Sunday, June 12, 2011

Mission Baby Blanket: 17 Squares to go!

When I came home from work on Thursday, it almost felt like Christmas in June: there were three parcels waiting for me on the stairs! One of them contained my yarn I needed for the baby blanket, and it came as no surprise, because the day before I had received an e-mail that it had been shipped. Thankfully it was the right shade of green this time, so I could finally go on with my baby blanket. Here you can see the progress so far:



The final array will look different of course, but I don’t want to give away too much today. The finished blanket will be made of 64 squares and I’ve completed 47 so far, so I only need another 17 – yippee! 



Now back to the parcels on my stairs: the second one was a little surprise for me, because it contained the double-ended long hooks I ordered from an UK-Seller on Ebay. I paid on Tuesday and received the hooks on Thursday, now that’s something, isn’t it? I had my first go at Crochenit on Friday night, and I was thrilled! Thrilled because I learned a new crochet technique, thrilled because it was so easy, and thrilled because I see so many new possibilities with that technique! Now all I need is an idea for a project where I can use Crochenit and then I’ll share my experience here.

The third parcel almost swept me off my feet: It was my order from China and I had actually given this one up, because it had been at the German customs office since May 3rd, and nobody could tell me why they kept it so long or if I’d ever receive it at all. The Chinese seller (from Ebay) had already prepared another shipment, because he didn’t count on the first one either. Here’s what I’ve ordered:


I already told you that I love buttons, and these are heart-shaped wooden buttons with painted flowers on it. I’ll use it as embellishments for my stones and pincushions and hopefully many other things.
Here you can see a whole bunch of beads that will be perfect for my bookmarks (or just to put on my leather necklace):


I’ve also ordered more buttons and beads, but the pictures didn’t turn out well, so you’ll have to wait until they show up in one of my next projects :)


Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful sunny Sunday everyone!

3 comments:

  1. The baby blanket colors are so pretty - can't wait to see the finished blanket. The buttons and beads are wonderful - isn't it fun to receive packages!! Thanks for the response regarding the pincushion pattern - I am excited!!

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  2. Liebe Barbara,

    Deine Decke wird wirklich wunderschön und ich mag die Farben total! Ist das ein Baumwollgarn? Ich bin schon so auf das fertige Ergebnis gespannt. Deine neuen Knöpfe sind ja sowas von süß (kreisch)...würdest Du mir verraten, wo Du die Knöpfe bestellt hast...die hätte ich nämlich für meine Leben gerne auch in meinem Fundus.

    Ich wünsche Dir noch einen schönen Tag und schicke viele liebe Grüße,

    Marion

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  3. Hi Annemarie, thanks for your comment! The tutorial is on the way, I made a pincushion yesterday and took step-by-step pictures :)

    Hallo Marion! Die Decke ist aus Catania-Garn, was mich ehrlich gesagt nicht hunderprozentig glücklich macht - die Farben sind zwar toll, aber ich habe das Gefühl, dass die Decke vielleicht etwas zu steif für eine Babydecke wird. Naja, mal sehen, wie sich das Endprodukt anfühlt.

    Was die Knöpfe und Perlen angeht, da hab ich nen tollen Händler bei Ebay entdeckt: Pd-Schmuck aus China http://stores.ebay.de/Pd-Schmuck?_rdc=1

    Der hat so schöne Sachen und v.a. auch spottbillig, nur muß man sich halt auf ne längere Wartezeit einstellen (insbesondere wenn der deutsche Zoll sich einmischt, da kann man dem Verkäufer wirklich keinen Vorwurf machen). Die Kundenbetreuung ist auch spitze, total freundlich und hilfsbereit. Ich bestell bestimmt bald wieder!

    Ich wünsch dir auch noch nen schönen Feiertag und eine schöne Woche!

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