Tuesday 23 April 2013

Rippling Success

Hello there, Glad you joined me today.

I have a lovely finished project to share today. Something that I have been working on for a couple of weeks. Actually that is too quick for me, but the reason this project reached completion is because it was an Afghan challenge at The Crochet Crowd.

So, here goes my latest Ta-Dah......

Ocean Waves Throw

This is my very first attempt at a ripple pattern and I am quite happy with the result. This is also my first large, mammoth project after my Aqua and White granny square baby Blanket. 

The ripple consists of two rows. The first row is worked in the back loops only. This gave a 3D effect of waves rippling and lapping against the shore.

Maybe that is the reason it is named the Ocean Waves Throw. The pattern is free on Red The CAL is open till 17th May 2013 in case any one wants to join in.

The blanket is approximately 36" by 60".
The yarns are from this stash
It used up around 625 grams of yarn and has a total of 80 rows.
It took me about 15 days to complete, which is something new for a procrastinator like me! Most projects get started and then they languish in the WIPs basket till I "feel the love" for them again.  LOL!

I think Rajeswari's idea of adding a border and lining the blankets is a good one and I may try it later. Right now I just want to relax and admire my handiwork.

And of course all completed projects have to be clicked in my favourite spot - the swing. Only then can it be called an FO.

Now off I go to visit my favourite blogs and see what you all have been up to. I have found two lovely scarf patterns that I am dying to try but my WIPs basket is beckoning me  :(

I will be going on vacation in the month of May. Where?... can you guess if I give you a clue? Okay... it is the only place where you can get frostbite and sunburn at the same time!!! Let me have your guesses....hehe. Yeah I know...I am so wicked!

By the way, I am having some problem with Google Friend Connect and am unable to follow other blogs even if I click the "Join this site" button. Is this problem related to the discontinuation of Google Reader...any ideas? Would love to have any suggestions on this matter.  :)

Looking forward to hearing from you. Have a great week. Make time for craft everyday.

Saturday 13 April 2013

WIP reaches completion

Hello friends!

Yes, a WIP has achieved completion. But sadly it is not one of my WIPs.....hehe.
Remember I showed you this......

Well, now it has become this......

This pic was taken in the first week of April. The two squabs (that is what a young pigeon is called) have now grown quite big but the surrounding area has now become too dirty to click photos   :(

I got a lot of "I told you so" glances from hubby as I had insisted on letting the pigeons lay their eggs in my potted plant. Not only has the pot become extremely dirty but watering my plant has also become difficult as I am afraid I will drown the poor things. I am hoping they will learn to fly soon before my plant totally dries up and dies!!

Also as Aishwarya rightly pointed out they are a health hazard, my balcony is now kept permanently closed. Thankfully the squabs are not noisy and that is a relief.

See you soon, hopefully with one of my WIPs reaching completion.  :)


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