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Sunday, 30 September 2012

Naweke = Saligheid

Daar is baie min dinge in die lewe wat vir my so lekker is, as om op 'n Saterdag oggend wakker te word en  te weet ek kan heeldag lank "huisie-huisie" speel.  Dis vir my absolute saligheid. Net om te weet ek HOEF niks te doen nie. 

Daar het hierdie Saterdag so 'n algehele salige gevoel in my huis geheers.  Asof die diere ook weet dis naweek en daar 'n rustigheid om ons is.








 My laslappie kussing vorder goed en die materiaal gedeelte is klaar.





 Ek het 'n strook gehekel wat ook aan die voorkant van die kussing kom





Die agterkant van die kussing gaan 'n groot oumablok wees.


Ek hoop om binnekort die voltooide kussing te wys.  Hoop julle het elkeen 'n goeie, geseënde week.

Groetnis tot volgende keer!

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Michelle se bersie

Ek het voorheen vir julle vertel van my vriendin Michelle wat so lekker leer hekel het.

Kyk net waarmee is sy nou besig! Is dit nie pragtig nie?


Friday, 21 September 2012

Iets nuut

Met die winter wat nou verby is, en temperature wat bitter vinnig opskiet, het ek besluit om iets nuut te probeer wat dalk nie heeltemal so warm op my skoot gaan lê soos 'n wolkombers nie.

My poging is 'n laslap kussing.  Die idee is om dit af te rond met hekelwerk so ek gaan darem nie my eerste (handwerk)liefde heeltemal verraai nie. 

Ek werk die laslappies met die hand, want ek hou niks daarvan om masjienwerk te doen nie.  Ek het vinnig agtergekom dat ek, anders as met hekelwerk, my oog liewer op die naald as op die tv moet hou.  Die gaatjies aan my vingers kan getuig daarvan!

Danksy youtube het ek 'n baie oulike en maklike manier gekry om die blokkies te maak.  Eers word die hexagon patroon op papier uitgeknip. 
 

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 Sny 'n gaatjie in die middel van elkeen waardeur jy die patroontjie aan die materiaal kan vasspeld


 Nou word die materiaal met rygsteke om die patroon vasgewerk.




Volgende word die patroontjies met fyn stekies aanmekaar gewerk





Ek sal binnekort die eindproduk vir julle wys!

Hoop almal het 'n heerlike langnaweek

Groete tot volgende keer

Monday, 10 September 2012

CAL block 4 - 9

Since the start of the CAL, I've been having serious issues and doubts about my ability to crochet!  I'm not sure if the 200 blocks are meant to be all the same size, but mine just don't seem to come out right.

I took numbers 1 - 3 apart and did them again, this time carefully counting stitches and  they look a bit more like the pictures in the book.

So I gave it a good go this weekend, and here are the 9 blocks that I have so far.

Since I'm writing this blog at my office and don't have the book with me, they might not be in the right order, but here goes:













Here's take 4 on block number 1!



Wednesday, 5 September 2012

CAL 1,2 and 3

Ok, so crochet is like golf. It keeps you HUMBLE! Just when you think you can actually do this, along comes a bad day and you realise you have yet to learn!

So I started the CAL.  Let me be the first to confess that I'm all for a short-cut.  An easy route.  But this time, I actually did some homework.  I know that there's UK crochet and there's US crochet. The stitches are different.  So where does that leave me (apart from in Africa)?  

I thought well, seeing that we're doing the blocks out of this particular book, I went to the back and looked at the stitch guide.  Ok, so what I know as a sc, is called a dc is this book. Then I changed my stitches, and did it strictly by the book.

But ooops, now it seems I am still doing something wrong!  The first block looked nice to me but apparently its not quite right!

Ahhh anyway.......

I still like it.

So here's number 1



Then I made number 2.


It came out slightly smaller than number 1, but I figured what the heck, surely not all 200 blocks are going to be the same size?


Now remember, up to here I was still very confident and thought my blocks looked perfect!  Then I started reading all the other blocks and discussions about number 1 and realised I was living in tralala land!  Apparently there's much more to it!  What I saw as perfect and cute are not.  There are discussions about stitch height, block sizes and all sorts of things I was not even concerned about.

That put a bit of a damper on my confidence, and then last night, I did number 3. I have made quite a few granny squares and this is just another version right?  Uhmmmm not!  I've made huge blankets and never had a problem with the whole skew bit in the centre.  My square always seemed to come out nice and, well, square!  Take a look at this one....
 

Not nice at all. So guess what I'll be doing tonight?

But anyway, I will get it right in the end, and I won't give up!

I've also decided that I am in this for the fun and love of crochet, so even if my stitches aren't exactly US or USA, then I will be starting Africa crochet!  The old fashioned way! 

Till next time.

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Heerlike Lente en CAL - Crochet-a-long

Saterdag was die offisiële begin van lente hier by ons en Malelane het dit gevier met temperature verby 40 grade.  Nietemin, dis heerlik om te sien hoe alles in my tuin weer nuwe lewe kry en blom







Tot die voëltjies het begin uitbroei in die groot boom, en die bewyse lê in die blare onder



Verlede week het ek hier vertel van die CAL waaraan ek gaan deelneem.

Saterdag was dus die eerste dag van die uitdaging, waarin ons al 200 blokkies in die boek 200 Crochet Blocks deur Jan Eaton gaan hekel.

Merke, gereed.........



En die eerste van 200 blokke begin!







 




 
 As 'n heerlike bonus, was dit Sondag 'n lekker koel dag en kon ons (dalk vir oulaas) onder die kombers sit en hekel.  Heerlik!