Spring Throw

Happy Sunday and thanks in advance for spending a little time to read today’s blog. It’s been almost a year since I ordered this Spring Throw kit from the Knitting Network and one that I have really struggled with. Not for the pattern and stitches but with keeping stitch count, I don’t normally have issues with stitch count but this blanket was a completely different ball game.
I put it down to some rows using the turning chain as a stitch and some rows not, so in the end I ignored the turning chain and never counted it as a stitch and I was fine after that.
I’ve never liked using the turning chain as a stitch I just don’t like the way it looks, anyone else feel the same? Can’t just be me is it?

So after my third attempt at this throw in the last year here it is finally complete. I am so glad that I decided to pick it up and try again it is so beautiful and the colours really do scream spring and warmer times around the corner doesn’t it?

Hope you all like it and it makes you feel the same, in two minds on whether to keep it or not now, my plans where to sell it in my Etsy shop but not sure now lol.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and keep warm everyone.

Take care and stay safe
Marie x

Christmas Eve Blanket P2

Happy Sunday everyone I hope you have had a lovely weekend so far?

Friday was part 2 release day over on The Crochet Sanctuary’s facebook page and I couldn’t wait to finish work and start it (turns out I couldn’t stop either ha ha)

The first few rows where crisscrossed trebles and how beautiful they are, little did I know what scene they were setting as I as doing them (more on that later)

Then followed by some beautiful Christmas Trees (come on Marie you can do this) was my only thought at this point. I have to confess this is a section you cannot leave and pick back up, you need concentration and counting aloud is a must for this section, I was getting some very strange looks from the schnauzers in the room that’s for sure.

Shhhh mummy we are trying to sleep!

I have never worked this method before so it was new to me and did need to watch the video when I started. It does leave rows of chains on the back of your work, which I will secure with a few darning stitches when the blanket is complete (of before if they start to bug me).

I was very happy for the extra hour we gained last night, due to the clocks going back here in the UK, because I couldn’t put it down and didn’t realise the time when I finished.
I needed something to occupy my mind after some devastating news received yesterday and part 2 of this beautiful CAL was perfect.

I weaved in all my ends this morning and as I lay it in position for today’s blog pictures it came to life before my eyes. Those beautiful snow capped rolling mountains the backdrop to a forest of trees and fallen leaves and trodden in snow all mashed together, No? just me?, Well that’s what I see anyway ha ha.

Thanks again to all the ladies designing this beautiful pattern, you helped me immensely yesterday so thank you, Also is it Friday yet?

Enjoy your Sunday, thanks for taking the time to have a read. Make the most of the daylight today we won’t have much of it now for a few months, does mean more cosy crochet nights for me though (every cloud).

Take care, Marie @cosycrochetbymarie

Christmas Eve Blanket CAL

Part 1

Last Friday saw the start of another CAL I wasn’t going to do but then couldn’t resist. I finished Part 1 last night but wanted to wait until today to take the pictures for today’s blog.

This may sound weird to you but straight blankets done in rows scare me a little, I always mess my counting up and lose or gain stitches and get quite a few rows in thinking I’m doing really well then I lay it flat and see the wavy sides. I spend more time frogging than crocheting.

So stitch markers at the ready, yarn arrived and wound into cakes ready, pattern downloaded and printed – lets do this!

Knitting Network supplied the packs for the cal, there are actually two CALS running Christmas Eve and Morning, Eve in Stylecraft Aran and Morning in style craft DK. I opted for the Eve pack purely on colour choice.

Alas the stitch markers didn’t help with less frogging, UGH, plenty of frogging, tears and a few tantrums where had BUT I persevered through and counting is key on this CAL that’s for sure.

What a pattern though and I now have a new favourite stitch, tiny dc popcorns they’re so cute I love them. And those giant bobble snowflakes were certainly a challenge but don’t they look great?

So happy with it and cannot wait until Part 2 tomorrow.

Look at those tiny silver bobbles, love them, fabulous pattern.

Pattern collaborated by

  • The Crochet Sanctuary
  • Lyndas Craft Room
  • The Wee House of Crochet

Have a lovely evening / weekend everyone and thank you for reading I do appreciate you taking the time too.

Marie @cosycrochetbymarie