Sunday, December 5, 2010

Rainbow Obsession...

Ok I admit it - I've mentioned before but I LOVE rainbows. I thought I'd show off a couple of my recent rainbow purchases as well as a couple of crafting projects I've been working on :)


My  Rainbow Piggy Bank  - he's actually quite large I need something next to him to help scale him :) He was on sale at Farmers (they have a couple of different ones) for about $20NZD (normal price is $39.95) I had to have him. He currently has pride of place on top of the bookshelf.




And my other recent purchase was this cushion from Freedom Furniture (about $44.95 NZD from memory)


And here are a couple of crafting things that I've had in progress for a wee while. 

This is my youngest DD's Blanket that I've been working on for a few months. It's HUGE currently about the size of a queen bed and is out of 100% wool. She loves it and is often founds snuggling at one end of it while I'm working on the other end. 

The pattern that I've been following is this Neat Ripple Pattern from Attic24 (awesome blog - check it out). She has fantastic instructions that even a newbie hooker like me can follow. 

Here's a shot of the soon to be owner of the rainbow blankie in her favourite spot at the other end of my WIP. 

And then of course my never ending stack of rainbow dishcloths. I work on this stack as my go between project. I can knit them while watching a movie or when I'm in the car on a road trip with DH and the girls. The stack is gifted and then replenished throughout the year. This current stack will probably end up with my sister for christmas :). The pattern I use is the Grandma's favourite dishcloth pattern on ravelry.


18 comments:

Rainbow Child said...

wow!!!!!!!!! your blanket is looing AMAZING!

FaerySarah said...

yeah that blanket is awesome!!!!!!

Megan said...

Wow, Leah, that blanket is fabulous! What yarn have you used?

Flea said...

Thanks for the lovely comments :)

Megan, I've used various different yarns but mostly the cheap moda vera 8ply from spotlight. I got it when it was $2 a ball, although there is quite a bit of other stuff from stash.

I think my total ball count is at about 30 or so balls used.

Begonia said...

very nice work! brava! :-)

Begonia said...

very nice work! brava! :-)

Sarah said...

Oh wow. I love the dish cloths! Do you sell these anywhere?

Twyla Gariepy said...

quick question: where ever did you find some bright cottons to knit the cloths out of? I can only ever find pastels.

Karen B said...

Love your blog and your rainbows! What yarn did you use for the washcloths?

Kelley said...

I love the pile of dishcloths, too. Do you mind letting me know what kind of yarn you've used for those?

Flea said...

Thank you for your lovely comments, sorry that it's taken so long to reply I've been taking a break from the interweb.

For those that asked the cotton is a mixture of Peaches n Cream and Sugar n Cream yarn that I got from the US. If you aren't from the US then you can order it from Ebay. It has such bright bold colours. I love it. And they cotton stands up well to regular washing.

Connie B said...

The dish towels are GORGEOUS! Would you consider selling them?

Meggie said...

My mom once made me a knitted dish cloth that I have used and used for two year! I absolutely love it. You're colors are so vibrant, beautifully made stuff :)

smalltownhooker said...

What colors did you use for the blanket?

Tracy said...

Love how you use such bright colors. :)

Karen Annelin said...

I love all the rainbowy crocheted goodness on your blog!

Sadalsuud said...

(Here because Crochet Dude shared your blog on FB) I abso-freakin-lutely love rainbows also! What a beautiful blanket! I'm definitely saving a link to your blog for rainbow inspiration!

Julie B. said...

Love the colors! What yarn did you knit with?