Photo a day Challenge

April 29th 

Today is D-day and I will gift my knitted jumper and scarf to my husband, I am a tad nervous but very pleased with it, have you had a peak...  Scandi knitted jumper


But onto the penultimate crochet a day photo challenge post.  Those that follow will know that I have been joining in on IG to post crochet photos and it has been so much fun.  Here are my next 5 entries...


Day 21:  UH-OH !

This was a big uh-oh! Moment in my crochet life and taught me so much.  A large crochet blanket wide enough to fit a double bed and each row comprises of different stitches.  What I forgot to do was to check the tension on each row and see how it corresponded to the other rows.  After a week or two of crocheting every night, I laid it out flat to show my friend when I realise that actually it has crept in at the sides and I had lost in actual fact about a third of width, it was starting to look like an A line skirt!  I almost cried as I had to frog over 40 rows, all those wasted hours....



Day 22:  GIFT IDEA


Men!  I find them very hard to buy for and to make for, but I hit upon the idea of crochet cuff links and so far so good.



Day 23:  BEAUTIFUL BLUE

This little bag hold my cotton wool in the bathroom and the small square is my super soft
cotton face cloth. 
 

Day 24:  CHUNKY OR LACE

I like to crochet with mostly chunky yarn as then the project tends to be quick!




Day 25:  AMIGURUMI/ANIMAL

I am not a big fan of making toys but after this commission last year I am more tempted.  He was made in the amigurmi style where you just crochet round and round.


 
 
Joining in with  Amy  to share my five pictures with you this week. 
Do pop over and see what others are sharing. 
 
♥   Have a great week   ♥
 
 

36 comments:

  1. Wonderful things you've made. I can't crochet to save my life so I am very impressed!

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    1. Thank you I do really enjoy it and find it stress relieving

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  2. Looking great Selma, what a nuisance about the blanket it would have made a lovely skirt though. x

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    1. Huge nuisance. I've put it away after frogging so much of it and will bring it out one day I hope Karen ...

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  3. A great five, such a shame about the blanket. I LOVE the cuff link idea great little gifts for stocking stuffers and such. Did you use a pattern or is it your own creation? Have a great weekend.

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    1. Hi manamercantile. I made it up as I went along. Started with a chain and then single crochet into each chain and rolled them up. Might try and do a post about them soon

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  4. Such a beautiful and inspiring Five! The crochet blanket looks wonderful. Love the pattern and colours! Undoing stitches is part of every crocheter's (or knitter's) life, but it is terribly frustrating.
    Have a lovely weekend! xx

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    1. It sure is frustrating Sara. And you are right it's part of the course!

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  5. Your crochet disaster is one I can well identify with, I did it too and it about made me sick. Love the colors of your blanket and the little Yamaguchi critter is cute.

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    1. Janet you have described how I felt so accurately.

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  6. Happy Birthday Mr Eclectic!! Hope you have had a great day and enjoyed your gifts from your lovely wife!!!! Great to see more of your crochet as always! Thank you for joining Five On Friday, I hope you have a fun weekend! xx

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    1. Thanks Amy. Stellar weekend hence I've not been to see everyone's posts yet but I will... Belatedly.

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  7. The animal guy is so cute <3!!!

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    1. Thank you Riita. I was quite nervous making him as he was a commission

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  8. I'm sure the gifts will be well received and much liked - happy birthday to the Mr. And I love those crocheted cuff links - such a clever idea and so versatile. Have a fab weekend, hopefully it'll be full of elongated birthday celebrations? :)

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    1. There may have been a little too much celebration on my side. *hic*

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  9. He will love his gifts! How could he not? That balnket was gorgeous, so sorry about the shortening on the sides.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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    1. He did live it Meredith. I'm so relieved

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  10. Oh my Selma, you have been busy creating such lovely things. I forgot to comment on your last blog post regarding the beautiful sweater you knitted. You're an expert Knitter, too! Have a wonderful, fun filled weekend, Pat xx

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    1. Luckily Pat photos don't really always show the truth and although I am delighted with the jumper there are many many mistakes in it

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  11. Wonderful makes!

    It's a beautiful jumper. I'm sure your husband will love it!

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    1. Thank you Sharon. Glad to have you here and yes luckily he did like his gifts

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  12. I'm sure your husband will be very pleased and impressed with his new togs. Your cotton wool bag and face cloth are so pretty! Happy crocheting, happy weekend.

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    1. Thank you Lorrie. It's been a great crafting month

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  13. Wonderful makes...I am sure your husband will be delighted with his gorgeous gifts! Wishing him a Happy Birthday! Have a great weekend.
    Helen xox

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    1. Thank you Helen. It was a superb weekend, what I can remember of it ;)

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  14. Such beautiful work Selma - the blanket is exquisite.
    I'm a dyslexic at crochet for some reason - the crochet section in my brain has yet to develop ha ha!

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    1. Ha! Dyslexic at crochet that's a new one on me Shane. Great expression

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  15. All beautiful creations Selma. Such a shame about the blanket. I hope your husband had a wonderful birthday and wore his new jumper whatever the weather. X

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    1. Do you know Jukes he wore it Fruday, Sunday and the BH Minday. I'm chuffed to bits he loved it

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  16. I am so sorry about the blanket! I just hate to have to re-do anything! It's going to be beautiful, though! And I love your blue items!

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    1. I'm the same Marie. That's why it's been out to the back of the chipboard for now!

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  17. Those cufflinks are fabulous. What a great idea.

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    1. Thanks Hen. I'm quite pleased with them too

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  18. You have made some interesting and wonderful things with crochet:)

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    1. Thanks Rosie. Kind of you to say so

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