Crochet along-border

At last I’m finished with my Crochet along, “Spice of Life” that I started with Sandra Paul from Cherry heart blog. If you want to, you can go back to my post of “Crochet along”, October 9, 2015 and “Crocket along II, October 16, 2015 to get all the info.

My border is not the same as hers, as her border did not suit my colour scheme, so this inspired me into crocheting a more neutral border, not as feminine as hers. Before crocheting the border on, I did block the blanket.

I crocheted the final border as follows
Base row: Double Crochet/dc (USA Single Crochet/sc) with dark blue wool.
Rows 1 – 5 rows: Grannies pattern, from part 2 of the “Spice of Life” using the dark blue and green wool.
Row 6: I changed to pink wool and crocheted a row of Treble Crochet (tr) (USA Double Crochet (dc)) then ended off with a row of crab stitch, if you don’t know what a crab stitch or reverse single crochet stitch is have a look at this YouTube video.

I seem to be in a knitting and crocheting mode of knee blankets. I’m just on the final border of a knitted knee blanket and I will share it with you next week.

Lots of love
NikkiM

It has been a while!

It has been a while! Sorry! My life towards the end of last year took on a pace that I just couldn’t keep up with. Life is not fair when you’re young, days are so long. Now that I’m getting older I’m battling to fit everything into a day. I will not bore you with the long version.

We did some renovations at home as my youngest son has moved home and we needed a space for him to stay in. I do not cope well with strange people in and around my space.

I also lost the oldest member of my four legged family at a ripe age of 20 years. We do not want any more puppies so we adopted a 13 year old Jack Russell male named Turbo, what a lovely “little boy”. So now I’m down to two four legged children, Turbo, the new addition and Molly (12 years), both are Jack Russell’s.

We went to Cape Town over Christmas and New Year. Fun was had by all. Now we are all back into the “rat race”. I just finished a week of babysitting.
The crafting side was a bit slower, I managed to start hand quilting my Reiko Kato quilt and started knitting a shawl. This is nearly done as the 14 balls of
yarn that I found in my stash is running out and I’m thinking about a final knitted border.

I have slowly come back and started reading all the blogs I follow. Good to see everyone is well in “blogland”.
Love
NikkiM

Crochet along


On the 8 September 2015 one of the blogs I follow, “Cherry Heart”, invited all to join in her CAL, I read, no I glanced over the post and kind of dismissed it, then I read “The Little Room of Rachell” blog, another blog I follow and thought, “why not?”. I have a yarn stash that I need to work through and it seems fun. The crocheting part started on the 22 September and will end on the 26 October, its only one month, and I kind of like crocheting row by row.

I dug into my stash and found that I had enough Rowan pure wool DK, my colours are not the same as Sandra’s. I replaced some of her colours with others, for example :- I didn’t have a turquoise, but had a dark purple and I also didn’t have a clay colour but had a grey.

Would you like to joining the CAL?

The blanket is designed by Sandra Paul of Cherry Heart blog. For more information click on the link, here you will find everything you need to know, even what a CAL is. The pattern notes and instructions are really good with photos and even tips regarding your tension. As for the actual crocheting part, it’s now on week 3.

Crochet along?

Love
NikkiM

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