Saturday, 29 November 2014

Cosy Crochet Along 3

Hello......... It's time again for a 'Cosy Crochet Along' catch up post, two weeks in and I'm really loving adding each row, seeing my blanket starting to grow, I'm so pleased that it can no longer be confused with a scarf, as was the case up to now.

So a huge thank you to Lucy at Attic24 for the wonderful pattern and for hosting this fab crochet along, it's lovely to see how all the blankets are coming along in her weekly posts.

As for my blanket this week I managed quite a few rows, it's been lovely to escape to the easy soothing rows, and calming colours of my Seaside Pebble blanket.

We've had a bit of a week of it here at the Summerhouse, so it's been a wonderful distraction, above you can see the blanket snuggled up with it's next set of colours, up until now I'd been just selecting as I went, but on Monday I had to go to the hospital for a tests that took all morning so I took my crochet with me with some pre selected yarns.

It was a bit fraught in the waiting room and people were getting a bit disgruntled about having to wait so long, sitting there three hours we saw so many people coming and going, I think crocheting might be a bit like having a dog !! what I mean is that people seem to always stop and say hello when you are out with a dog, crocheting in public seems to be the same. People stopped and had a chat about crochet and I had some lovely compliments about my blanket.

When I went back into have my second test, the lady drawing the blood, said  that one man had said to her about the wait. 'One poor girls been out there so long she's nearly made a blanket.!!'

So the rest of the week I've been feeling pretty poorly, so lots of time has been spent in bed or hunkered down on the Sofa with my crochet.  I'm trying not to think about all the things I need to get finished and made for Christmas, as this week the wonderful relaxing rows of trebles are just about all I've been up too creating.

I'm really loving this make, but best of all though is when I get to a glittery row, they really put a smile on my face.

So here's where I'm up to.

rows 15-16 Mocha
rows 17-18 Parchment
rows 19-20 Blue Sparkle
rows 21-22 Cream
row 23-24 Silver
row 25-26 Brown Sparkle
row 27-28 Parchment
row 29-30 White
row 31-32 Sherbet

All in  Stylecraft Special DK or James C Brett Twinkle.

The above picture is where I was up to last weekend so you can really see how it's coming along.

 I managed way more of the blanket than I expected this past week, although to tell the truth not much else got done around here.  It's been a wonderful diversion in what's been a week of worry. 

As with last week I thought I'd also share with you the music I've been weaving into my blanket, this week I've been listening to the Wonderful 'Long Gone Out West Blues' by Pharis and Jason Romero, I've put a Clip below if you fancy having a listen.

Happy Crafting

Clare xx


  1. Amei conhecer o seu blog, já fiquei por aqui!!!Achei maravilhoso!!!
    Siga-me e pegue o meu selinho!!!


    Beijos Marie.

  2. Your colours and blanket are coming on a treat. I hope all goes well with the tests and that you begin feeling a bit better.

  3. Its very lovely, it reminds me a bit of the beaches in Cornwall :)

  4. Sorry to hear that it has been a rough week for you Clare, I hope that next week is better and that your results will be good too. Your blanket looks really great, I am loving the twinkle rows, they are so pretty. You are right about crochet being a good conversation starter, I find that too, it is nice isn't it. xx

  5. Hi Clare love your blanket. I always take my crochet along to hospital and yes you do get loads of comments. Great conversation starter, people get really interested. I haven't started my Cal but am using your inspired colours but in granny stripe.I am going to make it for my daughter's 22nd birthday in February. Love your blogg and always look forward to your postsxx

    1. Thanks Pippa, it sure helps passing the time when waiting about at hospitals,
      Clare x

  6. It's coming along great, I have started a shawl using this stitch and I'm loving it, crochet is always a great talking point when you are doing it out and about and when you see someone else crocheting outside you always feel you've found a friend, like minded souls as it were, hope your test results are favourable. :)

    1. A shawl in this pattern sound lovely.
      Clare x

  7. The blanket looks fantastic Clare. I have spent many an hour in the Emergency with my parents always with yarn in hand. You are so right it makes people feel they can easily chat with you. Love the comment made by that lovely man.
    Hugs and feel better,

  8. Loving your twinkly colours! I would have never thought to have used them in a blanket but they look superb. Well done on a great colour choice. x

  9. Such lovely twinkles in your blanket - what a great idea! Sorry to hear you've been unwell, but glad you have the therapy of crochet - it's one of the best medicines isn't it, and it keeps you warm! Lil xx