Tuesday 18 November 2014

All done! and a new Challenge

The very last ends have been woven in.....

I haven't counted them but there's lots and it took me ages, they will be going into my scrap jar and so here it is...

My daughters throw is all done :)
I really loved making this throw, it's a great one to try and I urge you to give it a go if you haven't already.

easy, crochet

The beauty about making a corner to corner throw is, in the beginning you don't mind that each row gets bigger and bigger because you are all fired up about your new project..

Then just when you start to get a bit fed up you start the home journey and each row gets shorter and shorter.

I will be making more of these in the future that's for sure as they are great stash-busters too.  Now all I need to do is fold it and tie it with a pretty bow and hide it way till Christmas.

My throw measures 110cms square and I worked 65 rows before decreasing.

I used Hayfield Bonus Dk in shades
Classic red
It took one ball of each and two of the red this is what's left.

I will be using this yarn for my new challenge which is to make as many things as I can for Operation Orphan, I have just two weeks because the deadline is the second week in December when they will be taking knitted/crocheted.. hats,blankets,cardigans,sweaters,scarves,mittens and gloves to the Syrian refugee children. 

My local Loving Hands group are trying to fill up a box along with lots of honorary Loving Hands members which include some of the ladies from the Day Unit where I work one of which is Maisie who has started the ball rolling with these lovely donations....

Maisie has helped us before and I wanted to put her photo here along with the donations but bless her she blushed and said "Oh no! I don't think so pet" So I just want to say a huge thank you to Maisie who's in her eighties and has so many health problems but still wants to help wherever she can.

If you want to join in the address to send your donations is...

Operation Orphan
1st Floor Offices
Unit 13
143 Attenborough Lane

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  1. Wow, Linda - that's gorgeous, and she will love it! Well done, and thanks for sharing. Me? I'm busy stitching veins on holly leaves, for Christmas brooch pressies, today. Hugs x

  2. Really beautiful !!!!!!!
    Have a cosy day !

  3. Wow, I'm stunning. What a wonderful blanket. One day I will make one for me.


  4. Such a wonderful blanket!!!! I wondered if it was possible to make something like this a little while ago as I wanted some crochet that would behave rather like bias cut fabric, and now I see that it is, and in spectacular style too!!! It really is wonderful. xx

  5. Wow ! That's a gorgeous throw, Linda:) love the colors you have used. Thanks for the pattern link!

  6. Fantastic,wonderful blanket!!!
    Have a nice evening.:*

  7. Oh my goodness. Wow! I'm actually finding it hard to put into words how I feel about your blanket, haha! I have always wanted to learn that stitch and keep trying, but I find it difficult. I love the effect, though, and your blanket is truly stunning. Your daughter will love it. Well done.

  8. Wow, wundervoll!!! :-)
    Liebe Grüße, Manja

  9. Love your C2C..... I've seen a few of them on Ravelry and been going to give it a try for ages, perhaps I'll bite the bullet come autumn and get one made up! I love all the colours you have in there!

  10. Thanks for letting me know about the Operation Orphan deadline. I will have some scarves ready by then and might speed up a bit to do some hats as well.

  11. I like the idea of crocheting corner to corner and your daughter's throw looks wonderful :)

  12. Congrats on the finish, Linda! It's beautiful; I love the bright colors. I like to make corner to corner afghans too. I hope you get lots of donations made for Operation Orphan. Take care :-)

  13. 'Tis a gorgeous throw, Linda. Such a clever idea to crochet from corner to corner!

  14. I love your throw! So beautiful. And well worth all your hard work Linda. I am sure your daughter will treasure it for many years to come. x

  15. Congrats on the gorgeous finish Linda. I am making one of these now. Can you tell me size it is and how many rows did you do before you started the decrease? Thank you. I really enjoy reading your blog.


    1. Thank you Linda it measures 43 inches (112 cm) square without the border and I worked 65 rows before decreasing I hope you show us a picture of yours when it's done. :)

    2. (Sorry that should be 110cms)

  16. The blanket is incredible my friend. Your daughter is going to love it.

  17. I love this corner to corner blanket Linda and the way you said the rows get shorter and shorter on the homeward run. The colours are popping beautifully, I think it's because you have black, navy and dark purple with those paintbox primary colours.
    Well done to Maisie with getting everyone started with filling up the donation box, bless her.
    Your scraps jar must be filling up again quite nicely x

  18. Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday tomorrow Linda. Wishing you a wonderful day.

  19. Hi Linda, I LOVE your blanket you made. I never made a blanket like that before. It's so interesting. I know your daughter will love it and it will keep her warm! Thanks for sharing.

  20. Lovely blanket, love the idea of crochet on the diagonal. Have a great week.

  21. Love that blanket. So colorful. A friend recently told me about making these and I had no idea what she was talking about so she had to show a picture and explain. Had never seen a pattern for this before. Very interesting. I'm working on a giant granny and the bigger it gets, the longer it takes to finish rounds, but at least the same stitch over and over is kinda soothing, and you can pick up and leave it at any time without worrying about where you left off. Bless Maisie's heart. She sounds like a lovely woman. And bless you for your donations. Best wishes, Tammy

  22. Wow its lovely Linda. I agree my candy stripes was starting to get on my nerves then before you know it it starts to reduce. I hope your Daughter loves it.

  23. What a super blanket, Linda, great job! Many thanks for the December Link Party & Happy St. Nicholas' Day! xxx


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