Wednesday, 1 August 2012

New Things

Hello there, How have you been? It is almost a week since I posted and I am hoping you missed me, I sure missed you all. Well, let me tell you what I have been up to.

But before that let me say a warm hello to Glor from Crochet Galore, Sharon at From my Front Porch, Begonvilliev at Crochet at Begonvilliev, Daksha from Daksha's Vegetatian Recipes World , Maggie from Flowers in the Window and Massasad1. Welcome aboard, everyone.

A new month, new ideas, new thoughts, new patterns, new projects and new yarn. This month will also bring a new year for my dear hubby.  Because his birthday is in August...yay!!

In this post I showed you the new yarn I had ordered from Mumbai. And since I was sure that you are fed up with my coaster run I decided to try the new yarn and a new pattern.

The yarn is Laura Knitting Cotton and it produces a thick fabric. I have used a 3.00 mm crochet hook. I decided to go for a small project at first to get a feel of the yarn and made these potholders.






Aren't they just spiffy? They came out quite thick so I did not make a backing for them, and I think they will work well as hotpads too. Maybe hanging them up as kitchen wall decor would be a good idea, I wonder if I will actually use and spoil them.



The patterns for these potholders are from Maggie Weldon's site Best Free Crochet which has 100's of free patterns for potholders, dishcloths, home decor, afghans and more.




I have already started my next project with this yarn. It is a Granny Mandala (or circle) in rainbow colours. Here is a sneak peek,


The balls show the colours yet to be added. I just can't wait to complete it and see how it turns out. Would you like to see the finished mandala? 

We had a good downpour yesterday (long awaited) as you can see from my balcony. 


Here is my poor feathered friend, all drenched and looking for shelter.


I have some exciting news, but I will reveal it tomorrow. What.....you want a hint? Okay the hint is that "I was expecting...". And No, it does not mean THAT..... come on, I am too old for babies.
So see you soon...haha.

Love xxx


9 comments:

  1. What a coincidence!My hubby dear's bday too is in Aug :) and he studied in Nirma in Ahmedabad...:))

    Lovely kitchen decor, i am sure you wont use it tho..its too pretty to be soiled naa..

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  2. Your new potholders are very pretty - and the mandela you're working on is looking pretty too. :)

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  3. Beautiful colours and cute designs...I am not much in crochet but want to learn more after seeing these beautiful designs and patterns:)

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  4. Love those potholders. I have been doing dishcloths and potholders today, too. Will be checking out the link for the patterns you used. Great colors for the mandala - haven't done one of those yet. Happy birthday month to hubby. My mom's birthday is tomorrow. Happy August! :) Tammy (I am massasad1)

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  5. Hi Sangeetha,
    Your potholders are so lovely. And it seems like the circle granny will be very pretty too. Those are beautiful colors. I love the view from your balcony.

    You asked me about the crocus doily pattern. Well, mine ruffled too but, of course, not as much as my last lilac doily. After I blocked it, it straightened though.

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  6. Love the potholders. They will certainly brighten up any kitchen.

    Thank you for the shout out in the blog.

    I don't know what a mandela is. Please elaborate. : )

    Sharon

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  7. Lovely Pot holders.
    Even my b'day is in August. :-)

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  8. Hi i am Sophie from Greece and i like your blog and your creations very much!I will be very happy to see you to my blog too!
    Kisses!!

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