Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Crochet Alongs

I am forever putting my name down to take part in many Crochet Alongs (CALs) and Knit Alongs (KALs), I have even taken part in one Quilt Along (QAL) (although the quilt still needs to be backed and quilted!) and then never actually taking part.

However .... this year I have bitten the bullet and am taking part in three CALs!

The first one you have seen - it's my Spice of Life Crochet, which I am loving.  I am enjoying the change of stitch and colours ever so many rows.  It keeps the Gemini in me involved!

The second one is a crochet shawl named The Sandpiper Shawl   

This is working up to be a very pretty shawl.  I am using yarns in my stash from The Knitting Goddess You should visit!  She is based in Harrogate in the UK and has the most gorgeous yarns to drool over!  I am using various skeins of blues.

The third CAL that I am currently in the midst of is The Moorland Blanket by Lucy of Attic 24  

Lucy has an inspiring blog where her love of colours just shines through!  She, too, is well worth a visit.

I have named my Moorland Blanket "The Moors" as it is kind of reminding me of Dartmoor. It is created out of a beautiful palette of Stylecraft DK yarns in greens and heathers and blue hues.  It really does look gorgeous and I am thoroughly enjoying this as it works up.  It is so exciting when you crochet your first grape coloured row!

The pictures above don't do the colours justice at all.  I hope to get better photos outside when it's completed!

And guess what ... there's another CAL starting at the weekend!  This is another shawl - a more chunkier one that looks so bohemian that I can't resist!  I'm going to have to plough through my stash to see if I have enough yarn to make this one!

I want to push myself this year and actually participate in these create - Alongs!  I feel that it is pushing me and my skills... and I'm loving it!  It is lovely to be part of a community that are creating the same - but different - creations as me.   

DeCluttering totals 

1 x big box
1 x medium box
5 x bags


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