Thursday, 5 January 2012

A Good Yarn?

Is worth its weight in gold...especially if it's this kind of yarn!
The urge to crochet comes upon me with a vengeance at times, to the exclusion of all else, and my pre-Christmas snowflakes whetted my appetite.

I knew I wanted to make a Napple Blanket for my newest grandchild, and, relatively quickly, I'd produced fifteen, eight inch squares to kick start the project. BUT...the sixteenth put a stop to everything. It was made up of the yarns in this photo, and once I saw the colour combination, that was it. Back to the drawing board, in a manner of speaking, to produce a further set of twenty squares, all the same. Tedious to do, but worth it once I finished this at midnight, last night!

 The downside of this escapade, is that I now have fifteen, brightly coloured squares tucked in a plastic bag, all clamouring at me to get stuck in, and make another throw. If I obey the summons, I could be away from Blogland for quite some time...

20 comments:

  1. Lovely baby blanket....but you've been away too long!! missed!

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  2. Let's auction off your next blanket. I like sleeping with baby blankets and I don't care WHAT my therapist says!

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  3. Oh, Jinksy! That blanket is beautiful!

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  4. Very pretty indeed:-) It almost tempts me to take out my crochet hook and set to. I'm sure the parents of your latest little grandchild will be delighted.

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  5. So pretty ! And well worth starting again to come up with this .
    Now you've started you probably won't be able to stop .....

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  6. I can see why you went back to the starting gate--and the result is stunning!

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  7. Make another throw and auction if off to yoru blog-reading minions!!

    :-)

    Sincerely, the thoroughly chilled fan from Minneapolis,

    Pearl

    :-D

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  8. Beautiful blanket--lucky grandchild! (in more ways than one) Thank you for sharing, Jinksy.

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  9. That is perfectly lovely and will be adored.
    You are a fast worker.
    I'm giving my wrists a rest now as the blasted arthritis is making things difficult.
    I get all excited by yarn though and can hardly resist buying more.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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  10. That blanket is absolutely gorgeous, Jinksy!

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  11. Penny....I know exactly what you mean about crocheting. I love to do it....and have to be in the mood....and when I get started, that's all I want to do.
    Your work is beautiful.
    I love pretty yarn....hard to resist buying it....even when I don't have a project in mind.
    Hugs and love to you, my friend....
    J.

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  12. Penny, what else can you do?? Is there anything craft or artistic skill you are not good at? I crocheted for a few years back in my teens and produced a generic blue/white and pink blanket that I eventually used for my daughter. There really is something special about having a made-with-love blanket for baby. Nice job Napple!

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  13. That's beautiful. I have a good friend who loves to crochet. I always find it's a very meticulous activity and takes a lot of patience - which I haven't got enough of!

    All the best to you for 2012.
    CJ x

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  14. I'm glad you followed your instincts there Penny - the blanket is beautiful!

    I'm knitting a sweater at the moment - love these patterns that have them knitted all in one piece - it's hard work gettign the yoke done but once you finish that its all plain sailing ... I've just got another two inches of yoke left to do.

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  15. You do lovely crochet work, Jinksy. Lucky Napple baby.

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  16. I can tell yarns. I can spin drama. But I can't spin yarn. Nice blanket.

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  17. My mother and the church ladies used to crochet afghans for the missionaries. I don't know how much they were appreciated in warmer climes. :)

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  18. I am interested to see that you love yarns and crochet. I am a newish but obsessed knitter, also c razy about yarn and color and prone to up all nights on projects. You said on my poetry blog that we are on the same wavelength - here too. I'll be back reading more.

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