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Tuesday, 25 October 2011

One A Day Update

Hope you are all well.  Bella Bee is on Half Term this week and it's lovely to have her at home, but it's sometimes a bit tricky to keep her entertained.  Luckily her gymnastics and swimming classes are still on this week.  So I'm fitting in this post while she's at gymnastics.  Plus her Dad is off work this week and took her to the cinema this morning to watch the new Tintin film and scoff lots of sweets.  Hopefully the gymnastics will work off all the sugar!

So, this week is the turn of the Summer Garden Granny Blanket.  I've got a fair few projects on the go at the moment that need finishing for birthday gifts.  One is already grossly over due and another extremely imminent.  So, as a consequence, the blanket didn't see much attention until the last couple of days.  I cracked on and managed to get back up to date with it, minus some sewing of ends in - bleugh.  I've now also joined them into blocks of 6.  From now on I will be producing one of these completed blocks a week.


They have the same colour combinations in each, as this is the maximum number with the three colours I'm now using for the flowers, and each block is set out in same pattern ensuring even distribution when they are all eventually joined together.


It's good to see them in the completed blocks.  It makes it feel more on the way to becoming a blanket and will give a better idea of how far along I am when laid out.  I even braved a laying out upon the bed it will eventually be used for, but very quickly took them back off again before my brain could do too much calculation.  Yes, this is definitely a long term project!

Project details:
Summer Garden Granny Blanket
Pattern : Summer Garden Granny Square
Size : King size
Yarn : Stylecraft Special DK
Colours : Grape, Pale Rose, Lemon, Meadow, Cream

Feel free to drop by Gingerbread Girl and check out the projects.

Hope you all have a productive week.



Peace Out X

19 comments:

Carole said...

They look lovely all joined together :)

shelley said...

fab progress, sounds like you have been really busy this week. :)

Deb Hickman said...

It looks fabulous joined, the colour combo is gorgeous.xxx

Karen said...

Hi, I think your Granny Blanket is looking very good. Great idea to make blocks of six, and you've made a lot of progress. I wish I had the patience to start such a big wonderful project!

beberouge said...

it's so pretty. I'm sure you're birthday present can't be as overdue as my sisters her birthday was in august i gave her, her present this weekend lol. better late than never. xx

soniaandfred said...

looking good!
I like the idea of sewing 6 together each week too. Much tidier and easier to see progress.
I wish I'd done this with my granny square blanket...

LeeAnn Schaefer said...

=}
I simply love those colors!

karisma said...

So beautiful. Love your ideas and plans. Looking at such lovely colours all perfectly laid out makes me feel a little sloppy. LOL Maybe I shall try something more colour co-ordinated next. :-)

thegreendragonfly said...

Have a lovely week with Bella Bee, so fun to have them home. Your balanket is coming along nicely!

The Girl said...

Ha I did the same thing with my Ripply Beast - laid it out on the bed to see how far along I am and then promptly whipped it back off because it made me feel a little bit ill. And it's supposed to be finished in time for Christmas!

Hazels Crochet said...

Sounds like a good week for you :) Hope Bella Bee is enjoying herself he he.

Your squares are looking amazing, you are getting on really well!

Sarah (Crafts From The Cwtch) said...

It's looking so lovely and definitely well on the way to "blankethood" - it'll be worth all the hours of work :)

Nicky @ PickAStitchCafe said...

So lovely! It won't be long now :)Wonderful color choices. I seem to be attracted to the same colors you choose, as I am using them in a new, yet another, blanket I started just last week. Have a good week... xx Nicky

Tickety-boo said...

All the best blankets are long term projects ;)
xxxx

joanne said...

Your blanket is really coming on, they look great all laid together, I love the grape colour.

Faith said...

It's definitely worth all the time spent as it is already looking beautiful, before you know it, it will be done.

Enjoy the hols!

vintagehomespun said...

Beautiful blanket - happy holidays, Judy x

Ali said...

I really love this - the colours are fresh and gorgeous! ♥

Nicole said...

Looking great Bella Bee! Looks like the end is in sight doesn't it :-)