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Finished object – Ripple blanket

Hello beautiful readers!

I have finished it, my ripple blanket is all done! And it was delivered yesterday night too and my friend loved it 🙂

The fish appliqué I used was the Angel fish from this website and the starfish was from here. The shark and the turtle were freehanded. I did also manage to attach them all without the yarn showing through to the other side, which I was quite proud of.

And here it is! It is actually quite big, probably around 1.2m x 1.5m.

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I hope you guys have a great weekend, I know I will as it’s our first wedding anniversary on Sunday and we have planned to go out 🙂

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Ripple blanket progress update

Hello everyone! 

Just a quick post today, I’ve only been working on my ripple blanket lately so not much else to show. I’ve finished 3 skeins and I have 5 more to go and finish before next Monday! This will be a challenge but I think it’s feasible! I was afraid it wouldn’t be big enough but now I think it will be the perfect size. 


I’m loving the colour changes and it’s nice and warm as I work on it.  

I’ve also been desperately looking for a shark appliqué that I like but couldn’t find anything so I will have to wing it. Maybe I’ll write a free pattern for it too 🙂 I’m very excited with how this is coming along and I can’t wait to get started on a few nice sea creatures. 

I wish you all a great week!

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Ripple blanket 

Happy Wednesday readers!

My best friend’s birthday is coming up in a few weeks and I really wanted to make him something special. He was a bit depressed because we are leaving the “youth” age group, so I knew I had to make something happy and bright.
I’ve settled on a marine themed blanket, so I’m using the ripple stitch to imitate waves and I will have 4 different shades of blue, with smaller amounts for the lighter blue and a lot of the darker blue to imitate the different depth of the sea. I’ve already finished one of my skeins of yarn, the lightest blue, and just started on the second one. I think that I might need to go buy some more at that rate but I’ll see once I’ve finished this second colour.


My idea is then to apply appliqué fish, shells and other marine creatures to make an underwater scene. It’s been working up quite fast (I’ve started on Monday) so hopefully I can get the base blanket done, block it (it will need it!), and still get some time to play around with appliqués!


This is what I’ve freehanded so far, I’ve made the shell in crocodile stitch to give some texture.

Do you guys have a favourite marine themed appliqué that you think I should really include? And do you have any suggestion on the best way to attach them to the blanket once it’s finished?

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LOTR CAL – Witch King square

Hello lovely readers!

Today was Good Friday, which meant no work and more crochet time! I’ve finished the PDF pattern for Arno the Escargot, and you can find it in my Ravelry shop. I’ve also started a few new projects, which I’ll talk about next week. 

But what I was most happy about is that I’ve finished another LOTR square! 

Here comes the Witch King of Angmar, with mace and all! 


I was really happy to finish this one, I got super frustrated when I started as I knew I wouldn’t have enough yarn for the background, so I went back to spotlight to try to get the same colour and I could not find it at all. So I got another purple and decided to split the background in half. I didn’t know if I would like it but I think it ended up looking quite good! Only 5 more squares to go! 

Have a great Easter 😊


 

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WIP Wednesday – Mandala Madness CAL

Happy Wednesday! 

Yes, you read the title right! I’ve taken back my mandala madness! I am starting step 4 (I have done 2 row in red already) and I’m hoping to grow it more in the next few months. 


I’m using scraps for this, so the colours are a bit random but I really like it so far. I have lots of blues and greys left over so it will likely grow in those colours in the next few rounds 🙂 I’m really looking forward to blocking this at the end, as I think it will really bring all the details out. 

See you all on Friday for the giveaway winner announcement! 

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LOTR CAL – Saruman square

Happy Monday! 

I’ve made some more progress on my lord of the rings afghan, and today I’ve finished Saruman the white, with his staff and palantir. 


I only just registered that I’m more than half way through with this, so hopefully I can still stick with my personal deadline of finishing the whole blanket by May. Next will be Gandalf the grey 🙂

Have a great week!

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LOTR CAL – Center Square

Hello readers!

I hope you had a great time last week, the break was very welcome for me. We did heaps of stuff with my brother and his friend and I’ll post some pictures on Wednesday. I also (surprisingly considering how busy we were) managed to get some crafting done!

I have finally finished the centre square for the Lord of the Rings graphghan! yay! I’ve made the maths, there are 3,600 bobbles in here, crazy!

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Hopefully, the rest of the squares will go fast compared to this. I’ve already started Sauron and I really hope to have him done next week.

Have a wonderful week!

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Ripple baby blanket

Happy Friday! 

The ripple baby blanket is finished and will be gifted next week! I just did a simple border around to finish it. I used 100% acrylic and it’s super soft, hopefully it will be resistant as well as it gets used. 

Have a great weekend! 

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New WIP – baby blanket

Happy Wednesday!

One of my colleagues is having a baby in March and because we work in a lab she is going on maternity leave soon. I have decided to put my crocheting skills to good use, so I’m making a blanket for her little one. Because she doesn’t know the sex (it’s her first and she doesn’t want to know) I asked for colours she likes and she settled for green. 


The yarn is 100% acrylic and it’s super soft. I’ve chosen a ripple pattern and it’s growing pretty fast as I watch TV. Tomorrow is Australia Day so I’ll be doing more of that 🙂 

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My 2016 crochet projects

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Hello crafters!

I’ve been inspired by a few of you to go over all the projects I’ve finished in 2016. I’ll divide it in two parts, today for crochet and Friday for cross stitch.

In total, last year, I have finished 29 crochet projects, including 7 amigurumi, 5 blankets, 3 shawls, 2 baskets, 2 pairs of earrings, 2 doilies, 2 dice bags, 1 tea cosy, 1 beanie, 1 pair of slippers, 1 jumper, 1 cowl and 1 crochet case.

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Even though some of these projects are quite small, I’m actually pretty impressed with how much stuff I’ve made this year 🙂 Here is to another year filled with craft and keep tuned for the cross stitch finishes on Friday!

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