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FO – Orbit the dragons

Hello lovely readers!

I made it, I finally managed to sew together my second Orbit the Dragon (pattern is from Projectarian) and take pictures. For some reason at the moment, I’m quite good at finishing things but not so good at taking pictures straight away, which means I end up with finished objects that I can’t really blog about (because I know that you’re probably like me and love pretty pictures!).

Anyway I digress! Here are my two finished dragons, I’m so happy with how they have turned out and I’m looking forward to my next amigurumi (I think I’m back into wanting to crochet more rather than knit).

Aren’t they cuties? The one we are keeping for baby is the one on the left (with the darker green and lighter belly) and the other will be gifted to one of my childhood friends also expecting a baby boy around the same time as us (it will be sent to France with my dad when he leaves after his visit).

I hope you’re all having a great weekend and I’ll be back tomorrow with progress on my EPP!

Emma

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FO Friday – Aragorn square

Happy Friday everyone!

I have exciting news, my thesis is due on Sunday but I have started the submission process today so I am officially done writing my thesis! It is really a great feeling and I’m so glad it’s done.

But of course you’re here for the crafty bits and I also have something quite exciting to share. Slowly but surely I am tackling the end of the LOTR blanket this year, and I have finished another square, Aragorn!

This means I only have 2 more squares to go before I can join my blanket. After over 2 years in the making I’m almost going to be as happy to finish it than I am to finish my thesis!

I have had issues staying motivated for such a long project, which is a shame because I love graphs and I would love to make more in the future. Do you have a secret to stay motivated on huge projects?

Have a great weekend!

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I shawl make all the pretty things!

Happy Monday lovely people ❀️

I hope you all had a fab weekend, we came back from our trip down to Melbourne and today was back to work. I have been trying to catch up with all of your wonderful blogs but I have to say that today was really busy so hopefully I will get more time during the week to do this 😊

I don’t know if it’s because the weather has been so much colder or because I’ve been trying to be a bit more active on Instagram, but I’m just feeling so inspired right now, I just want to make all the things!

I’ve been working quite a lot on my virus shawl over my mini holidays and I have made it to the second skein of Holst Garn Coast. Yay!

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This colour is called Marlin and I just love it! because the shawl is getting so much bigger, I think I’ll only be able to get two or three more pattern repeats with this colour, and then I still have my third blue to add.

I have also recently stumbled on the Blurre shawl from Addydae Designs. I LOVE it! It’s just so clever how the colours blend into each other to form this really cool effect. I had to make it! I’m using some Schoppel yarn I bought in Amsterdam last year and the leftovers from my socks for this. This is where I’m at so far and I think it looks like a sunset, so pretty! 😍

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If you want to make your own Blurre, Deanne (the designer) is hosting a CAL on her Ravelry that will run until the 30th of June, so you still have time to join if you want to πŸ™‚

That’s it for me for today, I wish you all a great week and I’ll be back on Wednesday with some sock WIP!

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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 – Sam square

Happy Wednesday readers,

With the holidays well over, I didn’t really have any excuse to delay my LOTR squares any longer. 

I have finished Samwise the brave this week. 


Hopefully I can keep up with those and get the CAL squares finished by the end of the year, as there are already so many other graphghan CALs I’d like to participate in πŸ™‚ 

In the meantime, happy crocheting!

X

 

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LOTR CAL week 13

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Happy Sunday!

Today is our final week in the LOTR crochet along! I kept the best for last (in my opinion): Legolas! I bet it’s most people favourite elf πŸ™‚ He is pretty kickass in both the LOTR trilogy and in the Hobbit trilogy.

Without further ado, here is the graph for Legolas.

PDF available hereLOTR_CAL_week13

You can find week 1, week 2, week 3, week 4, week 5, week 6, week 7, week 8, week 9, week 10, week 11 and week 12 by clicking on the links!

Have a lovely week!

X

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LOTR CAL week 12

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Second last week of our LOTR crochet along! whoop-whoop!

This is the last corner square and you have the choice between Arwen’s pendant and the tree of Gondor!

LOTR_CAL_week12PDF available here – week 12LOTR_CAL_week12_altPDF available here – week 12 alt

As always, you can find the links for week 1, week 2, week 3, week 4, week 5, week 6, week 7, week 8, week 9, week 10 and week 11 by clicking on them.

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LOTR CAL week 11

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Happy Sunday!

This week on the LOTR Crochet along, we have Aragorn joining us! I don’t know about you, but Aragorn has always been one of my favourite characters. That is, just after a well-known elf who will soon be joining us πŸ˜‰

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The beard was pretty hard to get right on this one, but I’m happy with how it turned out πŸ™‚

You can find the other graphs for week 1, week 2, week 3, week 4, week 5, week 6, week 7, week 8, week 9 and week 10 by clicking on the links.

 

Lots of love,

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LOTR CAL week 10

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We have reached week 10 of the LOTR crochet along, which means that there are only 3 weeks left after this one! How exciting!

The last 4 weeks will be the heroes of each race, Gimli for the dwarves, Aragorn for the men and Legolas for the elves, as well as the last corner panel. You will have a choice for this one between Arwen’s star and the tree of Gondor.

This week though is dedicated to Gimli, son of Gloin.

PDF available hereLOTR_CAL_week10

I hope you enjoy the graph, and you can find week 1, week 2, week 3, week 4, week 5, week 6, week 7, week 8 and week 9 by clicking on the links!

 

With love,

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LOTR CAL week 9

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Happy Sunday everyone!

Week 9 of our Lord of the Rings CAL is about Gandalf’s pipe, and it is one of the corners of the blanket.

LOTR_CAL_week9PDF available here

Now I just need to get back on track and make sure I get some of those squares done during the week!

You can find week 1, week 2, week 3, week 4, week 5, week 6, week 7 and week 8 by clicking on the links πŸ™‚

Happy crocheting!

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