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January 2016

Dutch CAL 2015 Week 13

I have now completes week 13 of this CAL. It now sits at a nice 40″ across, with another 22 weeks left of pattern. That means many more rounds as it is not one round per week.

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I swear it lays flat and straight, its just a little more difficult to smooth out every time I finish a part haha.

There is a pale brown/beige sc round I’m this edge section that is worked into the front loop created between two of the other rounds, giving a more textures effect.

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Not the best photo and doesn’t show to well bit it’s there and that also sits properly if I have the patience to smooth it out.

Its so warm and chunky and lovely…I can’t wait to do some more.

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Wonder Blanket CAL part 2

So yesterday part 2 of this CAL (which is available on Facebook) was posted and I finished it last night after a lot of debating with myself about what colour tobuse for the last row. Should it be red? Or should I still with the cream?……

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I went with red but I’m still in two minds as to change it. But if I stick with the red, I’m pretty sure the next part is going to stay all cream and maybe even part 4 will too, as I don’t want too much going on throughout the blanket.

As you may know, this CAL lasts until November (if I can keep going for that long haha) and so it will be a Christmas theme blanket, or at least that’s what I’m going for with the colour choice, when it first began. Hopefully I don’t make the great pattern look pants by my colour placement but I will not know until then so its all a surprise for everyone.

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Week 8 Dutch CAL

Wooo! Here’s week 8 (or what would have been week 8) of the Dutch CAL. This weeks round have all been done in cream, with all simple stitches used….I say that hahaha as I make a stitch count mistake in the last round of week 7. I ended up with 20, yes 20, less stitches than I should have all because I missed every ‘third’ stitch which was slightly hidden on the twists. No matter, I was able to rectify this by working two stitches into every third stitch, except for the middle stitch in each side, so that section worked had one stitch in the five stitches there as did each before and after corner section…..oh well, it sounds complicated but really it wasn’t, just a little extra counting.

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This little beauty is now measuring 32″.

Week 7 Dutch CAL

I just loved doing the ‘twister’ round on week 7 of this pattern. Its just so twisty and has such texture. As its obvious, I’ve now completed the next stage of the great CAL. The little beauty is growing and there are so many different stitches and techniques going on that its easy to stay (for me at least) more focused and not get bored Haha

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Here is the twister round, dome by working in the right side them turning and working back along those stitches and then turned back to the right side to continue onto the next set of stitches.

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Here is the final round. These three rounds are beige/pale brown, then dark brown and then beige/pale brown.

Moogly CAL update

Again, I forgot to update… bad me Haha. If you haven’t already, then check the page for more yarny goodness on this CAL (thats technically finished but I’m always late to the party anyways). I have so much fun doing all the CALs and different patterns available and I still and will always blame you lovely people with your wonderful patterns, making and writing them, curse you all…hahahaha. You’re all enablers…..

Anyways back to the point, here is the most recent to this CAL

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This one is quite ‘lacy’ but hopefully it will stay in its shape and behave itself 🙂

Vintage lacy afghan block blanket

Check out my vintage lace blanket (page) that I’m doing. I keep forgetting to blog about it or update the page but I have done one or the other on all projects and have even caught up to have both done. Here’s the latest square.

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Dutch CAL

So the next rounds of the CAL are do e and I have already started the next set. I’m in love with this pattern. Its just so pretty, don’t you just agree? Haha

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These last few rounds were tricky as they are what I’d call, flimsy, until you start getting further out and stabilising them but I got there.

I’m sure you’re surprised but….

Yes, I have indeed started yet another project….it’s not my fault, its all you designers out there that fuel my addiction hahaha.

The CAL is by Mistie Bush over at American Crochet and is spread throughout the year starting today (7th Jan) and finishing 3rd November. The pattern called for worsted weight and a 5.5mm hook. I’ve opted for (only because I couldn’t wait to start and have used yarn in my stash) a brand here in the UK – The Knitting Basket DK although it works up slightly thicker than other DK, in red and cream (so similar in colour to what is suggested) and a 5mm hook. This gives my measurements as 46″ long and 2.5″ wide instead of the 52″ by 3″. However the yarn used is fairly stretchy so could probably add some length if i desire and it needs blocking as I did my chain slightly too tight so it doesn’t sit flat, but I’m sure this will sort.

This is the first part of the CAL – the first 6 rows.

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I’m excited to see what comes next as each new part is released on a Thursday, twice monthly, so a little wait but I’m sure I’ll find something to do in the meantime.

Sophie – Part 5

I have just completed part 5 of Sophie’s Universe by Dedri (isn’t she a wonderful lady) and what a beautiful pattern it is so far. I know many have already completed a Sophie and others have done multiple ones and they are all fantastic. So here is my updated one.

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I’m using James C Brett Oyster double knit yarn in white, oyster, pewter and black and a 5.5mm hook. She now stands at a size of 29.5×29.5″ (or about 75x75cm).

Its now onto part 6 😀

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