Archive for July, 2011

Thank you soooooo much for all your wonderful comments on my stripy blanket… I was so happy reading every single wordΒ  πŸ™‚Β  T H A N K Β  Y O U !

Here is the graphic of the stripy’s edging:

For the symbols meanings click here!

Hope it’s easy to follow πŸ˜‰

It is a very simple to crochet border… simple things are always the best πŸ™‚

Many of you keep asking me about the software I use to draw my graphics, it is called “Corel Draw” it’s a graphic design software I used to work with at school πŸ™‚

Can’t wait for next time to show you my giant granny and my new wip(s)

Stay tuned πŸ˜‰


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YES YES Yes it is done πŸ™‚ and it is beautiful specially when you imagine a small cute baby snuggled under ….

The stripy blanket is over and I love how it turned out finally…

specially when I made the border (thank you mum for suggesting the red color…it was an excellent choice I think:) )

If someone is interested in the graphic pattern of the stripy’s border let me know so I’ll post it here …

The blanket measures 70x90cm which is a good size for a baby…

It is crocheted with a 3.5mm crochet hook and the yarn is: nako baby 50%acrylic 50%polyamid … a very soft and soooo good to hook with yarn… If you can not find this yarn in your country I suggest that you choose a yarn with this particular mixture: acrylic+polyamid…it is sooo soft you can not work with something else after you tried it…I swear πŸ˜€

I’m so in love that I suggested to my hubby yesterday that we have a third baby to go with the blanket :):) hehe

So? what do you think?Β  Hope you liked as much as myself πŸ™‚

The giant granny is done too…yesterday I finished its border…I’m off to take some pics that I can show you later…

and now I’m sooooooooooo thrilled to begin something new….yaaaaaaayyyy!

Big big kisses to you all!


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Good morning sweet people,

The GIANT Granny Challenge is still going on and it will continue until the last participant will decide to stop crocheting … so no hurries my friend… take your time and enjoy…

You can begin whenever you want and decide to stop when you feel that it is already enough… After all it is just a fun experience that we are all sharing together πŸ˜‰ yeaaaaaaaaaaaah!

So, time to welcome some new participants πŸ™‚

72- Christelle Pretorius Botha

73- Suz

74- Tintochtap

75- Amy Riley

76- Priscilla

77- Katrin W.

78- Elly

79- Marcela

79 !Β Β Β  S E V E N T YΒ Β  N I N EΒ Β  so far!Β Β Β  WOOOW !Β Β Β Β Β  Welcome ladies πŸ™‚Β  We are very happy that you joined!

Don’t forget to share your pics here and(or)Β  here...

These are some pics of mine… 45 rounds so far …

I love the feeling of it wrapped around my legs enjoying the sunset from our sitting room when there is some fresh wind after a very hot summer day…

Love love love this blanket πŸ™‚

Before I go today ladies I want you to take a look at my mantel…do you see something new?

Let’s have a closer look…

They wish you a very happy happy day!


P.S: I’m working now on the border of the stripy blanket…Yes yes yes it is almost done and it is just lovely πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to show it to you πŸ˜‰

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Good morning my friend…

Today a post about some progress I made on the stripy blanket…

27 rows so far…

I think my next stripy post will be a tadaaaa one πŸ˜‰

2 more pics of the flowers on my table today…

Have a wonderful end of week πŸ™‚


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Good morning lovely people,

Hope you wake up today in a colorful mood and you’re enjoying a lovely weather too!

Thank you all for your wonderful comments on Melody! She was really happy that you liked her πŸ™‚

We reached already 71 participants to our granny challenge πŸ™‚

The latest participants are:


66- Cunitia

67- Julie

68- Another tangled mess

69- Libby

70- Jude Matthews

71- Vagirl

Welcome ladies to our fun crochet a-long!!

Today I want you to applause our friend AntaraCeletna who has already crocheted 62 rounds and maybe more… 62 rounds !! woooow ! We are sooo proud of you πŸ™‚ and her blanket is lovely with beautiful colors πŸ™‚ Do not miss it: it is here πŸ™‚ You did an amazingΒ  job so far AntaraCeletna !! BRAVO!

There is a lot of wonderful blankets on flickr here and on Ravelry here….Go take a peek, it really worth a visit πŸ™‚

Mine has 38 rounds so far and it is very big already…I think it is because the yarn I’m using is a little chunky…

The days are getting hotter and hotter here (36 Celsius) and I have some difficulties putting it on my lap while crocheting πŸ™‚

But I’m enjoying every single stitch …and that what counts πŸ˜€

This is my favorite pic so far:

mmmh deliciosa πŸ˜€

I’m a granny-obsessed-lover!

and as much as I enjoy crocheting I love looking at everyone’s GIANT and love how the other blankets are slowly getting bigger and bigger …

You are making wonderful pieces of ART ladies! Keep on the beautiful job πŸ˜‰

Before leaving you today I want you to take a look there πŸ™‚ (miammm that is really delicious πŸ™‚ ) (Thank you Linda for this very cute link !)

Have a wonderful sunshiny week!


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My name is Melody πŸ™‚

I was made yesterday for a little 5 years old girl who was stuck at home with a bad “gastro-enterite” and who needed a little company…

I was sewed with soo much love…

and I have a little crocheted dress too…

I made also some new friends…

and I’m very happy in my new home …

The little girl is feeling much better today and she can now play with me ! Youpiii!

Have a fun day!


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Good morning ladies!

How was your weekend? Mine was lovely: beach, sun, very hot weather, children… lovely but a little tiring πŸ™‚

Now back to monday, back to “routine” …I am a “routine” lover kind of person…I love the things I make everyday… again and again…and especially crochet things… πŸ™‚

Today I am proud to announce that we are already 64 participants to the GIANT Granny challenge πŸ™‚

S I X TYΒ Β Β  F O U R !! wooooowwwwwwwww!

The latest 9 participants are: (please tell me if I forgot somebody or somebody’s link)

56- Anne Marie

57- Mercedes

58- Kerry

59- Hayley

60- Susan H.

61- Philippa Ibboston

62- Eline

63- Renee

64- Twyla

Welcome welcome welcome to you in our fun experience!!

Do not forget to post your pics in our groups here and here ! and go visit even if you do not want to put pics … there is amazing lovely projects to enjoy looking at πŸ™‚

I made already 30 rounds on mine πŸ™‚ Now every round is much more time consuming … but I am enjoying it to the max (a lot more than the stripy blanket I have to admit 😦 )

love love love how it’s turning …

so bright and cheery…

Don’t you wanna jump into that pic?


Here it is sitting in the kitchen’s bench with its friend Bouba the bear πŸ™‚

I’ll leave you now with two closeups of my kitchen’s shelf πŸ˜‰

Thank you sooo much for visiting today πŸ™‚

Have a great monday!


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Hello again!

This is my second post for today πŸ™‚

This post is all about crochet and my progress in the stripy baby blanket…

Yes I am doing something else than the giant granny πŸ˜‰

Here are some pics :

16 rows already! Growing up slowly but I’m enjoying it a lot πŸ™‚

The yarn is soooo soft… a pure pleasure to crochet with… and the colors…mmmh sooo yummy…

Hope you enjoyed πŸ˜‰

Have a wonderful week end!


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Hello hello!

Welcome to all our latest members !

Welcome to:

52- Gail Wheatley

53- Tids

54- Terri

55- Leigh Ann

We are very happy to have you between us!

And the good news today is that thanks to Adriana Dias, I did manage to create a group on Ravelry !! Yes yes yes! Now my lovelies you can add your projects on Ravelry too, here:

Β http://www.ravelry.com/groups/sucrettes-giant-granny-cal

Thank you sooo much Adriana for showing me how to make a group πŸ™‚

So, we have now two different places to share our pics: here and here !

And believe me there is plenty of lovely grannies to look at on flickr ! Some are just beginnings and some are really worked fast (Antara Celetna πŸ™‚ ) but all are beautiful and every piece is one of a kind πŸ™‚

You have magical hands ladies !

Thank you for being here with me and thank you for all your wonderful comments!

Love you all πŸ™‚


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Good morning πŸ™‚ Good morning πŸ™‚ Good morning πŸ™‚

I was soo happy today when I discovered that the lovely Grace Ann did a button for our project! The button is really nice πŸ™‚ I love it! Here it is…

What do you think? Beautiful eh?

THANK YOU soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much Grace Ann πŸ™‚ You did a wonderful job !

Now, my friend, if you already joined or you still want to join you can add this lovely button to your blog as a link to our flickr group or to le-monde-de-Sucrette’s-giant-granny-challenge-rules-post ! It is up to you πŸ˜‰

We are already…….tatatataaaaaaaaa…..tatatataaaaaaaaa…

51 participants !!!! Youpiiiiiiiiii!!!!!!!!!!

The latest participants are:

45- Pauline Lynch (Dear Pauline, baby grannies are welcome too πŸ™‚ You can post your pics here )

46- Anastacia

47- Susana

48- Sian

49- Grace Ann (Thank you again for the button πŸ™‚ )

50- Catherine Lopez

and 51- Wendy !

WELCOME WELCOME WELCOME! It is a pleasure having you between us in this great adventure πŸ™‚

and youhoooooooooooooo who still want to join??? weΒ  are still waiting for youuuuuuu! Come ooon it will be FUN!

It is a strange feeling to think about so many others doing the same stitches while you are crocheting your granny πŸ™‚ Don’t you think?

Have to go now!

Have plenty of work here in the house today:(

Have a wonderful one and see you very soon πŸ˜‰



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