Friday, 10 June 2011

Addicted already!




I think I may have started another addiction... Oh dear God, what have I done??? My blanket yarn arrived yesterday and I am totally in love with it! It is only super cheap and cheerful acrylic stuff as this is my first project but I am just loving the colours all together, and best of all, I now have a 'wool basket' beside the sofa! OK this may not sound much but I've had serious blog envy of other people's colourful baskets piled high with lovely yarn recently, and now I've got my own!!!

Could not stop taking pictures of the gorgeous colours as soon as it arrived...



Don't the colours just look so scrummy together?? I was a bit nervous before they came as quite often I order fabrics and bits off the Internet only for them not to quite live up to the colours on screen. But I have to say that I am so pleasantly surprised with my purchases this time! Most of the yarn here is Stylecraft Special DK, although there are also a couple of random ones in there too that I picked up last week to practise with.





However... and here comes a really big sigh... after all my excitement, I've had lots of work I've needed to get done before the weekend, so have only had time to make one square so far! Really hoping to be able to sit down this weekend and get a few more done. Although it's still super early days and I've only just picked up the basics, I'm really enjoying learning a new craft, one which is totally different to anything I've ever done before. It's definitely a challenge, especially as it doesn't come easily to me... but I have to say that I am loving it (despite the many comments from other half that I am 'old before my time' etc!)

 
Anyway, hopefully I will be back next week with some actual crochet to show you (I hope I'm not building this up too much???)
 
Have a lovely weekend whatever you are doing! x

23 comments:

Scented Sweetpeas said...

yey for scrummy wool balls! Old before you time, pah , he doesn't know style when he sees it, just look at that lovely wool, how can anyone not love it. :-)

Delicate Crafts said...

Welcome to the crochet family, ha ha ha. Wait til you see all the crochet patterns that are published or free on the internet then you will know what an addiction is...... Best of luck in your new endevour xxx

♥coco rose♥ said...

Ahhh there's no going back now! There is something so delicious about colourful yarn...especially in baskets! I have lots of them dotted all about the house!

Have a lovely weekend!

Vanessa x

Dinki Dots said...

Wow, such gorgeous colours!! Those pictures look lovely! All my friends thinking I'm a granny in the making too! :o)

Can I ask where you ordered your yarn from? I've heard good things about stylecraft special, but haven't tried it myself. Would you say that it feels nice and soft?

Thanks! Maria x

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Your yarn is just gorgeous! Love those colors! I've never heard of that brand of yarn, so I'll be interested to hear what you think of working with it. I'm also anxious to see what you are making with all these beautiful colors! If you're looking for crochet help, I have lots of videos on my site you can look at.

MGM

Megan said...

loving those colours, look forward to seeing what you make with it! crochet is such a great craft :)

crafts@home said...

I can't wait to see what you make with all that lovely wool :)
Sue Xxx

Biba said...

I totally know what you mean. I'm addicted to crochet as well and tend to admire the colours of my yarn in my crochet bag... :)

Emma Thomsen said...

Wowser what lovely colours, can't wait to see your work! I've tried crochet but my fingers are too fat and clumsy, like raw sausages. I can knit (a bit), although my tension is shocking. I knitted my daughter a doll, which I thought wasn't bad and then my Mother In law knitted her the same one and it was half the size!!! LOL (at least my doll's embroidered face looked better).

greenrabbitdesigns said...

A yarn basket beside the sofa?? That's it then you're officially addicted, soon there will be lots of yarn baskets all over the house!! :)
Seriously though, they are really gorgeous colours, looking forward to seeing the blanket progress. Have fun!!
Vivienne x

Sally said...

Isn't it lovely getting new yarn! Crochet was definitely addictive for me! What gorgeous colours, can't wait to see your progress xx

Bee happy said...

Wow, I am so envious of your yarn, it is so gorgeous!

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

LITTLE KITTEN homemade said...

LOVELY! The book I ordered is out of print, so I may have a bit of wait before I can get started on my little crochet project. I shall look forward to seeing how you get on!! Sarah xo

Helen Philipps said...

Beautiful wool, Jenny!! You will have such a lovely time combining those colours for your blanket! Hope you get a chance to do some this weekend, but the nice thing is you can just do a little at a time and gradually build up the number of squares - that's what I plan to do too..soon...Have a lovely weekend!
Helen x

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Gorgeous wools! I know what you mean about 'blanket envy'! As a non-crocheter I need to learn too - even if it is to get old before my time! lol! What do men know!

Mary Jane's TEAROOM said...

This is bad for me Jenny!....I haven't got the time to learn to crochet....but when I read your posts.....well I may just have to find some space in my day!...
Susan x

Becky (Hazel and Blue) said...

I have just started learning to crochet too! But it has had to go on the back burner as I have been sewing this week. I am in love with crochet blankets and would love to make one, one day. Looking forward to seeing your creations! Bx

Planet Penny said...

What lovely colours! I'm feeling a crochet moment coming on. If you look at my blog in the crochet section you'll find I've been having a love affair with Stylecraft Special DK for quite a while. I hope you have timne soon to have some hooky fun!
Penny
P.S. Love your blog, glad I found it!

home made gorgeous said...

Hi Jenny, these are beautiful colours you have definitely picked well, and how exciting that you are starting to make a blanket! Ooh, you've made me want to do the same now... looking forward to seeing some of your squares I am sure you will do a fabulous job, Sarah x

Dinki Dots said...

Hi Jenny,

Thanks so much for the link. It's going to be hard choosing which of the gorgeous colours to go for! I can't wait to see what you make with your yarn - you've picked such lovely colours!

I've got my first little niece/nephew on their way, due on Christmas day (!!) - so am planning to crochet a baby blanket for them - I've got to try to make it perfect! :o)

Take care, and thanks for the link,
Maria x

4 Lil' Girls said...

Gorgeous colors, cant wait to see what you make.I've been called a granny many times cause i keep my yarn in a basket next to the sofa too, i think my girls get a kick out of it. You have a sweet day
Karen:)

lemonade kitty said...

Hi Jenny,

I just come across your blog and I love it!! I see you stock some of your wonderful goodies in A lovely shop in Eaglescliffe, this is only a short ride from where I live so I'll be having a pop along soon. In the meantime I must make a cuppa before I spend an hour perusing all your lovely makes, Lucey x

Hearthandmade said...

oh my god what a stash you have now!! Fabulous! Just reminded me i need to take some pictures of my stash!

Im glad I found your blog ^_^

Claire

http://www.hearthandmade.co.uk

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