Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Having yarntastic fun !!



Well this is a rarity ! Being able to blog within a few days of a previous blog . My husband is at home this week enjoying the last week of the school holidays with us . So I'm able to sneak bits of time to do my thing !!! Oh boy have I been having yarntastic fun . Let me share with you my latest blankety project , which I am seriously excited about . A couple of weeks ago my very heavily pregnant friend  Heather ( www.littlebird.co.uk ) came on a flying visit with her lovely mum and sister ,  to bestow upon me two rather large bags full of FANTASTIC tapestry wool . Heather had asked me some time ago if I would be able to make good use of it " of course I can " was my reply . Cogs started turning and ideas started formulating some weeks ago . When it arrived and Heather and her family had left I was besides myself . In an instant I had it all tipped out on my living room floor and started arranging group of colour  . Oh what fun !!

 
 

 
 
 
So you get the idea , lots and lots of lovely skeins of endless possibility's . Well Saturday evening I couldn't restrain myself any longer , I had to have a play ( instantly I felt guilty , as I could have be working on my Hares but I just told myself " get it out your system lass "). So I climbed into bed and sat and looked at the wool , then the idea came to me, CIRCLES !! As  there is only small amounts of wool in a skein ,  this seriously limits the size I can work to . With this in mind I started to crochet .
 
 








 



 

 


 
I am really enjoying crocheting these little gems and I have already decided how the blanket will be structured . But I think I will keep you guessing for a little bit longer on that score . Goodness me I'm a tease !
 
But doing these circles has made me feel a tad guilty that I've started another blanket without completing one of my other two first . So with this thought in mind I tried to appease my conscience by working on my other two blankets too . I completed another 5 rounds on my youngest's blanket .
 
Then I worked some more Granny's on my eldest's blanket , I've only got 37 more Granny's to go then I can do the boarder ( I've already done 113 ).
 

So the last few day's have been crochet heaven . But I would just like to share one last image with you . A colleague of mine asked me to make something for her to use as teaching aids , we 've had quite a chuckle in our house  about this little job.
 
 
Yes it's a breast , It is to be used to teach mothers how to breast feed . When I got the request I thought where the heck am I going to get a pattern for that . But a quick look on revelry sorted it and I found a free pattern from the 'Lactation Consultants of Great Britain ' www.lcgb.org . How fabulous!!
 
So I'm off to squeeze a bit of crochet into this evening as tomorrow we are away for the day . So thanks for popping by and ta ta for now . x 


16 comments:

  1. They look fab Tracy, it means so much to all of us that you're putting them to good use. xxxxx

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    1. Hi Heather , cant wait to show you them I'm sooo excited about this project !!! Thank you once again .XXXX
      see you soon Tracy ( I hope your putting your feet up !)x

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  2. Great idea to use up tapestry wool, I see loads of it in charity shops but can't be bothered with tapestry itself - now I will have to rescue it all ! Loving the white blanket, great idea for using up small balls of coloured yarn.

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    1. Hello Vixen and I too never used to bother with tapestry wool I saw in charity shops but I'm now a convert. Fabulous for small scale areas of crochet , I've even been toying with the idea of knitting some up into striped squares and then felting them in the washing machine ?? what for not sure yet, just had a bit of an idea!
      thanks for popping by with kind regards Tracy. x

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  3. Hi Tracy, how lucky to be given such a bag of gorgeous wools and I love your idea. The circles look beautiful!! Good on you for doing a bit on your other two blankets as well ; -)
    Great breast too, something you may not want to sit on a park bench and knit away on!!!!

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    1. Hi Trudy , I'm really excited about my new blanket idea , I love making these little circles and it was wonderfully generous of Heather & family to give me these yarns . But she knows I find a good use for things !!
      And no I don't think I will be sitting on any park benchs knitting breasts. Lol
      Thanks for popping by and enjoy the rest of the week .
      With kind regards Tracyxx

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  4. Hi Tracy, I never thought to use tapestry wool for crochet. I seem to think I have a box full stashed in a hidden part of the wardrobe. It all looks very colourful and beautiful. Lovely breast!! My friend has just had surgery for breast cancer and it looks like she has had a boob job on one breast with an area that looks like it has been quilted where it is all swollen. I think some women use the knitted variety as bra fillers or have I got that wrong! They are a great idea.

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  5. Lots of gorgeous crochet Tracy!
    Victoria xx

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  6. Hi Tracy, it's great to see that something of no use to one person is treasure when given away! A good bit of upcycling there. Love all the little crochet circles, they look fun. You did make me smile seeing the knitted breast..in the surgery where I work the midwife has a knitted doll with placenta all in a draw string bag to show how a baby is born to all the Ante Natal Mum's - it always causes a smile ;0)
    Keep creating, it's always fun to stop by and see what you have been busy with,
    Jane x

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  7. Oh my gosh, another BEAUTIFUL project!!!!!!!!!! Tracy, by chance can you share the crochet circle pattern as I would love to make those circles. Thank you, and have a wonderful week. Liz B.

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  8. heheh - the boob has made me gigle. as for the blankets - lovely!
    xxx

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  9. I have a few bags stashed away full of tapestry wool. Always looks too lovely to leave in the charity shop. Knew there was a good reason for this collecting obsession I seem to have!! What colour will you join them with? X

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  10. I love all of the projects..and I am intrigued as to what your little tapestry circles will become. Fiona x

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  11. Oh what a fab picture of all those beautiful little circles! Love 'em. And what a lovely gift, you must have been in 7th heaven when you opened it, lucky you!

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  12. Beautiful blankets! I'm still at a loss about how not to let the square swirl, but I keep trying. That giant granny square is a marvel! The little circles are most intriguing.

    A knitted booby! Love it! You could make hats...

    Ali x

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  13. Olá, minha querida!!!
    Seu blog é maravilhoso!!!
    Beijos!

    Sonia Faria

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