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Getting carried away!!

PostPosted: 21 Feb 2015, 11:17
by p.penn
I have 5 crochet projects currently on the go!! yike* Not quite sure what happened there, but I have little baskets all over the place!

The first is a cushion for a friend's birthday, but I will find it very hard to part with when it is done! I have bought her presents before and I liked them so much she never got them! :oops:

The second is an african flower something. Not sure what yet! I would like it to be a blanket, but it is quite time consuming and also, when it is assembled, it has wiggly edges, which I dont like, so I have been experimenting with half hexagons, which are a little tricky too. I have made 9½ so far, and if I want a blanket I will need at least 140 - 160 yike* so am thinking perhaps another cushion, or something....cant decide! I dont want them just left as a few I made as an experiment!

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The third is some easter heart bunting I started last year, but despite spending a fortune on two deliveries of wool this month, I seem to have run out of a yellow I need! }hairout{ and the fourth is some flower bunting.

The final one is my new blanket. I actually bought this pattern for it this week, and am pleased I did as it is very pretty. Although it is coming on already, it will take me a little while to complete, but will be worth it.

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I think I have got completely carried away {rofwl} It may have something to do with my most recent creation, a cushion, which makes my heart soar every time I see it!! I still can't believe I actually made it!

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Re: Getting carried away!!

PostPosted: 21 Feb 2015, 11:58
by KarenE
What about using your african flowers for a hat? They would look lovely covering the top and sides of one.

Re: Getting carried away!!

PostPosted: 21 Feb 2015, 13:02
by jemberelli
Oh Helen, that cushion cover is amazing! I love it, you are so clever )like(

Re: Getting carried away!!

PostPosted: 21 Feb 2015, 13:35
by Mad Chick
Wow, you ARE a busy bee :-D

You might need to hide that cushion when I come to visit or it may end up being sneaked into my car! )run(

Re: Getting carried away!!

PostPosted: 21 Feb 2015, 13:43
by p.penn
I will have security at the exit searching for bacardi, Bailey, gammon and crochet lol

Re: Getting carried away!!

PostPosted: 21 Feb 2015, 19:07
by wendy
They are so beautiful, I would want to keep them all as well. So clever Helen.

Re: Getting carried away!!

PostPosted: 21 Feb 2015, 21:14
by perchy
p.penn wrote:I will have security at the exit searching for bacardi, Bailey, gammon and crochet lol




:oops: :oops:

Re: Getting carried away!!

PostPosted: 21 Feb 2015, 23:17
by manda
{rofwl}



I think they're lovely...I think the flowers on a hat would be fab

Re: Getting carried away!!

PostPosted: 22 Feb 2015, 11:03
by p.penn
Yes, I think they would make a nice hat. I haven't tried any clothing yet, I seem to have a preference for making pretty useless stuff {rofwl} Also mention the phrase 'correct tension' and my eyes instantly glaze over {rofwl}

My blanket is doing ok, it is a 'join as you go' one, which to be honest, I haven't done before and I am not sure about. Less time consuming than sewing together at the end, but I don't like the end result as much - not invisible and floppier. Mind you, I think it's the only option with this design.

I do love working with bright colours, and find them very therapeutic. Actually, I find crochet altogether relaxing and rewarding. So glad I took it up and persevered!

Re: Getting carried away!!

PostPosted: 22 Feb 2015, 15:30
by Mad Chick
perchy wrote:
p.penn wrote:I will have security at the exit searching for bacardi, Bailey, gammon and crochet lol




:oops: :oops:



Perchy, you distract the security and I'll smuggle the goodies out )t'

Re: Getting carried away!!

PostPosted: 24 Feb 2015, 20:25
by kate egg
Fab cushion Helen, I would struggle part with that....

Re: Getting carried away!!

PostPosted: 25 Feb 2015, 10:22
by Spreckly
Wow, Helen. The colours are stunning. Most envious.

Re: Getting carried away!!

PostPosted: 25 Feb 2015, 15:42
by Sara
The cushion is gorgeous Helen :-D

Lucy , I will cause the distraction, and you may smuggle it out, but i want a time share )grin2(

Re: Getting carried away!!

PostPosted: 25 Feb 2015, 21:43
by p.penn
kate egg wrote:Fab cushion Helen, I would struggle part with that....


Don't worry Kate, that one's going nowhere!!! The squares were quite simple really, but the making up was quite tricky, especially using the invisible thread }hairout{

I haven't quite finished the one for my friend yet, but I have a month left to complete it before her birthday. It's very different from mine, as I have tried to account for her taste.

Re: Getting carried away!!

PostPosted: 27 Feb 2015, 12:49
by albertajune
Such lovely work. I really can't believe how proficient you have become in such a short time.
Well done you )like(