Monday, 30 December 2013

Christmas Crochet

What's going on? Two posts in two days?!!!

Well.....I wanted to show you my Christmas crochet and also link up to Linda's December Stashbuster Challenge.

I started my Granny Stripe Blanket in mid November......

My Granny Stripe Blanket 18th November 2013
Ever since I finished my Wool-Eater back in June 2012..............

My Wool-Eater Blanket

.............I've missed making a blanket. I missed having something that I could make whilst watching TV, keep me cosy and something that didn't require too much concentration!

My Granny Stripe Blanket 25th November 2013

The other good thing is that I can use up some of my odd balls of yarn but make something pretty and useful in the process.

I had originally started a knitted blanket....a couple of times actually! This log cabin pattern was nice to do but I didn't like how the colours looked together.

I tried a couple of times but then gave up on that idea and after browsing a few different patterns online decided on the granny stripe.

My Granny Stripe Blanket 26th November 2013
The colours seem to look so much prettier with this pattern even if they are supposed to be kind of random.

My Granny Stripe Blanket 8th December 2013

My stash was running low on some of what I call the prettier colours and I'd already raided my Mum's stash........... I went to Shaws and bought a few balls of new colours. I know....any excuse to buy more yarn......the idea is to use up my stash.......but it's got to look pretty too, hasn't it?

I'm pleasantly surprised by how quickly my blanket is growing.................

My Granny Stripe Blanket 22nd December 2013

.....and when I put my feet up in the evening I love having the choice of my granny stripe blanket to crochet...........

 or George's Aran jumper to knit!

Take care 'til next time.

Happy crafting!

Maggie xx


  1. Love your wool eater blanket. It has been on my to-do list for a long time! Such gorgeous colors. Your granny stripe is also looking warm and cheerful. Hope 2014 brings lots of crafty goodness for you. Love

  2. I love your wool-eater blanket - one day I'll have to try one. The granny stripe is looking real nice so far. :)

  3. Pretty, Maggie! I like the way you are putting the colors together!

  4. it's looking good Maggie, granny stripes are so much fun to do, thanks for linking. :)

  5. Love your wool eater, must try one at some point. Happy New Year :) xx


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