TaDa Collage 1

Well, here it is!! The big reveal moment of my Vintage Blanket has finally arrived. To say that I am a little bit in love is a complete understatement of the fact that I absolutely love the blanket and will find it very hard to part with.



I have truly enjoyed every step of the journey and we have become firm friends during the numerous hours we spent together. Many happy thoughts have been worked into every loop I crochet and I think the final result does not disappoint. What do you think? Do you like her, and would you like to make one for yourself?


Hurrah hurrah…you can!!!  I will post the pattern, including yarn amounts and how-to’s next Friday here on the blog. So make sure you are a subscriber and watch this space.


Until then go and have a look at all the delicious colours available in this beautiful yarn here, and start planning your colours!

Happy times – Enjoy!


Blanket Update Collage 1

During the last few days my little mountains of squares grew and grew, and everyday the assembly line has become a little longer. It has been such a joy to work with this yarn, so much so that in my head I have already lined up a few more projects.


Yesterday I decided to have a little rest from making squares, I thought it would be nice to give each one of them a final round of uplifting colour and then I started to lay them out randomly. Now, anyone who has ever made a blanket using different coloured squares knows how difficult it is to be really random when laying out the colours. A little while ago, when looking around in the cyberworld for some ideas, I came across a most useful link. A link so useful that it has totally revolutionised my ability to become utterly random with the layout of my blanket squares. Would you all like to be enlightened…I bet you would!! So here it is, the granny square generator!

For this blanket I put in number of squares per row followed by number of total rows. Then I added the different colours, pressed the magic button called Generate…and presto I had my random layout!

Here it is:


Isn’t it fantastic! Well I think so anyway, and here, at just about the halfway point, is my Vintage Blanket…

Blanket Update Collage 2

I have got a few more squares made already and the assembly line is growing again. I am hopeful that the blanket will be finished this time next week for it’s very own big Tadah moment. Hopefully our beautiful autumnal sunshine weather of late will hold long enough so that I can sit on my bench with a completed blanket keeping me warm.



So there you have it, the story so far.

Have a lovely colourfully happy weekend, I am off to make more squares.


a few colourful shots of the week just gone…


monday – my donation to a raffle organised in aid of breast cancer awareness – to donate and be in with a chance to win this shawl or one of the other wonderful prizes visit: www.virginmoneygiving.com/LouiseAlexandra78 – Thank you x


tuesday – a little bit of spring from holland

Gwendolen Shawl gp still 2

wednesday – gwendolen shawl now available as single pattern


friday – happy post arrived from silly old suitcase in holland and really cheered me up at the end of a rather gloomy week


s…is for saturday and stripes


sunday – square number six for my crochet mood blanket 2014

I designed this weeks square to represent ice and snow at the Winter Olympics. Using ice blue, neutral and grey, and incorporating some of my favourite stitches, Puff and Bullion Stitch, it stands for cool and receding.

I have named it Sochi, and you can now find the pattern under drop-down menu Crochet Mood Blanket at the top menu bar.

Wishing you all a wonderful week to come.

Enjoy! x



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