Monday, 30 November 2015

Hello December! Two granny square blankets, a chunky wrap and progress on the Fortune's Shawlette

Hello all,


Wow, December is finally here... no snow yet, at least none that stayed! When the weather is turning cold and windy, then it's ideal to spend the dark evenings with some nice crochet at home.

Thanks for your lovely comments on my last makes, it always touches my heart to hear from you. Meanwhile I have started working on some new projects, more about that later.

I hope my American friends enjoyed their holiday season!



My finished granny square blanket for a boy

Here I got some photos for you to show off the finished blanket that I talked about in my last post.




As soon as the above blanket was finished, I got started on another granny square blanket! This one is for the boy's baby sister!



A granny square blanket for a baby girl

I started with 6 colours in warm shades, ranging from yellow to lilac. The yarn is Stylecraft Special DK, as before with the other blanket. Each ball of yarn is 100 g.






I kept working away, my goal was to crochet 6x squares every day.  Soon I had about 11 squares for each colour.


I decided to mix things up a bit, making squares with 4 different colours in each!


First, I went through all the different permutations which resulted in 25 mini squares!



Playing with my squares on the floor!
 
 

I began to turn those mini squares into full size ones!



This was what it looked like yesterday!!!


Today I have started my assembly, attaching the squares row for row! I will let you know when it is finished, still lots more work to do for now!!!



A chunky crochet wrap or lap blanket

I also made this wrap to keep my shoulders warm, I used 3x 100g  Auraucania Budi with an 8mm crochet hook!!

It was done pretty quickly, I used a simple V-stitch pattern! (15x Vs in a row). The hand dyed yarn colours vary between a deep to a light rose pink, and black to pale grey.

The finished size is 36cm x 104 cm. It's lovely warm!

Here you can see one of the skeins and one already rolled up into a yarn cake!

 




My Fortune's Shawlette

Here is the progress on my not so small Shawlette, I took it with me on the train to Gent last week when I went to visit my daughter there! I draped it over the chair on the train to get a picture!



That's it for now.... more to come in the following days!

If you want to leave me a comment, please do! Have you been making any Christmas gifts for your loved ones? Do tell..... ;)

22 comments:

  1. Both blankets are beautiful, I have been making blankets in preparation for two new arrivals. Love the yarn used for the shawlette, such a stunning colour, perfect for the season.

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    1. Thanks, Lorraine! I like your new blankets as well! xx

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  2. You're a fast worker, Ingrid, and both blankets are lovely.
    Happy December.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Hi Amelia, Thanks for stopping by! :) xx

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  3. Hi Ingrid, thank you for your visit to my blog. Both the blankets are very pretty. You have matched the colours beautifully. You can crochet very fast. Your shoulder wrap and shawlette are lovely too!

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    1. Hello Nancy! Yes, I enjoy playing with colours when it comes to crochet!!! xx

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  4. Wow, you have been busy making those squares!
    Wish you a lovely December. Regarding my patterns, they will also be translated to English after Christmas.

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    1. Hi Monica! Thanks! Whenever I see your Nordic patterns it makes me want to do some fairisle knitting. Enjoy your pre-Christmas time with your family!!! xx

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  5. Love your granny square blankets, they look so comfy and cozy. Your wtap looks nice also, great for gift giving!

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    1. Hello Hetty! The blankets will be gifts, but I'm keeping the wrap, hehehe! ; ) Hope you are keeping well! xx

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  6. Wow you have been so busy! You certainly are a fast worker!! xx

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    1. Cheers, Amy! :) It's just a question of perseverance I guess.. xx

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  7. Hi Ingrid, you amaze me in how much you get done. I love everything you have made. Have a great week.
    Meredith

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    1. Thank you, Mere!!! Hope you have a good one, too! xx

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  8. Hi Ingrid,
    The year is just flying by - December already! I hope it is a peaceful and loving season for you. It is nice to have the contrasting styles of baby blankets for a boy and a girl. I love how you post photographs of your 'playtime'. It is so much fun to rearrange things and dream of possibilities. Often that is the hold-up for me - I get paralysed by indecision because there are so many beautiful choices. In the end, if you have a good palette, just about anything will work, don't you think? The beauty of blogging is that you can keep the photos for future reference and I, as a reader, also appreciate the inspiration. Thanks for sharing every beautiful thing you make. xx

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    1. Thank you so much Jodie! You hit the nail on the head!!! All the best for 2016!

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  9. Deine Farbwahl für die Mädchen-Decke sagt mir am meisten zu. Wirklich kuschelig schön! Ich selbst habe schon ca. 60 Grannies fertig für eine etwas größeren Decke (Deadline ist Juni - habe also noch etwas Zeit) in Meeresfarben. Ich wünsche dir ein schönes Weihnachtsfest und einen gelungenen Start in dar Jahr 2016!

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    1. Danke, das wuensche ich Dir such von ganzem Herzen!

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  10. Your granny blankets look wonderful! I think I might start one with small patched in 2016 too! Already dreading the sewing together though :P

    Take care
    Anne
    Crochet Between Worlds

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    1. Hi Anne! Wishing you a wonderful 2016! I know what you mean, but: You can do it!!!! ;)

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  11. Hi Ingrid! The blankets are so beautiful!! I would like to have one like that!

    Wishing you a Happy New Year!!

    Sandra

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    1. Thank you, dear Sandra! All the best wishes for a good 2016!!!!

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