Thursday, 11 October 2018

From Cushion to Throw!

Hello, Lovelies! I hope you are all well in your patch of Crochetland?

You may have already heard... the Fynbos Protea 3-in-One Pattern ( Hexie, Circle, Square ) is upsizing to a rectangle shaped Throw! It has been sitting there, in my comfy wingback rocking chair... looking at me as if to say " really, a Square, a mere Cushion, a measly part of a larger design? How could you, Jen!" My aim is to extend the Block to 1m x 1.2m, the perfect size for throwing over your legs on a hot chocolate and fireplace Winter's night while watching four entire seasons of  "Grand Designs" on Netflix ( oops! 😄 ).

Just as my Animals speak to me and I answer, just as I talk to the flowers in my garden and listen to their response, well...I do also talk to my patterns! Some patterns are very happy and satisfied at 10cm x 10cm or smaller. They are quiet, they look content anyway, while others seem to squirm for attention from me...they want to grooooow! I'm a good crochet Mama...I oblige. Fynbos Protea will be a 4 -in-One pattern!

The reason for this post is to let you know that I will continue using the fabulous Stone Washed by Scheepjes Yarns. You may be happy when I tell you that I will do this extension in one pattern file as opposed to multiple Parts. Everyone who has already purchased the pattern ( THANK YOU!!! ) will receive an update ( no extra cost! ) as soon as this extension is complete. For those of you who have yet to purchase the pattern, perhaps you may want to wait, or...get stuck into Part One in the meantime?

I can't say EXACTLY how soon Part Two will be completed...but I am on it like Cream on Strawberries!

Watch this space!

Friday, 5 October 2018

A little catch up!

Hello, Lovelies!

Oh my hook, I can't quite believe that it is almost 3 months since I last updated my Blog! I have a good excuse though...Karoo Vintage... which took pretty much every waking minute designing, correcting, typing up the pattern, taking all the tutorial pics, making the videos, then all the final work of uploading videos to Youtube, getting the Parts to Ravelry, updating Social Media...I felt like Shiva of the many arms!? Talk about brain drain! A huge  THANK YOU goes to my Group Admins who fielded and still are fielding questions, who are posting up lovely pictures, creating Albums and generally running the Group while I get on with wiggling a stick about in balls of delicious Award Winning Yarn!  (  isn't it fantastic and so well deserved that Scheepjes won the British Award for Best Luxury Yarn!? )

I had every intention of keeping the Blog updated and correctly corresponding each post with each Part of Karoo as it was released. know what they say about roads, good intentions, and Hell! At some point ( the one that keeps receding into the horizon ) I will complete the Karoo journey because I really cannot ever rest properly knowing I didn't take you with me to visit some of the most interesting and lovely little "dorpies" ( = Villages ). If you would like to see some of the AMAAAAZZZIIINNG colourways that Karoo is sporting you can visit HERE and HERE. I will keep updating as they are completed.

I am in a celebratory mood and have been since I wove in the very last yarn end on Karoo! Just in time too seeing as Summer is almost on our doorstep. Already the Sun seems to shine brighter and definitely hotter, the days are lengthening and I am wearing my favourite pair of red flip flops! As you can see, they are a little threadbare in places because I have worn them almost constantly through two Summers so far. My aim is to wear them until there's nothing left but the uppers. I LOVE THEM SO MUCH!

Believe it or not but I am not right in the head. I was looking forward to some downtime in the garden, not crocheting, just relaxing and pulling up the weeds that have taken over my little garden while I had my head bent over Karoo for the past 3.5 months. This is what was on my mind, other than designing the next Part for Karoo...the entire time. So what do I do immediately Karoo was washed, carefully folded up and put into storage for next Winter's use? Yep... get stuck right into designing a cushion cover. It's official name is Jen Tyler and I am a crochet addict.

If you'd like to take a squiz at the latest pattern them please head on over to Ravelry

I hope you Lovelies have a fabulous weekend wherever you are in Crochetland, I'm off to weed the garden ( code for crochet, crochet, and more crochet! ).