The weather turned quite chilly again in Holland. We have even had a fire going in the wood stove in the evenings on and off. But I am warm regardless with my latest finish...
I wanted to dig into my rather large stash of yarn. I have really had a bad case of yarn greed since I started crocheting. At least this project helped out by plundering my stash for 19 skeins.
I wanted a delicate look so choose a pattern with the shell stitch but also made it look rustic with stripes of cream, light grey, beige and dark grey. I knew I would just have to keep going until I ran out of yarn and it happened faster than I had hoped when I ran out of dark grey. You see.....I hope it would become huge and I could use it on a double bed but instead it is a perfect size to snuggle up on the couch with. I am really pleased with it!
More finishes to come this week. One finish has to be kept secret. I finished a door hanger which is the theme this year for my quilt group's Christmas in July gift exchange. I just love it and hate to give it away which is a good sign. I cannot wait to have the party in July and see who gets it. I promise to share it with you then.
I told you you should not give that away. Now the afghan came out so nice. I was watching you making it as we talked on skype. I loved when I made mine and used all my scraps.
Well not all of them, but many. I still have some left.
Now, whats next????????????
Love you, Mom
It is a beauty! Greetings
It's always nice to have something fresh and new to cuddle up in on a cool evening. My cream afghan is getting a little tired-looking, so perhaps I should investigate my stash.
Beautiful! Your hands make such wonderful treasures. I love cool nights and crisp mornings. It is so invigorating. Good luck on your many projects. I'm sure they all look great! Take care, Heidi.
lovely blanket - it looks really cosy!
Lovely, delicate and subtle, your colors work well together and yes, a touch of rustic, congrats:)
Really pretty, looks so soft and beautiful.
absolutley a fantastic blanket.love the colors.
wish you a cosy evening,
love and hugs regina
Beautiful work, Heidi! Thecolors are wonderful.
Your throw is lovely. Keep warm!
Love it! and indeed, the temperatures are so low you need a nice blanket sometimes.
Love your afghan! Hmm, I might have to fly to Holland and join your quilt group so I could snatch the door hanger! LOL!
Lovely blanket - such pretty colors.
The afghan is really lovely Heidi. It looks so cozy and just the right thing to cuddle with on a chilly evening. A good book and a cup of hot chocolate would be with me though...LOL... I am crocheting navy blue and ivory granny squares to make a simple two color patchwork throw...It has been really fun to bring out my yarn and crochet hooks again...Hugs from CA. my friend!
I love the throw, the colours are subtle and will look good in any season. It's a pity that you need it in JUne though:)
Looks so pretty and cost too.
That's supposed to say 'cozy too'
It's a cozy way of keeping warm ) You made a lovely blanket, I love the calm colors. Wishing you warm days anyway!
So very pretty!! I love the colors and how it sure does look comfy cozy!
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