey's. We do our Sunday dinner on Friday evening when Dad comes to tea. Roasties, yorkies and all the trimmings and always pudding and custard. Best, Jane x

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  19. Such a beautiful blanket! I know what work went into that! I hope you do not have to invest in a new water heater. Ours went out a few months ago and what a shock at what a new one costs these days! Your Sunday dinner sounds wonderful..........roast or roasted chicken is still an every Sunday occurance for us!

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  20. Your blanket if beautiful and looks cosy and warm. I just found your blog and am you newest follower.
    Greetings Thelma..

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  21. Bertie is going to love his nice blanket and I'm sure Honey will love the colors of her's. So sorry to hear about the boiler. Hopefully it is a quick fix and not expensive. I love doing a Sunday roast. I bet your's will be delicious. ♥

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  22. Bertie is lucky ! Your or his blanket is beautiful !!!!
    Wait to see Honey's blanket !
    Have a tasty Sunday ;)
    Anna

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  23. Your blanket looks beautiful a bit similar (other colours) as the one I got from a friend for Christmas ! That's annoying not to have heating and hot water !
    We would have an open fire, but no wood anymore too heavy to carry for us from the basement to the living room.

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  24. My feelings of delight at your beautiful blanket colour choices we soon swayed by the bad news that you are without hot water or heating! My neck of the woods isn't half as cold as yours and I got cross the other day because gusty weather blew out our hot water pilot light which meant I had to get down on my hands and knees to try and light it again with a temperamental ignition switch. Right on dinner time it was too but had to do it before it got dark outside.
    Your predicament certainly puts my 'inconvenience' into perspective. I hope the weather allows you to get out and fix your heating woes. Shame I couldn't bag up the heatwave we had and send it on to you to open up in your living room and spread its warmth!
    Do you think you might need to unroll that finished blanket and use it yourself? It is a beautiful blanket. I just love the colours and your beautiful finishing. I do like a decent border on a blanket.

    Good luck!

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  25. I hope all is fixed by now, not fun at all. But the blanket is wonderful, Bertie is going to love it.

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  26. The blanket is wonderful, lucky Bertie. I hope your boiler is mended soon:)

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  27. his blanket is beautiful! I love how you rolled it up with a ribbon :)

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  28. Bertie and Honey are sure to love their blankets. Bertie's is just lovely, and Honey's will be equally so. Too bad about the boiler - being without heat is no fun.

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  29. Bertie's blanket is beautiful. It looks so warm and cuddly. I know Honey's will be pretty too. I would love to be able to crochet anything!

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  30. What a labor of love. I'm sure Bertie will be thrilled. I love pork roast and dressing. Wish I had some right now.

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  31. I've had the most wonderful time catching up on your blog posts this evening. Thank you for always having something delightful to share.

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  32. i love your chosen colours! so pretty.
    and basil oil is always delicious.

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  33. You must be looking forward to that family visit in April. A great choice for the yarn re. the two blankets. I hope you can get the boiler fixed and advice from your plumber about whether to get a new one. In the meantime, keep warm. At least you have the stove and warming meals will be good for you both. Wishing you a good week.

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  34. Gorgeous blankets and an easy pattern too. I am sure they will be received with delight.

    I must make up some herb oils again - quilt making has taken over my life so far this year and kitchen projects have fallen by the wayside a bit.

    Keep warm.

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