Sunday, 20 June 2010

Loving My Stripy Granny Blanket ........

I'm loving my stripy granny blanket. Unfortunately I haven't had a lot of time to work on it over the weekend, but I'm determined to spend a few hours this evening just hooking !

The colours I've chosen are:
Top Row (left-right)
Plum #1061
Magenta #1084
Violet #1277
Lavender #1188
Wisteria #1432
Raspberry #1023
Fondant #1241
Clematis #1390
Bottom Row (left-right)
Teal #1062
Turquoise #1068
Aster #1003
Cloud Blue #1019
Aspen #1422
Sherbet #1034
Meadow #1065
Spring Green #1316

Friday, 18 June 2010

Shiny New Floor ........

When we moved into this house it had cream carpets throughout. As you may agree cream carpets with four in door cats & two little men are not a good mix ! Over the last six years it as gradually turned from cream to grey with the ocassional stain here & there. I hated it but when you are doing up a place there is no point changing carpets until the messy work had been done.
Now that the work is nearly done, it was time to start ripping up & changing that offending carpet. I have started in the hall as it was really disgusting & the first thing that people saw when they walked in.
I am over the moon with the new laminate flooring, sooo shiny & oh sooo easy to keep clean. I was going to have new carpet in the sitting/ dining room but now after seeing the end result in the hall have decided to have laminate instead.
I can't wait to show off my new kitchen once it is complete, only the flooring & tiles to be done now. I can't speak highly enough of the chap who has done all the work, what a professional & tidies as he goes which is almost unheard of. Thanks Ian your doing a marvelous job !

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Jumping On The Stripey Granny Blanket Band Wagon ........
Life is so hectic at the mo.
My new kitchen is being installed, & is looking fantastic, new flooring in the hall ( soooo pleased to see the horrible old carpet gone ) trying to cater for two little men surrounded by chaos & dust & trying to keep the house in some sort of order !
So what better for the soul & my sanity than to start a new project. I fell in love with Lucy's Stripey granny blanket as soon as I saw it, I tried to reason with myself 'do you really need to start yet another blanket Tania, no BUT wouldn't it look great on the sofa in the conservatory'. So before I talked myself out of it, I choose & ordered 16 ball of Stylecraft Special DK .
Two days later it arrived via Mr Postman. I must say that for 100% acrylic I'm impressed, the yarn is soft & the colours are lovely & bright. With two little men about I am hoping that it will stand up better than wool with every day wear & tear !!
I have already done 12 stripes so far & will be posting some progess photos tomorrow.