MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include fabric landscapes and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Monday, July 01, 2019

Another finished project

Over the weekend I finished working on another gift that will be added to the Christmas box.  I really enjoyed working with the bright colours and of course the Lego theme was a winner in my eyes.  The pattern is the crocheted 'Building Blocks Throw' from Red Heart and can be found HERE.  I would recommend, if you were to do this, that you use a #3 yarn, rather than the # 4 the pattern calls for.  It's a tad heavy and I think a bit lighter weight yarn would suit it better.  






- Have a peek, at the incredible textile art by THIS artist!  And you can see more by visiting her web site HERE.

- Oh, and have a look at THESE little cuties too!!

- THIS is an interesting method of adding a zipper to knitting, without sewing.

- If I still had a garden, I would love to try making one (or more!) of THESE.

- Most of you know that I've always had a fascination with creating things with denim so of course THIS caught my eye!

Another anonymous quote (and one that I think we can all identify with at times!)..."A perfect metaphor for my life would be 'someone trying to stand in a hammock'





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  1. Oh wow! That turned out so cute!

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    1. Thanks Cathy - it was fun to make and I hope will keep a wee boy warm after Christmas.

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  2. That is an adorable blanket, Mary Anne! And the artist in your first link makes me want to raise the bar a bit on what I make. Just a bit - I wouldn't want to hurt myself. Her work is amazing. I think I'd love to be a fly on her wall and just watch her work...

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    1. Thanks Becki - it was great fun working on that blanket because I love Lego! And as for the work she does - yes, being a fly on her wall would be great. I'd love to know how she does it!

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  3. Now I understand what a Lego blankie is and this is very colorful and clever. Wow to some of these Artists! I have stitched Sashiko and really like it, however not on denim and this looks lovely. Yes, standing in a hammock would describe my messed up days which all end up upside down or at least toppled! JOYful July Dear.

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    1. Little ones (and their grandma's!) like lots of colour, so hopefully this will be a success. I've never done Sashiko but it's on my list of things to try one day.

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  4. The blanket is gorgeous with all that bright and happy colour, Mary Anne. It certainly brings to mind a pile of Lego blocks. Love the border.

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    1. Our youngest 'grand' is just getting into playing with Lego (albeit the larger Duplo version for now) so I hope he'll like to cuddle under this. I made the border just to use up some of the leftover yarns.

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  5. That is a beautiful blanket! The pattern is fantastic. Nice work

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    1. I love the pattern - it's fun (and easy) to do...although crawling around on the floor blocking it isn't exactly easy on these old bones!

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  6. Congratulations on your finish, beautiful work. A blanket that will be used and loved for sure.
    Funny quote, I feel like that often!

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    1. Balancing in a hammock isn't easy - sitting OR standing!! Not that I've done either one.

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  7. Lovely finish!! How do you manage to craft things so fast?? wow!! Now a ludo blanket..then the kiddies can play game on them too ;)

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    1. Thank you Deepa! I didn't know what ludo was so had to google it - looks like fun! As for my speed - I usually manage to have about 5 hours most days in my sewing room, and then in the evenings I do my crochet or knitting in the living room in front of the tv. I can't stand being idle so I guess that's why I get so much accomplished.

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  8. That is soooooo cute!

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    1. Something cute - for a cute little boy!

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  9. oh I love this...so colourful and beautifully made Mary Anne...

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    1. Must say that now the heat has finally come here, I'm glad I finished it when I did. Sure wouldn't want to be sitting under it now!

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  10. Oh love the Lego blanket!! Very cool! I wonder if I could make one..... :) xx

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    1. It's very easy Joy, so I'm sure you could. I would highly recommend using a light worsted weight yarn though - I used the #4 and (to my mind anyway) it's a tad too heavy and warm.

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  11. OMGoodness, I love it! Now I really need to learn how to crochet!

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    1. There may be a knitted version out there somewhere but I haven't looked. It was fun to make, so maybe you should learn to crochet!!!

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  12. That really turned out cool! The colors are so vivid. I pinned that denim project and ordered thread and needles. We'll see how far I get with it.

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    1. Typical Lego colours I think - and should interest a little boy I hope. Anxious to see if you attempt a sashiko project!!

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