Joining Cee’s Which Way Challenge
With Part 6 of the Cosmic Cal completed,
doesn’t it look perfect with this chair covered in a luxurious fabric by ‘Timorous Beasties‘…..
…….. on to Part 7 in which we meet the dastardly Cosmic Stars!!!
Helen’s You Tube tutorial for Part 7 is here.
Continuing with the Jumping Jelly Whirl until completing Round 78, I worked Round 79, the first part of the Cosmic Stars, in Citrus Whirlette.
I don’t know if it is because I am left-handed and following a right-handed video, or because I was using a 4 ply cotton yarn which has no give, but I just could not get the placement of the spokes right – stitch markers to the rescue!
There was much chat on the FB groups about these stars and I was near to giving up on them when one wonderful person suggested working into front posts instead of front loops and this worked much better for me. Phew!
By the time I had worked along one side I was down to only needing the bottom middle marker to show me the way
I was so relieved to get to the end of those Stars, knowing I would never have to make them again!
However, lots of people said they loved them and are making several more Cosmics including the Stars.
Part 9 to come.
Continuing with my account of making the Cosmic Cal designed by Helen Shrimpton …
The Rows of Star Stitches, Rows 50 and 51 of the pattern, were made with the yellow yarn at the centre of the second Rosewater Cocktail Whirl.
The yarn was cut at the end of Row 51.
Row 52 was made continuing with the yarn of the first Whirl, up until the end of part 4, finishing with the dark blue
I started Part 5, Row 61, continuing with the yellow from the centre of the second Rosewater Cocktail Whirl until the last Row of Part5, Row 66, which I worked in the Citrus Whirlette.
(with hindsight I wish I had worked this row in either dark blue or turquoise so that it showed up the sunburst pattern more)
Part 6 continued with the Rosewater Cocktail until Row 71.
I cut the yarn and
The Crochet Along has 9 parts altogether.
The farm on which my Dad grew up, no wonder he talked so fondly of it, what views!
I love Ginny’s Yarn Along – a chance to meet up with other yarn lovers and see what they are making and what they are reading.
Here is my progress report on the two Rosslyns so far
A paid for pattern by Helen Shrimpton.
This is a really lovely relaxing pattern to make and just the thing to be making alongside the current Cosmic Cal. I usually finish the rows given for the Cosmic Cal a few days before we are given our next set of instructions, so I then move to working on the Rosslyns.
As I have mentioned before I have made a few alterations to the pattern
and now I have also added some butterflies – pattern by Debbie Dearest.
My intention was to make a single bedspread, as a birthday present for each of my twin granddaughters (they will be 6 in October). The butterflies were there to make the finished bedspread rectangular rather than square.
Yes, that looked fine so I made the edging and finished one, with just the butterfly bodies to complete and ends to sew in.
This means they will be lap blankets instead of bedspreads but they can still go on their beds.
Also joining Ginx Craft.
Whilst crocheting I have been enjoying the
The Gudrun Saga by Lucy Catherine
I’ve listened to all of the Series and currently Series 4 is being serialised on BBC Radio 4
Overseas readers might be able to catch it on 4 Extra
Do you listen to the radio or podcasts whilst crafting? If so I’d love to know which ones.
I’ve had a lovely time this month noticing how the sunlight catches and enhances things.
The prompt for this month’s photographic meet-up is SUNLIGHT.
We meet up on the first Tuesday of each month. You are very welcome to join in anytime. For future prompts go to the Photo Challenge Page.
Next month’s prompt is Sculpture.
To join us, leave links to your Sunshine photos, either current or archive, in the comments – “Bring me Sunshine!”
Adding ‘Walking on Sunshine’ after seeing it mentioned in Crafty Creeks’s post
Don’ it feel good!!!!! ❤