Sunday, 29 July 2012

It's a Girl.......!


Hi Everyone

Regular readers will remember that way back in March I started on a baby blanket for a friend.  I didn't know what flavour it was going to be, so I had to make both a girls and boys option.  A link to my original post is here.  I was convinced it was going to be a boy, and along with the excitement of the boy's pattern being a new design - Northern Star - and my all seeing eye sure it was going to be a boy, I have been steadily working on the star design, secure in the knowledge that the daisy blanket would get there eventually...  So with the star blanket almost finished I was caught on the hop when Jill appeared instead of Jack! (names have been changed to protect the innocent obviously!) 


Particularly when I realised I didn't have enough white yarn to continue with the colour arrangement I had chosen, so a rethink was needed.  Instead of the background hexagons being different colours I used up some stashed cream sirdar snuggly bamboo yarn, which actually contrasts beautifully with the white daisies.  (I can't really capture it on my pics, but it's quite subtle and looks fab).  There is also a gorgeous sheen on the whole blanket, from the bamboo I guess, and it feels amazing and is surprisingly heavy.


So, it's 60 daisies, with a border of hdcs and scs.


Not huge, but big enough to use as a cot bedspread or a pram blanket.


I'll be back soon with the star blanket tadah!!  Although I'm not sure what I will do with it now...

Thank you, thank you, thank you to those of you who leave such wonderful comments on my blog.  I really can't express how much I love to hear from you; you make it so worthwhile continuing to share my blog and patterns.  I love the lot of you!  You make me feel like a star!

Happy crocheting

Karen
xx

40 comments:

  1. That is absolutely beautiful!

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  2. Hello Karen,
    I thought your previous post and tutorial stunning and now this...what can I say Karen without sounding false and repetitive...or just plain over the top!!!
    Ok I'll settle for fantastic....the combination of colours once again brilliant because they are not the usual pastels....surely your friend is going to be thrilled with this! Was she? have you give it to her yet?

    Karen, pop into my blog when you can as I have a giveaway on the go and its fro everyone but I'd hate my bloggerfriends to miss it

    Keep well

    Amanda :-)

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  3. HOLA KAREN,NO RECUERDO PASEANDO POR CUAL BLOG TE ENCONTRÉ Y ME ENAMORÉ DEL TUYO!!SOS UNA VERDADERA "ESTRELLA" DEL HACER Y DEL COMPARTIR!!ESTA MANTA ES REALMENTE ESPECTACULAR,DIOS TE BENDIGA!
    UN ABRAZO DESDE ARGENTINA

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  4. It is beautiful!!!!!!

    Luv Jane XX

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  5. It's lovely, Jill's a lucky girl!

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  6. It's a beautiful blanket!!!!!
    I like your blog very much, it's very inspiring! My compliments!

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  7. Lovely blanket for a sweet new little one.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  8. Absolutely stunning. It's such a relief when a bigger project is done. Great work!

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  9. That really is beautifull! Love it!

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  10. What a beautiful blanket!

    greats from Holland
    Angeline
    www.mijnplekkie.tk

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  11. This is so sweet, and absolutely beautiful, and to us you are truly a star.
    Love alle your tuts and they are realy inspiring,
    Greetz Sandra

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  12. The blanket is gorgeous! Great job! :o)

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  13. The blanket is just so beautiful :) Maggie xx

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  14. Lovely! You did a great job on the fly!

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  15. This is very pretty. The colour combination is lovely. What a great job!

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  16. so beautiful, nice contrast, waiting the pattern

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  17. You are such an amazing crochet artist! Honestly, I'm jealous. I'm currently taking a Tunisian/Entrelac crocheted baby blanket class, and I can't tell you how many times I've had to start over. How do I become as good as you? I have a feeling you're just a natural.
    The colors and design of your blanket are stunning. Thanks for continuing to inspire me!

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  18. This is truly an amazing blanket. I am sure it will be a tresure for many years to come.

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  19. Great!! It's sure the little princess would be so nice and confortable with her new blanket.
    About the Northen Star one, remember I'm doing another, buth this one in yarn. I'm crocheting the stars in 8 colours, and using two stone greys for the border.
    Hope would be nice like yours!
    : D
    Thanks to share!!
    xo xo xo from Spain.
    MOntse.

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  20. How special it will be when she is wrapped up in that blanket finding comfort! So thoughtful and beautiful!

    Sending see beautiful thoughts your way!
    http://seeabeautifulworld.blogspot.com/

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  21. That's a beautiful blanket and the off White Borders go perfectly with all of the flowers, but make the White ones look very fresh....great colour choices. I don't think I've come across this pattern before and being a huge lover of blankets I will have to put it on my list! Isn't making a blanket for a baby the biggest privilege?!

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  22. Oh gosh, that's so gorgeous. What a lovely pattern, and the color choices are perfect. :)

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  23. Life is what you make of it,the positive things that can be accomplished through sincere work and duty.Don't take life for granted but embrace it and take it one step at a time and enjoy every moment of it even when things seem haywire or at a distance,just continue doing what is right because in the end it has its great rewards.

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  24. Oh Karen, this is so beautiful, and will be a treasured keepsake for your friends baby once she receives it. What a thoughtful and beautiful gift for a very fortunate baby! :)

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  25. Wow, that is stunning! Just discovered your blog via Pinterest.

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  26. Oh your blanket came out beautiful! The new mom is going to love it!

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  27. Beautiful blanket!

    I just love to hear those words 'it's a girl'!!

    Have a happy weekend.
    Fleur xx

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  28. Hello, Karen!
    I finished my Northen Star blanket, remember I did it for a young boy and bed sized. In my blog. I wish you woud be back soon to see your's.

    http://eljardindemisecreto.blogspot.com.es/2012/09/una-manta-de-parte-de-mama-ii.html

    Happy September's "rentrée" for everybody!
    Kisses!

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  29. You made that bamboo blanket yourself? I commend your patience and determination! I’m sure your baby will appreciate that blanket because it was sewn by the hands of her own loving mother. Good job!

    -Von Valdes

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  30. This present is so beautiful!!!! I've just discovered your blog... You're amazing!!!!

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  31. I think this is absolutely beautiful, along with all your other work. I am having a little girl due in June and I'm a beginner in crocheting. I would love to make this one day!!

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