Saturday, 17 September 2011

My new WIP and some Pea Green

Just a couple of things to share.
Firstly, some quick pics of my current crochet project in progress. (I am loving this one)
The gorgeous Blooming Flower Cushion from Lucy at Attic24.

Image from My iPhone!

Lovely from the back too.

Image from My iPhone!

And a finished project, too.
A little pea green .... er.. what shall I call it? infinity scarf? cowl? loop scarf?
(you get the idea)

Pea-green cowl 2

Not a mighty achievement, really. It was actually pretty quick to hook up, it's just one of those kind of projects which is always side-stepped for something new.

I used one skein of King Cole Bamboo.
(you know me by now- it was £1 in the bargain bucket and the only one of its colour)
But actually, I'm pretty pleased -

Pea-green cowl

I used the magic chainless foundation stitch (my goodness, Miss Molly, it's marvellous) until I reached about 50 inches/ 127cms and then joined with a slip stitch to make a loop. I then alternated rows of double crochet US (treble UK) and half double US (half treble UK).
It ended up about 5 inches/ 13cms wide.

Actually, it could do with being a teeny bit wider, but I love it. And it's all mine.
Perfect for this slightly Autumnal change in the weather, methinks.

Happy weekend to you all.
Xx

29 comments:

  1. Ooh I do love your cowl ... I can definitely feel another WIP coming on! And that colour is simply gorgeous.

    I'm now off to explore your chainless (predictive text keeps trying to change it to 'chinless'!) foundation stitch link ...

    Heather x

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  2. Love the cowl, especially the colour! Will have to take a peak at the chainless foundation stitch - sounds interesting!! Love the flower too x

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  3. Your cowl is lovely, the colour fab., it will be so cosy for those cooler months. Looking forward to seeing the flower as you progress.
    Anne xx

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  4. I love the flower pillow, such fun and your scarf/cowl/lovely green neck warmer, it is perfect. Love the color and how it fits. I'll have to check out that chainless foudation stitch.
    Have a great day,
    Meredith

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  5. Love, love, love your gorgeous green cowl! And as for your blooming flower - beautiful. I'm itching to try one. I can't wait to see yours progress! I really have to try that chainless foundation, I looked it up but then promptly forgot to do it on my latest cowl which in turn had to be undone several times because my foundation chain was too tight. Will go and remind myself of how to do it right now. See ya.

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  6. Your cowl is super gorgeous!!!I love that shade of green!!I am in love with green color these days!!And that cushion!!How much ever I try to convince myself that I cannot start one more project now, I get pulled into starting this one!!Yours looks so pretty already!!

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  7. The beginnings of your cushion look lovely and I do like your cowl, really lovely colour. I take it that the chainless foundation is not the same as the foundation and chain all in one thing? I will have to look it up.

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  8. I like your cowl too, it looks great on. Such a simple idea but very effective and it looks perfect for Autumn.

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  9. Gorgeous colour and a beautiful cowl! Have made a few of these over our winter and they are so easy to wear. How great to find yarny bargains, I got some marked down from $12 (6-ish quid) to $3.50 (1 pound 75-ish)! Must try out that chainless foundation stitch though.

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  10. Oooh, a cowl- what a great idea for autumn. I had been eyeing up the flower cushion too. Yours is going to look fabulous. Laura x

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  11. The cowl looks so cosy..especially as it is in my favourite colour...I never what to call that green..now I know! Thanks for the link to the chainless foundation..I did try one pattern,but couldn't get the hang of it..I'll try again...:)x

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  12. Love the colours in your flower cushion, I'd been looking at that one too. I fancy using the pattern for flowers to make something like a blanket or cushion with, your wip shows me it would work great at around that size! Well done on the cowl, a bargain for £1!

    I started a giveaway on my blog this weekend if you'd like to enter :-)

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  13. I adore your flower cushion, the colours are so pretty too. I am really tempted to have a go.
    your cowl is fab too, just what is required for that chill in the air right now.
    have a lovely sunday
    jooles x

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  14. Love the flower. And the pea green cowl. My favourite colour! Cx

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  15. Love the cowl and will be hotfooting over on your link to investigate that pattern further.
    I am not letting myself look to closely at the cushion because I want one and am trying to finish a few things before I start anything toooo big.
    x

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  16. Must have a go at this chainless foundation stitch. Sounds like just the kind of thing I would like, being a bit of a shortcut. Love the cowl, really love the colour. Will keep a look out for King Cole bamboo when I'm at the Knitting and Stitching show in a couple of weeks. x

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  17. What great projects you are working on, Annaboo! Love how they are turning out! =)

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  18. Very pretty, both of them! The scarfy thing looks gorgeous. (Do people really call them infinity scarves? For some reason the whole concept of infinity freaks me out a bit).

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  19. Oooh! The flower is beautiful!!! I MUST learn to crochet! Can anyone reccommend a good online tutorial for beginners??? And your shawl is gorgeous - what an amazing colour!
    Carly
    x

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  20. I love!!! i so want to learn to knit and crochet xx

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  21. I love the cowl - lovely colour. And I agree about the chainless foundation is marvellous, isn't it? I wonder why it's not better known because I don't know anyone who doesn't hate working that first row into the foundation chain.

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  22. Hi Annaboo just found your lovely blog via Tickety Boo!
    Am loving both the colour, design and the stitch of this cowl - what a perfect thing to slip on in the morning for the school run now its a bit cooler first thing.
    Am going to have to have a go I think - and what a bargain price for the yarn!
    Must check outt his cahinless foundation stitch too.
    Glad to have found you!
    Gill xx

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  23. oohh what lovely crochet delights you have been creating! Loving the colour of your cowl, very nice indeedy and the price of your yarn was fab - what a great bargain creation. x

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  24. Oh, it's perfect! Your neck looks like a movie star's neck.

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  25. Good evening!

    I think your cowl is lush. I used to hate green as a kid but now I just can't get enough of it.

    Is it me or does it seem as if autumn has arrived a bit earlier than usual this year?

    Have a great week.

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  26. Ooh, I can't wait to see your blooming flower finished, it already looks gorgeous!

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  27. The colours in your flower cushion are yummy! And I love your cowl, so classy. I must have another go at one of those - when I've tried, it always comes out too stiff, like I'm in plaster!
    Jane x

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  28. Love that flower. And that green, nice, great cowl. You make it sound so simple!

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