I confess… That was not a week… I’m very sorry! The busy times just haven’t slowed down I guess. I’m still typing away at finishing my internship report and the windowsills at my home are still not done. So I’m sitting here at my dad’s with Kevin and the cats for over 2 weeks now, and with the prospect of another two weeks since the guys from the windowsill company took wrong measurements… So they only progress with one sill a day. Keeping in mind that the building has about 30 sills and our appartment alone already has 6, it’s a no-brainer that this is going to take a while.
The cats are enjoying it. Isis is sleeping all day in the chair upstairs or looking out of the big windows facing the street. So much to see! Cocktail is a bit homesick though, judging from this picture. “Get me home woman, I would like to take a dump in my own litterbox now.
But first things first: I do not have any pictures of my kitchen machine in action. However, I do have some pictures of the box haha!
It’s a great machine. The utensils had to be adjusted a little bit to reach the bottom of the bowl but besides that it does what it’s supposed to do; Mix and whip everything up! As I said, No actionshots have been taken yet but when I get home I’ll tadah this beauty properly.
On the hooky front I’m not sitting still either! I’ve finally taken some pictures of blankets I’ve finished over the past 2 months. Remember this picture?
Well they’re all finished right now!
This is the solid colour block. It’s made with deep red, orange, 3 different shades of yellow and a bit of pink and plum. The joining colours are cream, and the border is made up of puff stitches in the same cream colour. I started with a few of these blocks in red, pink, and 2 shades of yellow in december 2012, but I didn’t really like the colours at the time and just stashed them away again. When I found them again I decided to add the plum and the light shade of yellow and it suddenly looked a whole lot more like spring!
This one was only circles last time! I’ve decided to join them in a diagonal pattern with a mocha brown wool. I really like how ‘soft’ this blanket turned out. Not only in touch, but also for the eyes. I still have to border this one but my main stash is back home so I’ll wait a little bit. The colours are a little bit darker than in real life, but that’s due to the gloomy weather of today, in real life they are a bit lighter, more like this one!
And then there’s this hexagon blanket. This was the way it looked last time. You might remember that I had difficulties coming up with a border and how I would fill in the gaps.
Well, I’ve made a border and I simply didn’t fill up the gaps because I didn’t like the half hexagons, they just looked crappy. So I came up with this:
More rainbow! Look at all the rainbowness in this picture! Don’t you just get an insta-kick of happiness! I certainly do.
I like the way the gaps ended up, It wasn’t planned but they look like actual rainbows.
But wait, there’s more!
I’ve also finished another blanket. I’ve featured the birth of this blanket here. It’s already done for about a month or so but I didn’t have the time to take some decent pictures. So here is the big reveal!
isn’t this one big bunch of happiness? The joining looks like the circular blanket, however this is another colour, I believe it was walnut brown.
I like to keep my edges simple. Just a few rows of single crochet, mostly in ombre colouring or if that’s not possible, gradually colour changes. I think it finishes the whole piece! I’m gonna block it once I find an old mattress.
So as you can see, I’ve made quite a lot of blankets, or at least finished them. These are all blankets that will appear in my soon-to-open etsy shop! But besides these big items, I’ve also tried my hand on some smaller items. This small bunting is hanging above my bed for quite some time now:
I’ts a pattern I came up with myself, but I never took the time to write it down. I finally did it and now I’m creating a few more buntings to sell in my small shop! The pattern will be available as well for those who would like to make them theirselves.
Wow, that was a whole bunch of blankets and buntings and woolly stuf! I’ve catched up a little bit with you guys but as you might know I’ve always got something to chat about. Next time I’ll show you the gorgeous fabric I’ve bought from Silly old suitcase!!