Friday, 15 October 2010

It's done.

Sorry I've not managed to blog this week, it's been one of those mad  mot, dressing up day at school , 2 birthday parties, 2 ballet classes, football match, 2 mother and toddler classes and the list goes on and on. I have managed to finish my flower scarf in between everything else.

I am going to try and get it blocked this weekend as it's a bit curly and it has tatty tassels.
I did get to my knit and natter this week thank goodness, it was nice to have two hours to myself, I took my ripple blanket with me and at last it's starting to look like a blanket now instead of a scarf.

It looks so nice on my sofa, don't you think? Shame it's promised to someone else.
Can you remember the poncho pattern I showed you in my last post, well I started it today.

I know there's not much to show, but what happened was the postman arrived and brought these little lovelies...

..... ooh look, my new Japanese crochet books. I was supposed to wait until Christmas for these but like the big child that I am I needed them now because I saw lots of other people showing off theirs on their blog. I hope I can manage to follow the diagrams, what will really please me is if I gets lots of comments saying such things as " really easy" or " it's a doddle". If there are any Japanese crochet experts out there, please make yourself known so I can call on you in times of need.
I am going to go and make myself a coffee, a few biscuits and sit and look at the beautiful pictures in my books.
Speak again soon xx


Anonymous said...

LOVE your scarf!!! I've not long made a poncho too - it's great for the colder months as it's really warm!

mother of purl said...

Gosh, I do love your ripple blanket- how can you bearph to give it away! xx

bekimarie said...

I have given up on the crotchet, it really doesn't seem to like Me ;o)
The cake stand is from and is £25, it is rather gorgeous isn't it?
Have a lovely weekend!

B xxx

Kandi said...

Your completed scarf is beautiful! I like the look of your new books, you are naughty getting them early - I think you are really brave I struggle to follow english patterns.
Kandi x

Jacquie said...

Hi Jacey , your scarf is really eyecatching, can't wait to see your poncho.
Those books look great. I'm afrain I havn't any experiance with diagrams, but I bet you will get the hang of it :0)
Thanks for your lovely comments
Jacquie x

**Anne** said...

Your scarf is gorgeous, your ripple blanket beautiful (sad to part with that one) and make sure you show us your poncho in the making.
I'm a bit scared of those strange crochet patterns too, but I guess if I tried hard enough I'd nut it out as I'm sure you will. Enjoy your early Christmas presents. :-)
I hope you have a more restful week next week.
Anne xx

summerfete said...

Sorry I'm not Japanese or a crochet expert!!

Love the colours of your ripple, I've made one for my lounge thats inbetween a scarf and a blanket, I know I probably need to add more to it...

Have a super weekend.


Running Thread said...

Well done on your scarf. It looks sensational. And doesn't it feel great when you complete a project.

sylviesgarden said...

Lovely scarf and the ripple is coming along nicely.
Japanese crochet diagrams are quite easy once you get used to them. I now find them easier to follow than written instructions.

Beansieleigh said...

LOVE the scarf!.. and your afghan is coming along nicely too!.. Can't wait to see that poncho! I've never made one, and have you noticed?.. It looks like capes might be making a bit of a comeback!.. Well, as for Japanese patterns, I'm afraid they scare me still. I can do some, if they're simple enough.. but I still really prefer the patterns with words! Maybe as you go along you can keep us posted how you like them! (maybe instill some courage into the timid ones, like me!).. Have a great weekend! ~tina

Lynne said...

What a lovely scarf. I do like a good ripple too!

Kris said...

I just found your blog through a link for the Happy Hooker book. I made the little hat toward the end of the book (which you blogged about) with the ear flaps and braided tassels...but want to make it for a 4 year old now. How do I increase the size? I haven't crocheted for years, but am loving it again!

Vera said...

love the scraf and the ripple - lovely colours! and love the books too. you'll have hours of fun! xo

Lucy said...

Hi Jacey - you're my partner for the Secret Santa Swap! Let the stalking begin!!

Penelope-by-the-Sea said...

Hi there
I have just found your lovely blog and it's a delight to see your beautiful crochet creations. I love your ripple blankie, beautiful xox

OfficeTYPE said...

Nice work on that scarf! I also just love the mittens on the front cover of that book - they are so pretty!