Tuesday, 5 January 2016

A New Year crochet finish from last year

It's still wet and windy here, not much sign of an actual Winter, you know, one with frosty mornings and a need for a winter coat and cosy scarf, and the need to scrape the car in the morning (ok, well i don't miss that bit, lol) 
But, I do wish we could have a change from this horrible dreary rain!!
We are thankfully far from any flooding areas, I do feel for the people affected, it must be terrible, because lets face it it's not just water, it's all the dirt, and debris it brings with it.....awful.

I do have a cosy finish to show though.  
I started this Autumn blanket back in March, (I think) last year, better late than never!

I didn't know it at the time but the colours complement our newly decorated sitting room perfectly.

Close up of the 'V stitch'
So easy but so effective 

I started the boarder a couple of times and pulled it out again, finally I did one round of (UK) trebles followed by one round of 3 (UK) doubles, 1 chain, 3 doubles in one space, skipped 2 spaces and repeated.
I love how it came out, even Mark commented that it looked good, (this from the man who even after all this time calls it knitting, whether I'm crocheting, stitching or knitting, lol


I know it's supposed to be a children's book but.....
Just before Christmas I saw the new Illustrated Harry Potter book and thought how lovely it was, I debated then if I should buy it but at £30 I thought it was a bit expensive and sadly put it back, but when I saw it on Amazon the other day at £15 it jumped straight into my basket!

It is truly wonderful

I'm just blown away by it.

I had thought that Oliver would love this, the pictures will really make the story come alive, but it will have to be kept well away from jammy fingers until he is older I think, Nanna might read it to him but he will only be allowed to look at under supervision, lol


It's back to work tomorrow for me, I've had a nice long (ish) break, and enjoyed it but bizarrely i'm quite looking forward to doing something other than cleaning and tidying ;-)



Barb said...

The autumn blanket is lovely, the colors are just right for that time of year. Wow! I had not seen that Harry Potter book. I just might look for it. My grand son is 10. That is a good age for Harry Potter I think.

Mylene said...

Congrats on the finish. It's beautiful and lovely colours.
Haven't seen that book too, looks great. Had read all the series before together with my daughter when she was 8.

Happy New Year!!

KC'sCourt! said...

Love the blanket.
Not seen that Harry Potter book might just have to seek it out!
Julie xxxxxxx

cucki said...

I love the blanket so much ..
And I am a big fan of Harry Potter too.i love reading all his books.
Love and hugs x

butterfly said...

Love your new blanket the colours look lovely .
Happy New Year.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work, love the color combination
Happy new year

Vickie said...

Your autumn blanket is stunning.

Julie said...

Didn't the blanket turn out fabulous, the green border does looks splendid.
Off to look at the HP book, like a lot of your commenters lol

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Look the colours on your blanket. I'd enjoy wrapping it around me in the evenings :)

Clare-Aimetu said...

Beautiful colours in your blanket. No wonder you fell on love with HP those illustrations are brilliant

Carolien said...

Hello Maggie,

Your blanket is so beautiful! Love the colours and the 'stitch' you used ...
That book is great too, love the illustrations.

Have a nice day & enjoy your blanket. The weather is perfect to use it ;)
Bye, Carolien

Penny said...

What a pretty blanket! And the illustrations in the Harry Potter book are just beautiful!

Terri said...

I love your blanket! So pretty!

Sarah in Stitches said...

That is a gorgeous blanket! I love how you've taken pictures of it too. Wonderful work! :D

Maggee said...

What a beautiful blanket! You reminded me that I must get yarn to make a blanket for my middle granddaughter this year... her birthday is mid-September, so I have a little time! Hugs!

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Brigitte said...

Oh, what a beautiful blanket you finished here. Great colours and a great border.

Angela said...

Lovely blanket :)

MysteryKnitter said...

Gorgeous blanket! Very feminine.