crochet blanket granny stripes, knitting spinning dyeing

Crochet completion!

Hello isn’t it chilly this week, but so lovely to see the sun and have some decent light to take photographs in.
So anyway whilst all the bedroom decorating was taking place I was busy with a couple of projects.
A nice relaxing granny blanket in restful blues and greens.
This is a really late Birthday gift for my dad and just in time as he really feels the cold, he’ll love snuggling under this while he watches the rugby!

I used Stylecraft yarn, I just adore the range of colours and the way it drapes is wonderful.



It’s been a joy to create, a real stressbuster.



And my other project has been created by me from scratch.
Dyed the yarn, spun the yarn and then knitted it into this fabulous poncho using this gorgeous pattern from Churchmouse Yarns and Teas



Now the eagle eyed amongst you will notice that it is knitted.
I know two needles, blimey haven’t done that for a few years



It was very simple, it would have to be I’m a real dunce when it comes to the two needle tango. 
Slow too, soooo slow, but I must admit I really enjoyed the change.
Of course I couldn’t not do any crochet so I added a pretty pointy crochet border just to finish it off.



It’s been a delightful and satisfying project from start to finish. I love the whole process from the dyeing and spinning to the knitting!
I love the way the colours change and merge, it’s got blues greens browns a bit of purple, beautiful!
I can’t wait to start another spinny project. I can’t wait to do some more dyeing.
I can’t wait to make something else!!!!!

I shall be wearing my poncho alot.




Have another look at it’s gorgeousness



Feel how soft it is



How it drapes ( can’t beat merino)



Yup it’s stunning!



I’m off to swan around Sainsburys in it now, look out for me I’ll be the one with the huge smile on my face wafting up and down the isles!
Have a good day
Love 
♥Sue♥

10 thoughts on “Crochet completion!”

  1. Wowsers! Both projects look amazing….but I really, really love your top! It is completely beautiful….and I bet you got some envious looks when you were swanning around Sainsburys!

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  2. Sainsburys Sue?!! In that top, Waitrose surely?! 😉 Love your Dad's granny stripe, and well what can I say about the poncho! It's g-o-r-geous, wish I had something so beautiful to wear out shopping 😦 Would love to be a fly on the wall at Sainsburys x

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