Monday, 13 May 2013

An 'In-betweener'........

I made it my mission to get a post in this morning. The above picture is a snippet from my Instagram feed. It's of life, day to day, when I am not able to get the time to sit and do a detailed blog post.

My current wip blanket is taking FOREVER

I'm not convinced of my colour choices either. I'm hoping that when it is finished and I can look at it in all its glory, I might feel differently. I'm hoping so. 700 squares done and 452 left to do plus a border. It certainly is bigger than planned.....we shall see. I'm looking at it with the view to it being a car blanket, although, it's been really rather snuggly working on it in the evenings when it's a little bit chilly. But if it's intended just for car use, then I don't think i'll be that precious about it not turning out exactly as I would have hoped.

So........ an 'in-betweener' was made. Just to keep the old crochet happiness levels high.

And, as if I needed another shawl, I make another one

It was quick to whip up, and as well as a shawl style you could wear it as a wrap around scarf also. Boy, I like versatile!


My Bears were less impressed with it, but, ahem, let's skip over that! (They are at the age where I am an embarrassment to them!)

I adore the colour. It is Sirdar Country Style in shade 0389. It's sort of a seafoam colour. It took 4 50g balls, although the pattern I'm sure said I needed 5. The pattern was from Nicki Trench's New crochet book 'Crochet Living'.

And, if you've been reading this blog long enough, you know that if I like something, I go overboard and make a load! I'm thinking an ivory one would be nice.......a biscuit shade would be useful.....raspberry, deep rouge, slate grey..........ohhhhhh the possibilites!

I'll maybe leave it at just one for now and get back to the forever blanket!

It has been mega busy here in the land of Coco Rose. My postings have been few and far between. Eeeeek. I really need to rectify that. I need to juggle better! ha ha!

Once again, thank you for taking the time to pop on over to my little space and have a read. I know all too well how precious time is.

Cheerio for now lovely people



  1. your shawl is beautiful!!!!!!
    xxxxx Ale

  2. I love the shape and the fact that you can close it with the buttons!! Lovely!
    Pati x

  3. hey - I still love you!
    I am currently obsessed with ponchos (see current post!) but may move on to shawls...a) because it's summer and b) because they look quicker.
    This one is a beauty for sure.
    fee x

  4. Lovely and it is more beautiful with these buttons. Lilith02290 from France :)

  5. The shawl is so nice and i like the colour too! Hope your blanket will still grow and do happiness to you :O) Raphaele xx

  6. Love your shawl (but I'm sure I've already told you that.) No such thing as too many shawls!
    Erin x

  7. I don't usually like shawls, but this is beautiful and practical. I'm looking forward to seeing the blanket!! Chel x

  8. I love the bright colors in the instagram pics. The shawl is adorable. And making lots of them is not going overboard. It's called enthusiasm. Hope you have a fantastic day!

    Heidi’s Wanderings

  9. I love the colors in your 'snippets' image!
    And what a great shawl too!!

  10. I have a super hard time staying with big projects like that. Usually I have to force myself to keep at it and then once I actually do it, I love it! Hope it gets easier for you to stick with it.

    I love your in-betweener project though. Great idea to keep you moving!

  11. I love it and I am an avid project repeater, I'd make it is raspberry next.
    Hugs to you,

  12. I would def go for numerous different coloured wraps, its certainly a stunner.
    Look forward to the blanket reveal :)
    Karen x

  13. Hi There, A really lovely shawl and I love that color!!!I think a oaty color with wooden buttons will be nice!!!!That sounds like a really big blanket!!!How about a WIP peak??!!
    Have a really great week!!!

  14. What a pretty shawl... I'm the same, I have to make things in various colours too!
    I have a forever blanket, but mostly because I'm just so darn slow at crochet!

    Lovely pictures, off to find you on IG now xx

  15. How pretty!! Love the color and pattern!! :) Have a great day! xo Holly

  16. It's gorgeous! Such a pretty colour too!
    I have started on a granny blanket, and I'm really enjoying it....although I should be ironing!
    Rachel x

  17. Seafoam and duck egg blue are some of my favourite colours. This shawl is just gorgeous!

  18. It's a beauty and I love your cute little buttons ;)
    x x jane x x

  19. That shawl is such a pretty colour. I'm afraid being an embarrassing mum comes to all of us at some point in our lives. Me? I get a kick out of embarrassing my 18 yr old...tee hee.

  20. Hi Vanessa,

    I enjoyed hearing from you again! Thank you for your kind comment :-) It made me smile and blush a little :-)

    Yes I am well, but like you busy with family life, work and all kinds of projects. Far too much really! I want to take photo's, visit flea markets, bake and crochet :-) Like you I am always short of time!! Love the colour of your shawl. It's one of the colours I am working with at the moment too.

    Your everyday life looks bright and colourful. Such pretty photo's!

    Happy week!

    Madelief x

  21. The shawl is beautiful. I'm the same way when I make something I really like...I go ahead and make a whole bunch more just like it. :)

  22. It's a lovely shawl and that shade of green is very 'in' right now I hear! The bears know nothing :) Your instagrams are lovely, I know the app has filters but still, they're so bright and cheery!

  23. That is a beautiful shawl and such a lovely gentle colour. I'm sure your blanket will continue to grow; I find it a good thing to do smaller projects in between times then go back to 'the big one' with fresh impetus. You'll be showing us the finished product before you know it! Joy

  24. Oh, your pictures are so pretty. I've just got around to hitting 'follow' on Instagram so I'll look forward to the updates via that. Rachael x

  25. All those pictures are so lovely and so springlike, I love all the colours. I can't wait to see your blanket. The colour of your shawl is so very lovely and I absolutely loved that issue of Counrty living too. Thanks for sharing. xoxo

  26. Lovely scarf! I'm sure you'll come to love your blanket once it's nearly finished :) That always happens haha!

  27. Piękne to!!!! Serdecznie pozdrawiam

  28. Loved seeing your pretty pictures today....such delicious colours! Your shawl is lovely, and I especially love the different coloured buttons :)
    Enjoy your blanket making and have a happy week!
    Helen x

  29. I love it, too! Looks perfect for these chilly spring days. :)

  30. Hi Vanessa,
    Quickly I come from Madelief , there I see your blogname "Coco Rose"!!!
    Roses are my special and so I must take a look :))
    Your shawl LOVELY...I like the colour and the pattern (hope it is the right word!)
    Sorry but my English is not very good, hope you understand me ;)
    I love your blog and so I follow you :))
    Have a nice week

  31. Pretty pictures, and lovely shawl. I like the idea of having the buttons to keep it in place!

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  33. I too am finding it hard to post blogs at the moment, where is the time going :-( Loved catching up with what you have been up to and your lovely photos x

  34. Love your color choices so happy and inspiring.

  35. Just found your blog and loving it. Maybe we can follow each other on GFC or bloglovin? Please feel free to stop by my blog and let me know. XO

  36. Hi Vanessa
    I also have a hard time staying with the big projects. I certainly love to see them finished and love to start up another but its the long middle time that is a bit tedious! Like your self I have to take up what I call distractions to keep myself happy with my crochet.
    Your off the shoulder shawl is gorgeous and so original. I love the subtle colour and the buttons are a good idea too.

    keep well

    Amanda :-)

  37. Oh yes,this is wooonderful,the colour is like ice in the sunshine.
    Greetings from germany,

  38. Hello, I've just been enjoying catching up on your blog - such exquisite images. I was just wondering whether you had a pattern for this lovely shawl. I've just learned to crochet and am keen to learn some new combinations of stitches. Plus a shawl is still needed on certain days even in June, don't you find?


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