26 April, 2012

My Creative Space


I need to make this picture big!  So you can see it in a little more detail!  Woohoo!  It's done!

I experimented the other day on joining techniques.  Just ended up doing regular whip stitch from the back.  (& yes it did make a difference if it was done from the front!)  Then I did a (US) DC for one round & then a scallop edge around that.  It needed something with a little interest I thought but nothing to frilly over done either.  So I felt this was enough.  I am so happy to have this done!  I still don't love it.  Still don't love the colours but that's tough.  I used what I had at the time.  That's good to stash bust!  I have put it away now to not look at if for a bit & then I may like it a bit more.  I did learn a lot in the process of the crochet - along though.  Fromt he start of the squares to what I was making last week to fill the blanket up I do feel like I have come along way with my abilities.  So I am pretty excited about what I have learnt.

We are starting another CAL on the 1st May doing more squares, but the new ones will be posted every 2 weeks instead of weekly like this one was.  It will be great!  Want to join in too?  Leave me a message & I will get back to you with where to find it!  If you are familiar with Ravelry then find the group called Afghans & Blankets & you will find a new discussion soon for it!  It will be great!  I have just picked my colours for the next one.  I am stash busting scraps of acrylic from everything else so far so that will be interesting.  I will probably hate it as well but oh well!  It will be fairly random & colourful which I do like too!

If you are visiting from creative spaces today, hi & drop me a line to say hi back!!  So many come by & don't stop for a chat!  It's sad!  If you are wanting to waste a load of time today checking out a lot of creativity then visit there for inspiration!  It's worth it really it is!

13 comments:

Renee said...

Such a beautiful blanket! I love the colour scheme and the edge - well done :D

Gaby said...

wow it's beautiful! looks like so much work but must feel great when it's done!

Cat from Raspberry Rainbow said...

It is gorgeous!

Tweed Delights said...

I love this blanket - just beautiful! I've just started making 'grannies' and am really enjoying it. I was thinking of adding a scalloped edge to my finished work too - you've inspired me to try it! Thanks :)

Bron said...

HI...You have done such a fantastic job.....another???you are a brave lady. xx

Jo's Place said...

Loving your squares, they look amazing ♥

laydilyke said...

Wow, great squares Mandy. Thanks for visiting my blog about my squares. I love making them. They're and easy project to stuff in your bag to take along anywhere to fill some time.

beberouge said...

wow what a wonderul blanket so pretty. Thanks for visiting my little blog always nice to stop for a chat hehe. xx

Anonymous said...

The blanket looks fantastic, and just enough edging to finish it off. well done.

Knitrageous said...

Very nice!

Tania said...

You go girl!

(I'm hearing you on the can't-put-down-the-hook addiction bizzo)...

peli said...

really beautifull!! i love the colours...

Sally said...

The blanket is brilliant! So many gorgeous squares. Really lovely. The scallop edge is just the thing. Perfect. Yep. Put it in the cupboard and then the colours might look fresher next time you see it. Once you use it and get memories tied into it you'll love it more. Pull it out of the cupboard in spring and then take it on some picnics with the boys. Then you'll love it.