Thursday, July 11, 2013

Creative Thursday: CAL show and tell

Firstly, I don't know what's happened to my blogging!  I keep thinking of things to write about, work it all out in my head, even take the photos and then forget to put it down in my blog!  I just have a virtual blog running in my head!

So, I had a look through my photos and found my CAL pics - I finally finished the yarn eater blankie (follow the links to free patterns on the menu on Sarah London's blog) which I started about 18 months ago, and if I say so myself, it's lookin' mighty fine!  Already it's been commandeered by the kids who are snuggling up under it as winter takes a hold (you know when it's been about 17 degrees in the day!)  We've gone soft after living here for over 9 years :)

I've been asked a few times what yarn I used for this - it's simply acrylic 8 ply yarn, a mix of some Panda Magnum yarn and good old Spotlight basics yarn.   I find the acrylics have lovely bright colours, and I wanted a real rainbow coloured rug, just ignore the slightly unnatural dyes and fibre content :)  Actually Sarah London has started another CAL, again with the yarn eater pattern, but this time using motifs - it looks lovely, I may have a go at that, using real wool this time and more muted autumnal colours.

What have you been up to this week?  Stay warm, or keep cool depending on where you are ...


Chris said...

I couldn't understand the pattern at all, I need you to show me pretty please!

Larissa said...

I would love to - I will think of a way! xx