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Samstag, 16. November 2019

Granny Square Tartan Blanket






Dear friends,


just imagine: One kilo of utterly gorgeous, scrumptious handdyed wool, a woollen dream of approximately 120 x 120 cm, warm and snug, butI do not like the colour-scheme…


Mind you: this is no disaster! Not liking the colours I will use the throw instead of watching over it like an overprotective mother lion. See, it has its benefits! But I surely wish I had chosen another colour-scheme...

I started working on the blanket on the 31st of October and finished it last night (15th of November). The border is made up of 4 rows of plain granite stitch (I even won at yarn chicken – only 2 meters of the burgundy wool left!).

After finishing the C2C Tartan Cushion (read here) I knew making a blanket using the C2C technique would drive me mad. After some pondering, I assumed I might get the desired effect using plain simple traditional granny squares joined in separate sections in a join-as-you-go granny technique too. Being too eager to get started, I didn‘t pay the usual attention to the choice of colours. They seemed OK at first, but as the first panel was finished, I started questioning my decision. Unfortunately I couldn‘t convince myself to stop and reconsider…

Max photobombing...


Ah well, be it as it may. I liked working on the blanket, it‘s an easy make and only takes about 18 hours to finish.
And as soon as I have restocked my dyes I can work out a more appealing colour-scheme.


I’ll keep in touch!







Liebe Freunde,


stellt euch das mal vor: Ein Kilo großartige und wunderschöne, handgefärbte Wolle, ein absoluter Wolltraum von circa 120 x 120 cm groß, schnuckelig warm und urgemütlich, aber ich mag das Farbschema nicht …



Das ist wohlgemerkt keine Katastrophe! Da ich die Farben nicht mag, werde ich die Decke benutzen, statt sie wie eine überfürsorgliche Löwenmutter zu behüten. Eine nicht sonderlich gefällige Farbzusammenstellung hat also auch Vorteile! Klar wünsche ich mir jetzt, dass ich andere Farben gewählt hätte, aber …

Am 31. Oktober habe ich die Decke angefangen und gestern Abend (15. November) war sie dann endlich fertig. Der Rand besteht aus vier Reihen in schlichtem Granitstich (die letzte Reihe war eine Zitterpartie, aber zum Glück ging es gut aus, ich habe sogar noch zwei Meter von der bordeauxfarbenen Wolle übrig).



Nachdem dem C2C Tartan Kissen (hier zu lesen) wusste ich, dass es mich schier wahnsinnig machen würde, eine komplette Decke in dieser Technik zu häkeln. Aber ich nahm an, den gewünschten Effekt auch mit einfachen, traditionellen Granny Squares erzielen zu können. Immer in separaten Abschnitten gehäkelt, und join-as-you-go in der Granny-Technik zusammengefügt, müsste das Muster doch nachzuempfinden sein.

Da ich zu sehr darauf brannte sofort los zu legen, bin ich bei der Farbauswahl wohl eher nicht mit der üblichen Sorgsamkeit vorgegangen. Zunächst schien alles noch in Ordnung zu sein, aber als das erste Paneel fertig war, kamen mir erste Zweifel. Aber diese reichten nicht aus, mich um zu stimmen …

Nun, wie dem auch sei, ich habe die Decke gerne gehäkelt. Es war auch gar nicht schwierig und hat insgesamt etwa 18 Stunden gebraucht.



Und sobald ich meinen Vorrat an Farben wieder aufgefüllt habe, kann ich ein attraktiveres Farbschema ausarbeiten und mit entsprechend gefärbter Wolle eine zweite Decke machen (die ich dann wohl hüten werde, wie mein Augapfel…)!

Ich halte euch auf dem Laufenden!






Samstag, 2. Februar 2019

Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party #14




Welcome to the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party!



It's the 1st Saturday of February 2019! 

It's time for the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party!

This Link-Up Party is all about granny squares. You are most welcome to link-up any projects you've made with either the traditional granny square, the solid one or any granny square you love or even have created yourself.

The Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party will start on the first Saturday of each month at 8 a.m. (CET) and will run 20 days. You'll be able to share your finished objects as well as your WIPs with other crocheters from all around the world. The five most popular links will be featured and shared on my social media sites.

Samstag, 12. Januar 2019

A Standstill - Stillstand








Dear friends,


January 2019 is getting me nowhere.

The hubby still not being at his best, I‘ve been pretty much absent from blogging, social media postings etc. His surgery isn‘t until the 23rd and things won‘t be back to normal for the first few weeks afterwards either, so this standstill will last a bit longer still…

Samstag, 5. Januar 2019

Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party #13




Welcome to the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party!



It's the 1st Saturday of January 2019! 

It's time for the 1st Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party of 2019!

This Link-Up Party is all about granny squares. You are most welcome to link-up any projects you've made with either the traditional granny square, the solid one or any granny square you love or even have created yourself.

Dienstag, 1. Januar 2019

Happy New Year




Dear friends,

even though the end of December wasn‘t all that brilliant, 2018 hasn‘t been a bad year. It did mean lots of changes to me, especially concerning day job, which is now taking up more space and time than it did this time last year, but otherwise: I started dying wool, finished a few crochet garments, ran the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party, designed a handful of patterns, discovered the joy of making stitch markers, met a lot of people over the internet…

Sonntag, 2. Dezember 2018

Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party #12



Welcome to the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party!

  
It's the 1st Saturday of December!
It's time for the 12th Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party!


(Hier geht's zu den deutschsprachigen Erläuterungen...)


This Link-Up Party is all about granny squares. You are most welcome to link-up any projects you've made with either the traditional granny square, the solid one or any granny square you love or even have created yourself.

Samstag, 3. November 2018

Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party #11



Welcome to the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party!

  
It's the 1st Saturday of November!
It's time for the 11th Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party!


(Hier geht's zu den deutschsprachigen Erläuterungen...)

This Link-Up Party is all about granny squares. You are most welcome to link-up any projects you've made with either the traditional granny square, the solid one or any granny square you love or even have created yourself.

Sonntag, 7. Oktober 2018

Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party #10



Welcome to the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party!

  
SORRY!!!!😓
I know I’m late…

It's the 1st Saturday (err... Sunday) of October!
It's time for the 10th Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party!


(Hier geht's zu den deutschsprachigen Erläuterungen...)

This Link-Up Party is all about granny squares. You are most welcome to link-up any projects you've made with either the traditional granny square, the solid one or any granny square you love or even have created yourself.

The Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party will start on the first Saturday (actually this month it’s the first Sunday) of each month at 8 a.m. (CET) and will run 20 days. You'll be able to share your finished objects as well as your WIPs with other crocheters from all around the world. The five most popular links will be featured and shared on my social media sites.

You haven't got to be a “big name” or a designer to join the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party. All you need is a granny square related crochet (or knit) post. By joining the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party you will be able to grow your blog as well as gather loads of inspiration.

Before we enter the next party, let's start with sharing the top three link ups of the AugustLink-Up Party (#9):




  1. SAVE THE DATE by EyeLoveKnots:
  2. Shrug by Buntix:
  3. BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY Place Mats by Atelier Marie-Lucienne:



🎉Congratulations🎊, ladies! 


Now let's move on to the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party #10

Party Rules (please read!):

  • Link directly to a granny square related crochet (or knit) blogpost (not to your home page). If you haven't got an actual project to show, feel free to add a link to an old blogpost! Anything family-friendly goes!
  • Limit to 3 links and don't repeat projects which have already been featured.
  • Link up your own work. Links infringing on copyright and/or trademark as well as sponsored posts will be deleted.
  • Please visit at least one other link and leave a nice comment to support your fellow crafter!
  • I'd highly appreciate if you'd follow me on at least one of my social media links (see below) – if only to know if you got featured or when the next Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party is due.

By adding your link to the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party, you give me permission to share your post and pictures on my social media sites, in features, in round-ups and on my blog (always with a link back to you for proper credit).

Help me to get the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party known by sharing on social media, by linking back to this party and by tagging it with #GrannySpirationLinkUpParty. The more people taking part, the merrier it'll become!

Follow me on: FacebookInstagramGoogle+Pinterest


Thank you for joining the party! Have fun!


Samstag, 1. September 2018

Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party #9



Welcome to the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party!


It's the 1st Saturday of September!
It's time for the 9th Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party!


(Hier geht's zu den deutschsprachigen Erläuterungen...)

This Link-Up Party is all about granny squares. You are most welcome to link-up any projects you've made with either the traditional granny square, the solid one or any granny square you love or even have created yourself.

The Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party will start on the first Saturday of each month at 8 a.m. (CET) and will run 20 days. You'll be able to share your finished objects as well as your WIPs with other crocheters from all around the world. The five most popular links will be featured and shared on my social media sites.

You haven't got to be a “big name” or a designer to join the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party. All you need is a granny square related crochet (or knit) post. By joining the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party you will be able to grow your blog as well as gather loads of inspiration.

Before we enter the next party, let's start with sharing the top five link ups of the August Link-Up Party (#8):




  1. Granny-LIEBE by Dino-Bären:
  2. BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY BAG by Atelier Marie-Lucienne:
  3. Crochet Tutorial - How to Make the Perfect Granny Square by Lullaby Lodge:
  4. WIP by EyeLoveKnots:
  5. Mein INSELSOMMER by Hummelellli:

🎉Congratulations🎊, ladies! 


Now let's move on to the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party #9

Party Rules (please read!):

  • Link directly to a granny square related crochet (or knit) blogpost (not to your home page). If you haven't got an actual project to show, feel free to add a link to an old blogpost! Anything family-friendly goes!
  • Limit to 3 links and don't repeat projects which have already been featured.
  • Link up your own work. Links infringing on copyright and/or trademark as well as sponsored posts will be deleted.
  • Please visit at least one other link and leave a nice comment to support your fellow crafter!
  • I'd highly appreciate if you'd follow me on at least one of my social media links (see below) – if only to know if you got featured or when the next Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party is due.

By adding your link to the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party, you give me permission to share your post and pictures on my social media sites, in features, in round-ups and on my blog (always with a link back to you for proper credit).

Help me to get the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party known by sharing on social media, by linking back to this party and by tagging it with #GrannySpirationLinkUpParty. The more people taking part, the merrier it'll become!

Follow me on: FacebookInstagramGoogle+Pinterest


Thank you for joining the party! Have fun!

Samstag, 18. August 2018

Bohemian Rhapsody* Placemats



Dear friends,


oh dear! Nearly a month has gone by without a blogpost other than the one of the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party… This actually shocks me, as I never intended on letting day job taking over my life this drastically, but it did somehow.
  
True, we had two busy weekends in between. On the first weekend of August the hubby and I took the weekend off. Margit Hoffmann of Alte Künste had a summer get-together at her place in Rheinland-Pfalz and we took the opportunity to have some quality time together.

Samstag, 4. August 2018

Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party #8



Welcome to the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party!


It's the 1st Saturday of August!It's time for the 8th Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party!


(Hier geht's zu den deutschsprachigen Erläuterungen...)

This Link-Up Party is all about granny squares. You are most welcome to link-up any projects you've made with either the traditional granny square, the solid one or any granny square you love or even have created yourself.

Samstag, 28. Juli 2018

Bohemian Rhapsody* Bag




Dear friends,


last week George (my new laptop) moved in with us. We still have to get used to one-another and he still has to learn a few things (especially programmes - one of the reasons it took me ages to edit this post), but we’ll manage, eventually…

Sonntag, 15. Juli 2018

Bohemian Rhapsody...*


Dear friends,


I honestly thought I wouldn't get round to writing a blogpost this weekend (either), though it was scheduled (along with quite a few other things, but...)! 
 
A few weeks ago my laptop suddenly slowed down drastically. I thought it was due to the amount of data on it, and I did think it might be a good idea to transfer some of it onto an external hard disk drive, but...

Samstag, 7. Juli 2018

Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party #7



Welcome to the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party!


It's the 1st Saturday of July!
It's time for the seventh Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party!

 
(Hier geht's zu den deutschsprachigen Erläuterungen...)

This Link-Up Party is all about granny squares. You are most welcome to link-up any projects you've made with either the traditional granny square, the solid one or any granny square you love or even have created yourself.

Samstag, 2. Juni 2018

Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party #6




Welcome to the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party!


It's the 1st Saturday of June!
It's time for the sixth Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party!

 
(Hier geht's zu den deutschsprachigen Erläuterungen...)

This Link-Up Party is all about granny squares. You are most welcome to link-up any projects you've made with either the traditional granny square, the solid one or any granny square you love or even have created yourself.

The Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party will start on the first Saturday of each month at 8 a.m. (CET) and will run 20 days. You'll be able to share your finished objects as well as your WIPs with other crocheters from all around the world. The five most popular links will be featured and shared on my social media sites.

Donnerstag, 10. Mai 2018

Pause for Thought* – Eine Denkpause



Dear friends,


once more I'm taking part in a Makelight course by Emily Quinton. This one is : “Pause for Thought”. Comes in pretty much at the right time, as I do have the feeling I'm getting nowhere and I haven't achieved anything in 2018 so far.

Episode one already showed me, that I'm absolutely wrong. True there are a few things that didn't work out as well as I hoped they would (need I mention pattern-writing..?), but others did. Isn't it amazing how much we concentrate on all what's negative in our lives? Why cannot we see things more positively? I'm not talking about taking things lightly, I'm talking about looking on the bright side of life instead!

Samstag, 5. Mai 2018

Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party #5

Welcome to the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party!


It's the 1st Saturday of May!
It's time for the fifth Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party!

 
(Hier geht's zu den deutschsprachigen Erläuterungen...)



This Link-Up Party is all about granny squares. You are most welcome to link-up any projects you've made with either the traditional granny square, the solid one or any granny square you love or even have created yourself.

The Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party will start on the first Saturday of each month at 8 a.m. (CET) and will run 20 days. You'll be able to share your finished objects as well as your WIPs with other crocheters from all around the world. The five most popular links will be featured and shared on my social media sites.

Samstag, 7. April 2018

Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party #4

Welcome to the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party!


It's the 1st Saturday of April!
It's time for the fourth Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party!

 
(Hier geht's zu den deutschsprachigen Erläuterungen...)



This Link-Up Party is all about granny squares. You are most welcome to link-up any projects you've made with either the traditional granny square, the solid one or any granny square you love or even have created yourself.

The Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party will start on the first Saturday of each month at 8 a.m. (CET) and will run 20 days. You'll be able to share your finished objects as well as your WIPs with other crocheters from all around the world. The five most popular links will be featured and shared on my social media sites.

You haven't got to be a “big name” or a designer to join the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party. All you need is a granny square related crochet (or knit) post. By joining the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party you will be able to grow your blog as well as gather loads of inspiration.

Before we enter the next party, let's start with sharing the top five link ups of the March Link-Up Party (#3):


  1. Donderdag - dekendag from De Breimeisjes:
  2. Een beetje stuk... en een stukje deken from KatKatKatoen:
  3. Grannydeckchen from Dino-Bären:
  4. Meine ersten neun Grannys vom Kalevala CAL from Mustermixerin:
  5. I Like ‘Purse’onality from Craftygardener.ca:


🎉Congratulations🎊, ladies! 

Now let's move on to the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party #4

Party Rules (please read!):
  • Link directly to a granny square related crochet (or knit) blogpost (not to your home page). If you haven't got an actual project to show, feel free to add a link to an old blogpost! Anything family-friendly goes!
  • Limit to 3 links and don't repeat projects which have already been featured.
  • Link up your own work. Links infringing on copyright and/or trademark as well as sponsored posts will be deleted.
  • Please visit at least one other link and leave a nice comment to support your fellow crafter!
  • I'd highly appreciate if you'd follow me on at least one of my social media links (see below) – if only to know if you got featured or when the next Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party is due.

By adding your link to the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party, you give me permission to share your post and pictures on my social media sites, in features, in round-ups and on my blog (always with a link back to you for proper credit).

Help me to get the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party known by sharing on social media, by linking back to this party and by tagging it with #GrannySpirationLinkUpParty. The more people taking part, the merrier it'll become!


Thank you for joining the party! Have fun!