Sunday, 27 September 2015

As we go stripey Blanket


Hello........ today's post is going to be about wonderful stripes, how I've fallen in love with this colourful make.  I'm a bit late to the party on this one as it's from a crochet along from a couple of years ago, but as soon as I saw Hannah's gorgeous blanket 'here' there was nothing else for it.


I came down with a serious case of the wanties, despite already having two other blankets on the go, but seeing as I was laid up with my ankle, it seemed only fair to order some yarn and dig out my 5mm hook.  So my 'Broken Ankle blanket' as I'm calling it began on the 10th September


Hannah from 'Not your average crochet' has made a wonderful tutorial for this blanket and everyday I sat down with my feet up and worked a row or two, until I got to the tricky Catherine Wheels, where a certain amount of frogging took place.


Before I finally got the hang of it, I'm also loving that I'm learning new stitches with this blanket, perhaps not so much at the time, with the Catherine Wheels !!


but when they were done I was skippy happy that I managed them.


After that it was onto the Star stitch, another new one for me and I just Love it so very pretty it reminds me so much of piped butter cream, yep I've been watching to much 'Bake off. '


A few more row of gorgeous colour saw me today arrived at the Bobble stitch, using my all time favourite stylecraft special dk colour of sherbet, hmmm so yummy, do you have a favourite Stylecraft colour ? I'd love to know what it is. 

This was another new stitch for me but I found I was quite quickly, happily bobbling along.


Ta-Dah

Seventeen days in and here's where I'm up too.


Now to the foot, well I went to fracture clinic in the week and the Dr said that the boot cast could come off on Saturday,  yippee happy dance, It's fours weeks since I fell and I'm at the halfway point as it still needs to heal for about another four weeks, but is stable enough to be freed from the boot unless I'm going out of the house.

Something I'm skippy happy about, as I was really struggling with the weight of the boot and the crutches.  Typical me I managed a rare fracture at the back of my ankle, which is good as it's stable and OK to walk on.  I still have to go to physio but things are looking up.  Sorry some of the pics are not that great you can really tell that the Autumn light is kicking in.

Have a great week and thank you so much for all the comments and get well wishes.
Happy Crafting

Clare xx

23 comments:

  1. Progress on all fronts, Clare! I am so happy for you! I admire all the stitching you are doing and your color choices, as well. I have caught a cold that too many of my house members have been sharing, so I am joining you in the ranks of those hoping to heal...and get come creative work done. also :) xx

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  2. Now that is a beautiful make and so much progress already. Love the great colours of yarn that you have chosen, great combination. Glad to hear you are mending albeit slowly.

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  3. The boot is off yay! Your broken ankle made a good blanket though! X

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  4. What a BEAUTIFUL blanket!!! I can see why you love working on it!!

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  5. The blanket is coming along beautifully. Glad to hear your ankle is too

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  6. The blanket is coming along beautifully. Glad to hear your ankle is too

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  7. Great news about that ankle of yours, hooray for no boot! Love your blanket Claire.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  8. So glad to hear that your ankle is progressing so well and the blanket too!! It looks great, I love the colours. x

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  9. The blanket is so lovely, the mix and match of yarns and patterns is really working together well. And I'm glad to hear the ankle is improving.
    Amalia
    xo

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  10. What a lovely blanket. I am off to seek out the tutorial. Looks like an excellent way to learn some new stitches.

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  11. I love your blanket and the colors you are using. I made one for my grandson using the same pattern as you're using. I changed a couple of the pattern rows in regard to the stitch count so that my edges came out nice and even. I do hope your recovery is going well :)

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  12. Yay for no boot and yay for all that lovely crochet - I think you definitely found the silver lining to your enforced feet up time!

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  13. I'm so glad your ankle is getting better.Love all of your blankets, you choose such gorgeous colour combinations.

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  14. That's good news that your ankle is healing on schedule.You are using your time so well! The blanket is truly stunning.

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  15. Very pretty blanket design! It's so nice to have something to keep your hands busy with when you're recovering from something isn't it?

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  16. The blanket is lovely, so vibrant and colourful. I'm glad your foot is healing well, it must be great to have that cast off. x

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  17. Gorgeous blanket, I keep meaning to cast on one like this to learn some new stitches with. Yours is looking beautiful. Glad your foot is healing well

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  18. Oh that is such a beautiful, colourful blanket. I MUST learn how to crochet. I'm going to go check out the tutorial to see if a total beginner like me (I can manage a straight row back and forth so far) can follow along. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  19. Your blanket looks fantastic! I hope your ankle heals quickly.

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  20. Hi Clare, thanks for joining my link party! I'm looking forward to seeing your blanket progress. I hope your foot is doing better now.

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  21. I'm so sorry to hear about your broken ankle, good news about the cast coming off though. What a great blanket you're working on, I've just started a CAL which is quite similar in that the blanket is made up of lots of different stitches. I'm hoping that I learn more as I go along. I found you through Jennifer's link party which I'm joining in with too.

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  22. Your blanket reminds me of sugar candy - happy memories. I am not so adventurous with crochet, I can only do basic stitches, the bobble stitch looks fun! Glad your ankle is heading well.

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