I have writer's block or more accurately blogger's block.
Today I have sat at the blank screen and looked at it on and off for hours.
Nada. Nothing. Zilch.
I blame a certain blogger amongst us
No wonder her blog has such hits as she nurtures and loves the beast that is a blog. It's left me in tatters and the words are not pouring out.
So instead I leave you with the test swatch made this week for the new CAL (crochet-a-long) in town that begins next Wednesday, further details can be found here: Hygge I am already excited and a teensy bit in love with it. Hope this continues for the next 10 weeks or so that it carries on for. Will keep you updated on its progress.
|I had to down hook size from the recommend 4.5mm|
hook to a 3.5mm to obtain the correct size, shows
how important a test swatch is.
|The completed swatch made in Scheepjes|
stonewashed and accent colours in Scheepjes Catona
The below images are not mine but are from other hookers within the International Facebook group showing what they have done with their completed test piece.
|A popular choice was to make it into a pincushion.|
|I thought this a great idea, a mug cosy and even more|
fun a utensil cosy adding in the wooden 'hygge'
button that came with the kit
Once the cal is complete we should have a fairly unique shawl, (I say unique I think there are over 20 000 being hooked all over the world, so maybe not quite a one-off.) But with all the cross stitch that will adorn the crochet shawl, it will need to have a fabric backing. Below are the samples that the designer has used, all 100% cotton. I confess to being tempted to use one of these, except I do wonder about lining mine in a single vibrant colour that would suit the rainbow feel, or something even a bit plush with some give in, something like velveteen, how would you line it?
|Fabric to line the shawl with|
Hoping the creative words fall from my pen nib or more accurately the computer keyboard soon, in which case you'll be hearing from as soon as, in the mean time,
♥ hope life is treating you all well my friends
Joining in with Amy today sharing with you five photographs from my week x
Oops... as a one off I'm sneaking in the below photographs, to show you what I have done with my test piece, it's framed and I shall gift it to John along with my Jar of hearts gift.
|Both on going CALs, the Attic 24 Moorland|
blanket and the Hygge Shawl