Sunday, 29 January 2012

Sunny Crochet

Hello Lovelies,
the sun has returned to these parts over the last two days ....really lifts the mood , making everything outdoors look so much prettier despite the cold and making the house bright and cheerful. Yesterday I sat in a sunny spot adding the last few hexagons to my blanket..........


Then sewing in the final ends..........



When all the ends were dealt with I picked up the almost finished blanket and lifted it into the air in order to spread it on the bed and this is what I saw........




All the colours illuminated from behind by the winter sun looked just stunning.

 This is the same hexagon that's at the start of my half way there post.....looks so different viewed like this.......



I was immediately struck by the way these motifs, that reminded me of a kaleidoscope then I first made them , really do look  kaleidoscopic viewed like this........


I LOVE the suns rays shining through on this shot.........


I got a bit carried away ,snapping lots of  images quickly in case the sun disappeared behind a cloud ..........


As a child I would have loved to build a play tent using this blanket , to be surrounded by all these many coloured flowers  in hexagons would be amazing,don't you think ?............


Just yesterday evening I started on the border....It's just going to be a simple one............


...................so stand by for a Kaleidoscope Blanket  ta-dah very soon :0)
Jacquie x

54 comments:

  1. Great shots of your blanket, I forced myself to throw away a lamp shade frame that I thought I might save to re-cover in crochet...you have made me want to get it out of the bin! It looks so pretty with the light sparkling through the colours....

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  2. Isn't that stunning? Yes, JUST like a kaleidoscope - it's made me feel quite nostalgic.

    Hx

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  3. Oh Jacquie, doesn't it look wonderful with the sun behind it.....reminds me of stained glass windows too.

    So nice to have some sunshine at last...

    Claire :}

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  4. Very kaleidoscopic indeed! Very very pretty and bright! Looking forward to the ta-dah! :)

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  5. It is stunning the sun is an amazing tool at times and i agree it really does lift your spirit. I can't wait to it finished. dee x

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  6. Your work looks magical in the sunlinght. Makes me want to pop round with a flash off coffee and try to get crochet lessons out of you!
    Lizzie

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  7. Simply stunning. Just like stained glass windows.

    Helenxx

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  8. Very pretty - yep very kaleidoscopish and also liked a modern stained glass window.

    We had sunshine yesterday but today its grey, damp and cold :(

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  9. Lovely colours! Let's hope the sun decides to hang around a while.
    Ellie
    x

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  10. Stunning,I cant wait for that ta dah,well donexxx

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  11. Looking gorgeous Jacquie!! The sun really gives the hexies another dimension doesn't it! Must be very gratifying to be so close to the end! Happy crocheting, have a great day, Julie :)

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  12. Beautiful colours in your blanket. Are you going to let the boys make a camp from your new blanket I wonder haha. xxx

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  13. you are right the gorgeous blanket looks amazing with the sun shining through it making it look like a kaleidoscope, beautiful.
    I look forward to seeing you gorgeous blanket finished.

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  14. Beautiful as always, love the colours can wait to try something different with my crochet just need to finish my ripple blanket first!!!

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  15. Hi Jacquie! Your hexagons are so bright and colorful, I'll need theme here for it's all covered in snow! Can't wait to see the blanket all done.

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  16. Oh my gosh....this blanket is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!! What a heavenly perspective....brilliant ..just brilliant !!!!!!!!

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  17. How lovely the colours look in the sun. I was doing the same thing the other day, you have to make the most of the sun at this time of the year.
    Can't wait to see your Ta dah moment.
    Hugs Angie x

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  18. Beautiful colours in your blanket.
    Very Nice!:)
    Hugs,
    Maria.

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  19. I agree, quite beautiful with the sun shining through! Looking rather like a stain-glassed window too. Great job!

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  20. its the little things in life...that make me happy

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  21. This is so beautiful. How lovely to look at it from a 'different angle'!

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  22. It looks so gorgeous in the sun! Very cheery! XX

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  23. Beautiful colours!! I'm just starting to get into crochet but I'm very slow!!

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  24. wowwwwwwwwwwww I like so much!!!!!
    ♥♥♥

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  25. Can NOT wait to see it from a distance all finished.
    I'm definitely going to have to try a hexagon blanket.

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  26. Hi Jacquie,

    AAAAAAAAAH IT'S BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!! This blanket is a gift for me, yes?
    xxxxx

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  27. Jacquie,
    Can´t wait to see this blanket ready! The colours and the shapes through the sunlight are just gorgeous! (You have a great sense for taking photos. I love it!)
    Have a lovely week!

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  28. Jacquie:
    Congratulations on finishing your blanket...well, almost, but the border flies compared to the rest. It looks lovely!
    Ana BC

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  29. This really is quite wonderful!

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  30. I absolutely love it - well done. I have 150 granny flower squares crocheted, but the thought of sewing all the bits in has prevented me from actually putting it together!

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  31. Amazing so jealous! This will def be a much loved heirloom I'm sure!!

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  32. Wow it really is a stunner :D
    Karen x

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  33. This blanket is going to be gorgeous! If you get a minute, please take a peek at my latest blog post about vintage Stitchcraft magazine. You might be too young to remember it! I've added lots of photo too. Maggie xx
    http://prettyflowersinthewindow.blogspot.com/

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  34. Gorgeous, Goregeous, Gorgeous!

    Your Kaleidoscope Blanket has to be THE BEST crochet blanket I have seen! The colours are beautiful and vibrant and the pattern is stunning. It really does look gorgeous against the sun. I bet you will ADORE being snuggled up in it! Seriously, looking at my skin, it seems to be turning a shade of green!!!!!! ha ha ha!

    Have a beautiful week!

    Vanessa xxxxxxxxxx

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  35. What a stunner!! Oh yes, I would have loved to have had your beautiful blankie for a tent when I was a child. Loved the pics, so gorgeous! :) xx

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  36. It has been bright over here too, bright cold and crispy...it has been lovely and lifts my mood. I love how you have taken pictures of all your little hexagons with the sun shinning through them :)

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  37. You should turn it into a tent. Imagine lying under that, bliss!

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  38. Beautiful photos, they look like little stained glass windows! Lovely :-)

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  39. gorgeous photos.... can't wait to see the Ta-Daa :-))

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  40. Gorgeous, gorgeous gorgeous!!!

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  41. Amazing! reminded me of a stained glass window!

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  42. How absolutely stunning Jacquie, you are a crochet marvel for sure xox

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  43. God please don't think i'm weird but this is the fourth time I've popped in for a squizz at the kaleidoscope beauty of this blanket. It is just mezmerizing!

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  44. Oh Jacquie it is simply stunning!!!
    you must be feeling so proud :)

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  45. Lovely, lovely, lovely!
    Amazing how a bit of sunshine cheers everything up.
    Xx

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  46. Pretty... Makes me feel like a little girl hiding in a home made tent outside with your blanket as the roof. Me like this!

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