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Wednesday June 10, 2015

Christina: Motifs complete

As above... motifs complete. Now the daunting task of all those ends.
The motifs appear to be all different sizes - but not because of my yarn substitutions; a number of people have mentioned this but been assured that in the blocking and sewing up this will be resolved.

Posted by Christina at 9:32 AM. Category: Lisa Richardson Rowan CAL | Comments (0)

Saturday April 11, 2015

Christina: Rowan Crochet Along

I started the latest Rowan CAL for a crochet baby blanket designed by Lisa Richardson It has only 4 colours, so I was planning to use up some of my vast stocks of 4ply on the project - however I ended up buying supplements.

I tried to emulate the "blue" colourway and I think the combination is quite good - quite "grown up" and not too babyish. [Though I am planning it for a baby].

All my yarns are different thicknesses which is not ideal, but works ok with crochet, and some of them are more ideal for the actual technique than others. I spent some time looking for a navy colour in a suitable yarn only to discover I actually have a whole pack of vintage Sirdar Soft cotton 4ply which is a perfect colour; however, although I am using it, this one is the worst for splitting. The beige colour is Phildar Partner Baby (and I will need to buy a second ball), and the other two colours are Katia "Saigon".
The latter is a little too thick for 4 ply, BUT is absolutely perfect for crochet. It has a "cotton feel" but is acrylic. The Wool Bar praises it in the blog entry a year ago, but I inferred it was a fairly new yarn as I cannot see that it is easily obtainable in the UK. [I bought it while in France searching without success for a Phildar shop in Louvigné-du-Désert - as one does].

Posted by Christina at 7:55 AM. Category: Lisa Richardson Rowan CAL

Monday January 26, 2015

Alison: Californian redwoods

Posted by Alison at 3:48 PM. Category: Kaffe Fassett Rowan KAL

Thursday January 22, 2015

Alison: Kaffe Kat Bed

Posted by Alison at 3:43 PM. Category: Kaffe Fassett Rowan KAL

Tuesday January 6, 2015

Alison: Kaffe Fasset Rowan KAL - Almost there

I have knitted all my squares (67 of them) and while the last 'clue' is drying I laid out the blanket. I have to say it looks lovely (even without clue 9). I sewed up the first 2 rows last night. Once I assemble the blanket I am planning to knit an icord edging in Damson (the called-for edge colour). I did an icord edge for my lizard ridge blanket and really like how it looks - plus its a lot quicker than a garter stitch edge!

Posted by Alison at 4:23 PM. Category: Kaffe Fassett Rowan KAL

Saturday January 3, 2015

Christina: My little cushion is now complete

Finished! And as a cushion it certainly looks more like a planned project than it did when it was just a lot of squares! This isn't Kaffe's fault - it is wholly because I struggled to copy the colours. Below I show both sides of the cushion - as they are not the same...
It is interesting that I had quite a good "damson" but not enough, so on one side I had to substitute a paler colour, and this is definitely not as good in the mix as the darker one.

Now I am done I want to make another one! Typical!

[I am seriously considering trying out the "red" colourway - also from my stash. I think I would struggle with all the different greens required - and it needs "raspberry" again - I did actually buy a (substitute) raspberry ball for the Martin Storey blanket but seem to have lost it to some Guild joint craft project.]

Posted by Christina at 6:15 PM. Category: Kaffe Fassett Rowan KAL