Sunday 15 February 2015

Another blanket - but still a WIP!

Hello all and I hope that you've had a good weekend?  Unfortunately husband has had a really horrible cold and despite my best 'avoidance' tactics, I've a nasty feeling that he has kindly passed it on to me.... Sigh. And just when I'm gearing up to going away for a few days to stay with our daughter!  I'm not a happy bunny.  And I confess that I'm not a brilliant nursemaid - I can supply regular drinks, food, paracetamol and "there, there" noises, but that's about as far as it goes.  So I'm frantically dosing myself up with vitamin C and lots of drinks and hoping that I can shake it off pretty quickly.... Hey ho.

Anyway, I just thought I'd share a few pics of the crafty carry-ons that have been going on (in between the hot lemon drinks lol!).  I'm currently in the middle of another crochet blanket, doing a gorgeous ripple stripe one this time, using the scrummy 'cottage' pack with a lovely range of colours put together by Lucy at the Attic24 blog.  I confess that they're not colours I would have put together, but now that it's underway I love the combinations - sometimes you need the inspiration from other blogs, ideas, etc.!


The wool is the lovely Stylecraft dk acrylic, which is so soft and cosy - and very reasonably priced!  I love the different wools on offer - and these packs at the Wool Warehouse are such good value for money.

Now I wouldn't necessarily put those colours together if I was planning it, but I have to admit that they do look lovely now that the blanket is growing! 
I'll keep you updated with it's progress!  But I've got another couple of projects to be getting on with - and one of those is nicely packed ready for a train journey this week lol! 

I'm also still on a mission to produce a few simple, easy to post cards! So this is another one, using the gorgeous sentiment stamps from LOTV

The papers are also from LOTV and the ivy die cut is a Joanna Sheen die, with wooden button from stash.

Anyway, I'll hopefully catch up with you all during the week - and wish me luck in fighting the cold germs lol! 
Back soon,
Kim x 


  1. Beautiful blanket, such a lovely mix of colours. Your card is great too, I love the colours and sentiment. I hope you enjoy your time away and that you can fight that cold off! xx

  2. Is there no stopping you?! Another gorgeous blanket in the making. I took inspiration from you and have the bag kit sitting waiting until I feel confident enough to do a bigger project!! Hope you soon feel better and have a safe journey xx

  3. Your card is beautiful Kim and your blanket is looking fabulous, I have just started one using the same ripple stitch.
    I hope you manage to fight off the cold quickly and that you have a great time with your daughter.
    Sue xx

  4. Such a gorgeous blanket Kim, it will be very cosy when it is finished. Love the awesome card too. Hope your cold clears soon and doesn't stop you going to your daughters.

  5. You are certainly the queen when it comes to making these blankets, this is another gorgeous one and I love the colours!
    Hope you have a fantastic time with your daughter and that the cold stays away.
    Gina x

  6. Love your card Kim, and your crochet is fabulous, lovely colours.
    Hope you manage to escape your hubby's cold.
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  7. Great card Kim and love the blanket, so pretty...must go look, never made a ripple.....I shall say no more.....other than this....get to the pharmacy and grab a Vicks, First Defence, my Dr made me buy in Oct when I had flu jab and it is brilliant...touch wood....all mine use it, abit pricey, but it

  8. Loving the blanket - fabulous colours. And your "quick" card is wonderful! TFS


I love reading your comments - and thanks for taking the time to leave one!
Kim x