It’s been another busy week. I have actulally resigned from my job because I might be about to start my dream job soon. I have an interview on thursday and I’ve spent the last 10 days preparing for it. I’m so nervous!
Thanks God I have my personal kind of yoga… crocheting! It really relaxes me and helps thoughts getting reorganized in my head. Is it the same for you? Does crocheting/knitting help you with feeling better? It definitely works for me.
Anyway, I have almost completed my “Chocolate Macarons” baby blanket. I am so so in LOVE with this blanket! lol It will be a pain to see it go when it sells.
I have finished crocheting the 30 squares and started joining them. I actually wanted to mix and match them and join them in some kind of random (but not really) order. I tried a couple of combinations and realized that the rich pattern texture and the many colours would make it look messy and a bit confusing. So I decided to join the squares creating rows with the same colour combo and I think it was the right decision. It looks much better like that!
Here are some pics for you to enjoy
Btw the blanket is available for preorder (and you’ll get a 5€ discount). I just can’t give you the finished measurements yet cause I also want to add a nice border, but it’s pretty big – stroller/crib size. Anyway, If you have any questions feel free to contact me.
One third done… things are shaping up!
More and more squares, only 5 left to crochet
I started joining. The squares are actually sewn together. I prefer sewing than crocheting them together cause it just looks so much better.
Almost done… just couple of rows left
this blanket is going to look… FAB!
Today i am going to show you my newest work in progress. I have suddenly been struck by inspiration la week and i HAD to go buying some more yarn… do you know the feeling?
i had seen a picture of blue macarons with chocolate filling and they looked so yummy that I had to turn them into a crochet project. The pattern i have chosen isn’t actually reminding of macarons in any way, but well… I still think that the outcome will be interesting.
I don’t have many pics to show so far, though I’m about 50% done. Most of the squares are finished, but I’ll be posting them little by little.
I have chosen 6 colours, in the shades of neutral/tans, cream and blues. I think they fit together well, what about you?
I have 2 squares out of 6 to show you. i think it’s very interesting to see how a different colour oder gives a totally different effect. I am sure that the blanket is going to look beautiful.
Once it is finished, this blanket is going to be for sale on my Etsy store. If you are interested in a pre-order or in a cutom order, please just contact me at sakura.crochet.designs[AT]gmail.com
Sorry for the quite long break… I’ve been as usual very busy with woking and studying, and most of all, I’m extremely tired but I’m finally going on holidays in 10 days or so… yay! I am most probably going to visit Barcelona, in Spain. It will be fun!
Has anyone of you been there? It’s going to be my first time visiting mainland Spain actually. Do you maybe have any yarn/craft stores in the area to recommend? Tips? things that can’t be missed? If so, please let me know! i’d love to hear about that.
Anyway, the upcoming holiday has finally put me in a crocheting mood again. I have also sold a couple of baby blankets in the past 2 weeks, so i’ll have to make something new for my Etsy store. i have been looking for inspirational patterns and came across this one. I had actually been looking for a *free* pattern for something similar for ages, so yay! I am going to buy some new yarn in the next days, i have already picked some palettes, but not a pattern. i will surprise you with some new pattern
And now, on to this week’s pattern!
by Craft Yarn Council of America
A simple pattern that actually creates a textured effect which reminds me of mosaics and coloured tiles! I am definitely loving it and it looks nice just in any colour combination!
here are some more examples taken from Ravelry
So how do you like it?
Long time no see! Not much going on here actually, I am just mainly working an studying. It’s been extremely warm here lately, so I’ve also taken a chance to travel a bit around during the weekeneds and search for a more comfortable temperature.
Knit/crochet-wise, I have finally started working again on some projects. First, I have started a baby blanket which is a custom order due in october. It’s a solid colour blanket… I am not sure I am liking the outcome so far though. What do you think? It’s not that I don’t like it… i was just feeling like trying some new granny square patterns, but we already had selected a solid colour yarn, so i’ll have to go with it. Pattern is Greta’s Blankie
Moreover, I was feeling like knitting lately, so i decided to give a third try at the Ishbel pattern, by Ysolda Teague. I have frogged the one I had made a while back, cause it turned out to be too small (see this post) and my cat had destroyed part of it, and i have started it all over. i have now picked the bigger size and i have finished the first lace pattern repeat.
It’s a bit hard to photograph cause it is curling a bit, but here is a picture I took some days ago. In the meantime i already came to the orange/brown shade. i love love love self striping yarn!
I am planning to go buying some new colourful yarn soon. I actually can’t wait for the cold season to start crocheting regularly again! I hope to get new custom orders in soon, they are my fave ones, it’s a nice feeling when you can make a customer happy
it’s time for a new give-away… happy?
I just thought I would organize one to thank everyone who’s been following me on this blog and my 1500 fans on facebook!
I am very grateful for each and every single one of you and I hope you’ve enjoyed your time so far!
I am giving away a set of 4 “Sakura” Coasters, in 4 different colours: white, pink, hot pink, purple.
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How are you all doing? I have finally found a job and started working last week. It’s not exactly my dream job, but I only have a 3 months contract, so I’ll have a chance to look for something different in September. The best thing about this job is that I only work mo-fri from 9 to 6, which for most of you probably sounds totally normal, but having always worked in retail it’s a nice change for me I’m not used to all that free time! lol
It’s been pretty hot lately, so I have put my crocheting activities by side. I’ve actually done some lazy crocheting when I felt like it. I’ve picked up a blanket which has been a WIP for years now, plus I’ve tested some new granny squares. I have a custom baby blanket due in october, so I still have plenty of time. i have picked the yarn, but I’m not sure about the pattern. You’ll surely get more updates about it in the near future
I have made 16 squares out of the planned 32 so far and it’s going to fit a single bed once it’s finished.
Pattern: “princess white roses knee rug” by Janet Hobbs
Moreover, I got halfway through the “harriett square” by Carolyn Christmas
I have also created a new mailing list for my online shop.
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And last but not leats, from today till Aug.15th with code “SUMMER2013″ you’ll get a 125 discount on all orders above 2€ placed at my ETSY SHOP. Enjoy!
Life has been hectic lately, I have a ton of blog posts in mind but I just can’t seem to be able to sit down and write even a single proper one ;(
I travelled to middle Italy on monday to visit my grandma. I didn’t get to stay much unluckily, so I just snapped a couple of pictures.
This is the castel of Gradara, close to a town called Pesaro. I love that place and the crop fields looked just amazing.
In case you’re curious, this castle was mentioned by Dante in his Divine Comedy