Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Crochet Along With Me - February

Hello Friends, it's almost the end of February and so it's time to take a little look at what's been happening this month.  Our crochet alongs are progressing, we have 2 running throughout the year.  The Hot & Cold Blanket CAL and the 2020 Charity Stash Bash CAL.  You can find out more details about these in the links below and check out everyone's progress over at the Facebook group.







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Crochet Along With Me... (February edition)


Firstly let's take a look at my temperature blanket progress.  The blanket is starting to grow now, the temperature is still mostly quite mild, with only a few rounds of blue.  I wonder if we will start to see some more warmer colours being added soon.  Is spring on the way or will we have a snap cold spell, who knows?  That's the fun of making a temperature blanket and I'm really loving how it is turning out...



At the beginning of the month I hosted one of the weekly crochet alongs, at Our Happy CAL Place.  Which is a lovely crochet along group on Ravelry.  They have weekly and monthly CAL's and I really recommend you take a look.  The group is very friendly and they always welcome new members.  The theme for my chosen weeks was "quick & easy" and as we had Valentine's Day coming up I chose the Sweetheart Boot Cuffs pattern by Maria Bittner.

My Sweetheart Boot Cuffs...


The boot cuffs crocheted up really fast and they would make a lovely quick and easy gift.  The pattern was easy to understand, although I found the sizing came up a little small and if I made them again I would go for a larger size.  Why not check out what everyone is making at Our Happy CAL Place this week?  

There has been lots of washcloth making this month at Lullaby Lodge and these will all be going towards the Operation Christmas Child appeal.  To find out more about our Charity Stash Bash CAL check out the link above.  If you enjoy making dish and washcloths, there are lots of groups out there.  I belong to two groups, one on Ravelry and the other on Facebook, I have linked both groups above.  Here are the cloths I made this month...



We had the Sweetheart Washcloth and the Sea Shells washcloth patterns both come out this month, these will be added to my pile of cloths ready to donate to the shoe box appeal.  I like to add little gift wrappers to my cloths so they are ready for gifting and I have a selection of printable gift labels available to buy in my Etsy Store...



I also finished this Virus Shawl.  I started working on it more than two years ago and I finally dug it out of hibernation and finished it.  It only needed one last row, I don't know why I forgot about it for so long.  I used four different shades of Drops Fabel sock yarn to make this shawl with a 4mm hook.  I love the gorgeous colours you get in sock yarns.   I used this video by Jonna Martinez...



Can't wait to wear it...



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Thanks for visiting and be sure to subscribe, we have the next instalment of our Charity Stash Bash CAL coming up very soon and you won't want to miss it.

Happy hooking!
Catherine
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4 comments:

  1. Your temperature blanket is looking lovely and I love the pattern of your shawl!
    It's snowing here this morning and is perfect weather for crocheting!

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    1. How beautiful it must be where you are, we have not had any snow at all this year. I do so love sitting all cosy and warm with some crochet on my knee, while the snow is falling outside the window...

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  2. Such pretty projects. The Almost Lost Washcloth is one of my favorite patterns. I don't make it very often because it's still one of those patterns I have to continually refer to the pattern to make sure I'm doing it right, but the result is worth it every time. It's snowing here today, too. It will soon be melted, but today is a lovely winter wonderland. :)

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    1. Thanks Becki. It is definitely a cloth I will make again and I think it works particularly well with variegated yarns...

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