Tuesday, 13 September 2011

One a Day.....................Tuesday's Tally

While I was  blog-hopping a few weeks ago,I came across Carole's blog, Gingerbread Girl, and she was just about to start a group over at Ravelry called One a Day. The idea is to pick a blanket you'd like to crochet or knit ,made up of smaller shapes and just make 'one a day' until you have the size blanket you want,not such a daunting task and you can carry on with other projects too, perfect !!!!!
I was on holiday last week so couldn't take part in the first Tuesday's Tallie so this is my first official post.


I decided to make an African Flower Hexagon Blanket which I saw on Heidi Bears  blog,I bought loads of Sirdar Sublime baby cotton kapok when it was half price so decided to use that rather than buying some new yarn.I don't know how big the blanket will be,I will just keep making hexagons until I run out of yarn. I did one practise one and then started my 'one a day' on the 1st September so I now have 14 hexagons.



 I love been part of this group,there are so many wonderful blankets and throws that people have started for One a day, Carole has a Mr. Linky every Tuesday so you can check out everybody else's project's and their progress.Why not join in,if you've been thinking about starting a large crochet or knitting  project but are put off by how much time it would take up or an unfinished one that you have got bored with,it's a great way to get it finished.
While I was on holiday,I popped into a wool shop called Buttons and Beads in St. Austell and bought some Manos del Uruguay Lace to make the Summer Evening Shawl from Cute and Easy Crochet book,as soon as I start it I will give you a little peek but here is the wool.


I also bought this wool at a bargain price of £1.50 a ball.


I didn't just buy wool, I couldn't resist these cute shoes from Joules which were reduced from £49.50 down to £15.00, I love a bargain !!!!!



Thanks for looking.............til next time.... Happy Crafting.

 xxxxDebxxxx

35 comments:

Carole said...

I love your African flowers, the colours are very, very pretty.

I like your new yarn too and I'm off to have a look at the pattern you are going to for the Manos Lace as I have that book too!

mimisaysmeow said...

Having serious yarn envy, what a great bargain to get Sublime stuff at half off! The african flowers block is gorgeous (I did a practice one!) and your blanket is going to be so pretty!

Lea said...

OMG, I was just at a yarn store yesterday looking at patterns because I want to work on a new blanket through the winter. This is a great challenge! Maybe I need to figure out whether I'm going to knit or crochet and fine a pattern I like soon so I can play along!!!
Oh and I love what you made so far, the colors are so pretty, and those shoes are stinkin' cute!!!

Jill (http:stocktoncrafts.typepad.com) said...

This is going to be such a beautiful blanket - the colours are just superb! Can't wait to see the end result.... :)x

Ira said...

You certainly picked your colours Deb! They're lovely! And you're becoming quite the crochet queen, aren't you, you're very adept! Ira x

Sheery said...

Your hexagons are gorgeous! I love your new yarn, as well. And the shoes are adorable. I wouldn't have passed on them, either. Especially at a bargain price.

Ros said...

Love those sweet shoes!! and your wool looks great ... I know your will make something lovely ....

june lanum said...

your yarn is gorgeous you will have that done before you know it. LOVE those shoes

HillyT said...

Those are lovely, I think your throw will be absolutely swoon-worthy when it is done. I look forward to seeing it progress.

Barbina said...

I love your hexagons, the colors are great. I´m sure your blanket will look wonderful in the end! Oh, and I like your new shoes!:o)
xxxBarbina

shelley said...

I love your African Flower Hexagon's they look stunning. I also think your choice of colours are lovely, so subtle & delicate. Looking forward to seeing how your blanket comes along.

Kepanie said...

You are too cute. Love your eye in shopping and what yarn you buy.

Faith said...

All gorgeous, the colours are lovely, your blanket is going to be stunning! The new yarn looks lovely, I made a cardi out of alpaca once and it was so soft. Like the shoes too, love Joules but bargain Joules is amazing!

Madmum said...

I love the African flower hexagons - very pretty. I have some of that Manos Lace in my stash too but I haven't dared to use it yet.

Lisa said...

you are tempting me so much to take on something new :-)

Hazel said...

I love your little hexagons! they are very beautiful!

I envy all the wool you have, it all looks so pretty!

Those lovely shoes are such a bargain!!

beberouge said...

I love your african flower you've reinspired me to make some of thesexx

lynn said...

your hexagons are darling, deb! love your colors! such cute shoes!

Rainy Day Crafter said...

oh, I just love your african flower hexagons - your colours are sooo pretty. I can't wait to see more of this! :)

Lynnda Hosni said...

Ahhh Deb... your hexagons are darling!!! And I so love your shoes!..now you make me drool... Im a shoe fetish!!!... love it...what a bargain... you did well... hugs....xoxo

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeeeeeeee what you have been making!! I can't wait to see it all done! It will be fun watching your progress on this! I loveeeeeeee those shoes too!! What a bargain! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Linda R. said...

Oh my stars.. I just love Yarn almost as much as paper.. That sounds like a lot of fun.. Just one a day.. I really applaud you my friend.. Your shoes are darling..

Hugs, Linda

Leah said...

I love your african flowers they are gorgeous! The colours are beautiful. I just bought myself some wool today to start an african flower blanket so seeing yours has totally inspired me now! Have a fab week!

Leah said...

I love your african flowers they are gorgeous! The colours are beautiful. I just bought myself some wool today to start an african flower blanket so seeing yours has totally inspired me now! Have a fab week!

Alittlebitsheepish said...

Your hexagons are very pretty and your new yarn looks absolutely gorgeous

Karen Williams said...

I am so jealous- I can knit but I REALLY want to learn to crochet- such pretty colours you have chosen

Juls said...

Hi Deb

I am still playing catch up in blog land at the mo, I have enjoyed having a good look around your blog to vheck out everything I have missed, really Love all your sewing projects!! such inspirational work as always!!

Lovely so see your goodies ... love what you have done with them

Hugs Juls

karisma said...

Oh Wow! That is going to be amazing! And I am just loving all the wool pictures, I think I am drooling! LOL

Suzanne said...

The colors on your project are just my thing! So lovely! Thanks by the way for stopping by my blog :-)

bella bee and me said...

Gorgeously soft colours. It's going to look lovely when it's finished. I love Joules clothing, especially the kids clothing. Very costly though, you were fortunate to catch a sale!
Kier x

S said...

Totally cute shoes - I forgot the entire rest of your post once I laid eyes on them.

Gina said...

I think you've developed a wool addiction Deb, but it does look too good to miss. Great idea to do one a day - you'll soon have another blanket finished. Great shoes too.
Hugs, Gina xx

K @ Aurora Blythe said...

Love your bargains! The shoes are adorable and the wool! Oh my, what an awesome price!

Linda B said...

Can't wait to see this finished. When I was about 20, we added a yarn department to our business. I've always loved it, but never learned to knit or crochet... just sell. I do appreciate your lovely colors and varieties. You are talented in many fields, dear lady!
Love your new shoes!
Hugs!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is such a good idea, ONE A DAY, I could have finish my blanket if I follow this rule : )
Lovely shoes...... love it!