Saturday, 4 August 2012

My First Ta-dah!!!!!!!!!!!

I may have over-used the exclammation mark in my title there, but I've noticed I tend to do that in lots of my Posts, however I am thrilled to be revealing my first Ta-Dah moment.

The long awaited Crochet Blanket #2 with all it's holey glory. Apologies, that I am not a very skillful or arty/creative photographer, so these photos aren't all that stylish.

It all started back here in April and it is called Blanket No 2, because it was the 2nd one I started, although it's the first one I have finished.
Just a very long strip
It was probably too big a project for my first ever crochet make, but it seems I can't do anything the easy way. It grew very slowly.

My blanket and I had some difficult moments along the way, especially regarding the holes. Can someone tell me, do I absolutely have to do turning chains at the edges?

However, we made friends again thanks to Fostermummy and the frilly edge is definitely a distraction.

This is it laid out fully on a bed, again apologies it doesn't exactly go with my colour scheme, but it is designed to suit a friends house.
I timed myself at one point and a row took me 35 mintues to complete. There are 190 rows in the blanket so that makes 111 hours of work, plus crocheting around the complete blanket 4 times, so maybe another 10 or so hours.

and so my first Ta-dah moment is complete.... and yet, now it has come to the end, I find I can't quite put my blanket away and move on. I'm missing working on it already.

There's only one solution, start another blanket, yay!!!!

Lots of Love Arwedd xx


  1. Wow well done. What a huge project to do first, but very well done on it. It looks amazing.

    X x

  2. That's FANTASTIC ! it's gorgeous . Well done you x

  3. Beautiful! I really like the edging!

  4. Spectacular. Well done.
    Love from Mum

  5. Really lovely - well done. What's next a granny stripe or a ripple blanket .. Are you on ravelry?

  6. Well done you! It looks great. Sx

  7. I'm very impressed; I like the length of a good, big project, as well as the intstant hit of a small one. I'm sure your friend will really love it.

  8. Many Thanks everyone for your lovely comments, it makes me hopeful that my friend will like it.

    Mummyhen, I don't really know much about Ravelry, is it easy and useful?

    Arwedd xx

  9. Well done1 its lovely! congrats on the first ta-dah!


  10. Very impressive. Well done. If it was me I wouldn't want to part with it lol. What is your next project going to be?

    Thanks for the comment on my blog about Exmouth. We are still trying to decide on whether to make the move or not, been trying to find out more about what it's like to live in Exmouth on the web but not finding much. If there is anything your friends could tell us about there it would be much appreciated.