Sunday, 28 August 2016

Tah Dah!

Sorry I didn’t blog last week. My chest infection became pneumonia and I was knocked right off my feet, but an infusion of antibiotics have done the trick and I am nearly functioning on 3 cylinders, lol.   The upside while I didn’t feel like blogging etc . I have especially in the last few days been able to do lots of crochet.

First of all, I did manage to finish the Bam2015  Afghan with a couple of hours to spare for the Ravellenics. So here she is in all her glory.

For my troubles I got two awards, the WIP Wrestling:

And the laurel for modular work from our team Captain:

New Starts

As I last posted on finishing the Afghan I was going to treat myself to starting a new one, well I have decided to do both as I have ideal recipients for both. So the Lotus Moon Tiles started 2 weeks ago and I am motoring ahead of the group on it as it is for my grandnieces birthday and that is before the Cal ends.  By the colours (pinks) you might have guessed Kendal will be 8.

The second one is for my sister in law; it is a Cal run by the Colourful Cal group on Ravelry.  Its starts on 1st September but  I have got a head start, I am using odds and ends of wool from my stash.  So I present Demelza by Catherine Bligh, it was influenced by The Poldark series on the BBC.  She has also designed a Ross Afghan as well.

So far I have used 18 colours!  It is very satisfying to use up odd bits of wool that have been cluttering up the place for ages.

However, I have to confess that I have an order of wool in the post for the Julie Yeager Cal that starts in 2 weeks, no wonder I need to be ahead on the other cals.

Finally I wish to thank Anna from Anna's Simple Crochet for the One Lovely Blog Award.  I will do a separate post for that during the week.  Have a beautiful creative week everyone and I will see you on my rounds.

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Monday, 15 August 2016


Sorry I didn’t post last week, had a chest infection and it knocked me sideways, anyways I am a lot better now and have started to crochet again.

I was a week late in starting my dash for the finish line in the Ravellenics 2016 games on Ravelry.  I am in Team Colourful Cals.  I have entered three events, Cowl Jump, WIP Wrestling and Household Heptathlon .  And whoo hoo I have finished two!

The Cowl was first to cross the finish line.  It is Beach Sunset Cowl pattern here.

Although mine is more like Beach Waves!

The second item to cross the line is a doily which is also the August Doily Cal in Weekly and Dishcloths2016 group on Ravelry.  This entered in the Household Heptathlon and submitted for the Lace Laurel.

Baroque Inspiration by Denise Augostine, pattern here.

The WIP Wresting project is progressing, I have a couple of more squares to join and then I can start on the border, I am doing border 72 from the book Around the Corner by Edie Eckman.

This photo was taken Saturday, The light is real bad for an up to date photo this morning and I need to recharge my batteries (both sets) for my camera!

Well that’s all the crochet I have been doing for the last fortnight, this week I hope to finish the Bamm 2015 Afghan, and then as I promised myself I can do a new Cal!  I am tossing up between the Sweet Pea by Julie Yeager that starts middle of September, or the Lotus Moon Tiles by Polly Plum that starts today!!!.

Have a great week everyone and thanks for visiting.  Hope to get around to you all later today.  I will leave you with a photo of some jonquils from my garden, Spring is on its way!

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