Thursday, 24 October 2013

Bloomin' CAL.............and a Fair Isle Style Cardigan



I can't believe it's Thursday again, where did the rest of the week go????? It's time to show you my progress this week for my Bloomin' CAL , hosted by Chrissie Crafts and Ladybird Diaries.

I'm crocheting a Pretty Pastel Hexagon Blanket, I'm not sure how many hexagons I will need so I will just carry on until I run out of yarn, the pattern is from the Attic 24 blog.


I had a couple of people on Instagram asking what colours I'm using, it's Drops Merino Extra Fine in these six colours......

Bottom Row-Left to Right......14 Steel Blue, 22 Medium Purple, 16 Light Pink.
Middle Row- Left to Right..........25 Pink, 01 Off White
Top Row................15 Light Greenish Grey


I've got a little system going, where I do all the centres first then add the Off White border, I find it quicker than keep changing colour.


I don't know about you but I love cosy, Autumn evenings, with just the lamps on and the candles lit with the fragrance of vanilla, filling the room. This was me last night working on my hexagon centres and watching Poirot, a perfect evening. 


 Do you remember me showing you a photo of this on my last post, well this is the other project on my hook.


It's a Fair Isle Style Kids Cardigan and I love it, you don't get many kids crochet patterns which is why I started doing more knitting. It's a pattern by Sarah Lora from Ball, Hank 'n' Skein, I first saw this pattern on Lulu Loves blog and instantly fell in love with it, you can find Emma's cardigan, here, the colours she choose are gorgeous.


It's a fairly quick project, I started it on Saturday and had this much finished by Sunday evening. I would have probably finished it, but I ran out of wool on the second sleeve. The pattern doesn't give you a brand, just the type of yarn and how many yards so I 'guesstimated'. I counted the pinks into the yardage but you don't actually use that much of the colours so as a guide, whatever yards is given, order that as your main colour, then one ball of each of the other  two colours. It's always better to have too much than too little.

I originally ordered 4 balls of Drops Nepal Beige Mix, 1 ball of Cerise and 1 ball of Medium Pink, it is an Aran weight wool/alpaca mix. I needed 5 of the beige which has arrived now arrived, so I can carry on, this is part of my niece's Christmas present. I also ordered some grey which I will use to make my friend's Grand-daughter one, too, I should have enough of the pink leftover to make the second cardigan.


Check out Chrissie and Marianne's blog and check out, everybody else's progress, this week.

Thanks for stopping by.
xxxxDebxxxx

30 comments:

Hazels Crochet said...

Your hexagons are lovely, and I love all the colours you have chosen. They are definitely 'Debs' colours he he.

And fairisle, in a crochet pattern...that is awesome! I love fairisle but I am afraid I will just have to admire the fairisle knitting as I am hopeless with knitting needles :D x

Diane said...

Beautiful projects...such pretty colors!! I wish I could learn to knot or crochet, I took a knitting class a few years ago, but I flunked it...lol!! But these gorgeous colrs and items make me want to give it ago again!!

Evelyn Hender said...

The hexagons are so pretty, they remind me of sugared almonds!

Kepanie said...

Love the ombre effect of your hexagons. What a neat crochet cardigan for a wee one. Don't see such a project like often.

Chrissie said...

Beautiful, beautiful hexies! I've just posted about methods for creating multiples, I like your style of doing the circles first, then the borders...and that cardigan is soooo sweet! I'm going to take a look at that one, it's not often that I really like crocheted clothes, I usually prefer knitted clothing. But this one is a real charmer! Chrissie x

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are all beautiful! You use the most amazing colors and love love love that sweater!!!!

gilly said...

So much prettiness! I love the colours you've chosen for your hexie blankie, and that little fairisle cardi is gorgeous - well done.
Have a happy Thursday, enjoy the sunshine :-)
xx

Amy at love made my home said...

I love the hexagons and the cardi equally. The colours are of your hexies are great together, and I bet that the finished blanket will look stunning! xx

Foxxy said...

That little sweater is so pretty! Enjoyed all your pretty pictures. New follower. Have a great week!

Clare said...

Your hexagons are just lovely and the colours are devine I look forward to seeing your blanket grow and that cardi is super cute, thanks for stopping by my blog.
Clare x
http://summerhousebythesea.blogspot.co.uk/

Jo said...

Perfect cardigan. it would look great with a pink ribbon in. Jo x

Ana BC said...

The sweater is gorgeous...and the blanket is going to be amazing too. Love them!!!
♥ Ana BC

Irene said...

I love the hexagons and gorgeous colours. Your cardigan is brilliant,
luv
irene
xxxx

Hanni said...

Love these pink-lilac shades. They are Eye-candies :)

forgetmenots blue said...

Looking wonderful! Lovely colours. The cardigan is so pretty! just perfect for a little one. x

emma said...

I love your blanket, A hexagon blanket is on my wish list...one day! Your cardigan worked up beautifully - I'm so glad you enjoyed it as much as I did. I laughed when I read you'd guestimated your yarn - I did the same and ran out on the second sleeve (I kicked myself for not ordering more at the time) Em xx

Hannapat said...

Hi Debs, your hexies are looking so gorgeous and you already know that I love the colours you have chosen for it. Now thank you thank you for this lovely kids cardy and I can't believe it's crocheted, just brilliant and so pretty too! I am definitely going to have a go at making this, so thank you. Enjoy your week xoxo

Ladybird Diaries said...

Your hexies are just lovely, great colours and the little cardigan, wow! It is just adorable.
Marianne x

ColourMeCrochet said...

I love the colours of your hexies and have great cardi envy.
I have tried a few times to crochet a little cardi, but they just looked rubbish. Yours looks lovely, maybe I should try again and have ago at your pattern.
Sally xxx

Dorothy Griffiths said...

Debs what a fabulous post - your crochet is just beautiful and I adore the little cardi - it is just perfect. Have a wonderful weekend Debs, lots of joy to you
Dorothy
:-)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

sweetpea family said...

Love your hexes but your cardigan wins it's adorable - so clever x

Joy said...

I really love the colours of your blanket Deb, and such a good idea to do the centres first then add all the white in. So the little mystery is a gorgeous little cardi - and it's so beautiful, you're doing a fab job with everything - such talent you have! Hugs, Joy x

Cheryl mylittlepieceofengland said...

So pretty, love your colours. The cardigan is so sweet too :) xx

Joyful said...

The pastel hexies really are so lovely. I think the baby cardigan is very sweet too.

Lynnda said...

Loving your beautiful hexagons!.... They are so pretty!...Pretty colors too... Awesome.... hugs...x

Heldasland said...

Beautiful colours.Great job

Ira Huberts said...

Great looking hexagons and circles Deb, and I just LOVE your cardigan, a fairly quick project she says ;-) But then again you're the master! Enjoy your weekend, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

leeanne said...

loving how your hexagons are all coming along -and you have a good system which I will adopt when I start my blanket! The little cardi is just too gorgeous!

Jo said...

I know you are in the thick of your blanket at the moment but I have just published a free hat pattern on my blog you may be interested in and I am just sharing it around. Jo x

Ros Crawford said...

Beautiful work Deb! Thanks so much for you kind words ...