Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Tuesday's Tallies............

First of all I would like to apologise for not posting for a few week's on Gingerbread Girl's, Tuesday's Tallies, things have been so upside down here that I just haven't had time to post. I have been crocheting most days though which has brought me a bit of comfort over one of the most stressful times of my life.
Anyway, first things first I have finished my AF hexagon blanket which I have kept small but is the perfect size for a pushchair blanket for my little niece.


Here's the cheeky little monkey wearing a crocheted wrap cardi I made for her she just wouldn't keep still while I took the photos, I just love this baby girl to bits. You can find the pattern in the book Crochet in No Time by Melody Griffiths.







I've seen so many ripple blankets on differnt blogs and just love them so I have started one of my own using Lucy's pattern, she makes it so easy to follow, I love to pop over to her blog, Attic24, to see what other wonderful projects she's doing.
I decided to use Debbie Bliss cashmerino dk for my blanket, it is so soft and luxurious with some fabulous colours to choose from. I made a conscious decision not to have any pink in this blanket, for some reason I always go for pinks even though it isn't my favourite colour !!!!



I'm doing two rows of each colour and trying to get two rows done every night, I'm loving doing it and will definitely be doing another one in different colours.


As it grows, it is keeping me nice and warm as I crochet it on these cold winter nights, what a bonus.Thanks for taking the time to look, enjoy your day.

xxxxDebxxxx

31 comments:

HillyT said...

I have been so sorry to read of the terrible things that have been going on.
Your blankets and cardigan are beautiful. I love the colours you use, I know what you mean about pink, it seems to sneak in everywhere.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I hope your Brother is doing better! :):):)

I loveeeeeeeeee the blankets and love love love love that little sweater (and the model too!!) Sooooooooooooo beautiful! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Kashi said...

So pretty. All of it. That book is lovely isn't it. Those cardigans I am working on are inspired by the blue denim coat in it. I have had to change some of it to suit the kiddos I am making them for. I have made 6 of them so far. Love the book. I love that cardi on that baby. Really nice job. Talk to you soon.

Lea said...

Your niece is such a cutey! I hope she makes you smile often during this difficult time :). Love how the hexagon blanet turned out and that zig zag throw does look so warm and cozy!!!
Hope your brother and family are doing well!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW Deb! What beautiful projects! Love your choice of colors and what a sweet little model :)

joanne said...

I love your finished blanket, it really is special. Your Niece is gorgeous and a wonderful model for that cardigan.
That ripple looks wonderful, the pastel shades you have picked are lovely and look great together. I imagine it must be so soft and cozy. xx

Stel said...

What is the prettiest, the little blanket, the baby girl, her cradi, the wall behind her!, or the new ripple? All of them Love your colour choices on all, almost chalky as opposed to lots of the sugary colours so popular.

Sue Althouse said...

Glad to see life returning to normal for you. Your niece is completely adorable, just like that cardi! Love the photo of all the Debbie Bliss yarn and the lovely afghan. I've been knitting in earnest these days, and have plans to tackle my first sweater in January.

Faith said...

I do hope your brother is recovering well.

Your little pushchair blanket is beautiful and just perfect for your niece what a little star!

Your ripple looks gorgeous in those lovely colours.

Hope you have a less stressful and more relaxing week.x

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Your hexagon blanket is beautiful! Your "little monkey" is adorable. Love her sweater is pretty. Love your new ripple. The colors are so pretty. Have a great day!

Sherrie
Food for Thought

Carole said...

I work in A and E so know only too well that there are some truly awful people in the world who think nothing of inflicting torment on people. I'm so sorry your family has been on the receiving end of this behaviour but I' delighted to hear he is on the mend.

You hexagon blanket is beautiful and so is the recipient! I adore the colours of your new ripple too.

PS - wow I adore your wallpaper! How cool is that?

Ira said...

I can so see why you adore that sweet little niece of yours Deb, she's a doll! Wow, that cardigan you made her is gorgeous! And so is the blanket, good heavens, it must have taken you ages! Fab job though! Ira x

The Craft Giraffe said...

Ah she's a cutie, the cardi is beautiful. I love the hexagon blanket and the ripple is gorgeous.

Suzanne said...

What a pretty model for your cute little cardian!

Totally in love with the AF blanket. It is gorgeous!

Sarah (Crafts From The Cwtch) said...

Beautiful crafts as always, and I'm glad that your crochet has been a comfort during a difficult time. Sending lots of virtual cwtches and wishing a speedy recovery for your brother xxx

Ros said...

Wow Deb those blankets are amazing!! and I love the cardi on your sweet little niece ... she's adorable! Hope things are getting better for you and your brother

Secret Sheep said...

What a sweet little cardigan on a sweet little girl. The blanket looks lovely already. Such clever use of colours!

Sandra said...

Hope your brother is recovering well!
Love the blanket! It's so beautiful!

Stocki said...

I was hoping you would show us the lovely hexi-blanket finished...it worked out beautifully too. So glad to hear that your Brother is recovering well...it must have been such an awful time for you all... hopefully Christmas will see a few smiles returning in your family. Wonderful ripples Deb...those colours..*swoon* :)x

Kepanie said...

That blanket is so lovely! Your niece is so darn cute in her cardi. Yeah, they never stay still at that age...LOL.
I'm glad you have comfort in crafting while your brother recovers. I hope justice will be served soon.
What interesting wallpaper you have in that room!

karisma said...

The blanket is gorgeous and so is that baby! I love the pictures, they are adorable. The little cardi is so cute too. I just might have a go at making that one too. :-)

Sorry you have been having a rough time. I have been a bit slack with keeping up with reading blogs lately. Sending on some healing vibes right now. Much love and hugs to you and your family xoxoxoxox

beberouge said...

oo oo I love the africn flower blanket you've chosen just the right colours. Gorgeous wrap cardign and little girl very cute photos. I really like your ripple to you must have an eye for colour it's look wonderful.

Joannna Munster said...

Beautiful blankets Deb. Glad you have been able to crochet. I love crocheting too! I have made a few afghans for my family. It is soo relaxing to do! Hope you and your family are on the mend. Hugs to you all. Joanna

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I am glad you find comfort in keeping your fingers busy, lots of beautiful work there, I especially love that ripple blanket.
Cute little girl too!

Lynnda Hosni said...

I hope your brother is getting better!!!love the blanket!!! ..its beautiful...!!hugs..xoxo

serendipity said...

The hexagon blanket is beautiful. I'm sure she'll love it. I used the pattern from the "200 crochet blocks " book for my flower squares, though there are plenty of other ones out there. xx

lynn said...

such a pretty blanket, deb!! your niece is darling in her cardigan:) hope your brother is healing and your life is a bit more peaceful:)

jacirascrap said...

Fotos lindas dessa bela garotinha!!! Elas não param nunca, e isso torna as fotos ainda mais naturais e lindas! Que coberta de hexágonos sensacional!!

Candace said...

AF Blanket looks lovely and I just love the new ripple colours. Debbie Bliss is so easy to work with and so cosy too. Hope to see you soon, it seems like ages since we met!

Linda R. said...

You are so good at that crocheting I get so jealous when I pop in and see how much you have done and how little I have done.. I did crochet a pair of gloves recently.. But my afghan may never get done. That wrap looks adorable on your little monkey!!
Nice work my friend..

Hugs, Linda

Lisa said...

I never got around to learning when I said I would in October. I'm going to have to add it to my new year list :-) I'm in love with everything you've been creating so I need to get on board. you have so much talent.