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WIP Wednesday – Gandalf’s pipe and madeleines

Happy Wednesday readers!

I have taken back to my LOTR crochet along now that my ripple blanket is almost done (2 rows left, yay!). I have made a start on Gandalf’s pipe,Β and here is what it looks like so far.

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I’ve also been baking today, I made a fresh batch of madeleines using my nana’s recipe and they were delicious!

It was actually quite funny because I was using fresh eggs that a friend brought over and the madeleines turned out so bright compared to usual! I even though something was wrong before I realised what was happening πŸ˜‚

If you are interested with the recipe, I’ll post it next week, just let me know in the comments 😊

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LOTR CAL – Witch King square

Hello lovely readers!

Today was Good Friday, which meant no work and more crochet time! I’ve finished the PDF pattern for Arno the Escargot, and you can find it in my Ravelry shop. I’ve also started a few new projects, which I’ll talk about next week. 

But what I was most happy about is that I’ve finished another LOTR square! 

Here comes the Witch King of Angmar, with mace and all! 


I was really happy to finish this one, I got super frustrated when I started as I knew I wouldn’t have enough yarn for the background, so I went back to spotlight to try to get the same colour and I could not find it at all. So I got another purple and decided to split the background in half. I didn’t know if I would like it but I think it ended up looking quite good! Only 5 more squares to go! 

Have a great Easter 😊


 

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LOTR CAL – Gandalf the Grey

Happy Friday!

I have finished yet another square on my LOTR graphghan CAL. Gandalf the Grey is ready to save Middle Earth. You can find all my LOTR related posts by clicking on the LOTR CAL tab at the top of my blog or by following this link.

I still have 6 squares to go, and I’d really like to get finished by May to enter the finished blanket in a craft show! Better get hooking faster!

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Have a great weekend!

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WIP Wednesday – Mandala Madness CAL

Happy Wednesday! 

Yes, you read the title right! I’ve taken back my mandala madness! I am starting step 4 (I have done 2 row in red already) and I’m hoping to grow it more in the next few months. 


I’m using scraps for this, so the colours are a bit random but I really like it so far. I have lots of blues and greys left over so it will likely grow in those colours in the next few rounds πŸ™‚ I’m really looking forward to blocking this at the end, as I think it will really bring all the details out. 

See you all on Friday for the giveaway winner announcement! 

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LOTR CAL – Saruman square

Happy Monday! 

I’ve made some more progress on my lord of the rings afghan, and today I’ve finished Saruman the white, with his staff and palantir. 


I only just registered that I’m more than half way through with this, so hopefully I can still stick with my personal deadline of finishing the whole blanket by May. Next will be Gandalf the grey πŸ™‚

Have a great week!

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LOTR CAL – Center Square

Hello readers!

I hope you had a great time last week, the break was very welcome for me. We did heaps of stuff with my brother and his friend and I’ll post some pictures on Wednesday. I also (surprisingly considering how busy we were) managed to get some crafting done!

I have finally finished the centre square for the Lord of the Rings graphghan! yay! I’ve made the maths, there are 3,600 bobbles in here, crazy!

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Hopefully, the rest of the squares will go fast compared to this. I’ve already started Sauron and I really hope to have him done next week.

Have a wonderful week!

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I can almost see the end!Β 

Happy Wednesday crafters!

Like I said last week, my LOTR graphghan is a major WIP that I really hope to finish this year. I’ve been getting back into it but my major issue has been finishing the center square. Why on earth did I think that bobbles was a good idea? I love the look of it obviously but it is taking me forever and it’s been quite hard on my wrist. But I’m almost there and then I can start Saruman πŸ™‚ 


To get some extra motivation, yesterday I decided to join the lovely people from the “Stitch and bitch Brisbane” and it was super great! Everyone was so nice, the projects looked amazing and I got that extra push to get that square finished (hopefully next week). If you’re interested, they are meeting up every Tuesday around 5-6 pm at the Fox hotel  on Melbourne street. 

Now, back to the bobbles!

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Blankets and New Year

Happy New Year guys!

I hope you all had great holidays and that you had fun times with your loved ones. 

I had a great week with my mum and I finished the stitch stop and roll blanket for her. 

With the leftover yarn, I also made a ripple stitch lapghan for my dad. 


They go so well together and will be lovely for the rest of winter back in France. 


Again have a very happy new year! 

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Stitch stop & roll afghan – part 4

I’m a bit late this week, but this part took longer than expected. I had to do two full colours before I could fasten off (total of 5 new rows) to finish this part. 


The white part is actually popping out, giving a nice 3D structure to the hexagons. 


I think that I should be finished (hopefully) by next week but we will see. In the worst case it’s not a big deal as mum doesn’t arrive until the 27th πŸ™‚ 

Only a week and a bit until Christmas!!! 

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Stitch stop & roll afghan – part 3

It is growing!


I’ve gone through one whole set of colours already only that much more to go! πŸ™‚

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