CAL Progress Report!

I’ve gotten back into my Sophie (Sophie’s Universe CAL 2015) and have been working on it as much as I could over the weekend.  I’m only one part behind now, very exciting!  During the last couple of parts I had begun to think that my colours were way too out there, and that I either had too many or it was just too busy.  However now that it has the green butterfly border to it, it has calmed right down, and that large amount of green links the rest of the blanket together – in my opinion anyway 🙂  Can’t wait to see the finished product.  If I did another Sophie, I would probably do it all in one varigated yarn – those Sophie’s look really interesting and I’d like to do one at some point for the bed.

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Skype and Sickness

We’ve had a cold snap over the last couple of weeks, and one only needs to look out at the golden trees to see that Autumn has definitely arrived.  Unfortunately, I the change of season usually gifts me with a cold, and this one has been particularly nasty and prolonged.  Last week I needed to have a few days off work, so they turned into crochet catch up days!  I had been slowly falling further behind on my Sophie’s Universe CAL, however I can now say that I’m only half a part/week behind now!

I also spent quite a bit of time crocheting in front of my computer this weekend (as you can see in the picture below) since I had a ‘stitch ‘n bitch’ of sorts via skype with my sister and mother, who also crochet.  It was fun, and I got quite a bit done while talking utter nonsense!

I will post more updated CAL images soon, once I’ve finished the latest part 🙂

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This Week’s CAL Progress

I’m falling drastically behind now (two weeks behind in fact, gasp!) but I crocheted my butt off all weekend and managed to finish part seven of the CAL I’m doing, Sophie’s Universe 2015.  They suggest blocking after this part, and since it’d been starting to curl at the edges quite a bit towards the end I decided to go and purchase my first set of blocking mats!  Five stores later, and success!

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CAL Progress

I’ve finally finished part four, and I’m now working on part five which came out on Sunday.  The last part took quite a bit of brain power – which I lack in the evenings after work – so there was a bit of frogging involved!  I got there in the end though, and I’m still enjoying the pattern and the yummy colours.Sophies universe progress 6

Another CAL!

I decided last week to join in the fun of another crochet-along, called Sophie’s Universe CAL 2015.  After carefully choosing my colours on Friday, I set to work over the weekend and nearly finished part two of the twenty-part series.  I’m having so much fun – I think it has something to do with all those gorgeous colours I’m working with!  I’m using a 4mm hook with 11 colours of Cascade 220 10ply yarn.  It’s great to work with.

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