31/12/2012 § 4 Comments
There’s nothing like a bit of colour, to cheer up winter days …
Here’s my leftover yarn from Gypsy Rose, the first blanket I made in 2012. You can read all about it here and here and I’m delighted that Kristin’s yarn is now available again (Julia yarn was discontinued, but now available again and called Color by Kristin). Do pay her blog a visit too – inspirational patterns and tales from the farm in Massachusetts – there are pictures of snow and newborn lambs this week!
Oh, those colours – they positively sing and shout and dance about and spread joy and happiness. I don’t have enough of them to complete Carnival, so I’m supplementing with other pure wools, but there has to be at least one Julia row in each square!
Here’s Carnival in progress …
A total riot of colour. There’s some method – simple 4-row granny squares, joined-as-you-go into a block of 4 squares. Each block of 4 has a border of either Mustard & Scarlet, or Fuschia & Blue Thyme. Then the large 4-square blocks are joined-as-you-go. I can complete a large square most evenings, without much of a problem and I’m not in any hurry. I’m enjoying the journey with this one and have no idea about a border just yet. I’ve almost completed 3 rows of large squares.
I can’t resist wrapping up in it for a couple of minutes, before I fold it up each evening – then I drift off to sleep and dream in colour!
What are you working on at the end of the old year and start of the new? Mega project, or mini makes?
I’ve just read my ‘end of year’ blog report. Lots of facts & figures that I find interesting, but I won’t bore you with! I’d just like to say a huge Thank You for popping by. Adaliza blog is 2 years old in January and I’m having lots of fun. I love sharing my hopes and dreams and really love your comments. If you scroll down to the previous post, there’s a 2013 Calendar Giveaway, open for just one more day.
Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy New Year.
Lots of love
03/09/2012 § 11 Comments
23/03/2012 § 2 Comments
“… describe yourself!”
“Yeah – you!”
“Well – I dunno. What a daft question! Why d’you want to know, anyway?”
“OK – let’s try another one. In three words, what have you been doing this week?”
“That’s easy – I’ve been to the ART MARKET, I’ve been TAKING PHOTOS in the garden and I’ve been RIPPLING.”
“Have I passed the Three Word test?”
“OK, you’ve passed.”
“Why do you want to know?”
“No reason, just being nosey, I guess!”
It’s been a busy, busy week but I’ve managed to squeeze in some lovely time in the garden and treated myself to another tree! Yes, a Silver Birch for £4 from Tesco! It’s more of a twig than a tree, although the bamboo pole that was attached was quite tree-like! I’ve planted it in a pot and hope that it does well.
I think I may have mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I’ve finally got the hang of crocheting the Ripple pattern. Now, I’m off and there’s no holding back. This is week 2 and I’m topping 20 rows. I’m working it in Drops Karisma, mainly although I’m not being too fussy if a pure wool from a different stable takes my fancy. I can see why people get ‘hooked’ on rippling!
Anyway, in three words – what have you been doing this week?
It’s easy, simply choose 3 happy things and all the boring bits just melt away!
Enjoy your weekend – I’m off to the Country Living Fair with my daughter tomorrow and I CAN’T WAIT!