Freitag, 27. März 2015

Half Time! Show your squares from the Wade's Blanket CAL Part 1

Since I got so many lovely pics from people joining the Wade's Blanket CAL, I had to make a half time post so you all can enjoy the lovely work and get inspired! A BIG thank you to all the participants who joined our little CAL and sent photos!
 
A beautiful color combination by Kristen in green and turquoise:
 
 
Colorful squares by Laura....
 
 
....made into a small blanket. Love the grey for joining:

 
Sandra's square reminds me of a sunset over the blue sea:

 
Susan's squares will be joined with black. Makes the colors pop:

 
Sandy's set of squares bursts in colors. Lovely!
 
 
Michelle of Snuggly Bundles chose bright colors joined with white:
 
 
Julia of Dada Neon Crochet made her squares in neon colors, of course:
 
 
Tina is making a blanket for her grandson:
 
 
And here are Zelna's squares. The denim combined with the bright colors speaks to me:

 
And last but not least my own squares from Part 1 in a peacock color scheme:

 
So keep those beautiful squares coming! You can share them on Zelna's and my Facebook Pages Zooty Owl and Kokopelli Design so that we can include them in our next posts!
 
 
And while we continue with our little CAL there are sad news from little Wade, the boy this CAL was named after. He didn't make it and joined the angels on March 20th 2015, the beginning of this CAL.

Donnerstag, 26. März 2015

Ready for some eye candy? Call for photos!

Hey crocheters! How are you doing with the Part 1 of Wade's Blanket?  I'm getting a half time post ready for tomorrow filled with photos of your squares.
 
 
So if anyone hasn't shared pics of his/her Wade's Blanket CAL WIP so far, make sure to post them on mine or Zelna's FB page, so I can add them to the post.

Mittwoch, 25. März 2015

Cosy Stripe Blanket: Part 2!

 
Neben dem Wade's Blanket CAL arbeite ich auch immer wieder an meiner Cosy Stripe Blanket weiter. Teil 2 ist nun fertig.
 
During the Wade's Blanket CAL I'm also working on my Cosy Stripe Blanket. Part 2 is now finished.
 

Freitag, 20. März 2015

Wade's Blanket CAL: Part 1

Hello and welcome to Part 1 of the Wade's Blanket CAL, hosted by Zooty Owl and Kokopelli Design!

Today's pattern is

Circle in a Granny Square


PATTERN TERMS:    US


YARN WEIGHT:   DK (8PLY / LIGHTWORSTED WEIGHT)

HOOK SIZE:   5.00mm

SQUARE SIZE:    12cm x 12cm  

I chose 11 colors and my blanket will measure about 150cm x 150cm when finished. Zelna makes a smaller blanket wit about 110cm x 110cm and she makes 8 of these squares.

Start with a magic ring. If you're not sure how to make a magic ring, you can find a good video tutorial here. Alternatively you can 3ch and work the 11 dc into the first chain from hook.

Round 1:  Ch3 (counts as 1dc);  11 dc into the magic ring;  sl st into 3rd chain of beginning ch3 to close round (12dc). Pull the beginning tail to close the center hole.


 
 
Round 2:  Sl st into first space between dc; ch3 (counts as 1dc), 1dc in same space as join (2dc grouping);  *2dc into each sp between dc of the previous round*. Repeat from * to* 11 times;   sl st into top of beginning ch3 to close round (24dc).
 
 
 
Round 3:  Sl st to centre of 2dc grouping.  3ch (counts as 1dc), 2dc into the centre of the 2dc grouping;  *3dc into centre of next 2dc grouping (3dc grouping)*. Repeat from * to * 11 times, sl st into top of the beginning ch3 to close round (36dc). Break off yarn.

 
For an alternative way to end the round, follow this little tutorial:
 
Cut off the yarn leaving a 15 cm tail, pull the loop and thread a tapestry needle with the tail.
 
 
Insert the needle through the loop of the first dc made (NOT through the 3rd ch of the beginning 3ch) and then back into the loop of the last dc made. Then weave in the tail and cut. Also pull tight the beginning tail, weave in and cut.


 

Whatever way you choose to end your round 3, your circle should now look like this. :)

 

Round 4:   Join yarn in space between any 3dc groupings;  3ch (counts as 1dc), 2dc into same space as join;   3dc into next space; 3trc, 3ch, 3trc into next space (corner made); *3dc into each of the next 2 spaces, (3trc, 3ch, 3trc) into next space*. Repeat * to * 3 times. Sl st into top of the beginning 3ch to close round.




Round 5:  Before you start Round 5, turn your work, so you're facing the wrong (left) side. 3ch (counts as 1dc) 2dc into space between 3dc groupings;  (3dc, 3ch, 3dc) into corner 3ch;   *3dc into each of the next 3 spaces;   (3dc, 3ch, 3dc) into corner 3ch*. Repeat * to * 3 times. 3dc into each of the next 2 spaces. Sl st into top of the beginning 3ch to close round. Now your square should look like this from the wrong (left) side.




Round 6:  Before you start Round 6, turn your work again, so you're facing the right side. 3ch (counts as 1dc) 2dc into space between 3dc groupings;  3dc in each of the next 2 spaces;  (3dc, 3ch, 3dc) into corner 3ch;   *3dc into each of the next 4 spaces, (3dc, 3ch, 3dc) into corner 3ch*. Repeat * to * 3 times.   3dc into next space;   sl st into top of the beginning 3ch to close the round. Break off yarn. You can also use the alternative method I shared above to end Round 6.


 
 Congratulations! You've made the first Circle in a Granny Square. Can you see the nice frame around the circle, that turning the work twice made? Cool effect, right?
 
After making all of your squares, use your favorite joining method (I use sc joining) and join all squares into a strip.
Have fun making your squares and see you again in two weeks with Part 2 of Wade's Blanket. If you have any questions or problems, you can contact Zelna or me via our blogs or post your question in the comments. You can also find us on Facebook: Zooty Owl and Kokopelli Design.
 
Please share your progress on our Facebook Pages Zooty Owl and Kokopelli Design so that we can include them in our next posts!
 

Mittwoch, 18. März 2015

Hülle für das ,,Blaue"/Sheath for the "Blue One"

 
Endlich fertig! Eine Hülle für mein blaues Messer. Die Klinge habe ich im August 2014 handgeschmiedet (meine erste!) und obwohl es noch Verbesserungsbedarf gibt, bin ich verdammt stolz auf dieses Messer. Der Griff ist aus stabilisiertem Riegelahorn und Grenadill mit Aluminiumnieten und -öse.

Finally finished! A sheath for my blue knife. The blade is my first handforged one (made that in August 2014) and although there are some things that could be made better, I am damn proud of that knife. The handle is stabilized maple and grenadill with aluminium rivets and lanyard tube.


Dienstag, 17. März 2015

Einzelteile/Single bits & pieces

Bis jetzt handelt es sich nur um Einzelteile, aber bald werden es ganze Projekte sein:
 
Today those are only bits and pieces, but soon they will be finished projects:
 
 
Teile von Simon' Cat/parts of Simon's Cat,

 
eine Enzo Necker-Klinge mit Flachschliff und Walnussholz-Griffschalen,
 
an Enzo Necker blade with walnut wood for the handle,
 
 
Wolle für den CAL, der am 20. März startet,
 
yarn for the CAL starting on March 20th,

 
und zuletzt noch mehr Walnussholz für den Griff einer Damastklinge.
 
and last but not least more walnut wood for the handle on a Damascene blade.