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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 – 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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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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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 6

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Hello readers!

It is time for week 6 of our LOTR crochet along! Today we have our first wizard, Saruman the white. He is holding his staff and the Palantir. Next week we will have Gandalf the grey join us. I have to admit I haven’t started Sam yet but I hope to start him over the week. I might not have too much time with my family arriving this week but I’ll try my best to post some pics of the work in progress πŸ™‚

LOTR_CAL_week6PDF here

You can find week 1, week 2, week 3, week 4 and week 5 by clicking on the links.

Have a great crafty week!

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LOTR CAL – Frodo squareΒ 

Happy Wednesday! 

I’ve been finding keeping up with all the squares a bit hard lately, probably because of all the prep for the wedding πŸ™‚ 

Also I really love the bobble stitch but it is super long to make!

Anyways, here is Frodo πŸ™‚ now onto Sam!


I hope you guys have a great week! 

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LOTR CAL week 5

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I cannot believe that today is the first day of May already. We are now kicking off our second month of LOTR graphghans. As promised, today I will share with you Samwise GamgeeΒ and Peregrin Took.

Again, because they are characters, they take quite a lot of yarn change.

Here is Sam, notice how he is a bit bigger than the other hobbits? Our Sam definitely likes his food!

LOTR_CAL_week5PDF here

And here is Pippin, with his typical scarf.

LOTR_CAL_week5_altPDF here

 

You can find the other graphs for the LOTR crochet along by clicking on the LOTR CAL tab

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or in the week 1, week 2, week 3 and week 4 posts.

 

IΒ wish you all an amazing week!

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LOTR CAL – Lothlorien leaf finished

Hi guys!

I’ve finished my Lothlorien leaf and am now working on the One ring for the LOTR crochet along (more on that later!)

I really enjoyed working on this smaller square, and it just felt so good to finish it. I’m completely in love with the bobble stitch, I just like everything about it: the look of it, the texture, the thickness of the finished piece etc.  
I’ve also added a sc border all around the square in the background colour to be able to join the blocks together later. 

I am still working on the design of a few squares but when I am done I will post the final layout so stay tuned πŸ˜‰ 

Happy crocheting 

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