29/06/2018 · 10:36 pm
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!
10/07/2017 · 9:46 pm
Happy Monday lovely readers!
It has been a while but I have finally finished square 9 of my LOTR CAL! I have been seriously distracted by other projects but I hope that I can get back in the groove and finally get done with this huge blanket!
It’s a very short one today because I’m actually at a conference all week and so I won’t have much time for blogging. I do hope you all have a great week and I’ll try to be back on Wednesday with some plane knitting updates 🙂
17/05/2017 · 11:53 pm
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, and here is what it looks like so far.
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 😂
If you are interested with the recipe, I’ll post it next week, just let me know in the comments 😊
Filed under CAL, Crochet, miscellaneous, WIP, Work in progress
Tagged as baking, CAL, crochet, Crochet a-long, crochet along, crochet pattern, handmade, homemade, LOTR, LOTR CAL, madeleines, WIP, WIP Wednesday
14/04/2017 · 9:37 pm
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 😊
31/03/2017 · 9:29 pm
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!
Have a great weekend!
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Tagged as crochet, crochet along, crochet pattern, free graphghan, free pattern, Gandalf the Grey, graphghan, Lord of the Rings, LOTR, LOTR CAL, the lord of the rings
06/03/2017 · 10:50 pm
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 🙂
Have a great week!
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Tagged as afghan, blanket, bobble stitch, crochet, free pattern, graphghan, LOTR, LOTR CAL, the lord of the rings
20/02/2017 · 9:46 pm
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!
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!
17/08/2016 · 11:17 pm
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 🙂
In the meantime, happy crocheting!
26/06/2016 · 8:10 pm
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 🙂 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 here
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!
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Tagged as afghan, blanket, CAL, craft, crochet, Crochet a-long, free graphghan, graphghan, legolas, Lord of the Rings, LOTR CAL
19/06/2016 · 8:39 pm
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!
PDF available here – week 12PDF 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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Tagged as afghan, blanket, CAL, crochet, Crochet a-long, crochet along, free graphghan, graphghan, Lord of the Rings, LOTR, LOTR CAL