Thursday, August 16, 2007

striped blanket

Yesterday was a holiday but the weather was so strange that we stayed home most of the day. We did go bike riding for a couple of hours in the morning as usual (I have a new bike so I had to go try it out. It's bright red, has 24 speeds, and it's so much more comfortable than my old one) but then it started raining so we were totally soaked when we got home.

So after lunch I grabbed my book (very good read, by the way, but I'll post about that later) and my new crochet project and settled down on the couch.



Remember I said I wanted to start a new blanket ? Well, this is it ... I fell in love with this Cath Kidston blanket that was featured on CL a while ago, and thought I'd try it out. It's a simple striped blanket but I really like the overall finished effect.



The colors, though, I had to change. I'm not a particular fan of pink, or yellow, or light green, so I picked some darker colors instead. Not sure if it will turn out just as nice, but so far it's not looking bad. I'll keep you posted on the progress, but I have a feeling it's going to take me quite a few months.





What else is someone to do on a rainy day ? Well, bake some muffins of course. In this case, A. baked and I ate them (it's usually the other way around, at least when it comes to baking, but with so much going on how could I leave the couch, right ?)

8 comments:

sónia said...

Lovely colors for the striped blanket, the blue is my favorite color...
:)

Ana (Virgulina) said...

So you finished Winter Rose. How was it? I want to know if it's worth starting it right up! ;-)

Licas said...

Olá! Qual a disponibilidade e o preço desta mala: bag #69?!

O meu email:
afilhotadalicas@gmail.com

1 bjx

flanthrower said...

I like the colors you chose for the blanket (even though I do like pink & light green). Can't wait to see the finished product!

Wish I had the patience to crochet a blanket but I can barely do a single granny square before I've had enough.

isabel said...

Sãotão lindos os teus trabalhos de crochet de lã!!! Qq dia apanho a boleia e lanço-me num meu...

Oiyi said...

I like your color choices. I am not fond of pink either.

V said...

ummm.. the muffins look delicious. Perfect for rainy days. :)

sarah said...

i love the new blanket, i really must get another one on the go, i really enjoyed the last one i made.
Maggie is sooooo cute !!