Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Hydrangea Blanket

Hello everyone,
I do hope there are some readers who pass by this blog, thats what my blogger stats shows. Blogging has definitely taken a back seat and I cannot promise a regular update here. I am more active or alive on instagram and Facebook now. 


Last year I started my hydrangea themed crochet with a cushion cover(I am yet to update about that here), this year I took another step and made a blanket on the same theme. A blanket was in my to-do list for sometime and in my this years goals. I am so happy that I achieved it and it came out beautifully well. 



These are the colours for my hydrangea blanket, I wanted more of blues and wanted to throw a summer kind  feeling to it. I love going to store and shop,to look,feel and admire, but here online shopping is more convenient. Still I managed a good job with the colours. It came out almost similar to what I had in my mind. Stylecraft special dk is my current favourite it has the most beautiful shades, super quality and good pricing. 


The pattern is granny stripe from attic24 which is a very neat and easy one and grows beautifully. The border is fairly simple with a few sc's and hdc's all around.


This is the most beautiful project I did in such a long time, I never had the courage to take up a big project after last year's spring blanket, which took many months to finish and I was tired after completing it. But this time it went nicely and it was done in 3 weeks time and I enjoyed the whole process right from the start.


Project Details:
Pattern: Granny Stripes

Yarn:Stylecraft Special DK in colours Sherbet,Cloud Blue, Aster, Bluebell, Lavender, Wisteria,Clematis,Plum, Pistachio ( I bought 200gms of each colour and there are some leftovers,I used plum and pistachio lesser than other colours)

Hook:4mm

Size : 72" x 54"

So hope you all enjoyed my latest creation. I had so much fun making it. So till next time 
Take care
Ninu

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Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Hello 2017 !!!

Hello everyone!!
 Wishing you all a very happy new year! have a happy crafty 2017!! This year , i hope  i blog more often than last years, but not promising it, i know myself very well! I am now happy with one click social networking sites like instagram and facebook more. After my last post , We shifted to London!! yayy!!The new house is more convenient and spacious than last one and I am so happy I have a small table for my own!!




I started this red throw blanket for Christmas but couldnt finish in between shifting. Christmas was a busy time as always and this year was the best in many years. It was splendid! So I took this WIP after new years and finished it off as a blanket for my girl. She says 'its very cozy' !

Project Details:
Hook: 4mm
Yarn: King cole Premium Value Knit in Dark Red, Stylecraft special dk -meadow
Finished size : 40" x 35"
 


The pattern is very beautiful and easy to follow and the ripples are quite neat.

So have you all taken some resolutions this year? I read a lot of goals from many of my friends  in whatsapp, blogs and ravelry and it gives some inspiration. I do have some plans this year most of them I wanted to do last year itself, you know , we always carry things forward. About the plans I shall write about it in my next post.
Till then
Take care
Ninu..

Wish you all a very happy 2017 !


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Monday, 21 November 2016

Hydrangea Granny Sqaures

There was this plan, to make home accessories in a colour/theme , which was on hibernate mode. I love hydrangeas,the colours,the bunch makes me happy. I collect vase flowers, anything and everything with these flowers which are pleasing to my pocket. A hydrangea theme was in my mind for sometime, and last week I gave a kick start for it. 


It was an impulse start and the squares were done in record time.The colours came out really well as I visualised. Teal and blue with a lil pink and lavender worked like magic. The squares are very soothing to eyes.

I was so excited making these squares and one of my favourite projects so far. I want to finish these off as a cushion cover, which I will do later. I want to do it my old way ,attaching the panel to the plain cushion cover. It will have to wait. There are some more things I want to make in hydrangea theme, slowly i will achieve it.

Project Details:
Yarn Anchor Knitting Cotton Shades 50,52,104,130,256,528
Hook: 2.5mm

Till next time
Take Care
Ninu

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Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Red snowflake Garland

I love making snowflakes and ofcourse garlands!! These can be perfect gifts and very christmassy! 


Last week was not productive and then on Sunday Nima showed me her beautiful snowflake garland on whatsapp. I took my hook ,thread and immediately started with this pattern I saved from Instagram. Im thankful the bunch of friends on whatsapp for huge inspiration they give. Its such an easy pattern but very pretty!


 I blocked this using white craft glue.  Then added these jingle bells on it .I love the texture and sound it gives to the garland.


And ta-daah!! Love it!! I think I will be making a few more snowflakes for this year. So hows your Christmas crafts going? Off to my friends blog to see whats happening!!

Project Details:
Pattern: Instagram Link
Yarn Anchor Knitting Cotton
Hook: 2.5mm
Size : 3.5@ point to point
Garland : 12 snowflakes are attached with a chain of 30 in between.

Till next time 
Take Care
Ninu

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Friday, 11 November 2016

Incandascence Mandala

The mandala bug bites again!! This time I tested a pattern for a friend and I chose pastels. I wanted to do Christmas crafts week but I did not start! This mandala is the only thing  I did this week.


The pattern is nice and interesting , The mandala is beautiful by itself without blocking ,
I did a small mistake in the final round , so i dint get a good shape. I tried blocking and then also its not perfect ! hmmm...thats okay!! Mistakes happen.


Autumn is in full swing and its is soooo beautiful , loving it totally!! And I am thanking God for this wonderful blessing to watch and experience it!!


Weather is really cold but I dont mind walking a little to enjoy until it lasts!
Till Next time
Take Care
Ninu

Monday, 7 November 2016

Christmas Mandala


Have you started your Christmas crafts? I have just started mine. Unlike yesteryears this year i havent planned much. But I will definitely make some handmades this year. Now that every stores started their Christmas stocks , I have a big time pass just  going through all of it after dropping little miss to school. oh how I love watching these!!





 Speaking of this Mandala, i made it for the CAL started by my friends on Ravelry. This pattern being the most popular in the CAL I chose this as my first. Its an easy pattern if you like colour changes. I chose Christmas colours for obvious reasons and this will adorn my table for the season . Love the colours and transition, i stopped the pattern at round 22 when i got the size i wanted. the actual pattern has a few more rounds. Still it doesnt look incomplete and thats the beauty of it.

Project Details:
Pattern: Lucienne's Summer Mandala
Yarn : Anchor Knitting Cotton
Hook: 3mm


Until Next time
Take Care
Ninu

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