Tuesday, 22 September 2009

My Trolley is full........

Life seems to be passing me by at the moment.
My Trolley (brain) seems to be full and some what overflowing, I can't seem to concentrate on one project or find the enthusiasm to finish one either.
So I thought I would show you the Baby Bunting Gift that I did manage to finish last week, and my crochet progress.
First things first, I really did enjoy making the bunting, and am defiantly going to make more.
It was very satisfying to finish it and give it as a gift to baby Amelia.
I went with a pink & white theme, pink flags and white letters.
So here is my first attempt.

(Sorry not a great photo)

I have also finally taught myself to crochet, thanks to all who have encouraged me, sent me tips and links for tutorials.
I am a very visual person so find the patterns really hard to understand, but show me how or let me watch a DVD, film etc and I will get what I'm supposed to do.
So that is what I did after hours of searching I found some online filmed tutorials on "how to crochet a granny square".
So picture this .......
Me sat on the sofa, laptop on lap, headphones plugged in (not small ones either proper big DJ style) ball of wool and a crochet hook. Hehe, I did look silly!!!

But after lots of stops and starts I finally got it, and this is my attempt so far.

I'm aiming for a blanket, and I have done some more squares since I took the photo but I think it will be an as and when project. I am not going for any specific colours just collecting random balls of wool from CS & CB's.

Will be nice to work on it when it gets a bit colder as I will be able to sit under the blanket I am crocheting, Don't I sound silly???

Have a lovely week, I'm off to Felixstowe for Mum's Birthday and it is a special one!! so I wont be home until Tuesday but may post from there, hopefully a little relaxation will help my trolley unload.

Love Sophie xxxxxxx


Kelly said...

Fab bunting Sophie!
Bunting is my next project, wish me luck!!!!
I love your crochet the colours are beautiful, that will be a very pretty blanket :)

Lots of Love

Kelly xxx

Rose said...

My gosh, if that is your first try, its amazing! I have been wanting to crochet granny squares for ages, but never thought to look up a tutorial.


Michela said...

Hi Sophie!
Everything looks great!
Hope you can pop over for my giveaway!

Magpie Magic said...

Lovely bunting and I am VERY impressed with your crochet. I know exactly what you mean about your 'full trolley'. I go through phases like that when there are too many projects in my head.... Hope you get to clear your head and relax a bit at the weekend.

coco rose said...

What a great crochet square! Thanks for the link. I am desperate to learn how to crochet granny squares, but just cant get the hang of it. Like you I am a visual person and find patterns hard but I will try again and maybe success next time, you never know! : )

Bluebell said...

What an excellent first try! I keep thinking I want to try to crochet and thats as far as it gets! Love the bunting too. Enjoy the time away x

The sewing room said...

Oh l know the full trolley feeling,l have been doing some crochet watching u tube videos and making flowers are,nt these tutorials great l am like you show me and l can pick it up fairly easy but those written instructions for crochet leave me daunted pop over and see my flowers, love your bunting have a good evening,hugs Pat

Florence and Mary said...

Your bunting is fab and you're exactly the same as me re needing visuals for learning!

Maybe i'll have to have a look at those crochet tutorials.

Victoria xx

Mummy Boo Bear said...

Pretty bunting! lovely colours.

Wow you are a fast learner if that's your first attempt at crochet. It it were mine it would not be showable. Lol.

Hope things calm down a bit for you soon.


Pomona said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and your lovely comment. I think you have done really well to learn to crochet - I can never understand the pictures, but I would love to learn how. It looks like you have really got the hang of it - I look forward to seeing the finished result!

Pomona x

Duchess of Tea said...

Darling girl you are so talented. That looks lovely. Darling, I came by to wish you a lovely and sunny weekend.

Love & Hugs

Margie said...

Hi Sophie, the bunting is so precious and your crochet is looking fine too, I am also in the mind to making a blanket, but progress is slow. Hugs, Margie.

Dragonfly said...

Lovely bunting - very cute!
Stumbled across your blog - its great! Will be back to look through more when I have some spare time! Cheers!!

Michela said...

Hi Sophie!
Hope you're ok! We miss you a lot!
Have a fabby weekend!

Helen said...

Hi there , i am Helen from Helen crochet blanket or maybe i show up as fishoseven / Loving your blog and just just trying to e mail you , but failing HelP / helenfisher@sky.com thank u XXX