Thursday, 20 May 2010

African Flower Cultivation

I've been having another busy week though I'm still finding time to churn out crocheted African flowers, usually late at night when I should really have gone to bed long ago.

These really are addictive!

A last glimpse for this year of the cherry trees in flower in the park. The blossom has lately been falling, there's little left now but it was glorious while it lasted.

Back to the crochet! I'm joining as I go, definitely the way to do it.

It's the beginning of my first crochet blanket...

...and it just keeps on growing...

...and growing.

Much of yesterday and today has been spent mooching about Paisley while the car has been in Kwik Fit for new rear brakes. Paisley isn't a bad place to have to spend time, so long as it's not raining (which it wasn't). We toured the charity shops though without finding any treasures. I bought 8 x 100g balls of wool in the pound shop to feed my blanket. I also discovered a real wool shop and bought another 3 balls of blanket fodder (rather more pricey than the pound shop!).

And then we visited the abbey. A enjoyed it, N wasn't so keen as he was getting tired by now. Also on the list of free things to do was a visit to the library and to the museum but as the car was going to take so long we decided to get the bus home so A could go to nursery and N could get his nap. We returned at teatime to collect it, I'm so glad we have quite a decent bus service here.

And still the blanket grows. I should have more time to work on it next week, can't wait!


22 comments:

Rebecca said...

wow, you are incredibly talented! That blanket is going to look gorgeous! It must be very time consuming though but it looks fun! x

periwinkle said...

your flowers are gorgeous ... you should check out Kemps they sell good wool , cheap http://www.kempswoolshop.com/home.aspx

Lyn said...

Oh I am loving the blanket, don't know how to join as I go!
Love the statue!
Love
Lyn
xxx

Laura said...

The top picture is seriously beautiful. L x

The Garden Bell said...

So this is what you've been up too. A.F. addiction. Know it well. Love your choices of colors.

Now, about those socks with the A.F.s on them. I want a pair....

Glad to have your back. I missed ya,

Kate - The Garden Bell

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Your African flowers are so pretty! I love your choice of coulours. I miss crochet. By the time I finish my work and then decorating the house I anm too tired to focus on anything... I will look for the pattern and have a go over the half term holiday.

Warm wishes
Isabelle x

Helsie said...

Just love the colours for your blanket. Those African flowers are so pretty.
Cheers
Helen

VintageVicki said...

Its looking gorgeous :)

Love the colours - can't wait to see the finished article.

Sue said...

Oh my goodness I really must try these today! That top picture is particularly delicious.

The statue made me laugh. We have a statue of Edward Elgar in Worcester (local lad) and he ofted wears a traffic cone on his head.

Sue xx

Marie said...

Your African flowers are beautiful,the colours are fab, i'm sure your blanket will look fantastic when it's done.

Diane said...

Wow it looks amazing!!! the colours and the style are beautiful. xx

BeadBag said...

(found a link to your blog from One Pink Goose)
I love your crochet flowers - they're beautiful.

Sue said...

Anne, thought you might like to know, I love your top pic sooo much I have set it as my background on my laptop. It's slightly distorted but it looks great!

A Country Girl said...

Beautiful flowers - such an explosion of colour!

topchelseagirl said...

I love the colours you've chosen. So pretty.

Lesley said...

Oh it's just b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l!
I love it - the fab colours and shapes.
Wonderful.
Keep going!

thelinencat said...

I'm totally in love with your crochet flowers, especially in the colours you have chosen, it reminds me of a bag of sherbet pips , one of my favourite childhood sweets. can't wait to see it grow. Bx

Julie Rutter said...

The crochet flowers are lovely. I love the way the colours are bright and cheery without being lurid. I really need to practice more so I can begin to think about attempting something like that....tho' I'm guessing its very addictive. Juliex

Handmade in Gibraltar said...

I wonder if these African Flowers will become a dangerous weed ? I love seeing them growing everywhere ! Your blanket is looking lovely .. Well done !

Simone said...

The crochet flowers are so beautiful. I especially love the colours you have used.

Yiota said...

These look amazing! You're doing a great job!

dancingbeastie said...

Beautiful flowers and beautiful photos. I'm sure I recognise Ben Lomond in some of your earlier pics so I'm guessing you are a Renfrewshire lass, as I was originally?

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