Monday, 27 May 2013

Life's delights finished!

Doors are everywhere... open them.
 
Whilst working on my latest blanket I imagined what kind of blanket would be draped over a chair behind this door:
 
image via Pinterest
This is what I came up with...

 

Turns out the best light to photograph this blanket is with the blinds shut on a grey rainy day... the above photograph probably shows the variations in colour better than any other photograph I have taken of this blanket.

 
 
This was very much an experimental project which has served its purpose and I am happy to move on to other ideas.
 

In the bottom left of this picture you can just see one of the lily of the valley flowers...
the holly in the pot started life as a tiny twig and was rescued by my husband and is now thriving.

 
 
 
This is a picture of our hedgehog feeding station... it houses chicken flavoured cat biscuits. The brick wall is there to prevent the cats from going inside; we must have a cat to rival Rambo because quite often the bricks have been moved and the cat has been found chomping on the biscuits. The hedgehog on the other hand is not remotely interested and prefers sunflower hearts. I have been told I must try and get Henry (hedgehog) onto the biscuits as they are more nutritious and the sunflower hearts get stuck in his teeth.
Details for the blanket can be found on my Ravelry page HERE with a few more photos. Today is the last May bank holiday and it is  raining. I don't mind a jot; perfect crochet weather if you ask me! Enjoy your day wherever you may be x
 
 
 
 
 

37 comments:

Plain Jane said...

What a beautiful colour arrangement - so vibrant. Poor Henry getting the seeds stuck in his teeth - perhaps you could put out some little hedgehog toothpicks! Jane x

sweetpea family said...

Your blanket is beautiful and I can picture it behind that amazing door- have a lovely restful crochet day x

Daffy Suburbia said...

Stunning and inspirational:)

Hazel said...

Love it! The colours are so vibrant.

Sharron said...

I'd say your blanket wouldn't look out of place behind that golden door. Your palette of bright colours lends itself perfectly. I love the picture of it laid out in the sunshine. And as for Rambo kitty, that made me chuckle as I know just what you mean. Cats are very clever creatures, they will always find a way to get what they want :) Happy hooking x

Joy said...

Lovely work again, your blanket border really stands out so well - and so interesting to read of your hedgehog - how lovely! Joy x

Mereknits said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous blanket. I love a rainy day where I get to stay in and putter around.
Hugs to you,
Meredith

Helen said...

Love all the bright colours you've used.
How lovely would it be to step behind that amazing door? what an adventure
http://ahandfulofhope.blogspot.co.uk/

cristina said...

Gorgeous....!
Congratulatuions for this beautiful work!
Kisses from Catalonia!

busybusybeejay said...

I love that blanket.It's raining here too in North Wales.Two sunny days and now back to the usual.I have put the sun cream away,probably for this year!!

glor said...

Wow, what a beauty. Goint to Ravelry to see the details. Thanks.

glor said...

Not able to access your Ravelry page.

Anna-Marie Field said...

Hi There, I think that is exactly the type of blanket you'll find behind that door!!!Really nice colorful blanket!!!Have a great week!!!
Love
AMarie

Andria said...

That blanket is so beautiful it was a delight to see it!

The Faerie Factory said...

It's gorgeous and so lovely to see where your inspiration came from ... Sarah x

Susan Carlson said...

So incredible!! Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! And having a little hedgehog friend sounds like fun!
Susan @ Felted Button

Chrissie said...

What a riot of colour! The blanket is gorgeous and bold and sunny - never mind your weather if you're wrapped up in your latest creation! Kaffe would be full of admiration... Chrissie x

forgetmenots blue said...

Aw you little hedgehog feeding station looks good. My neighbours told me we have one in our gardens I've yet to see it yet. Will be so excited when I do!
What a wonderful vibrant blanket great colour combination Mx

Hazels Crochet said...

This looks stunning, and its an unusual way to think of something....what you imagine when you open that door.

Inspiring!

Mistea said...

Love your beautiful coloured blanket. Very happy.
Enjoy the dull days with pretty yarns and hook in hand.

Dorothy Griffiths said...

How beautiful, the colours, the pattern and the construction are superb. Being new to crochet and only just getting to grips with granny squares, I can only hope one day to be able to make a lovely blanket such as yours. You are an inspiration. Thank you for a wonderful post.
Lots of love
Dorothy
:-)xxxx

Alise said...

beautiful blanket!

Chel C said...

The blanket is stunning, as are the colours. I love your idea for the hedgehog feeding station. We have just discovered we have one that comes in our garden so will get some chicken flavoured cat biscuits to make sure he/she is a regular visitor. Take care. Chel x

Jeane M. said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
heather said...

That door is so intricate and lovely and I think your blanket is the perfect match. However, I am more interested in your hedgehog feeding. I've never heard of someone with a hedgehog as a pet. He coexists well with your kitty, too?

Hannapat said...

Two words: SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL!!!

maryaustria said...

WOW! Your blanket is so beautiful, gorgeous, wunderful ... I don´t know enough words! Adorable work!

maschenzucker said...

It remembers me of the orient :O) Super idea and a wonderful inspiration! Raphaele xx

Gemma said...

Wow, your blanket is beautiful! Reminds me of Asia and looks very exotic.

http://thisdaytodaylife.blogspot.co.uk/

MonikaMnich said...

Piękny!!!

Dorothy Griffiths said...

This is just so gorgeous, a feast for the eyes. You have such a fabulous blog, thank you.
Lots of love
Dorothy
:-)xxxxx

Nana Go-Go said...

Ridiculously F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!!!xxx

Jo said...

I think that is FAB. Do you like it? You said it was experimental - did the investigation work out? I was wondering if you liked it as the colours were stronger than your normal stuff. I think it will be a very popular hit on Ravelry. Congratulations on finishing such a WOW blanket.

http://joeveryday19.blogspot.co.uk/

MeMeRose said...

I do like it Jo... I have enjoyed working with different colours and intend to do more like this. Thank you for taking the time to comment, it is very much appreciated x

Carol said...

Wonderful blanket, yes I could see it hiding behind that door.
Carol xx

Maschelle Mashburn said...

Wow! Amazing colors, design and assembly! This is exactly the sort of thing one might find behind that door, but how you thought it up...wow! You are truly an artist, and an inspiration to me!

kswjewellery said...

I just love where you get your inspiration from, really vibrant mix of colours!