Friday, June 21, 2013

New blanket starts.......

Hi there.  
Just a quick post today to show you what I started working on yesterday.  I think I have a bit of a thing going at the moment for circles, I have been making lots of roundish things this week!

I came across this gorgeous blanket  from the lovely blog The Swiss Garden on Pinterest, as you do, (check out all her beautiful crochet, but the one I came across was the grey one with the colourful circles),  and with a bit of internet sleuthing, I found the pattern on Ravelry, so this is my new blanket start!  The pattern is called 'Wheels within Wheels' by Frankie's Knitted Stuff, and I think it is going to be lovely for my day bed.  Thanks to Frankie for such a great pattern!

The plan is to make a heap of these little round 'wheels' and then turn them into squares using a neutral (something different for me), I'm thinking a nice heathered grey or charcoal would really make the colours pop.

So far I have made 3 and a half, and I am trying something new by darning the ends in as I finish each round.  I have my big darning needle next to me and just weave them in at the end of each round while I decide what colour to do next.  So far it is working well, and not taking up much extra time.

I love how there is a bit of texture in these rounds, I think it is going to look great!  I am so enthusiastic about this new project, I am going to take it to my sisters when we go there for dinner and do a bit of hooky while we all chat!   

So what are you up to, making anything new?
Have you got big plans for the weekend?



  1. Beautiful coloured circles! I can't wait to see the finished blanket.
    At the moment I'm making a huge granny square blanket :) Hopefully I will have time to work on that this weekend.
    Have a lovely weekend

  2. Wow, that is so stunning. Never seen that before. Thank you for the link. This weekend I'm searching through my patterns and sorting out my yarns, going to Woolfest soon. Not going without a plan or goodness knows what I will be tempted to buy.
    Have a great weekend.
    S xx

  3. Looks lovely. Those circles are really cute x

  4. Love these "Wheels". The possibilities are endless. Of course you colors are perfect as always. Thanks for sharing the pattern.

  5. love these happy circles!!!!
    xxxxx Ale

  6. gorgeous work, colours and pics.

  7. These circles look great Julie. Well done on darning in the ends as you go.
    Will look very effective when it's finished.
    I'm still working away at my big granny square blanket........slowly getting there, maybe another
    6 rounds and I'm done. But then I've got to deal with all the ends, eek......
    Have a great weekend,

    Claire x

  8. Nice looking circles - lots of pretty colors like you always do. :)

  9. Lovely idea!
    I'm gonna be making lots of stuff over the coming week to sell on a small market next sunday! So I'm going to be very busy haha.
    Love, Kirsten

  10. This looks very interesting, I have never seen anything like this before. I will go and check out your links. I love that feeling of enthusiasm you get with a new project. Sometimes I can't work fast enough as I want to see the end result. Enjoy your weekend x

  11. Love, Love, Love!!!!

  12. Hi Julie, love, love your work always, and this little beauties are fabe. At the moment I am working on my son's blanky. As a newbie I am quite slow, but I'm getting there. The plan for my weekend is to leave all the housework a side, and crochet, crochet and crochet a bit more. Happy crochet.
    Warmly, Edina

  13. Gonna be good! Love those. I am sewing, not nice sewing, everyone else's alterations - dad's trousers, mother in laws trousers, my pocket that is falling off my trousers etc. I have upcycled my daughters trousers see here - much more fun. Jo x

  14. Nice pattern, very unique :) I am glad you enjoying your crochet time.
    I have nothing big for the weekend, as I work today on Saturday... but I do have one new crochet project to try! Can't wait to start :) Also I am progressing with my blanket too, so this is my main project so far.
    Have an enjoyable weekend!

  15. This is a very addictive pattern. I'm just doing the border on this blanket for my daughter for her queen size bed! Enjoy

  16. ADORABLE ,es precioso y me gusta mucho
    bessos lali-desdemirincon

  17. Nice!! I love the colors. They remind me of colorful quiches. : -)

  18. Really something different !
    Beautiful pattern .. !
    Lovely colours ..cheerful !

    Have a nice day .. :)


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