Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Sophie's Universe CAL - Update!

Hello lovely readers! Welcome to those of you who are visiting for the first time - we'd love to hear from you in the comments, on our Facebook page or on Instagram :) 

Some exciting news this week - my entry pack for the 2015 Sydney Royal Easter Show arrived!!! Now that I actually have the little barcodes and entry passes, it's a little more real... must get working on my scarf and hippo entries!

It's now week 5, Part 6 of the Sophie's Universe CAL hosted by Dedri Uys at lookatwhatimade.net :D 

I've done two parts since I last blogged about this project, because I was saving Part 5 to do at our Crafternoons gathering on Sunday! 

Here is Part 5! I particularly love the little yellow tulips - so cute!





And Part 6!





Sophie did nearly go over the balcony a few times last night - I discovered at the end of Row 53 that I'd missed one (ONE!) stitch at the end of Row 51 :'( After some cursing and icecream, I decided I really did need to fix it, so undid all of Rows 53 and 52, and fixed up the end of Row 51 and then redid 52 and 53. It seemed heartbreaking at the time but I know I'll be happier with it in the end, especially when I don't know what stitches will be needed later in the work! 

Because I made her wait until Sunday to do Part 5, Kathryn has not had time to do Part 6 yet. I love her colour choices though - it's like the garden at nighttime, whereas mine is the garden in full sunshine! Her blue tulip row is gorgeous :D 



We've also convinced our mother to join the CAL, and ordered her some lovely squishy Stylecraft yarn to do it in! Hopefully it will arrive soon, but knowing how fast Mum crochets it won't take her long to catch up...

I'm doing pretty well with my list of things to do this week - posted the crocodile stitch booties to their new owners (will hopefully get some cute pictures to share with you soon), posted a hippo to a brand new baby, got my Sophie up to date, and I've done two scarves so far. Phew, and it's only Wednesday!


How is your week going?

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  1. You've got a lot done already. The CAL looks fantastic. I'm sure you weren't happy about having to rip back some of the work and do it again. But you can relax now knowing that it is right and won't cause problems later on. I've been crocheting baby hats and a blanket.

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    1. I think mine is going to be bigger than the projection on the CAL info page - we are 53 rows in, less than halfway, and it's already about 80cm square!

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  2. I can't believe how wonderful both these items are! I know about unravelling because of an error you see various rows after, it always makes me want to throw away what I'm working on, too - fortunately it doesn't happen too often! ; )

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    1. I think every crafter knows that feeling :P When I teach crochet to people for the first time, I make them do a long chain, because tension and hand position and teaching muscle memory is so important. Then, I make them undo it all because they better get used to it ;)

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  3. Love seeing all these different Sophies! What yarn are you using, Michelle?

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    1. Stylecraft Special DK! The colours are all listed on my Ravelry project page: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/machiashelli/sophies-universe-cal

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  4. Your one is so bright and cheerful Michelle. Mine as you know is mostly Blue and Purple and I am only half way through the first row of tulips. I want to start a new new one in different colours instead now lol

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    1. I totally know that feeling - I think there are quite a few more Sophies in my future :) I'm looking forward to seeing progress on yours!!

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  5. Those colours are stunning! And I'm very much in awe of the crochet skills too :D

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    1. The pattern is so well-written, even someone with advanced beginner crochet skills could do it. My sister's coworker has only been crocheting since the beginning of January and is working on this (slowly, but surely and with my sister's expert assistance!). I love the colours too, so bright and cheery :D The texture is also very cool - I haven't really worked much with different textures in crochet before.

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  6. This is just gorgeous! The colours are stunning. You have amazing crochet skills and have made so many gorgeous projects,
    Best wishes
    Alison xx

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  7. Really beautiful and the colours are fabulous! Sx

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