Sunday, 15 July 2012

Finished blanket!

(and pretending to be uber creative whilst not blogging but actually having been doing nothing much)

Ahem....anyone there? I do hope so. Despite my long absence it would be nice to think that someone somewhere will read this!
I hope all you ladies are doing well and those in the UK have managed to find some sunshine. It is a sunny morning here in my patch of Yorkshire and was almost felled by a migraine on opening the back door this morning, so unused am I to sunshine!

I have been trying to find my creative mojo and I am not sure that I really have yet. I have had problems with my thyroid and I think that has contributed to a feeling of almost total inertia. I have had little bursts of making things, not hardly anything in the way of finishing them! However, I have completed a blanket I started some time ago........

If you remember, this was for my sister in law and she had chosen the sort of colours she wanted. Now, I am not used to using colours like this but I wanted to find an unusual pattern that would keep me interested. It sort of worked! Well I did finish it (eventually)!

I think I like it but my vision is clouded by the relief of having finished and also being really quite fed up with seeing it around the place! I will be happy when it goes to its new home.

Do you want to see some pics?

Believe me when I say that this is not a difficult pattern. If you can do basic crochet stitches and if you can count then you can do this.

The original pattern is here and I just changed the colour combinations to make it a bit different.

Have a lovely week xx


  1. I love the colour combinations you used Andrea. Nice earthy tones, it looks a bit Aztec like.
    Well done!

    Ditto on the creative mojo, mine tends to go AWOL quite a lot lately.

    Ruby x

  2. It looks really great!!!

  3. Hello Stranger!
    lovely to have you back.
    I like the blanket (I have one hanging around our house as yet unfinished) the colours in your blanket femind me of the 1950's!

  4. Nice to see you back - I think a few of us have gone 'off piste' with the blogging just lately. Love the blanket pattern - bit of a change from all the variations on a granny that usually appear, like the colours but not sure I could live with them for long to be honest, but then I know not everyone goes for a riot of colour! Hope you're feeling back to yourself soon, thyroid problems can seriously knock you for six can't they. xx

  5. Love your blanket, very pretty. Summer is the perfect time to take a bloggin break,
    be outside and enjoy the sunshine. Hope you feel better!

  6. Hi Andrea, great to see you posting again! The blanket is lovely, it reminds me of the colours and patterns you see in Moroccan woven rugs.
    Hope you get your mojo back properly soon - it'll probably return when you're using colours you chose yourself again!
    Jane x

  7. now that is one gorgeous blanket..not at all like and old lady crocheted blanket that i have seen at my graniies place...i love it...

  8. Ooo I love it!!! And it is so nice to see you again!!!!

  9. Hello Andrea,
    It is so nice to have you back. The colour combination is great and it is a gorgeous blanket.

  10. Hello,

    what a very cute blait.I love the patern very match.Hugs Conny

  11. Hello..I am Shari...your newest follower..I found your blog through "unraveled" and wanted to let you know that I just love your blanket..loving the stitch throughout!

  12. welcome back, have missed you. Love the blanket, what a labour of love lucky sister in law.Penny B.

  13. That blanket is so so pretty! I would love to invite you to the link party that's on my blog every Saturday and Sunday. I was hoping you would like to add your blanket? Or anything else you like ofcourse. I hope to see you there!
    Best wishes, Annemarie

  14. Welcome back, what a wonderful sister in law you are.When my mojo diappears I go and buy some yarn.It always works.

  15. Ahhh it's finished! How wonderful your blanket looks. It's so nice to work in different colours for a change, isn't it? xx

  16. Witaj! Piękne prace u Ciebie!!! Serdecznie pozdrawiam

  17. Beautiful finished project Andrea.....and so nice to hear from you again.

    Summer nearly over and I'm sure that autumn feeling will get your mojo working again for some great autumn makes!!

    Have a lovely weekend.
    Fleur xx

  18. I like this pattern...thank you for sharing the link. It is amazing how color choices can make it appear a totally different afghan and you did a fantastic job! Filing this one away to work on during those winter months in front of the fire!


  19. Hi Andrea
    I'm back and now .. you're away ! Hope you feel better girl.
    Gorgeous blanket Andrea !! Lucky sister in law, she must be very, very pleased with it.
    Today I've bought new yarn , its for a baby blanket. There is pink involved, not my kind of color ;)But the mother loves this color very mutch. So ...

    Lovely greetings :)

  20. Andrea how are you doing girl ?


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