Hello again lovelies. Life is plodding along as always; I have a very busy few weeks ahead of me with Hen Do’s and weddings to attend. Since my own wedding is now very much over (thank you cards have been sent out!) I have been offering help to all the brides-to-be around me to give me that wedding-craft fix. Since I’ve taken quite a liking to lettering I’ve offered to write all the place cards and a lovely sign for a friend so it’s kept my twitchy hands busy! If I don’t find a way to keep them busy I can see him coming home to writing all over the walls! Although, if you do say so myself, it’s not half bad!
The Sophie’s Universe CAL has been going just splendidly! Check out my Sophie’s Universe Parts 1-3 to see how I started off. I have thoroughly enjoyed making the pretty flower corners to square off the blanket, marvelling at how clever it is in places! There was a point where I was sure I’d run out of yarn… Once I’m out I think I’ll be waiting a payday or 2 before I can get more lol. Weddings are expensive.
Once square it then begins to enlargen the corners to become 4 more little diagonal sides to eventually change the orientation of the square. Mind blown.
One of my favourite parts of this section was the cute little tulips. Loved them so much that I ignored the order of the yarn for this one row so that the leaves could be green. Totally worth cos they are adorable with their little puff stitch flowers!
I also enjoyed making the shells, however, the pattern did state that the shells would not all land on a DC… and mine all did…. It took me a while to realise my mistake; turns out in the previous round I’d doubled up on all my double crochets, which if I’m honest I thought looked rather nice. I was very tempted to keep them and just adjust my stitch spaces to compensate (I’m bad at counting and I do this almost every round) but in the end, I didn’t want to mess with the pattern too much and redid both rounds.
I’m really glad I did, everything so lovely together! I think I said this last time but I am loving the way I can discover how each row unfolds day by day making a blanket that is fun and relatively easy to make but looks very intricate and impressive!