Sunday, October 10, 2010

Coconut Ice

I love this soft chenille and thought I'd crochet
it in granny squares for a lovely soft blanket .
It was very cheap wool and dreadful
to work with and it kept breaking .
Admitedly I am not an expert crocheter
but the squares all ended up looking like
they had breasts .
So I took them apart and started on a scarf .
By now I'd gotten the hang of the cheap wool
and my scarf grew .
And then I liked that it was a bit bigger and
soft on my lap so I kept going .

Finally this is what I ended up with
and my daughter has claimed it .
She also said how nice her room looked
in the photo .
Don't worry I set her straight and let
her know all about cropping photos .


29 comments:

Yaya Yarns said...

Dont you just love it when the right projects works its way out!

It is beautiful bay the way~

simplestitches said...

that looks fantastic!

Bev C said...

Hello Clare,
A lovely blanket for your daughter, now how much of that cheap wool did you need?

Enjoy your Sunday.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Em said...

oooh very pretty!!
Em xxx

Melody said...

So it was destined to be a blanket all along and it does look lovely on the bed. Wow is there nothing you can't do, clever Clare.

Michelle said...

Very pretty and impressive!!!

BubzRugz said...

Haha - I love the squares with breasts!!!
The end blanket looks georgeous and must be so lovely and cuddly...
Hugz

Serenata said...

It certainly did grow! Looks lovely in your daughter's room and ah the cropping of photos...marvellous invention!

Tania said...

Hey, I know your type! (cos I'm one of 'em). The you-can't-stop-me-now, just-one-more-row-even though-it’s-seven-hours-past-bedtime type?

Sandy at Cookies and Cream Craft said...

Didn't that come up pretty! I love it. Good job, Clare!!

ittybittyandpretty said...

amazing what a few booby squares can turn into isnt it!?!
simply gorgeous.
xxrosey

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

Looks splendidly gorgeous.

I crop all sorts of crap out of my photos. Especially when they involve Miss P's bedroom.

Stephanie said...

so pretty! Love it. Steph

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty! xx

Heidi said...

I had to laugh when you said your squares had breasts, have you seen on etsy those crocheted breasts
I had to laugh they are so funny.
Have a great Sunday!

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

That'd be so cosy!!!

Allie said...

LOL - oh how funny, your squares had breasts! Thanks for the good laugh. Well, it may have been cheap wool but it sure turned out lovely!

our shabby cottage said...

It grew? I think 'exploded' might be a better term...LOL!

Robyn said...

Lol, 'grew'?? Went forth and multiplied...must be all the rain we're having. he The blanket looks great and the photo cropping tool is probably the most used on my computer!

Alison said...

Oh my goodness, what a lot of work has gone into that oh so pretty throw.

Levin said...

ok that is one massive scarf! but i bet it' lovely and soft to be under. your daughter's bedroom looks much better than mine - no amount of cropping would make her room look good!! lol
l
x

Narelle said...

Atleast October is the month for pink and breast cancer awareness.
Is your rug covering the whole bed? ... it's lovely!
And I love coconut ice. :o)

Clara said...

Love it when things finally work out in the end and usually, for the better. Lovely in pink!

Indigo Blue said...

Crikey!! How fast can you crochet? Lovely colour wool and cheap wool can be a challenge but sometimes I can not justify expensive wool unless I am very sure about what I am doing. I also have a basket like that but mine is a wooden colour, so snap!
x

Rumi said...

I love how yarn sometimes whispers to you while you are working on it and steers you in a different direction. It's when we refuse to listen to it that we regret the outcome.

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

LOL...from crocheted breasts to a lovely bedspread...you go girl!! Well done!
Jane.

Kelly said...

WOW! How long did that take? And how many skeins? Wow, wow, wow, I love it!!!

Carol said...

Wow I really loved it,this is really very pretty, you might be feeling so happy after having finished this. Great work I really appreciate your hard work, just keep up the good work...

Linda said...

wow Clare this is gorgeous it looks fantastic yay for cheap wool