Friday, 22 October 2010

Frugal crochet

Its that time of year again when I like to cosy up and do a spot of crochet - as the blanket grows, it keeps me warm! I am using up all the odd balls of wool from the huge stash that my mum threw out last year - so it isn't costing me anything.

I have made 3 blankets already from this stash - and it doesn't seem to be going down!!!


26 comments:

Menopausal musing said...

Meanwhile, down south, someone else had sent her husband up into the loft to retrieve her stash of yarn and she had set about crocheting throws for Christmas presents. I knew it would all come in handy one day! :O)

RosieP said...

Isn't it fantastic, and not costing a penny, I'm halfway through one at the moment too.

Hugs RosieP x

RosieP said...

Isn't it fantastic, and not costing a penny, I'm halfway through one at the moment too.

Hugs RosieP x

Green thumb said...

Multitasking lady! I wish I could so many things!
xxxxx

Vintage Tea Time said...

Lovely blanket (top pic - I can't see the second one?) - looks very cosy. I can't crochet (memo to self - must learn), so I'm always looking out for them in charity shops, but they're like gold-dust!

Country Girl said...

I have a stash of my mum's old wool too but the colours would probably not make a very nice blanket!

periwinkle said...

I made a blanket from stash last year - started it in the summer though so it was a tad warm lol

Rosie said...

Your blanket looks so pretty - I love the colours you have chosen to put in it:)

Gilly said...

Those colours go together so well! Have you got another blanket with different colours? What a lucky person to have a mother with a stash of yarn like that!;)

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Diane thanks for visiting my blog. I also love to crochet and have several blankets around the house. My husband is very tall, so our bed is 6' x 6'6" and we have a full tuck in crochet blanket for that. I have to say it took my quite a while to do!!! Diane

andamento said...

Gorgeous colours, and you've made three already!

summerfete said...

How very cool!
i think next year maybe I wont crochet then til october?
Yeah right!!

Poppy Cottage said...

Since finding moths in my lovely wool shed that is what I am also planning once I finish Josie's blanket (which I may add isn't costing nothing, my fault, let a 16 year old choose her own wool....big mistake!!)I think I will try using some of the 4ply double just to use it up (after tying where the blighter have burrowed in together!! ARRRGGGHHH!!!!)

Hope you have lovely weekend.

The word variation is coushion - maybe that is a sign of what to make....... a sort of cushion!!

Diane said...

Crochet is the one thing I've never been able to crack. Is there anyone that teaches it close to us? (I'm in Great Houghton.) I'm knitting an Aran jumper at the moment, but it's British wool and very rough, so I do a bit then have a long while off until my skin heals.

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

It looks lovely Diane. I've never had the patience to do a whole blanket but I've managed to muster 2 cushion covers and am currently attempting a third. I tend to get my wool from charity shops if I can.

Marie said...

That looks lovely, your colours go really well together. There's a chilly nip in the air thee days, so you're making just the right thing to keep cosy!

Sue Hayton said...

I can't believe how many people seem to be getting back to crochet - including me!
Love your mum's colour sense, the yarn I got from my mum was very beige and fawn!

A Thrifty Mrs said...

I love how frugal crochet is! I made 25 huge granny squares from a stash of wool I've had for years and years and it barely dented it.

Fab isn't it?
Loving the blanket!

Young at Heart said...

for me it's two needles good.....one needle bad!!

diane said...

That is a fun, free and productive activity. I'm useless at crochet and knitting.

dubgirl said...

love the colours x

Jacquie said...

Love how it's looking so far, you are good at choosing sympathetic colours.
Great that you are using up yarn and not having to spend money, though I find crochet is quite economical with yarn and I buy budget brands.Usually a ball a week at £1.50 ish so it's not a big indulgence :0)
Jacquie x

Lyn said...

I can't believe it I STILL have not finished my blanket/throw! must try harder!
love
Lyn
xxx

homemadegorgeous said...

Gorgeous blanket and the colours go so well together! :) Sarah

Lisa said...

Hope it keeps you warm and cosy as I don't think we're going to get the blus sky of last weekend.
Lisa x

Cybèle said...

I'm doing one in the colours of our 80s VW camper... hideous colours but they match the interior perfectly!