Tuesday, October 2, 2012

TuesdayTallies...TaDah and a new start...

I disappeared for a while with my One a Day projects but have been working away on them. I am trying to get Christmas gifts made as well as making those now 11 surprises for my quilt group ladies who reserved a place at my Halloween high tea party. It has ended up all coming at once and being more work than I anticipated. BUT...that being said...I am having fun working madly on everything so I do not mind but do hope I will achieve my goal of being back to doing other things by the end of October.


First the TaDah...


Since this is for a man, I did not want it to have a feminine edge and had to search online for an idea to finish this granny ripple blanket. Then I found this edge which not only was simple but also very masculine looking. Perfect!


This blanket has been officially tested and approved by Dagi. He is having a hard time of it right now. He is getting so old so fast and we are just taking things a day at a time with him.


My new start is a second Christmas gift. This one is very different colors than I would normally use so I wanted to play with them to incorporate the red to work well with the two shades of grey. I am really pleased with it and it almost has an Indian blanket look to it. I am on row 44 so far and it is going well. I hope to get it finished in the next two weeks.


Pop over to Carole's blog to visit more blogs participating in the One a Day project.

Heidi

19 comments:

  1. Love the look on the first piece ~ great colors too! I think your red and grey are working very well together.
    Aaawwww......sweet Dagi. Give him a pet for me!

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  2. lovely blanket! Can't seem to find the edging very femine or masculine.. it's just great!
    Had a grin out of your 'two shades of grey...' at least there are no fifty! It works great, the nice red with the grey. Keep up the good work,
    groetjes,
    Jo

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  3. another blanket finished, wow! I think your brother will be very glad with it. And I'm curious about the second project. Is it a scarf?

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  4. Lovely blankets. I really like the chevron pattern. The boarder is really simple yet very effective.

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  5. Gorgeous TaDah, the edge is perfect, and loving your new blanket is beautiful, I love grey. Have a good week. Deb x

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  6. Just seen your comment, thank you for the advice, there's 124yds on a 50g ball of Rooster yarn. Deb x

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  7. I do so love your pattern Heidi! The colours are simply beautiful! Loving the new project too. I can highly recommend the new Jane Eyre.
    Victoria xx

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  8. You are so right, that does have an Indian blanket look. It is going to be really pretty. I love the edge you put on the first one. Great job for someone who until last year was saying, "I cannot knit and I cannot crochet". Hummmmm is knitting next?????
    I saw another finish that you didn't show today. Everyone will love that one too.
    Happy stitching as you finish yet another bigggg project you have going.
    Love you, Mom

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  9. Great finish! And you know, I can always help you with the giftmaking...;-)

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  10. Well done. Your Ta-Dah is great. I really do like your new blanket, lovely colours.

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  11. Your completed afghan is perfect for a man. You chose great colors. I love that you seek out different edgings to give your projects that finished look.

    I am trying to relearn how to crochet. I watched some videos on YouTube and realized just how incorrectly I was doing some things. It's hard to teach an old dog (me) new tricks!

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  12. Great finish and I like the new one with the red and grey.

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  13. I'm loving the red and grey blanket. It looks almost like tapestry in the photo.
    Your ta-dah is beautiful. It looks so snuggly and the border is perfect. Dagi looks very content on it

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  14. Such beautiful blankets - I love the colours, Judy x

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  15. I love your blankets too like the others. They are great, especially the Indian one. It's a bit like Navajo.(When I was young I loved to read books about Indians.)
    Have a great time! Greetings from Germany. Sabine.

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  16. Dagi has impeccable taste - and you have so much talent. That is a stunning blanket.

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  17. Thanks for the link to the blanket edging, I'm always on the look out for different edgings. Your blanket looks wonderful.

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  18. Looks like a very fun pattern to crochet...

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