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15 Apr 2017

Week 3 - Nuts about Lavender Fields - CAL


The CAL is coming along fine and we are already a quarter of the way through our squares, having done a further three.

This week design is Denna by Polly Plum.




I have to say, I wasn’t sure if I liked this one as it was very misshapen
as I was working on it but once it had been blocked I was happier.
Happy Crocheting!
Sue
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Now I believe in Unicorns

" There's something about little girls and unicorns that's deep and meaningful.......something about childhood."
 
When my Goddaughters little girl said she loved Unicorns, I knew exactly what I was going to make for her………a Unicorn Hat!


 
 
 
I had seen the free pattern on Ravelry, a fantastic resource for knitting and crocheting, and I decided it would be perfect for her.

Mine has a few little tweaks to the original pattern, as in a contrast inner ear and I also added ear flaps and braids, so h
opefully Ava will love it.

Now I’m just waiting for some measurements from her mum, so I know whether to make a larger or smaller one, so her sister can have one too.

Happy Crocheting!
Sue
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10 Apr 2017

Week Two - Nuts about Lavender Fields - CAL


I’ve had fun over the weekend, enjoying the wonderful weather and working on my CAL (crochet-a-long) project, Nuts about Lavender Fields.
Mind you, it didn’t go completely without a hitch.

I was finding it difficult to follow their written patterns because the US terms for the stitches relate to different stitches here in the uk. 
For instance, the pattern would call for a single crochet, which is a double crochet here or a treble which over here is a double treble and so it goes on.  You can understand how easy it was for me to get confused, Lol.
But not all was lost……….   Esther Dijkstra, who designed the CAL has supplied a fantastic video link on her blog   It’s all in a Nutshell.

Problem solved!


So, these are the three squares from week 1
 
Esme’s Winter Cottage designed by the fabulous Dedri Uys
 





All the squares are waiting to be blocked


And these are from week 2.

Spiro Star designed by Helen Shrimpton
 



 

Looking forward to Thursday now, when week 3 is released.

Happy Crocheting!

Sue

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31 Mar 2017

Nuts About Lavender Fields - CAL

The long awaited day for the Crochet-A-Long (CAL)hosted by The Official CCC Social Group    has finally arrived, so it was hook to the ready this morning as soon as the pattern for the first squares was posted over at It’s all in a Nutshell.    

 At first I didn’t think I was going to be able to join in straight away because I’m still waiting for one of the shades of yarn to arrive.  But when the first weeks instructions were  posted, I realised we had to make three squares using the same design but different shades, fortunately I was able to do one of them. 


I really enjoyed working on this and can't wait for the rest of my yarn. I've managed to track down some in stock....in Denmark would you believe! 

The good news is that it should be here some time next week, so I might just get the other two squares crocheted before Week 2 instructions are available.

Happy Crocheting!
 
Sue
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Hoodie Mark Two.


You may remember a few weeks back I knitted three little hooded cardigans for my friends Great Nephew.

Unfortunately the Grey one was two short but she managed to find a new home for it and I was asked to knit another, much larger one.


I used a different pattern, so hopefully it will fit this time, or at least the little one will grow into it.

Happy Knitting!
 
Sue
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21 Mar 2017

A Stitching Time!

Over the last week or two I’ve been stitching away at the little pile of free magazine cross stitch kits that were sent to me from a member of Helping Hands. 
 
I’ve done the stitching and now they are now back in the post and on their way to two other ladies in the group, who are going to include them on the fiddle muffs and quilts that they make for dementia  patients.

The two Christmas squares at the end will heading to another of the ladies, when I've stitched a few more Christmas themed ones.

Happy stitching!
Sue
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13 Mar 2017

Nuts About Squares!

I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am……….

I’m about to take part in my very first CAL (that’s a crochet-a-long for those not in the know)

The CAL is being hosted by the Facebook group  Official CCC Social Group,   a collection of very talented ladies who create the most wonderful and inspiring works of art with wool.

They have set up three beautiful kits for the CAL, Nut about the Sea, the Sky and the Earth, using different yarns and colour pallets but many, like myself have decided to go with their own selection.

Mine will be  ‘Nuts about Lavender Fields’ and the yarn I’ve opted for  is  Scheepjes, Stone Washed in the following colours.

A   -   Deep Amethyst  (811)
B  -  Lilac Quartz  (818)
C  -  Blue Apatite  (805)
D  -  Amazonite (813)
E  - Crystal Quartz (814)
F  -  Canada Jade (806)
 
Over fifteen weeks, starting on 31st March, I, along with many other avid crocheters will be embarking on producing 35 beautifully designed squares in the first twelve weeks.  The final three weeks should see us joining all the squares and doing the edging and at the end of it all we will (hopefully) end up with a beautiful throw.
 
So, the wool is all ordered except for the Blue Apatite, which is out of stock everywhere I’ve looked on line, so I’ve got my fingers crossed that either The Wool Warehouse or Deramores  will have it back in stock before the CAL begins or I’m going to be playing catch-up.
 
Happy Crocheting!
Sue
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