Today has been a beautiful sunny day here in Kent. Not only has it been lovely and sunny with bright blue skies, the wind has dropped so it has been sooooo warm.
I've also had a very productive day, lots of jobs got finished that needed to be done and also some sun sitting.
First off my plasterer man came to start my kitchen :)
The mess is horrendous! And don't you find it only needs 1 room to be decorated and the the whole has is affected?
BUT..... I don't care because my new kitchen is moving another step forward.
And because there wasn't anything I could really do indoors while Mr. Plasterer man was here, I had to resort to sitting outside playing hooky.
Which meant that while sitting out in the sun catching some rays, I also was able to finish my Flower blanket. This is the first blanket I've crocheted (apart from a granny square baby blanket I made for my eagerly awaited grandson).
I'm quite pleased with this project as it's totally different to any blanket I've ever made before.
Patchwork, eat your heart out, Crochet is in!
I've also never used so many different colours in a blanket before and at one point when I had finished all the squares and started sewing them together decided I didnt like it.
So it sat to one side for a few days.
Then I felt that being my first project, the least I could do was finish it.
The more I put together, the more I started to like it. I liked all the different colours, I liked the brightness of it all.
In fact when I finished it I decided it deserved some kind of border, just to finish it off.
I picked this border from a book by Edie Eckman called Around the Corner, Crochet Borders
It's a lovely book, full of beautiful different edgeings. I chose this one as it seemed to have petals in it that matched the flowers in the blanket.
So thats my first project completed and I am now able to get my list out and see what I want to make next.
All in all a brilliant day :)