Wednesday, January 4, 2012

What I've been working on....

This is another crocheted blanket I started working on over my Christmas break,I'll work on it over my lunch breaks at work till it becomes to big to be a portable project.I love the lacey effect this stitch creates.....I'll post more photo's as it becomes bigger,my aim is to try and have it finished ready to use this winter.

and yes you are seeing double,the green edged blanket is the one I worked on last year during the frantic time when both my parents were sick and in hospitals at the same time.....but 2 hours apart from each other,I called mine my worry blanket.
I made the second blanket with the pink edging for my sister Anne who was worrying right alongside me.I thought it would be nice for her to have her own blanket so in secret I stitched this blanket up for her for one of her Christmas gifts last year.I think she can guess now why I said for her to call me before she dropped in so I could put the kettle on was a ruse so I could quickly hide it away when she was visiting LOL.....she had noooo idea!

8 comments:

Cubby House Crafts said...

Your crochet work is just beautiful! It really makes me want to get out my crochet hook! Lol!
Lisa

Wendy said...

gorgeous blankets, I'm always stunned at how quickly you produce them! The new white one is lovely - what stitch is it?

Quilt Kitty said...

Gorgeous blankets Barb. I have crochet on my winter 'to do' list. It's been awhile & I need to do a refresher course & then make some pretty things too. Your lucky sister. As the blanket got bigger you must have had to find bigger places to hide it - haha. Tracee xx

Barb said...

Just lovely!!

Ondrea said...

I envy your crocheting ability Barb, YOu are really good at it ( as well as many other things). Love the blankets.

Kathy said...

Your crochet is lovely, Barb. I love the stitch in the white one - does it have a name? I am reacquainting myself with crochet after many years and loving it - especially granny squares.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Your new project is going to be so lovely Barb....and your 'worry blanket' is beautiful...

Karen's Korner said...

Your new blanket looks lovely and what a lucky sister you have. I bet she was thrilled to receive such a gorgeous gift from you.