Sunday, February 17, 2013

Going in circles!

A happy Sunday for me as I have a big finish to add to my list. I am home unable to do much other than cook dinner and do my handwork. My spinal cord is giving me trouble now after having been all healed from my infection in my rib cage. I think I was just too weak and now one of my vertebrae is out of line. This is only painful when you stand or walk so it is good for sitting and getting some of my projects done. An RAK gift is flying its way to a new home so that one will have to wait to be revealed but I have a "TaDah" which I can share...


If you remember my YarnALong project I started at the first of this year, it is now finished along with two granny square pillows to match since I have yarn leftover. I made them different on the two sides so I could choose between the darker or lighter side.


My circle in a square granny blanket is 40 x 65 inches (102 x 165 cm) and made up of 77 squares. It is to throw over my couch and use if we are chilly.


I tried a new edging which I absolutely love and will surely use again in the future. It is a lacy V-stitch with picots. A surface crochet line was added when the edging was finished to give it a special touch.


Stitched with SMC Schachenmayr Bravo Classic - natural tweed, oatmeal heather, camel, light gold, light brown heather, chocolate, demin heather, hunter green and beige
Hook size 4mm


Hope you are having a creative and happy Sunday too!

Heidi

21 comments:

  1. Love the blanket...should you care to lend it out, it would be lovely with my blue bedspread!!! LOL

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  2. That is such a pretty colour combination.

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  3. Your afghan is lovely and looks beautiful on your couch. The pillows add just the right touch....I hope you will be feeling better soon. I am finishing up a scarf for Emily and then am starting a Scarlet Letter sampler since I joined Nicola's Scarlet Letter Year. I have always loved reproduction samplers but have never stitched a SL before so I am really looking forward to it. Hugs from CA.

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  4. I love it! The colors are wonderful. I think it would just as good in the summer as the winter. I hope you feel better soon.

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  5. Oh, lovely - well done! I made some simple granny square cushions in similar colours last month.
    I hope you're feeling better soon x

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  6. Oh Heidi sorry to hear of your pains. I think you better stay sat down. Love your circles in squares blanket. Beautiful. I have been wearing your cowl you made me a lot recently as it has been so cold and I always tell people about my dear friend Heidi across the way. Hope you get better real soon. Xxx

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  7. I'm so sorry to hear of the pain you have been in :( Your blanket is beautiful! Get well soon dear Heidi!!!

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  8. I need to tell you I've been lurking, keeping up with you through your posts. I hope that your back is soon back to rights or at least more bearable. It's a good thing you naturally love to knit/crochet/sew and read. You do such beautiful work, Heidi.

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  9. Hope you feel better soon Heidi. Love your blanket and cushions.
    Patricia x

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  10. I love this edging and you did a wonderful job of it. Yours looks better than the original. I think it looks more delicate, it must be the yarn. Thanks for sharing. I'll have to try this one some times. I haven't been wanting to crochet lately.

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  11. Hello Heidi
    your afghan and pillows are just beautiful! The pillows gave me a sweet memory, my grandmother crocheted some pillows that she gave us when we married almost 33 years ago. They were very similar to yours but ours were blues and browns.

    A while back, my mom crocheted some afghans that I think were also a similar circle in a square but her blocks were bigger, maybe 10 inches or so. She used up so much of her scrap yarn and if I remember right, she made about 5-6 of them. They were a big hit with the young adults.

    I am so sorry about your health, but I am glad you have your handwork to keep you busy and give you that satisfaction.

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  12. Hey Heidi, I'm so sorry to hear of the pain you've been in. Your afghan and pillows are so amazing. Those circles on the afghan put me in mind of penny rugs, which I love. :) Take care!!

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  13. Your afghan is stunning! If I needed another one, I would consider making that one. I did pin the instructions for the edging to my Crafts board on Pinterest. (Are you on Pinterest? You should be!)

    I am so sorry to hear about your back. Can you see a chiropractor? It seems like it's one problem after another for both of us. We deal with one thing and then another pops up. I do hope you feel better soon.

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  14. Heidi it is stunning!
    Hope your back feels better soon

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  15. Your sofa looks so cosy with the new additions, congrats on such a super finish.

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  16. That edge is great, I Love it. The pillows came out so well too.
    It all looks so good on your couch, not that you needed another afghan, lol.
    As you can see, I am back from Florida. It all went well. Louise is content that the house is sold and settled.
    Sorry to hear about your back. Talk to you tomorrow on Skype.
    Love you, Mom

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  17. Your throw looks stunning, love the natural colours and the cushions are a perfect accompaniment. Hope hope your back feels better soon. Deb x

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  18. I like a lot your beautiful afghan ! I hope you 'll be better quickly ! Amitiés

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  19. Absolutely beautiful Heidi! I love the colors.

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  20. That's another beautiful afghan! It matches perfectly with your couch. And of course with Dagi!
    Groetjes Sonja.

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  21. It's taking me some time to catch up with my blog reading Heidi...my Google Reader was up to 500. I love your afghan - the colors look very sophisticated. I hope Dagi is doing okay, I know you have mentioned he is getting old and not too well.

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