Archive for June, 2011

Good evening ladies,

This is a small recapitulation about who’s joining until now πŸ™‚ I am sooo thrilled πŸ™‚

1- Jacquie (maybe)

2- Pauline (maybe)

3- Jane (maybe) (no web address or blog)

4- Rene

5- Lizzie (no web address or blog)

6- Ohangelina

7- Sonieta

8- Charlotte (You can use whatever yarn you want…mix different kinds or not…it is up to you and to your stash…I am using myself some acrylic leftovers)

9- Susi Karin Onca

10- Danielle (Non Danielle, il n’y a pas de date limite et chacune travaille a son propre rythme…L’idee du projet c’est de partager, une facon de s’encourager mutuellement πŸ˜€ )

11- Celeste

12- Hazel (granny rectangle is OK πŸ™‚ )

13- Monique (maybe)

14- Diane (maybe) (no web address or blog)

15- Claire (maybe) (no web address or blog)

16- Debi Y.

17- La Crochetnauta

18- Gimee

19- Sara

20- Sarah (maybe) (no web address or blog)

21 (counting myself in) until now πŸ™‚ OOOOh it will be great to have 21 different giant granny blankets πŸ™‚

and you, behind your screen, who did not join yet, what are you waiting fooooooooooooor?????

We are still waiting for youuuuuuuuuu πŸ™‚ YALLAAAAAAAA

So, my friend, I’m thinking of creating a group on flickr or ravelry where we can all share our pics (even the one between us who do not have a blog) What do you think? or should we make something else? I’m waiting for your suggestions πŸ™‚

Have to go now… Dinner…and putting girls into bed….

Have a great evening!


P.S: To Susana Gargicevich: I received your e-mail but I could not reply to you or even open ur pics…I have some problems with my inbox (GRRRRRR!) Can you please send back the pics but make them smaller (less than 1M)? I would love to see them πŸ™‚

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Hello hello hello πŸ™‚

I was so happy reading every single word you left on my last post ! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

It really gives me a lot of pleasure reading all your comments! I wish I could thank you in each and every one’s blog πŸ™‚

Until now we have participating in the Giant granny challenge:

Jacquie (maybe), Pauline (maybe), Jane (maybe), Rene, Lizzie, Ohangelina, and Sonieta.

Jacquie, Pauline and Jane you have to make your best to be with us:) We are counting on you!

Rene, Lizzie, Ohangelina and Sonieta: Welcome welcome welcome to the GIANT granny challenge! Waiting for your pics πŸ˜‰

To all the others who did not join yet I tell them: we are waiting for youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!! πŸ˜€

To Ohangelina: I did not think about any link, I thought about sharing our progress in each one’s blog:( but it will be great to have a place a link or address where we can all put our pics and progress…do you have something in mind?

To Sonieta: I think 100 rounds will be too much! hehe:) If I can make something between 50 and 100 rounds it will be perfect πŸ™‚

To Rakkie: Sorry but I don’t think that Nako yarn have an online shop:( Their website is: http://www.nako.com.tr and I did not find there any online shop…It is in Turkish and maybe I did not understand where to search…

To Esther: Thank you soo much for giving me the address of the Nako shop in Istanbul πŸ™‚ It is PARADISE πŸ™‚

To Pati from London: I wish you a very smooth delivery πŸ™‚ Good luck and don’t stress πŸ™‚

To Lizzie: I made for you a graphic pattern for the classic granny square…Here it is:

Sorry but graphic patterns is all I can make 😦

You have always to add in every new round: “3treble,1chain, 3treble” in each of the 4 corners of every round…

Here is, before I go, a pic of what I did so far (16rounds)


Hope you can join us too in this GIANT challenge πŸ˜‰ All you have to do is crochet and crochet and crochet a very big colorful granny square…as big as you can πŸ™‚ Very simple and very addictive too πŸ™‚ It will be fun!!

Have a great evening!


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Good morning !

How’s your morning? Are you enjoying like myself the first days of summer with the birds singing outside and the sun shining high? Mmmmh it feels so great when the weather is good…

So today, as promised, I’ll show you some crochet goodies I brought with me from Istanbul and two new projects I started when I got home …

First, there is some colorful crochet hooks I could not resist buying as I can not find any here in Beirut… I paid 1T.L (Turkish Lira) for each hook…that makes 0.38 british pound (or 0.6 USD) πŸ™‚

some cute little buttons…

and of course yarn πŸ™‚ the best yarn I ever touched in my whole life… soooooo soft and with bright colors πŸ™‚

It is called Nako baby …It is a mixture of 50%acrylic and 50%polyamid…I think this polyamid thing is what makes it soooo soft …and a pure pleasure to work with …

As for the price it is really cheap as I bought one (100gr) for 2.5 T.L (Turkish lira) that makes 0.95 British pound (or 1.5 USD) for one ball of 100g! Can you believe it ???

So, as you already guessed, I started something with this new yarn…a blanket πŸ™‚

a stripy colorful baby blanket…one color for each row…all with treble…

but as you can see in the pic above, I am working the trebles in the back of every stitch…(inserting the hook not in all the stitch but in the back side of the stitch only) that makes it looks like this and I love how the lines are appearing…did you notice ?

and this is my second wip…

a granny square??? pffffffffffff

No, no, no, not any granny square πŸ™‚

These are the first 6 rounds of a giant granny square…a real G I A N T one….with like 100 rounds !!!

So, who wants to join me in this great adventure and make your proper giant granny??? It will be a great challenge to make a really big one with all the leftover yarns you have …and it will become a beautiful loved blanket I am sure!!

Ooooh I am so thrilled with this project πŸ™‚ Join me join me join me !!! pleaaaaaaaaaaase!! πŸ˜€

Have to go now my friend!

Thank you so much for visiting today!

Have a wonderful week wherever you are!


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Istanbul pics (part1)

Hello! I’m back from my escape to Istanbul … It was a very nice trip… Just my hubby and me… Together to recharge our batteries πŸ™‚


Batteries are full again…miss my girls…miss Home …

It is so good to be back πŸ™‚

More pics, some new yarn, crochet goodies bought there and and and two new wip coming soon…

Stay tuned πŸ˜‰


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Good morning !

After finishing the baby blanket I decided I have to make some progress on “Love @ first sight” and maybe maybe try to finish it…

This project holds a special place in my heart and I’m still so in love that when I’m crocheting it I feel like my heart beats with joy… I want to make it HUGE…Yes a very very big blanketΒ  … Hope I can stay so in Love to realize this wish πŸ˜‰

So, my lovelies, some pics to show what I did so far…

and did you notice the small hearts ? (specially in the 2d row) Thank youΒ  Jane who made me see these tiny hearts in a previous comment πŸ™‚

I’m sending you LOVE LOVE LOVEΒ  in this post… did you catch some?

Have a lovely day!

I’m flying to Istanbul by the end of this week for 5 daysΒ  … Will be back soon πŸ˜‰


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Hello there!

What a title to a post eh? πŸ™‚ hehe

As you already guessed the blanket is over πŸ™‚ and it is delicious πŸ™‚ wanna take a look?

Not my kind of colors but it turned out good … and I am happy πŸ™‚

It measures 75x90cm which is a good size for a baby blanket…

I made the border using this pattern but I made half trebles instead of trebles …

The yarn I used is “Nako baby” 60% bamboo 40% polyamid… too bad you can only find pastels colors…because the yarn is so soft it is a pure pleasure to work with…

The crochet hook is a 4mm one. You can find here the graphic pattern for this blanket… Sorry again if I can only make graphic patterns … I am really really bad at explaining with words and I can not, myself, follow written patterns 😦

and now I can not wait to get back to my bright, bold and happy colors again πŸ˜‰ Youpiiii!

but will miss for sure the softness of this yarn …

Thank you for visiting πŸ˜‰

Have a nice day!


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Good morning !

I received a while ago an award from a very sweet lady…

Thank you so much Kerry!

Kerry have a wonderful blog…you can visit it here!

So, for the award I have to tell some things about myself…


1-I really really love colors…colors everywhere and specially in homes but it seems like most of the homes I visit are “beige” or “white” and this really annoys me!!

2- My favorite color is: red or purple or orange or yellow or even turquoise …in fact I have plenty of favorite colors πŸ˜‰ and every week I seem to have a new favorite color πŸ™‚

3- I love big families…for me the perfect picture of happiness is a big family with 4 or 5 kids dining around a big table laughing and eating with a fire in a cosy fireplace …

4- I’m afraid to death of death πŸ™‚ In fact this is a real obsession for me…I keep thinking about the day I’ll be dead or somebody I cherish will be gone and I cry and I cry … I don’t know how to face this fact and I keep reading books about it…but no result 😦

5- I love simple pleasures of life: sometimes, just sitting in the garden watching the girls playing makes my heart happy happy happy πŸ™‚

6- I hate to shop clothes…for myself…yes yes yes…I wish I can stay in my jeans and a very large t-shirt for the rest of my life and nobody tells me I have to be “pretty” for the others GRRRRRRR!

7- I live in a country (Lebanon) where everything is fake…specially the women…plastic surgery is the latest fashion…All the women have the same fake nose, the same fake cheeks and the same stretched skin around the eyes…in fact they all looks the same…its dramatic !

8- I hate going to hairdressers…fixing the color and cutting my hair is my nightmare! and this is what I’m making today!!!

9- I love eating a lot, specially sweets and chocolate…and I am constantly beginning diets…just beginning … πŸ˜€

10- Sometimes I wish to live alone in an island with my children, my husband and my family and of course my crochet and the internetΒ  and you πŸ˜‰ …

that’s it my lovelies!

Now I have to pass this on (and this is the hardest part as there is a thousand of lovely blogs I visit and all the blogs are wonderful! really!)

So, voila, I pass this award to:

1- Saritha from http://hooksneedlesandme.blogspot.com/

2- Debi from http://hooksandyarns.blogspot.com/

3- Severine from http://severine56.canalblog.com/

4- Jane from http://hook-and-yarn.blogspot.com/

5- Karen from http://4lilgirls.blogspot.com/

6- Mamzelle Flo from http://fantaisiesdeflo.canalblog.com/

7- Karen from http://www.barefeetandafreespirit.blogspot.com/

8- Linda from http://www.theknitoriousmrsb.blogspot.com/

and Esther from http://happyinred.blogspot.com/

Go have a visit! It is really worth it!

and finally before I go, I have to show you two pics:

It still needs some ironing and framing…but I’m happy with it πŸ™‚


My “daisies-in-a-square-baby-blanket” wip…

All the squares are done…Still have the joining round and the border…So a “tadaaa” post is coming very soon πŸ˜‰

Enjoy your week end!



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