Saturday, 12 February 2011

A bit ahead of myself

A very good morning to everyone.  I hope this day finds you all happy and healthy.  Last post I was crowing away about how my bunting triangles were coming along and since then have made what I thought was many more.  Figuring I had more than enough to complete my project, I started joining the triangles together and when I got to the last one, I thought it might be a good idea to see if I had enough.  Oh dear, I had just enough to hang half way along the area I wish to decorate.
So here is what I've done so far.  This display spot will not be their final resting place.
When I was trying to arrange these dratted triangles, a sudden though came to me.  Hadn't I read something about blocking crochet?  I think perhaps I need to with these triangles and will need to read up on it.  Any tips anyone?  Will I need to unpull the chain stitch joining the triangles together?

Changing the subject completely, I am in complete adoration of bags like this.  Sorry about the quality of the photo.

A better example of these types of bags can be found here on Jacquie's blog Bunny Mummy.  I didn't find a gorgeous multi-coloured bag but I did find this which is perfect for storing works in progress.
Green is one of my favourite colours so I am very happy with my op. shop find.
Look at all that delicious wool.  It's not going to be any hardship to crochet more of those triangles.  I love them.

I'll leave you with a photo of my little blogging companion Stripey who is doing something I'd like to be doing right now.  SLEEPING!  Unfortunatley the day has only just begun and I've got house---- to do.  I had fun yesterday, now I'm paying the price. :(
Have a great weekend.

Anne  xx


Terrie said...

I love the colours you have used for your bunting =] Re the blocking, if you dampen them, pin them to something such as a pin board and leave them to dry (something I can never fully do!)they should be fine - I know there are other ways but this is the only way I have tried so far.

Also you shouldnt need to remove the chain if you can find something large enough to block them on flat. If not, I would remove it for now - it's going to be less time consuming undoing the chain than blocking each one separately! x

Gillian said...

Oh your bunting is turning looking FAB!!! well done Anne :)

I do much the same as Terrie when it comes to blocking, I pin them to my ironing board, then spray with water and allow to dry...sometimes I use a slightly warm iron if it still needs a little more help in becoming the right shape, BUT NO IRON if it is acrylic yarn as it will melt they yarn and ruin your beautiful work ;)

Claire said...

Oh Anne, I looooove your bunting, green, pink and red, yummy combo.

I read about blocking crochet this week, this blogger, put a towel over a pillow and pinned her crochet to it and lightly misted with water and let it dry. So I think between the other comments you should be sorted.

Love the op shop bag, always good to have a bag for a WIP that way you can grab it and go if you're heading somewhere. Always like to have my bag of crochet on a car trip. So much time to spend hooking away........
I think I must be part cat as I love doing what Stripey's doing too.
Housework, what housework, I can't see any to do......

Enjoy the weekend, it's blue, skies, clouds and sunshine here today after a very wet Friday,

Claire :}

Terrie said...

HaHa Yes! Gillian included a vital bit of information that I wish I knew when I first blocked! No iron if it's acrylic! It would be heart breaking to see something so pretty squished! x

Jacey said...

The bunting looks fantastic, a wonderful choice of colours. xx

driftwood said...

oooh your bunting is gorgeous. love it x

Diana said...

I love the bunting...I started something similar with crocheted flowers, and it's going to take A Lot of them:-)