Saturday, 9 October 2010

Granny Blanket ~ In Progress

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So I haven't yet finished the Hexagon Throw. I am still sewing it together which is proving to be a long and arduous task, best carried out at home. So in the meantime, as I like to be able to crochet through the day travelling and when I get a spare moment, I have started another blanket. Where the Hexagon Throw uses a very soft and lightweight yarn, meaning it will be good for light cover in Spring/Summer, this Granny Blanket uses Aran wool, so is much heavier and warmer for Autumn/Winter.

I'm sticking to a similar palette of soft pink, blue, grey and so far have 60 squares. I'm not sure how big I will make it, possibly to 160-180...we'll see... Crochet is definitely proving to be the best hobby for the oncoming Autumn and Winter months, it's so cosy.

Which leads me to an email I received this week about Whooga ugg boots. I have seen the name around the internet for a while now. Not to everyone's taste I will agree, I own some very similar Ugg boots and although they're not particularly aesthetically pleasing... oh my, they are cotton wool for the feet. Last year with all of the snow we had, I was barely out of them. In fact, by the end of the very long winter I was rather sick of them, I had worn them so much and definitely decided I needed another pair in a different style and colour for a change.

And so, there is a competition on the Whooga site, one giveaway to everyone who follows them on Twitter and another giveaway to everyone who signs up for the newsletter - they draw boots for the winners at the end of each month and it's open to all countries.

To purchase your own with a 10% discount, quote the code 491PINK - check out the website for full details.

27 comments:

  1. wow. all those are adorable. loving the colors.

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  2. Oh brill - I signed up to the Ugg site & followed them on Twitter, fingers crossed lol.. I have never had a pair of Ugg boots,can't bring myself to spend that much :(. Love your blanket, I am so wanting to learn how to crochet!

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  3. The colors are lovely, they're so delicate ! This will be so cool during winter evenings !

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  4. Lovely idea! It will be so satisfying to wrap up in when it gets chillier!

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  5. Seriously admire you and your crochet ability. That looks like a huge task but im sure the result will be beautiful! I always wanted to have a nan that could knit or crochet but mind does neither... I have no teacher. Have a fab weekend.x Katie.x

    fashion clocked

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  6. It looks lovely! I wish I could crochet, but I don't have the time or patience to learn xx

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  7. You've got the makings of a lovely granny blanket going! My grandmother taught me how to crochet but it never caught on with me for some reason. Today, I am thinking I might want to take some classes. Can't wait to see the finished product, so be sure to update us!

    Have a great weekend, Bonnie

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  8. You're coming right along on your handiwork. I cannot wait to see the final result!

    And you're right about Uggs...I started wearing them in the house when I was in Oz...they are cotton for the feet! I need a new pair myself.

    ♥ V
    http://www.gritandglamour.com
    twitter: @gritandglamour

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  9. oh wow, that looks amazing! i wish i had the patience and stamina to carry out something like that. Do share the finished result with us!

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  10. Wow! it's absolutely amazing!
    the colours are real cute!
    good luck with it!
    xoxo

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  11. Wow, seriously amiring your skill at crochet. I can knit badly but don't think I could master crochet. The colours you use are beautiful!

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  12. ooooo i can see something beautiful comingg!
    xx

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  13. Your granny blanket is gorgeous P, it's going to be such an achievement to complete it! Look forward to seeing it.
    Uggs are a blessing to me, I have a few different styles and couldn't be without them.
    Love Kat xx

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  14. Your blanket looks lovely! I remember watching my grandmother making one once. I really want to take up crocheting again - it does seem like such a cozy hobby!

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  15. Wow! It looks so cozy and lovely. You're a talented girl!

    Have a nice Sunday.

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  16. I can't wait to see how it turns out when it's all finished! So lovely to make something yourself.

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  17. I love your dandy world. The cocktail post was exquisite.

    I put you into my new creme de la creme link category 'Fashion Champagne'.

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  18. absolutely gorgeous! the colors are so sweet and delicate and yes, it seems like it will take a while to complete but I believe it will be worth it in the end. just lovely. <3

    xo
    Sophie

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  19. So jealous! I just started learning to crochet and I still have a lot of practice to get to do that... So cuteeee!!

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  20. amazing pictures!
    i really love your blog
    greetings from berlin:)

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  21. that's really the nicest granny-blanket i've ever seen

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  22. that's the nicest granny-blanket i've ever seen.

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  23. You are seriously so talented, each little square looks perfect! I love the colours you've gone for too.

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  24. I would love to be able to crochet, the blanket looks lovely!!

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  25. It's gorgeous! I love the colour combination. I want to learn how to crochet! And knit and sew and play drums and speak French... :)

    ▲ WOLF WHISTLE ▲

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  26. {Teacakes} {Markets} {Sushi on Vintage plates} Perfect!

    Gorgeous images as always

    xoxo

    www.awonderingstar.com

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  27. I am so taking up Crochet . your blanket is beautiful. x

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