Monday, 15 February 2010

my first granny blanket reveal

Good morning all!
Well here she is..
in all her splendid granny glory!
 I did actually finish last weekend, but as we all know 
grey days mean gloomy snaps!
 I was (and still am) unsure of my colour combination,
I guess that's the whole point of your first project,
to learn from your mistakes (and there are a few!)
I like this combination however..
 Having not blocked(pinned and dampened, to evenly shape the blanket) the squares individually,
I had to improvise with a sofa cushion and a towel.
Worked a treat, and what a difference!
 More gratuitous crochet snaps warning!
 Whilst I'm  harping on about my newly found obsession,
I feel as a crochet disciple I must pass on the wisdom of the hook!!
And I already have two followers!!
A few weeks back I met up with a fellow blogger  Lisa some of you may know her from 

It was a first for both of us.
I think we hit it off straight away, which is strangely random,
to be chatting away to someone you dont know, but you do actually know so much about them!?!
 To cut a long story short we had a lovely couple of hours trying to synchronize our crochet skills whilst drinking lots of tea.
I think the tea drinking was a little more sucsessful, so another meet up is on the cards for sure!
Hopefully I havent bored you  I have inspired you to take up the hook,
if not, then follow my journey into the crochet world....
.....I need more wool (she cries in despair!)


Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello Clare

Your granny blanket looks gorgeous. I like the colours. I am yet to finish mine.

Warm wishes
Isabelle x

CraftyHelen said...

Well (for what it's worth), I think that the colours are great. Well done on finishing it. I am (still) trying to learn.xx

Floss said...

It's great, and I have to say I really like those colours - they have the modern feel with the white, but are a bit alternative too, as most of the modern crochet is brighter. You haven't 'hooked me', though!

charl said...

i have blanket envy.. its gorgeous love it!! colours are fantastic..

well done!!

Sarah said...

Lovely blanket - good for you. I haven't mastered crochet at all yet!

Hen said...

Well done, Clare, it's lovely. What shall your next project be, I wonder?
Hen x

BERTIE x said...

Hello Clare, your granny is gorgeous. I love the photo of you all snuggled up in your blanket.
Bertie x

clare's craftroom said...

I love it and I can't see any mishaps and if there are any it makes your quilt , well , yours!

Melanie said...

Your granny blanket is fabulous! So snuggly and cosy, and perfect for this time of year. xxxx

Diane said...

You are a true crochet disciple!! I think the colour combo's are spot on. Lovely lovely lovely xxx

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Hi just very recently found your blog! Your crochet blanket looks lovely, I think your colours are very pretty.
Vivienne :)

A Country Girl said...

What a lovely blanket! The colours look great together - My challenge this year is to learn crochet but I'm not getting far, especially since starting a blanket of knitted squares.

Ellouise88 said...

Really pretty. You should be proud of yourself!

Simone said...

I think your blanket is really pretty and spring like and I do like the white to break up the colours too!x

Kate said...

What a fabulous blanket! I love everything about it- the colors are just wonderful!

Sal said...

I really like the colour combination! Makes a change from the usual!
Well's lovely!

Jennifer said...

Very pretty, I love it. I taught myself how to crochet a couple of months ago, and I love it. Your blanket looks great.

Country Bliss said...

Well done Clare it looks gorgeous and the colours go really well together.
Yvonne x

Kelly said...

well done, it's looking really great, & i think your colours all work really well together, got the next project planned?

gill said...

i'm a new crocheter too and have also just finished my first granny blanket!!
i also need more wool and a new project (any ideas for either??)


Jelly Wares said...

I love it, I love it, I love it!!!! Just gorgeous, you should be so proud of yourself..

Jodie :)

LittleGem said...

Hi Clare,
The blanket looks brilliant and I really like the colour choices. Very pretty xx

Karen said...

The colors are perfect together! Couldn't be more beautiful--really!!!

vintage flair1 said...

What a lovely blanket!
Wish I could crochet,well done!!!
Bridie x

Thecraftytrundler said...

Your blanket is gorgeous, the colours look fantastic!! Well done!!

Sharon xx

Lisa said...

It looks absolutely wonderful!
Well done you!
Who is your other crochet disciple?
What's the next project?
Yes I think we did hit it off!
I haven't been practising I'm afraid, too stressed over birthday parties and gift sorting!
Lisa x

emma lamb said...

hello Clare... :)
i'm so sorry i've passed my dreaded lurgy onto you! i have the utmost sympathy for your sore throat... i swear by manuka honey with lemon, the honey can be pricey but it's so worth it! hope you feel better soon and stay snuggled under your yummy new granny blanket... :)

ps ~ thank you so much for all your lovely comments over in my wee corner of blogland... :)

Julia said...

Oooooooooooooooh scrumptious gorgeous granny blanket love is happening as I look at your pictures! Well done you, what a fabulous achievement!! I personally do like your colour scheme very much!
Hurrah for the hook!!

Much love
Julia x x x

Lisa said...

Feel good vibes sent to you. I had that sore throat last week. I felt so yuck I actually went to bed and slept for 2 hours Thursday afternoon.My precious me day was spent asleep after essential jobs were done as I was just so wiped out!
Rentokil? Oh my that doesn't sound pleasant.
Keep warm and snuggled.
Lisa x

Lyn said...

Hello Clare
I've just come across your beautiful blog via flickr.

I am in total love with your amazing granny blanket, and your patchwork.

I would love to feature a photo of your framed vintage patchwork with links through to your blog on my blog if that is ok. Let me know!

I love sewing and crochet too, and am currently looking for inspiration to redecorate my home.


Tabiboo said...

It looks gorgeous and I love your colour combination.

Nina x

Lyn said...

Thank you Clare! Have just posted on my blog.

Have you visited Pip's site over at Meet Me At Mikes (Melbourne, Aust based)?

Loads of granny crochet goodness -


The Girl said...

Oooh it's so pretty!! I love it! I'm just about to start to attempt my first granny square blanket, having picked up a crochet hook at the beginning of the year and I get very keen to get started when I see pictures like these!

Kate said...

Oh yay, good for you it is wonderful!! I love how the white ties it all together so beautifully.
Isn't meeting bloggers great! Its like you can skip over all the boring stuff and get into the nitty gritty straight away. I hope you have a fabulous weekend. Xnonds

louise said...

Your throw/blanket is so beautifully made, and one of the loveliest I have ever seen. Infact the colours you have used are favourites of mine, and go so well together. x

val said...

Hi Clare, Just found you and I am so pleased! I love the colours you have chosen for your Granny - I could find a home for it on my sofa if you tire of it!
Lovely blog. :0)

emma lamb said...

oh Clare, sorry you're still feeling poop! you ear ache sounds dreadful, are you getting dizzy spells too? ~ like being drunk but without red wine!

my lurgy went into my sinuses and chest, so for the last week i've had the most dreadful cough and blocked nose... thankfully i am on the mend now... :)

take good care of yourself!

lisette said...

Love love love the blanket! It's beautiful!

Danielle said...

it's so lovely!