Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Purple Crossed Granny Squares Blanket....into Flower Batik

Remember this from January I think I posted this picture, one from my book?
I ran out of the one colour of Merino..came across it in a sort out the other day and wondered what it it or something similar would look like in the stone washed Batik wool yarn?......still don't have the colour i wanted so played around with the idea a little in the batik


Love the secondary pattern that appears when you join similar coloured granny squares together 

Tried several flowers but the Anemone flower from another pattern was the     winner for me

   What do you think?.....
   and into a blanket....




   No Edge stitch yet...

Turned into a Granny Square

FANS POST:Lots of blankets being made

Holly 
has made a blanket from my Noo Noo camper blanket and is just moving on to a second 

Geraldine made several projects from book 1
love these with the long strap..fab idea









Susan has made a stool cover and the storage pot cover too

and a bath mat too..someone has been busy




Judy has made a cushion of the camper blanket motif..

Elise made a blanket too


A Google find so sorry not sure who it is but love the Camper Blanket and the coaster from book 1

made in stone washed yarn


There was a Flower coaster too but mixed in with other pictures..well done who ever you are

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

STONE WASH YARNS and PIXEL BLANKETS

 the Stonewashed yarn make wonderful granny squares
Stone washed Granny Squares one option for a pixel blanket

TAKE A PICTURE AND TURN IT INTO A BLANKET
A possible Granny Square blankets made by pixelating your own photographs

 this possible blanket is from this original picture of some crochet from 2008 it's just about recognisable 



Monday, 25 July 2016

The girls and boys from RUNNING STITCHES.

If you follow my blog you will already know that Anne Purdham an on line friend on Facebook and who runs the Facebook group RUNNING STITCHES asked if she could use one of my flower patterns, she had made and wore a flower bra in the race and was on the cover of a local newspaper last year, with a fabulous picture. 

I told her the pattern and all rights was hers and the groups to use in what ever way they could to raise a few extra pounds for the race, some donated and bought a copy of the pattern and made their own flower bras, some bought the pattern and made pairs of flowers for those who didn't crochet and sold them......

But didn't they do well? I hope Stylecraft yarns will give them some publicity too as Stylecraft yarns were used for most of the flowers.....perfect yarn for that flowery bra don't you think?

I donated a the flower pattern to this group of girls and some boys called Running Stitches a few months ago, so they could sell the pattern and make the flowers to wear in the KIRSTE 5 MEMORIAL RACE......next year we have a new idea for the flowers...so watch this space!

The Kirste 5 race was yesterday and what a fabulous day they all have the sun shone and all the girls and boys and children and even a a dog or two raced, one call Benji wore his crochet Flowers with pride....the pattern and making of the Kirste 5 Flower raised a extra pound for the Charity......not exactly sure yet how much but i will add this figure when we know.



Some of the fantastic pictures I already have to share with you, what a line up girls...
ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS DARLINGS

Anne is number 33 crossing the finish line with her friend and I believe shaved a couple of minutes off her usual time..well done Anne

Even super woman Amanda Stevens was there complete with her flowers bra and head band


Benji ran too with his flower......he donated generously and and loved the race








 sorry girls don't have all your names yet but you all deserve a gold medal







we mustn't for get the running though....so impressed with you all well done and i promise to be there next year to cheer you all on.

 I think there was around 30 members of the group who took part complete with their flower bras.


this is Graham, Annes hubby, even he was game enough to wear Annes old flower bra from the yer before, she insists he was happy about it hehehe...well done Graham
I don't have all the names but i will add them as soon as i do and I'm sure there is going to be lots more pictures to come..some official ones too thanks to all, so pleased i could play a teeny tiny part in raising some extra pennies for this Fabulous cancer charity KIRSTE 5 MEMORIAL RACE

A piece about the Kirste 5 Memorial Race HERE from the ECHO Newspaper