Wednesday, 1 October 2014

WOYWW

WOYWW? If you want to know more, click the button on my side bar, and visit nearly 100 great crafters' desks all over the world, on Wednesdays, thanks to the lovely Julia.

My second post in two days, the first being all about our weekend away.

I couldn't take my current WIP at the weekend, as it's a Christmas present, and the recipient would have seen it, so I started a baby blanket for my next door neighbour. All babies are special, but this one will be extra-precious, long awaited after IVF treatment.

Each stripe consists of three double crochets in each space, then a row of single crochet, twice. I'll finish it off with a border of green.


It doesn't seem possible that it's now October, but the weather is still glorious, so I've tried to get out in the garden a bit, ready for Autumn. Yesterday, I brought in the pelargoniums, in case there's a sneaky frost. I'll take cuttings of them later, for more plants next year.

I hope to visit as many WOYWW desks as possible, over the next couple of days, so see you at Julia's for a virtual cuppa.

Have a lovely week,

Chris xx

31 comments:

  1. Great blanket there - your neighbour will love it. Sunshine Girl #6

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  2. Oh such a beautiful blanket and I am sure this baby is going to love it. Wow congrats to the new parents to be, such an achievement for them. gardening I have to do some of that too but it's spring here, the weather is starting to pick up.

    Hugs Eliza, Yoda & Flat Susan
    Happy WOYWW #2

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  3. The blanket is beautiful, a treasured possession for the recipient. Yes, I must away to the garden as well - so much to do after a wonderful summer - cutting back, tidying up, lawns mown....
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #7

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  4. Ah, that's a pretty design///lacey but not too much so and love the mint green/white combo! Clever you!
    Hugs, LLJ 30 xx

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  5. Aw, pretty blankie..lovely colour choice. Yep the weather is too good to ignore isn't it. Make the most gal!

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  6. LOL! Really I should keep track of the numbers - you make the 3rd (maybe 4th?) person with a crochet project, and so far it seems more fabric and yarn than paper and card. I wonder what the break down is? But I do love your sweet project. it'll be well received, I'm sure!

    Happy WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (1)

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  7. What a pretty blanket, I love the mint and white colour combo - it will be treasured I'm sure. Hope you have a great week,
    Diana #37

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  8. Pretty. Looks soft and snuggly. Creative Blessings! Kelly #60

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  9. Enjoy the warm weather while you can...winter will come, it always does! Such lovely soft colours you are using. #20

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  10. Ah, there is nothing like a baby and nothing like a handmade beautiful gift such as what you've made, Chris! Enjoy the glorious autumn and Happy WOYWW!! Hugs, Darnell #23

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  11. That will be a gorgeous gift. The weather is lovely, planning a long walk with the club tomorrow though I also have lots of gardening to do too.
    Hope you have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x 39

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  12. Chris...I just love the stuff you make! What a gorgeous blanket that's going to be!!! And I can't believe it's October either! Where in the world does the time go???

    Happy WOYWW!
    Amy E. #9
    Scrapthissavethat.com

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  13. Fab crocheting. Thanks for sharing. Hope that you have a lovely crafting week to come. Hazel, WOYWW #81 x

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  14. Thanks for calling by at mine yesterday.
    What a beautiful blanket...love the colour.
    Hugs,
    Annie x #25

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  15. Hi Chris, pretty blanket & I like the pic of the bridge :-)
    Thanks for your kind comments
    Debs 24

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  16. What a pretty blanket for a special baby, Chris! Thank you for your lovely comment - thank you, I am feeling a lot better now, although a bit exhausted after last night's efforts at the felt class lol! (I will be posting about that very soon.) I am glad you like my projects!

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #37

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  17. Chris, What a lovely blanket.

    Been beautiful here. Dad was commenting on the plants still in flower in the garden.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW Sue #36

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  18. Lovely crochet, I have just started doing it and I am truly hooked!!
    Thank you for your visit Karen #33

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  19. Beautiful! I used to crochet but quit about 15 years ago. Still have a chevron afghan I made 45 years ago. Thanks for popping by and happy belated WOYWW!
    Carol N #41

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  20. Such a delicate colour for a baby makes a change from pink and blue. Wish I was able to crochet. Thank you for visiting my blog Anita #45 WOYWW

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  21. Hi Chris, I keep telling everyone to come round and play any time! Thanks for visiting.
    The blanket is so pretty, I bet they will love it.

    Cazzy x

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  22. Beautiful! There's such physical and emotional warmth in a knitted blanket. Blessings!

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  23. That is a lovely blanket Chris which I am sure will be much appreciated. I still have the crochet blanket I started when I was expecting my first baby, unfinished!! my daughter is now 27. I have promised to finish it for my first grandchild, if I'm still capable lol
    Thank you for visiting me today Lottie #61

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  24. Thanks for visiting my blog Chris, and the wonderful comment.
    My Mon and G-ma were great at crocheting, I learned a few of the stitches and that was about it for me. I do know the stitches you mentioned.....grin.

    This is truly a beautiful baby blanket.

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  25. I'm running very slow.. But I made it. Thanks so much for the peek. Oh I see you made it so mine too. lol ok so we are both running behind. All is good in crafty time. Thanks Roberta 66

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  26. you needle work is wonderful!! and I agree how could it be october already!! Thanks for stopping by earlier and Thank you for sharing, Have a great week Ginny M #63

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  27. A special gift for a special baby. It is lovely. Sorry I'm so late visiting. Anne x

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  28. Love the colours and pattern, I am sure it will be a much loved gift.

    Thank you for visiting my desk
    Krafty Karen #64

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  29. Hi Chris, sorry I am so late catching my tall this week! Beautiful baby blanket, love the colour, what a special gift it will be for the new baby. Annie C #82

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  30. awesome blanket. I am running super late this week and wanted to stop by and say thanks for stopping by earlier this week. I enjoy hearing from you and all my WOYWW friends. Vickie #21

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