Monday, 16 February 2009

A Change of Heart..........and Crochet!

It has been a beautiful day here today. The sun has been dodging in and out from behind the clouds and it has been pleasantly mild. I managed to get quite a bit of cutting back done in the garden and generally tidying up. Now on to other matters. Thank you so much for all the supportive comments that you left for me on my last post. How could I ever think of leaving such a wonderful community of people. The truth is I couldn't leave you and Linden Grove is here to stay.
During my brief 'holiday' I have been buying wool. Lots of wool to make a blanket.

Now I really did want to use Rowan or Debbie Bliss wool but as I haven't crocheted for some years and not being sure how it would all turn out, I couldn't justify the expense. Instead I opted for some very soft Sirdar DK wool (well acrylic and nylon combo to be precise) at £2.50 for a 50g ball and some whopping 100g balls of DK wool at £1.00 each at THE POUND SHOP!!! I did have to rummage about a bit as not all the colours were to my taste but I did manage to get a few to my liking.

I started this blanket on Friday evening. I soon got into the swing of it again. Thanks to Lucy at Attic 24 I have rekindled my love of crochet. Lucy is the queen of crochet and her blog is full of lovely things she has crocheted and there are tutorials in the side bar too.

I am liking the hot pink next to the soft green. I wonder what colour I should choose next?

All will be revealed in time........................!!!


Sal said...

Hi Simone!
Glad you are staying!
That's a lovely colour combination ;-)

sweetmyrtle said...

a bit of sunshine and some crochet does wonders doesn't it? today has felt like spring is so near and it's been the first day i have not had to wear lots (and i mean lots) of layers.
so good to see you are here to stay... i would have missed you.

Lyn said...

so glad you didnt stay away too long! Welcome back.
The crochet is very neat, I cant crochet but hoping to get a personal tutorial off my sister who can next time she comes for a visit.

Pixiedust said...

Glad to have you back Simone. Its not the same without you.xxxx

Loving the crochet, your so clever, I haven't a clue where to start with crochet, and can't really knit either. The pink and green look lovely together. xxxx

Julia said...

It's amazing what a bit of begging can do (us that is, your friends not you!) and a bit of sunshine - welcome back Simone - good on yer!! And good luck with the crotcheting :0)

funkymonkey said...

Glad you're back Simone! I did a little in the garden today too and it was lovely to be outside and not be frozen to death or for it to be dark - it makes me feel much better. The crochet is looking good, the colours you are using look great together.


April said...

glad to have you sweetie!

Once I can use both hands again I'm determined to master crochet

April xx

cathleen said...

Simone, you picked out some really pretty colors for your blanket. I really love pink and green together...reminds me of my summer flower gardens. Your crochet looks so neat and tidy.

Hen said...

The blanket looks great. Cream next, perhaps? Oooh, you tease!
Hen x

summerfete said...

Yay you are hooked!!

Sorry bad pun!

Love the crochet, who needs expensive wool indeed. I think it looks great and lovely colours too.

Hope you arent too stiff from yesterdays gardening. I am!

Clare xx

silverpebble said...

Glad you're back Simone - your crochet is very pretty.

Attic24 said...

Oh, I am so very very glad to find you still residing in Blogland!!!!
And a crocheting post too, well it just gets better and better.
Your crochet is beautifully neat Simone, it's lovely! I understand the financial dilemmas involved in buying yarn, but truly you cannot beat natural yarns to work with, and the feel of the finished article, especially if you think you will be creating something that will be in your home for hopefully many years to come. I would beg you to try some of the good stuff for your next project?

I think a blanket of greens, pinks and soft blues would look beautifully summery, like roses against a summer sky. So my choice for next-colours would be different shades of pink and a soft soft blue.

have a lovely day my friend

Rosie said...

I was so pleased to see your post pop up in my box this morning - glad to see you back. I'd love to have a go at crochet - I made something at some classes about 30 years ago and I've completely forgotten how to even start:) Your square looks lovely - great colours. I may just have a go - thanks for the inspiration.

periwinkle said...

I'm so glad to see you had a change of heart, your blanket is looking just lovely.... I don't think me and crochet were ever meant to be friends unfortunately ;;;
lisa x

MarmaladeRose said...

Mmmmm! I'm loving the colours too, can't wait to see what you'll choose next. Keep up the good work.

lou said...

Lovely too see you back Simone, I love pink and green together, I so wish I could crochet!
I will look forward to seeing it all done, I’m sure it will look gorgeous!!!
Love Lou xxx

this is my patch said...

I can see the sunshine streaming in, in your photos. I managed some time outside on Sunday, perfect weather for tidying the garden. I really am so glad you have decided to stay in blogland! x

pebbledash said...

Hi Simone, So happy to see you've had a change of heart. Your crochet looks even! And lovely to see some sunshine, too.
Happy day!
Diana x

Janette said...

your crochet is much neater than mine and I love the lovely colours, so pretty and sunshiney. I'm like everyone else - really glad your staying in blogland.

take care

Tillybud said...

Wahey!!!! Welcome back! I love the colours. wish I could crochet. sigh.

Ali said...

Glad you changed your mind Simone - it's a happier world.

Regina said...

Wonderful colours !!!

Have a wonderful weekend,

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you had a change of heart. Very nice crochet work by the way.

Lavender hearts said...

Love your blanket, I want to make one just like that but can't decipher even the most basic of patterns I'm such a beginner!

Thanks for your comment! I think I'll give them a bit of a rest for a bit and see how they get on in the spring. It's just a shame not having eggs and having to buy them. You defo get used to having lovely freshly laid eggs waiting for you in the morning!

driftwood said...

so glad you've come back, love crochet, I've spent all weekend trying to learn, so far I've made 18 little tangly piles of knots..... modern art perhaps xxx

greenbeanbaby said...

what a beautiful beautiful beautiful blanket! the colors are sooooo perfect and dreamy!!!! i am glad you are back.... [and then i take my vacation from blogging now haha]... its nice to see real people blogging and not stealing but being themselves... and its soooo nice when people love when you are yourself, right?!!! you are too sweet of a person for the world not to know!!

Sue said...

Hi Simone, thanks for popping into my blog and I am glad to have found yours also - love this crochet - think I will 'copy' you and do a similar one. I really like it unfinished, with just the pink and green - lovely! You have a lot of patience :-)