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15 10, 2015

Autumn love ♥

By | October 15th, 2015|Bedspread, Classic square, colors and yarns, Crocheted blankets, erin condren planner, granny squares, join-as-you-go, knitted beanies, knitted shawl, knitting, patchwork, Patchwork crocheted bedspread, shawl, trendy chale, Uncategorized, wips|5 Comments

Hello!

October is here. Autumn is here. I love autumn. I love the colors, the “normal routine” in our life, the back to school and the mummy free time I have back in October 🙂 It is a lovely month not too cold not too hot in my part of the world. The light is beautiful. The perfect weather for crocheting and knitting too. I am working on 5 different wips and I am loving it 🙂 Yes, maybe it is too much but I love it. I don’t ever get bored of a project.

In crochet, I am actually joining the last squares of this beautiful blanket ♥

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I wanted it to be a bedspread for one of the girls bed but I changed my mind when I tried it on the bed…

I changed my ming and decided to give it as a wedding gift…

and start a new bedspread for the girls…

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a classic kind of colorful squares joined as I go with a last round of 1sc 3ch 1sc all around the square and in the 4 corners…

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I love the simplicity of this design and find it better for a bedspread. What do you think?

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I love how colorful it is and how simple too ♥

And how about knitting? Knitting is now my new addiction and I am totally hooked… I loooooove it…

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and I can’t stop making colorful beanies for everybody 🙂

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I started also a “trendy chale” inspired by my IG French ladies. It is a triangular very simple shawl very cosy and warm. And the soothing effect of knitting this simple stitch and increasing one stitch in every row is wonderful. My favorite project for the evenings…

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It is growing very fast and the color is a deep orange very automnal. It is really beautiful but I can’t seem to catch it correctly in these pics. The yarn is lima drops and I love it♥

I still have my light blue shawl that I did not show you in this post . I will show it to you next time. It is very slowly growing. I really wish I had 48 hours a day 🙂

Wishing you a beautiful thursday!

Sending you love and hugs

Sucrette

 

6 10, 2015

What I am actually KNITTING ♥

By | October 6th, 2015|"done", Bedspread, granny squares, knitted beanies, knitting, shawl, Uncategorized, wips|6 Comments

I learned to knit many years ago. And I remember that I did not really love it. Seing so many beautiful knitting projects especially on my IG feed I felt the urge to pick up my needles again 🙂 I’ve made a small search and read some reviews before I ordered some circular needles from amazon and that was it 🙂

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I am now totally hooked 🙂

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Totally addicted… I love it. ♥ I love the music it makes ♥ I love the beautiful sweet results ♥

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 I love how the colors melt in the knitting ♥

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Now I want to make some colorful beanies for my children, and for my 3 nieces too ♥ I want colors on my needles everyday ♥

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Crochet is my first love and I am being unfaithful ♥ but that is ok because I can knit and crochet together.

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And I can have many crochet wips along with many knitting wips too 🙂 hahaha and I simply love it ♥

Life is beautiful, enjoy the small pleasures ♥

Kisses

Sucrette

* The blue shawl I am crocheting  is by mypicot.com. If you wish to have the pattern just google: mypicot 10007 shawl and you’ll find it. I am making it without the fringes, instead I am crocheting 5ch.

 

1 10, 2015

The Stylecraft secret project ♥ A granny scarf

By | October 1st, 2015|"done", colors and yarns, granny squares, scarf, stylecraft yarn, Uncategorized|12 Comments

Hello,

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This little blog of mine was very lucky to be picked up between the blogs that are part of the Stylecraft blog tour. Do you remember the competition that Stylecraft held to add a new colour to their range? Well they made a pack of 10x50g of beautiful colours (the 10 finalists of the competition) and decided to send it for free for crochet and knitting bloggers around the world to try out the new colors….

I am very excited and very happy today to show you what I did with these wonderful colors…

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A scarf… a granny scarf in these beautiful DK shades… Do you like it?

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I did it for my oldest daughter and now my youngest wants one 🙂

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I am a granny squares lover and with a pack of 10 x 50g I was not sure I could make a blanket so I made granny squares and turned them into a scarft 🙂 Simple but simple is the best ♥

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I left the egg blue aside for the joining (the winner) and made one granny round with each of the 9 other shades. and then round two with each of the 9 left shades and then round 3 etc etc

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At the end I’ve had 9 “unique” squares of 6 rounds each 🙂 and I joined them as I go with a last round in the egg blue 🙂

For the square’s pattern, click HERE ♥

and for the joining method, click HERE5

Once joined together, I found that the scarft was a little bit short if turned two times around the neck so I’ve made a 10th square and joined it to the others 🙂

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So, my scarft was made finally with 10 squares (of 7 rounds each) joined together with the 7th round in blue.

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Then I made 14 little circles. To make a circle I crocheted 12 tr in a circle of 4 chain.

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And with the joining color I added these little circles to the scarf. I crocheted 1sc, 5 ch then added the first circle to the chain with a slip stitch then 5 ch, then 1sc (on the scarf)

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then 5 ch, then the second circle, then 5ch, 1sc etc etc

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and I added 7 little circles to one side of the scarf…

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and the other 7 to the other side of the scarf…

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and it was done 😉 My daughter loves it and so do I 🙂 Now, I have to make a second one for my youngest girl 🙂

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These new colors are simply fantastic. I felt in love with them as soon as I saw them (specially the mustard yellow one so warm and beautiful ♥) and you know what? You can win your own pack! Yes your own pack of these beauties!! Because my friend there is a GIVEAWAY of this pack during each day of the blog tour and a pack to win EACH DAY! ISN’T THIS FABULOUS???

And today on Le monde de Sucrette you can win your own pack if you click HERE

The draw is open for Le monde de Sucrette’s readers today October 1 from 10.00 am (UK time) and will last for the whole day. The winner will be annouced tomorrow! GOOD LUCK!

And don’t forget to visit tomorrow morning the beautiful blog of Julia to see what she did with her pack and have another chance to win your own 🙂

Thank you lovelies for your visit today ♥ and thank you Stylecraft for holding this blog tour and having this wonderful range of yarns that makes us very happy ♥

Wishing you a wonderful day ♥

Kisses

Sucrette

9 09, 2015

August is gone…

By | September 9th, 2015|A month with pics, Bedspread, Corners of my home, Crocheted blankets, granny squares, join-as-you-go, My family, Ripple, Uncategorized, wips|6 Comments

 

 

Hello!

August went really really fast this year and I still can not believe that we are already in September…

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August was great. We went for a one week vacation to Club Med Palmiye Turkey and it was wonderful…

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We spent a whole week with the children and I fully recharged my batteries 😉

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I crocheted a lot in August… Finished my hexagons blanket (see previous post) and I started two bedspreads for the girls 🙂

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I always wanted to make grannies bedspreads for my children. They have something I can’t explain. They remind me of my grandmother, the sweetness of my childhood and I really really love to crochet them…

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They have a vintage touch I just adore 🙂 I am mixing different kinds of Stylecraft yarn. Mostly Stylecraft special DK, some Stylecraft alpaca tweed and some colors of the Stylecraft life range 🙂

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I love the look of a granny square with mixed kinds of yarn ♥

For Christina my eldest daughter I’ll be joining the squares with parchment … and for Sarah, the joining color will be the dark grey (graphite) 🙂 My girls have very different characters and one is dark hair dark skin (Christina) the other is very blond (Sarah)

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So contrasting grannies bedspreads they will have in their room 🙂 Can’t wait to finish them both 🙂

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and  I am also still crocheting my ripple with the Stylecraft life Dk and loving it more and more ♥

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August has brought some changes in my home too. We painted our walls and I chose the yellow mustard (my favorite color of the moment) to paint the wall behind our bed ♥

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and a wall in our sitting room ♥

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I just looooove LOVE LOVE this color. So bright, so fresh and sooo warm ♥

(The painting color’s name is honey mustard from DULUX)

That is all for today my dearest friends!

Have to go now…

Sending you hugs and kisses through this post ♥

Sucrette

 

 

 

1 08, 2015

Granny squares lover

By | August 1st, 2015|A month with pics, colors and yarns, granny squares, Uncategorized|9 Comments

July is gone…

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It was a lovely month full of colors and joys…
And now that my v stitch baby blanket is done too (will show it to you next time) and I am really pleased with how it turned out, I have an urge need to crochet grannies 🙂

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I have some leftover grannies in DK yarn from previous projects, I decided to add some rows to them and make some more …

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My stash of colors in DK yarn is big (mostly Stylecraft special DK) and I looooove the colors.

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I am mixing some Stylecraft Alpaca tweed to the special ones and I looooove the effect too 🙂

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I am really a granny squares lover 🙂

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Wishing you a relaxed weekend!
Sucrette