Sunday, 13 March 2016

Change of Needles

Just had to get those knitting and crochet needles out this week and start on something different.



I fancied doing an easy crocheted blanket to use up some of the odd balls of wool I have hidden away and I found the ideal free pattern at cherryheart.co.uk called Spice of Life with really clear instructions.



Of course I ended up buying more wool and goodness knows what the muddled end result will be like, as I grabbed everything bright and happy that was in sight to contrast with the weeks of sad dark rainy  days which threaten to engulf me.



and I also ordered a couple of lovely crochet books by Edie Eckman but best not to look at those too closely just yet or I´ll be distracted and want to start on something else.



I had a request from my granddaughter to make her a knitted squares blanket like one I made years ago and here are the colours she wants.


Only a few squares knitted as she changed the colour scheme when I had dozens made but they will all come in useful for something.

Thank you for visiting.
Sheryl




23 comments:

  1. Beautiful colours Sheryl! I started the Spice of Life blanket (yet to finish) and found it really interesting.

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  2. Beautiful choice of wools to brighten up the day Sheryl! They make the crocheted blanket so 'happy'. Enjoy your change of needles.... a change is always good for the soul! Hope you are enjoying some sunshine this weekend! Christine x

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  3. So beautiful colours ,your blanket looks gorgeous . Well, Sheryl, I would like to look at those book closely... :) I can't wait to see all the beautiful things you'll make from them .

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  4. Those Springy colors should cheer you right up! Isn't it always the case the we just have to buy more when we try to use what we have!

    I have that borders book and I have checked out the motifs book from the library a number of times. Lots of of fun stuff in both.

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  5. What cheery colors...and love the color scheme your granddaughter chose.
    xxx

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  6. So sorry to hear about the rainy days, Sheryl. We've had the warmest best March ever--I can't complain. At least those bright colors will put a smile on your face :) And how sweet that your granddaughter wants another Grandma-created blanket!

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  7. I LOVE those books! And your crochet is beautiful, the colors are exactly what we all need as winter is coming to an end...some day :D

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  8. Those rainbow filled colours will brighten the rainiest mood. It's funny isn't it how we always buy more wool to use the leftover wool we have. I too, do this all the time. Your blanket is going to be lovely. I love the hint of Freesias in your photo.....Spring will be there soon. Love those books, Sheryl!

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  9. Your crochet is very bright and cheerful:) My daughter loves similar color scheme of blue and acqua. I have that motifs crochet book too. I just make use of it whenever I think of some project.

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  10. Oh I love these cheerful colors. I switch needles all the time. Crochet, embroidery and sewing machine. My favorite is which ever one I am using at the time!!

    I am crocheting a Temperature Afghan based on a row a day using a chart to determine what color to use based on our temperature at 3PM each day. I thought it would be a good way to use my stash, but of course I didn't have all the color I wanted...the way of the stitching world, lol.
    xx, Carol

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  11. Those two are really great books. I love the colors in them.

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  12. Gorgeous colours for your blanket. xx

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  13. I my goodness! What a beautiful blanket with all the bright and cheery colors. Beautiful work as well. Come on over and say howdy to me sometime at my blog. LindaLee http://lovenmystitches.blogspot.com/

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  14. I my goodness! What a beautiful blanket with all the bright and cheery colors. Beautiful work as well. Come on over and say howdy to me sometime at my blog. LindaLee http://lovenmystitches.blogspot.com/

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  15. Oh how lovely Sheryl you have started on some crochet goodness and the colours are so nice. Those books look interesting I have far to many but i read them over and over, you are hooked now.
    Julie.C x

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  16. You were right using and buying all these great colors. That's what we need when it's rainy outside. Your crochet project looks fantastic. And what I saw on the book covers made me add the books to my wish list :)) You know how to enable, lol.

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  17. The spice of life is a gorgeous pattern, i'm going to make it one day. I love the bright colours you've chosen. I''ve got the borders book, it's great.

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  18. LOVE your colours Sheryl!! That is one lovely cheery blanket! I'm still busy trying to get my son's blanket done before winter so shouldn't be thinking about something new...but that really is such a lovely tempting blanket!

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  19. Morning Sheryl! I thought I recognised that crochet blanket - you will have fun doing it. I'm really happy with the way mine turned out and it looks so colourful - ready to keep things bright during winter lol It's lovely to see what crochet and knitting you are busy with. Take care

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  20. It's good to change things up once in a while and this is a lovely crochet project. I imagine that it will soon be too hot over there to sit with a blanket on your lap :)
    Margaret

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  21. Such gorgeous crochet, Sheryl. I love the Spring-like colours! Your books look really interesting, I'll be looking in our library for them!
    Barbara xx

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  22. Wow! Glorious colours, Sheryl - and the crochet design is very pretty.

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  23. Your Crocheting is just beautiful...wow...love your colors....the squares are going to be pretty as well. Looking forward to seeing the progress on the squares.

    Happy Crocheting
    Linda K

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