Tuesday, 4 October 2011

One-A-Day (5)


Yeay! I'm back on track. 

Still left The Ripple in its bag, under the bag, in its new storage basket (got some inspiration from Lucy up there in Attic 24 regarding matters housekeeping ;-), he he).

But, out came the African Flowers again and I edged them all (30!) with green. 



Now, doesn't that look pretty!  All the time I was complaining because my AF's didn't look like the photo's Ive seen...I should just have added the edge.  There you go now.



Hooking away outside on the lawns with the Bull Calf Boy while waiting for the Little Man to finish gymnastics.



...and while having cappuccino at my favourite spot...



(I really should start using my camera for these pics, and not the mobile...)

This is going to be the final edging that all of us are going to do, and will join them with the same.  I am so looking forward to this blanket, it is going to look so pretty!  But it will take some time to finish, as we are hooking in Pretoria, South Africa (me), Cork, Ireland (Sis), and Potchefstroom, South Africa (aunty). 

I also tried out something for a new project that will have to stand over for the new year.  Stil haven't got it quite right, will work on my plans, in the meantime these can become  coasters for The Litte Beach House.



And so, back to The Ripple.

Ed. later..the African Flower blanket is going to my aunty. Me, my sis and aunty are hooking it as a team, all with our own stash, with the green edging in the same yarn.  The blanket will be going to my aunt, who took a Very Brave Step, and is in need of some new happy memories, of which the blanket will be one of the first .

23 comments:

Hazels Crochet said...

African flowers are beautiful, I am liking how yours are turning out :)

Suzanne said...

The African flowers are so pretty. I love there shape. So delicate. The new project looks nice too, they are your own design correct? I love experimenting a bit.

Barbina said...

Hello! Thank you for visiting me on my blog! The shawl, I made is a free ravelry download, the link is: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/small-talk-shawl
I love your sweet flowers, I will try them too, maybe for a bag. Have a wonderful day! Barbina

Carole said...

I love the green edge to your african flowers. It's really nice to see where you are doing your crochet too :)

Kashi said...

So pretty, it looks like a garden.

Sarah (Crafts From The Cwtch) said...

Looking FABULOUS! Great progress - good for you!
xxx

Natasja said...

The green looks beautiful!

Danielle said...

These are lush!!! really really beautiful! great job! xx

Stel said...

Thanks all! I saw the green some time ago, where the hooker used a lighter green, and it looked like a field of flowers. the light green wouldn't work for our purpose, but the Elle Rustica Willow is perfect.
@Suzanne - yes, I'm trying to come up with a pentagon-design, but I realised that might not work, so I'll be going back to a hexacon :-( Still going to fiddle with the center part, though.

Deb Hickman said...

They look beautiful with the green edging, I love the basket you keep your yarn in, the cappacinno looks pretty good too, think I'll go and put the kettle. Have a good week. Deb xxxx

HillyT said...

That is sooo weird, I to have just started making African Violets edged in green! Yours are beautiful, I can only hope that mine will be as pretty.

Faith said...

I really like the green, it is such a restful colour, and as you said looks like flowers in a meadow. How nice that you are doing this with family, what a nice idea (if I have understood correctly?)

Kepanie said...

I feel like I'm immersed in a fragrant, peaceful garden from your green-edged African flowers. Nice!

Rainy Day Crafter said...

Your blanket is looking very pretty - I really like the green!

nicole said...

The green is great! One of my favourite colours :-) I think I remember you saying before that your african flowers weren't like everyone elses but I thought they were perfect and now you can see they are :-)

Janette said...

I love African flowers and that green is great, so lucky there are three of you working on it! Your aunt is very lucky.

bella bee and me said...

I love how there is more than one person all working together on a blanket that be gifted to a family member. It's how it should be!
Kier x

shelley said...

Fab progress and lovely colours

Candace said...

Love the green, it really brings the AF's colours together.

Lori said...

The african flowers look great - I'm also working on theim as my one a day project. The greens a fantastic colour choice.

shelley said...

brilliant progress and they are so beautiful :)

karisma said...

Oh yes yes! Very pretty! I LOVE green! ;-)

Ali G said...

I love African Flowers and I love your green edging - it's going to look fabulous when completed :)