As you may have noticed I've been choosing to make mostly quick projects lately.
Like my fabric and crochet bunting.....also my Easter decorations ,bag makeover and coat hanger cover.
Well I've decided it's time to start a bigger project.I've never actually made a big blanket,by big I mean double bed size. The nearest I've got is my granny daisy blanket......
I designed this blanket for the back of the sofa ,but in our house ,with three little people jumping around it spent most of the time in a screwed up mess.
So nowadays it lives on my bed,where I love the look of it but it's not really the correct shape...It's wide enough but too short.
I also have hexagon blanket that has turned into a permanent U.F.O. ( unfinished object ) .......
It lives on the back of my chair ,like a brightly coloured,oddly shaped ,anti-macassar!
I actually went wrong after a few hexagons and omitted the chain round by accident.So that ,and the fact I think I threw just too many colours at this means I'm happy to leave it as it is.
So what to do for my big project??
I'm very into Cath Kidston colours again now it's spring.Last springtime I made this ripple cushion ,inspired by her colour scheme......
I also really like hexagons ,as you know .So I'm planning to make a hexagon blanket in CK colours.This is the start......
I say planning ,as I'm well aware many of my projects "develop" into something completely different.I suppose that's the creative process !
Very observant readers will have noticed the title of this post is U.F.O.s in the plural.
Yes strangely enough I've decided to start two big projects.The second being a blanket for master B.M.
Last year I made this giant granny square blanket for my youngest.....
I was really pleased with this ,it was so quick to make and looks so happy ,it makes me smile when I go into his room.
But master BM is nearly ten (yikes ) and I know he wants something a little more grown up, so after seeing this lovely zig zag blanket I was inspired to have a go at one too.Here's how it looks so far..........
I actually started this about Three weeks ago and it's very sloooow going !
It's all single crochet in the back loops only so you can't get any speed up.
I think this is why I have started another project ,which is quicker and done in prettier colours.Yes ,the zig zag is going to be a U.F.O. for a looooooooong time !
I will leave you with some more pretty colours.
I found these windmills in The Range today,aren't they great !! just the thing to make me smile till my sweet peas start to flower ...
Thanks again for your comments ,they are really appreciated !