I am taking a break from studying just to share with you my latest work in progress Crocheting really helps me relaxing after a whole day spent on the books. Some people do sports, some yoga or other activities… I sit on the couch, watch some food related tv program (normally Man vs Food, it makes me go crazy! lol) and crochet till my hands hurt!
The idea for this blanket came to me while watching a Tv program on Channel Kitchen 24. We don’t have that channel in Italy, I just bumped into it while zapping during my recent trip to Austria and Slovenia. So yes, a lucky strike!
In this program there was this woman travelling around Provence, France and showing all the recipes that you can make using lavender flower. She had collected an amazing bunch of these flowers and was just making cookies with them… how nice!
So well, that’s where I got the idea of a baby blanket resembling a lavender field… I think I quite managed. I am already about 50% through it, and I can’t wait to see the finished product!
This blanket will be for sale. If you’re interested, just please drop me a line at sakura.crochet.designs[AT]gmail.com Since it is not finished yet, you can still pick your size
I am just able to offer you a sneak peak… so enjoy!
Crocheting all the “flowers”
Finally crocheting the borders and trying out colour combinations
ps: the pattern for this blanket is mine and you can find it here :)
I just wanted to let you know that I MIGHT be less active on the Blog and on my Facebook page in the coming 3 weeks, since I am going to (finally!) defend my PhD on June 7th and I have so much to study that I don’t even know where I should start! lol
I will try to still post the POTW’s, but who knows, sigh!
Talk to you soon!
Is your baby already a fashionista? Tired of pastel and neutral colours?
Then this Baby Blanket is what you were looking for.
Finally! A beautiful crocheted baby blanket in very trendy and fashionable colours! Perfect for baby showers, birthdays and holiday gifts!
Crocheted in a warm merino wool and acrylic blend, easy to take care of and super soft! It can be washed a number of times and still remains perfect
Blanket measures approx 90×70 and is composed of 48 squares, all featuring a different colour combination, in the shades of pink, red, blue and green.
Please note that for this blanket I have used quality materials only, and in particular an acrylic/wool blend which is machine washable. It’s a bit more expensive, but you get a baby blanket which won’t change its shape after the fist wash and will always look perfect.
“My mums” rather spent time with their babies than hand washing
Don’t just get your baby A blanket, but rather that blankie that will accompany him/her for a life time!
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If you would like a similar blanket, but with different sizes/colours just email me at sakura.crochet.designs[AT]gmail.com and I’ll get back to you asap. I am ALWAYS open to custom orders!
The Fingerless Glove Fanatics group on Ravelry is so addictive!
I am a Fingerless Mittens collector myself, I just love them… I have almost any colours, both knitted and crocheted, and I must admit that I love buying them at Accessorize, eheh
However, they’re also very fun to make and definitely a quick project. The only negative aspect, if you ask me, is that you need to make two, which in my case seems to negatively impact the “yay, a new project!!!” excitement as soon as I finish the first one.
Being a memeber of a Knit Along group definitely helps getting projects completed though, which is nice!
In April I have decided to cast on the Seeta Fingerless Gloves (pattern from Ravelry) and they turned out great. I am so happy with the result and I can’t wait for the cold season to come back so that I can wear them (not that it actually ever went away… today it is raining dogs and cats and wearing a scarf wouldn’t be inappropriate).
Here is the usual Ravelry button, click on it to be redirected to the original pattern
And here are my lovelies. I have taken the pics before having completed the thumbs, which is my personal pet peeve when it comes to knitting gloves, if you ask me. Anyway, they’re finished, blocked and looking beautiful in my drawer now.
The pattern required some modifications though, cause IMHO the sizing is totally off. If you cast on the indicated 30 stitches, and have a correct gauge, you end up with a wrist circumference of 12 cm/4.7 inches, which doesn’t seem to fit any adult female wrist, or at least didn’t fit mine!
I am not yet finished with the baby blanket I am crocheting, but inspiration stroke while watching a program on channel Kitchen 24 a couple of days ago… Lol
I just had to go to my fave yarn store and get me a good deal of lavender/purple wool skeins.
They will be turned in something beautiful! I have already crocheted a test piece and I’m so happy with it.
More pics coming soon!
here is an easy peasy pattern and I can’t believe I haven’t shared it yet! I have made several pincushions out of this pattern for maily two reasons: you can crochet one in less than one hour, and they’re so cute that they’re always very well received as gifts! They’re nothing too complicated to make or too “overwhelming” to be gifted as a nice “thank you” … plus it’s african flowers pattern once again! YAY! Can you actually ever have enough of these cute flowers? I don’t think so, I could have my house covered with them, lol
In the next days I am also probably going to post an update on the baby blanket I am crocheting… I will have to buy more white wool and start joining, it would be nice to be finished over the weekend, but we’ll see.
Now here we go, enjoy the pattern!
African Flower Pincushion
Doesn’t it look sweet? I could eat it… lol
And here is one of those made by me. The pic was taken at night and I might have exagerated with Snapseed, so coloring is a bit off, sorry!
Thanks to Random.org we have a winner!
I forgot to take screen shot, sorry, anyway the Strawberry Fields potholders go to… Comment number 1, that is gmaellencraftycorner! Congrats!
Please contact me through the form below with your address by thursday May 9th at midnight CET and I will send them to you asap
Thank you very much to everyone who participated, it has been great fun!
A new giveaway will come once we reach 1500 fans on my Facebook page, so stay tuned!
Happy crafting everyone!