Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Tuesdays Tallies........& Some Gorgeous New Yarn.



Hello, I hope everybody had a good weekend, I'm back today with this week's Tuesday's Tallies, I feel as though I've achieved a fair amount this week.
I've finished my part-made squares from last week and crocheted another 36, leaving me with 216 squares to double crochet onto my blanket.


I like to add the squares as I go along so I can see the progress, it is now 62" X 54" and I've only got one ball of each colour left, so hopefully I will get it finished very soon, so far I've made 598 squares and used 1360 grams of wool which equates to just over 27 (50g) balls.


I can only crochet them together in the one direction but when it's finished I then double crochet across the other way and also add the border. Mmmmm, I wonder if I could get it finished this month !!!

Also this week I've treated myself to some new yarn, I love Rooster Almerino DK, the colours are gorgeous and it's so soft with a mix of 50% alpaca and 50% merino.
There isn't many places you can buy it from but I've found a shop in Edinburgh called Avery Homestore that stocks it, she also sells beautiful fabric and homeware goods.


This is the Wool Eater Inspiration Pack, the colours are so lush.


Great customer service with next day delivery and she even sent these buttons as an extra to say thank you for my custom, such a lovely touch.

Have a great week and don't forget to check out Carole's blog, to see how everybody else has got on with their One a Day's.

xxxxDebxxx


22 comments:

Tangled Sweetpea said...

Ooh Deb you springtime blanket is looking absolutely gorgeous! I'm loving your new yarn too, the colours are beautiful!
Victoria xx

maree said...

Victoria is right, it does look sooo gorgeous and the new yarn is sooo yummy!

Ros Crawford said...

Beautiful!!! It looks so soft and pretty ... you really worked hard on this and it shows ...

Claire Crompton said...

I love this blanket I have the book with this in. It's beautiful. You have lots of patience Deb.

Cx

Candace said...

Blanket is looking fabulous and I just love the new yarn you have brought. feel a purchase coming on lol

Heidi Kuijer said...

Okay...now I know that I did not get anywhere near enough yarn for this blanket...gulp. I need to really look at the pattern again and see if I have to buy all new for this. I am learning more and more reading blogs like yours. I love the throw and it inspires me to work hard on my last two crochet afghans I already started so I can start on this throw. Yours is just beautiful!

The new yarn is so pretty in the tray. Are you planning on making a wool eater blanket? I tried and could not figure out the pattern past a certain round so it become a teapot coaster and I love it for that.

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Jak said...

Wow, the throw is stunning! adore the colours.

Love that wool too, must have sneak peak at the store x

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! LOVING the colors!!!!

Stephanie Laydilyke said...

So gorgeous all these squares. Now I want to make such a blanket.
Great work

Ira Huberts said...

You did an amazing job Deb! All the squares in themselves look fabulous with their fine colours, but when put together they form a really special blanket, imagine how absolutely wonderful it must be to cuddle up underneath it, grab a book and enjoy a cup of tea! Gorgeous work!! Ira ♥
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Drie Hoog said...

Very, very nice... and you are so close to finishing it! The colours are great, it's drop dead courgeous in my eyes!
Jolande

Linda R said...

It's coming along nicely. Looks gorgeous. I just know you can finish it in a month..

Hugs~

Terra said...

Dear Deb, thanks for being at my blog! Your blanket is fantastic and all is said by my predecessors. Wish you all the best and have a great week! Greetings Sabine.

Kepanie said...

My gosh you are fast! It's wonderful!

All4MeggyMoo said...

oh deb your blanket is beautiful! your colour choices always make me drool! love it!

Hazels Crochet said...

Your squares and your blanket! Amazing! I love your colours choices, so fresh!

Thank you for the link, a new place for me to nosy through...Edinburgh isn't very far from me!

Lynnda said...

its beautiful Deb... I love the colors... hugs...xoxo

Joanna M. said...

Deb! this is just gorgeous! The colors blend so beautifully together! How wonderful to have such a gorgeous blanket during the colder months. Your photos of the buttons is just picture perfect! WOW! Hugs, Joanna

Fiona said...

Wow a work of art, I have just joined One a Day, your inspiration is an inspiration! Love the look of the Rooster, one day, one day!

thesnailgarden said...

I so love your blanket! The colours are perfect. Best wishes, Pj x

A tale from toadstool house said...

Hi Deb,your springtime throw is coming on a treat,I agree the new wool is definitly lush.Happy crafting week,love julieX

Joy said...

Oh wow. That blanket is looking fantastic. I think I have that pattern but I must not get distracted. Not surprised you love that new yarn either. Looks gorgeous.