Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Dear Friends,

…. I have to leave my blog for a while….


…. not because I'm tired of blogging or of you all : NEVER !!!! ….


….. but I, Paolo, Matteo, Tobia and Margot …..


….. are leaving Jakarta…. yes, we are !!!!!! After 4 years of being in Indonesisia….


….. we are moving to a new HOME, another exotic place, btw….


….. our next destination is MAPUTO in MOZAMBIQUE …. !!!!! ……


We are really really really busy at the moment, so I need to concentrate myself on all the things "big move" related….. I have no time for blogging, you see…..


… I really hope to see you all soon, maybe in the late August or September, when we'll be in our new home !!!!
I'll try to visit your blogs when time will allow me !!!!!

xxxx Alessandra

…..P.S. sweet friends, you are just wonderful!!!!! Thank you for all your lovely comments!!!

… and I even found the time, between a furniture sale and some packing, to finish my last crochet work …








I've followed this pattern using a 3,5 mm and making a foundation chain of 190 stitches !!!!
I changed the colours every two rows ( total : 12 rows ).

The neck warmer / cowl has a scallop edge on the side and various and colourful slip stitches to embellish the front of the work: both top and bottom show some picots and single crochet stitches to make them firm and more interesting!!!!

…. again xxxxx Alessandra



Today link : Link Your Stuff !

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Mini granny squares into a cowl !!!!

… I have only KNITTED one cowl before ( here and here ), not crocheted one….. never ….

….. but from today I can say that : I DID IT !

It all started with crocheting some granny squares ( 3 rounds each, with a 3,5mm hook), in 3 different colours ( light grey, turquoise and teal ), joined together with the "join as you go" method, forming some rectangles…





…. it was an easy project to crochet and so relaxing at the same time …..




I choose to work 3 stripes for my cowl and each one is made of 6 "rectangles".
In a couple of days it was completed and sewn …





…. and I had to try it on !!!! …..



…. but I was not able to leave it as it was …. so imagine what happened next….

I choose a fourth colour ( black : beautiful colour, but a nightmare to see the stitches …. sigh! ) and I crocheted 1 simple row with granny shells, one for the top and for the bottom of the cowl …

…. honestly, I couldn't avoid to crochet even a pompom edge ….. so sorry …. ;oD !!!!! ….








… I have then added some black whip stitches around the light grey rectangles ….



… and tried again on me ….


…. my dummy friend was getting a little bit envious, so …. I had to share …..





…. you know, we are such good friends ….. !!!!!!!

xxxx Alessandra

Today links : Link your Stuff ! and Craft Schooling Sunday !!!

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