I had a lot of leftovers from my carousel. My coworker just loved the colors of the blanket when I brought it to work. So she asked for a hat in the lovely batik yarn. Of course I made her one. My daughter saw it and tried it on and of course she wanted one too. I made her one from a cotton/acrylic blend. The yarn is so soft and she chose the colors.
The pattern: http://littlemonkeyscrochet.com/carlyle-slouch-hat/
I promised you a picture of my finished carousel blanket. It’s been so gray outside lately but today the sun is out. So here she is in all her glory. I loved this project.
Some of you remember my post about my top 10 projects. Some might have changed a bit but number 1 is still Sophie. For a long long time I have wanted to make a single color Sophie. My problem was that I only liked it in white. And with a 5 year old and a huge dog white is not an option. But then I saw one in pink. I remembered this beautiful pale pink color from my lily pond blanket. And that was it I just couldn’t wait any longer. I ordered a bunch of style craft special dk in pale rose. I had one skein in the house already so I started yesterday. This is part 1 and I love it.
I’m sorry it’s been a while since my last post. I’ve been so busy. I crochet a little most days but I haven’t finished anything in a long time.
I’m almost done with part 5 on my carousel blanket. I promise to post a picture then!
I’m also working on a scrap blanket. I have so much acrylic leftovers from all sorts of projects. I decided to turn it into a star blanket. I worked with this pattern before and I love it. This time I’m very inspired by my wonderful friend Ame Warren and her choice of color in her projects. Especially her Sophie’s universe. I try to think like her every time I pick my next color. This is a picture of my blanket so far. It’s on hold for now as I work on my carousel.
This is a picture from part 4 of the carousel cal.
The last thing I want to share with you is my latest purchase 😊 my cute little car I just bought yesterday!! I love its color and I’m going to crochet a matching blanket or something to keep in the car.
That’s it for now.
Have a wonderful day!
So after joining everything and hiding the tails I found out that I did the joining wrong on my carousel.
And being a perfectionist I just couldn’t let it go. I was not satisfied with my piece and I had to change it.
So I frogged all that I had joined and started over.
This time I did it right and it’s so much better! It’s lying almost entirely flat without blocking. My previous attempt didn’t! I’m so happy that I changed it! Even though it meant a lot more work.
I did it all in one evening and my arms and neck was very sore afterwards. But I did it and I’m so in love with this CAL again.
Here you can see the difference of the two after joining without blocking.
So I joined yet another cal. The carousel cal. I love it but wow it’s a challenge. I managed to finish part one and two but not without a struggle. In the picture above I pinned the whole thing down to get it straight. I hope it will work out in the end. You can see below how it looked before I blocked it.
I finished my blanket and I love it. It’s so soft and warm. And it didn’t even take that long. It’s crocheted with two threads and a5,5 mm hook. I love the pattern by the talented Dedri Uys 🙂
Now to find good places to take pretty pictures. I’ll have to wait for daylight so this will have to do for now.