I love wool, thread, textiles and all crafts associated with them. I love the feel and the different textures. I cross-stitch, embroider, sew, knit and crochet.
Well for the last while I have been working on Sophie’s Universe, a great Cal (Crochet Along) by Dedri Uys. I finished it this weekend after a mammoth sewing in the ends session. Yes I know you should sew in as you go but I get so caught up with seeing the pattern develop that I rush ahead, leave the ends and then kick myself later.
I have to say I love the pattern, it was really easy to follow and a delight to crochet. I just picked colours I liked from my stash as I went along but I am very pleased with the result. I did change the border as although I liked the recommended Betty’s Beautiful Border, I didn’t feel that it finished the blanket off as it was so similar to the rest of the blanket. I used a border that I saw on Pinterest, a beautiful lily style flower border. What do you think?
I have done a couple of Dedri’s patterns now, the first one I tackled was her Flower Cushion. I had an old wool blanket with a couple of holes in it due to an over excited puppy that I thought would look lovely re-crafted into a cushion, so I unwound all the blanket and made the cushion.
I love CAL’s, it gives you so much motivation to work alongside so many other crochet lovers. You can see their work, you get pushed into working hard to keep up and there is always help available when you need it. Some time ago I completed the Lily Pond Blanket Cal by Jane Crowfoot. I liked this one because it was stitched in pieces so it was possible to alter the size or shape if you felt you wanted a bigger blanket. The colours are lovely and the Stylecraft wool was nice to work with and easy to source.
There is nothing better than curling up under a lovely warm blanket you have made yourself, drinking a glass of white wine and reading a good book. The good book of the moment in case you were interested is Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.
I hope you like it, please send me pictures of your Sophie’s as I love to see all of the different colours and styles.
Bright Blessings and thank you for stopping by,