Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Crocheting Along and what another one?!

I hope that you have all had a great Easter weekend and that the Easter Bunny was good to you all!  I think that it's the first Easter that I haven't gorged myself with chocolate but I wasn't about to risk a relapse of my gall bladder problems and I feel so virtuous for being good :)
Life here at the crafty corner has been hectic with family visits over the whole four days, we have been blessed with lovely weather for a change, it's so nice to see the sun shine again and we have been out and about in it as much as we could which means that I haven't had a minute for my blog or any of yours so I have a lot of catching up to do.

I haven't had time to do much crocheting either but I'm nearly caught up with The Moogly Afghan CAL we are now working block seven,  I have managed to make six of them so far but they haven't all had their photo shoot so for today here is ...

Block Three
The Windmill Square

I chose to make it in one colour because I felt that the texture of the pattern stood out better.  It was an easy one to make you can find the pattern here

Square Four
Family Square

I loved this square until I tried to make it, it was definitely not one for a beginner simply because I found the pattern hard to follow.  The only way I was able to make it work was by looking at the picture of the square and working it out for myself, as for the border even though it was lovely it was very long winded and I just couldn't be bothered with all the work involved ( the lazy crocheter coming out again) so I used the cross stitch which I had used for one of the rounds of the mini rings rug and I love how it's turned out. The original border is beautiful and the more patient  crocheters have managed it without any problem.  You can see it with the pattern here

Find my square one here and square and two here 

Mystery Afghan CAL

I always look forward to Tuesdays, eagerly awaiting the next clue I love this CAL it's so much fun and it's lovely to see everyones progress here on facebook.

week seven was the first two rounds of the border using the same cross stitch  which I used above so I felt comfortable using it right from the start.

We have another two weeks which are to be devoted to the border I'm hoping that the next rounds will bring it in a little because it's rippling quite a bit at the moment.

So that's it for now I am itching to start some knitting wool an needles are at the ready but I need to finish off a baby blanket before I start.. 

but before I go there is another GREAT CAL starting TODAY! it's the Lily Pond CAL if you haven't heard about it take a look it is the most beautiful blanket, it's so popular that yarn packs for the CAL sold out ages ago but of course you can use your own choice of yarn and colours. I would love to make it and I'm thinking about it, what about you is anyone gonna join in? 

I will be visiting you all as soon as I can! 

Have a great week.

Linking with..
Handmade Monday - Eyeloveknots - Creative Tuesday - Link and share Wednesday

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  1. Happy Crocheting!!! Glad you had a good Easter and that you have been enjoying some crafting times! xx

  2. Hi Linda, it looks like you are making great progress on your CALs. I really like the windmill square and I too like it better in the solid color. Thanks for sharing the link to the Lilly Pond blanket. That is so cool! I'm not familiar with the designer, but the blanket looks like a lot of fun to make. Wishing you a great day and week! Heather

  3. You are so committed to these Alongs, it's really admirable! You're making such great progress. I love the windmill square and I think you made a great choice doing it in a single color, it really helps you see the design, which is so interesting. I love seeing your progress with these, well done! Hope you're having a good week.

  4. I love the pattern on square 4, it looks really striking.

  5. If you need any extra inspiration to give up chocolate I can confidently recommend reading "Chocolate Busters" by Jason Vale. I was a chocoholic for 5 decades and stopped as soon as I read the book. Lots of other reviewers say the same thing. It changes the thought process from "I can't eat chocolate" to "I can eat chocolate but I don't want to". I didn't really expect it to work for me, but it definitely did. My copy came from the library and my sister bought the Kindle version. Well worth a try.

  6. I love your new crochet designs. And the CAL is beautiful.

  7. I really love the solid windmill square. That blanket is going to be beautiful in the colors you are using!

  8. Beautiful squares, fantastic Mystery CAL!
    Happy day.:*

  9. Lots of lovely crochet, you are like me a sucker for cals, I have seen that Lily one, I wonder......lol!

  10. Beautiful squares, Linda!! The mystery afghan looks lovely :) Good luck with the new CAL!! I have seen it, it's beautiful !!

  11. Looks like you have been very busy, love your crocheting. That new blanket looks like a lot of fun.

  12. Hi Linda,
    Wow I love all of your creations you made, so pretty. So glad you had a nice Easter. Enjoy the rest of the week.
    Julie xo

  13. I really like your colors for the Family Square! I only used two, and, while I like the two I chose, yours really makes the pattern stand out!

  14. Pretty squares and your mystery CAL blanket is fantastic!! Lily Pond looks great, yes. I think I will not take part, but I'll love watching your progress if you decide to make it :-). Happy Sunday!


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