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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.




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



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.




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


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.


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



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.


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.




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 😀

Guardian Angels

This was a Christmas gift I did. Five tiny guardian angels. The pattern is free and is by Av Camilla at Crochetmillan. I used crochet thread and the 2.25mm hook suggested and they turned out a couple of inches each.


I added the loop for hanging at the very beginning using the tail end from the start so having a longer tail then usual and tidying away but not pulling it all the way through, finishing with a tiny knit to keep it secure.

They feel so delicate but I think they are beautiful and so fun to make.

Here is the link…

Merry Christmas and all that jazz

Its that time of year again where there is so much mess, chaos and noise that you can’t think straight and start wondering if you’ve burnt the food for the first time all year – Christmas day. The glory of our so much celebrated holiday. Its been a dreary day where I live, along with all the chaos and running around just like that turkey in the over…headless…ah but we’ve survived and alas, the house is silent and a well warned rest with hook or needles and some tasty, tasty yarn can be had. Which is exactly what I’ve been doing.


Today I picked Sophie back up. Oh how I’ve missed her…remind me not to put her down again until I’m done. I ha e also been working on other projects, as you all know most recently I completed an evil minion commission and then started the kitty cat tote. Well in good old fashioned me style, I’ve also started another minion blanket but this time its a regular yellow one made in squares to look like a retro 8 bit gaming character. Once I have some more done I will show you all some photos. However, back to Sophie for a little while longer this evening.

All happy season greetings and whatnot to those who prefer yarn over….well, most things really haha.

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