Tuesday, 14 July 2015

A FUNKY CROCHET Top and some more rusticlacesquares

Hello my friends and welcome back to another week!

Did you have a good weekend? The weather here wasn't so good but that gave me the opportunity to concentrate on watching some TV whilst indulging in a spot of crochet.

Today I want to show you a new crochet top I made over the last four days.

Here is my Funky Crochet Top

My Funky Crochet Top

I made it from Lana Grosse Allegro, a colour changing yarn (58 Viscose, 42 Cotton). I believe this yarn might be discontinued. I only managed to get 8 x50g , so I wasn't sure it would stretch to making a top, but I was giving it a go. I normally like my tops and jumpers loose fitting, but this one would be a close fitting one.

When I saw all the colours, I felt instantly transported back to the Seventies!!!

There are shades of purple, ochre/gold, brown, coral red and petrol blue. All colours I love!!! Especially when they are combined like this!

I started by crocheting a granny square and just kept going! I made it to 25 rounds.

the first square
Then I made a second square the same.

I test stitched them together with some scrap yarn to see if it would fit ok. It did. As I still had a bit of yarn left, I decided to add 3 extra side rows (on both sides of the front panel) and 2 extra rows at either side of the front neckline. That was as much as I could add. You can see it here on the left.

Luckily there was enough yarn to sew the halves together.

Cleo and Jasper wishing you all a colourful week!!!

Hope you all have a great week!!! I leave you with more colour...

My latest two rusticlacesquares
I hope you enjoyed visiting this blog where I share my adventures in crochet with you all. I love hearing from you, if you got a couple of minutes to leave me a little comment?
Thank you very much!!!

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

A colourful day - progress on #rusticlacesquare and a new summer jumper

Welcome back!

Hope you are all enjoying your summer so far?

Here in Belgium we have been having a heat wave, temperatures were over 30 degrees for most of the week. At one point the thermometer got as high as 41 degrees!!!

Luckily now the temperature has dropped a bit. I find this makes everything a bit easier, including doing crochet and knitting.

Yes, knitting!!! After completing my recent crochet top (read about it in my previous post), I thought I might start another... but some beautiful yarn crossed my plans! I tried to crochet with it, but then decided it was better suited for knitting. The yarn is called Vero by Lana Grossa and it's a mix of cotton (60) and silk (40). I love working with it!!!

A new summer jumper

I am using 7mm needles and it is growing fast. My design is.... I'm making it up as I go along.

First I used simple stripes, meanwhile a bit of fairisle has crept in! I got 3 main colours plus less yarn of the fourth colour (yellow).

Rusticlacesquare progress update

Whilst working on my jumper, I also try to crochet a rusticlacesquare when I can.

Here are some photos, yesterday I reached 35 squares. Each square is approx. 11cm.


Well, I hope this dose of colour has brightened your day?!!!

Do you use more colour now it's summer? What are you working on right now?

I leave you with some photos of the Grote Markt in Antwerp that I took only a few days ago in the heat. My second oldest daughter came to visit for a few days. She certainly picked a good time for her visit!

Postcards from Antwerp

Cheers from me!!!

Enjoy your summer! Make sure you keep cool! I look forward to reading your lovely comments!