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Good mooooorniiiiiiiiiing πŸ™‚

How are you?

Feels great to be with you today!

Wanna jump with me in the land of colors to brighten up your monday? Yallaaaa! Let’s make it! Let’s jump in some granny loveliness…

Yes! It is done and I’m crazy in love with it πŸ™‚

My Giant is 48 rounds + the border… It measures 135x135cm…


The yarn is “Nako Vizon” a 100% acrylic yarn crocheted with a 4.5mm hook…

I enjoyed sooo much crocheting this blanket …

Specially the yellow border! (OOH how I love making borders πŸ™‚ )

I used this border as it reminds me of the granny’s small squares… You can find its graphic pattern here! It is very simple to make and it looks great with a granny square πŸ˜‰

No more words just more pics… πŸ˜‰

Hope you enjoyed πŸ˜€

Before I go today I want you to welcome some new participants to the Challenge (Yes it is still going on πŸ˜‰ )

80- Kara.anne

81- Jennifer Crutchfield

82- LuAnn

83- Ana Clara Moreno

Welcome ladies! We’re very happy that you joined πŸ™‚

Please do not hesitate to tell me if I forget to mention somebody!

and do not forget to post your pics here and here ! Wonderful places to visit …

Have to go now! Monday is always a very busy day πŸ™‚

Kisses,

Sucrette

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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:

65-Traci

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!

Sucrette

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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!

Sucrette

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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!

Sucrette

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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!

Sucrette

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Granny love

Hello!

These past few days I’ve been making the final touches of “granny love”

Doesn’t feel great when you are cutting the yarn ends and thinking about the joy this blanket will give to someone ?

I will offer this blanket to a friend of mine who’s giving birth in July… This friend is in love with grannies and (like myself ) she don’t love soft pastels colors for babies πŸ™‚ She’s giving birth to a baby boy but she wants her blanket to be full of bold colors (purple included) πŸ™‚ so here it is: Granny love!

I made this blanket a little bigger (85x105cm) than the normal-baby-blanket-size as it will be used during the cold days not before December and the baby will be 6 months old…

I used my favorite acrylic yarns the Nako brand and a 4.5mm crochet hook …

and made a simple picots edging with the off-white color…

I think the picots-edge is a quick and very nice type of edging…and the result turns out always beautiful πŸ™‚

Ooooh how I love grannies ! I think that the multi-colored-granny-square is the first thing people should learn in crochet…as they will be hooked forever πŸ˜‰

Here is a final pic before leaving you my friend…Hope you liked “granny love”!

Have a wonderful week end and thank you for visiting!

Sucrette

P.S: I am making progress on my “vintage blanket” and I am enjoying it sooo much…will show you something for sure next time πŸ˜‰

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Good morning my friend,

It’s been sooo lonnnnnnng since my last post…I’ve been busy with the girls at home and I really missed blogging…

Hope all is going great with you…

So, here I am back again with two new wip πŸ™‚ two cushions I am making right now… (yes, time for cushions again πŸ˜‰ )

The first one is a “circle of joy” orange cushion…

it has to do with a new painting I bought recently and I’ll let you know all about it next time…

You can find the pattern I am using for this cushion here.

My 2nd wip is a normal granny one…crocheted with the ricco creative cotton…

I just love the brightness of this yarn πŸ™‚

Time to leave you now…

Have a beautiful day and see you soon πŸ˜‰

Sucrette

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