Hello all, I bet you’re wondering where I’ve been? Well weeks 7&8 took me quite a while to complete, as you’ll see it’s huge, and I’ve been quite busy with other things recently so been unable to spend as much time on it as I would’ve liked too.
I can’t believe it’s done, those rounds for the border felt like I was never going to finish, but last night I did.
What do you think?
Of course I couldn’t take any decent pictures without the schnauzers getting in on the act. I have a feeling they will be using it more than me. I cannot wait to go camping and fight them for it.
Thank you Eleonora at Coastal Crochet for this amazing pattern and sharing it with the world. There have been so many people crocheting along together on it this year from all around the world with some amazing colours in some fantastic settings.
What a wonderful journey out of lockdown.
Take care everyone, see you all soon and thank you for reading.
Evening everyone, are you all well? It’s been absolutely beautiful the last few days with record breaking temperatures here in the UK. Perfect weather for this blanket.
As predicted it was back to the Tunisian gingham squares x four this week to fill in those corners. I struggled to get them big enough gotta be honest. Several attempts with increasing hook sizes to get there eventually.
I did need to stretch them to make them fit the blanket but I managed and think they look ok. Put it this way I wasn’t doing them again after all that so they were going to fit no matter what, ha ha.
I do love this effect though, if it wasn’t for all those ends I would consider making a large gingham blanket.
Thank you for reading today, enjoy the rest of your week Take Care Marie x x
Happy Saturday hope you’re all well and safe? That’s another week done and how much fun was this , creating Sand Castles, kites and shells. Three key things on the beach right? Can you see them? was a fiddly week but well worth it.
I think I can figure out what’s coming up next week, can you? If I’m right then OMG all those ends x 4 *sigh*
Even so I cannot wait, roll on Friday, we seem to flying through it this year which is good as I am so looking forward to finishing and getting it ready for camping trips as soon as we can again.
I hope you are enjoying the journey as much as me, thank you for reading, enjoy your weekend. Take care, Marie x x x
Evening all, I was late starting this weeks instalment. Had emergency vet trips all weekend so didn’t get chance to print off the pattern until Sunday to make a start. Doggie is all well and on the mend now, thankfully, in case you were wondering.
So week 3 is all about picnic food and who would have thought you could create food with yarn in a blanket. Thank you Coastal Crochet you really do excel every year. We have apples, blackberries and cupcakes, can you see them?
Absolutely loved creating this weeks delicious delights, doesn’t it look fabulous? Roll on Friday for week 4 can’t wait to see what she has in store for us next.
Well I made a right hash of this week, don’t know what’s wrong with me. Long story short I did one of the side panels waves in the back loops of each row rather than just the colour change rows. What a muppet, It wasn’t till I started the second side that I realised so then I had the mental battle of shall I re do it all?
I decided to carry on with the second side panel and see how bad it would look, turns out it’s more noticeable on the reverse of the blanket so I decided to leave it.
Teach me for wizzing through it like I know what I’m doing won’t it ha ha.
It’s week 3 already tomorrow so lets see what I can bugger up this week, nothing I hope.
Thank you as always for reading, take care and have a lovely weekend. I will be back with week 3 very soon.
I am a little late on my blog catch ups on this one this year, yes it is that time again for the annual crochet along with Coastal Crochet. I love Eleonora’s CALs because I always learn something new and week 1 was no exception. This year the option of colours was summer or Autumn so I opted for Autumn as it has my favourite colour in, can you guess it?
Just look at this Tunisian Entrelac crocheted gingham square to start off this years CAL. So yes you could say I learnt something new straight away. I was a little worried as I have never really tried Tunisian crochet until recently with not great results I have to confess. I shouldn’t have been, She always does great tutorial videos to support each of her blankets, so I watched studied and off I went.
I looks so effective doesn’t it? But oh my goodness look at all those ends, I think it took longer to weave all those in than it did the whole square itself.
I did make quite a big error on one row but by the time I’d noticed it I’d almost done so I wasn’t frogging it. I wonder if anyone spots it?
Basket Weave (Ugh) love the effect, it hates me. I always lose my way with it and forget to change direction and always end up re doing it and yes this time was no exception. Looks great though and week 2 is already complete so blog will follow soon.
Well that’s it, it’s all done for another year. Apologies for the delay in my blog but since finishing the blanket I have moved home so it has been a little hectic shall we say.
The final two weeks was the border of the blanket working in rounds to bring it all together and finish it off. And a new stitch for me Pom Pom Bobbles, a little fiddly shall we say but very affective in bright orange.
And here it is, 12 weeks of lockdown and a very emotional roller coaster for me. This blanket was made through a separation, pandemic, lockdown, furlough, back to work and a new home move. Never going to forget making this blanket am I?
Well this isn’t like me but I’m a bit behind this week, it’s been a bit to warm to work on this beauty this week but managed to get it finished last night. Finished just in time for the penultimate week being released tomorrow. Wow week 11, and what a crazy 11 weeks it has been.
How have you spent your lockdown? Made something you are really proud of? Then please do share.
Week 10 was a fabulous combination of stitches and once these rows were completed all the colours just popped.
I still have quite a bit of yarn left so do we think the final 2 weeks will be rounds? I guess I only have a few hours to find out.