Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Crochet Bubble....

 

 
I'm in my own little crochet bubble.....
 
 
It's a really lovely place to be......
 
 
Lots of colour, no matter what combination I use, they still turn out beautiful!
 
 
Little piles of loveliness, reminding me of Connect 4 counters!
 
 
Turning circles to squares, of various sizes.....still working on the tension!!!
 
 
I've never been great at maths, but sometimes the ability to count to 16 eludes me......
 
 
But I'm not too concerned, I think Granny Squares can be very forgiving.....
 
 
Next babies to nurture....they will have to wait a little while.
 
Thinking I'd made loads, I decided I place them together, surely half a blanket has been made by now.....
 
 
Whoops, not quite, long way to go yet! Better pace myself! I don't want the bubble to burst just yet, but there's other things to do! (I forgot to put Little Bea to bed the other night, she was quite pleased, Eldest Bea reprimanded me on my slack parenting skills!)
 
 
So my Lovelies, that's progress so far....I'm going to sew them together in squares of 4, now do I 'block' them as individuals first or can I sew them together, then 'block' them? Advice welcomed for this novice crochet blocker!
 
 
 
Thanks to everyone who's entered my giveaway, it's still open........and welcome to new readers, I'm a bit bonkers but quite harmless!!!
 
Thanks to everyone who's brought from my little Etsy shop too, I've now been able to indulge in a little more yarn shopping, a great little online sale, can't wait to share!!!
 
Bye for now,
 
Ada :) xxx
 
 

56 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I never blocking if the squares are being joined together, though some people prefer to. xx

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    1. Thanks, I was just thinking it might improve the look....which at the moment is very wobbly....but then so am I!!! :) x

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  2. You really are hooked... OCD? obsessive crochet disorder...don't know how you block, blog or breathe with all those babies. Have you a pattern for that bubble? EE xx

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  3. Your making such a good job of this project,is it nice to go at your own pace and just enjoy.

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  4. Looks like you're having fun. I always block at the end if a project - do what it's worth!
    I have the same obsession at the moment - I'm on holiday and half my case was yarn! :). Lots of crochet in the sun.

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    1. I'm off too soon, yes yarn and hook will be coming along too.....:) x

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  5. What pattern is this please? It's very lovely and I would like to make it, too.

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    1. Hi, thanks for visiting me! The pattern is in the issue 2 of Mollie Makes! :) x

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  6. Oh your crochet is wonderful. What a gorgeous colourful post. I understand where you are coming from, I am completely addicted to crochet too...
    M x

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  7. Good work! I've been crocheting for 3 years now, and I still have problems with the tension. Don't know if that was what you wanted to hear, though;)

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    1. I think I will always have tension issues!!! :) x

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  8. You go girl... It's going to be an excellent blanket!
    Cx

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  9. so addictive isn't it! your squares are beautiful!!!

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  10. I love the idea of nurturing little crochet babies...very cute.

    Nina x

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  11. Look at you go!!! Fabulous, juicy colours! I don't bother blocking til I'm all done, but hey - you should block just one set so you can envisage how gorgeous it will all be when it's done, then just get on with it! Cx

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    1. I might do one and see what it looks like! :) x

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  12. Beautiful summer colours
    Julie xxxxxxxx

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  13. So clever Ada Bea! I am very SLOWLYYYYYY teaching myself to crochet. Not up to your amazing standards yet. I love crochet blankets. Can't wait to see your when it's finished xo

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    1. Keep going.....just don't look too closely at my stitches! :) x

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  14. Oh my goodness these are very fine. I love the little circles, and you're right, every colour combination is a winner!

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  15. Love the colours you are using.

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  16. Looks gorgeous, the more random and wild the colour combinations the more interesting and beautiful it looks. I think my mum only blocked my crochet bedspread at the end once everything was joined together.

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  17. Wow you've been zooming mrs bea(e)!! I'm so impressed. I often forget things about the family when I'm stuck in the zone, it's so easy to do!! You've made soo many!! I wouldn't block anything until you're done. Don't worry about overdoing, you'll only get more hooked!! Xoxo

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  18. I've been blocking my squares as I've gone along as they look much nicer all flat and even, it's helped me continue knowing how nice they should look at the end! Did I enter the giveaway? I did mean to x

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  19. All gorgeous! So colourful and pretty. I reckon I would get addicted too, if I ever managed to figure it out :)

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    1. It's not easy but it's great when something 'clicks'! Keep at it! :) x

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  20. Ada, all I saw was a meadow of gorgeous florals and colours when I saw your first photograph of your beautifully crafted crochet babies :o) Clever you, stay in that bubble is what I say. I have done blocking of individual squares before joining and then after I have joined and I have to say the painful blocking before joining worked out best. I'm sure it will be lovely whatever you choose to do xox I've got my hook ready for packing for when we go to Barcelona in early August, shh don't tell my husband he hee xox Penny

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    1. Yep, it's my own little meadow! Thanks for the advice! :) x

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  21. All that colour is getting rid of my winter blues! I've only completed one crochet project and forgot to block it so will be reading all your commenters for tips. mel x

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  22. A beautiful crochet bubble to be in!! Happy crocheting!! xo Heather

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  23. such a variety of crochet circles and squares. have you seen the book beyond the square crochet motifs by Edie Eckman, it has 144 circles,hexagons,triangles,squares and other unexpected shapes in it. I have done some but have to remember it is American so need to convert sc to dc etc. There will be no stopping you with all you can do if you are interested

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  24. What gorgeous photos, I love seeing piles of things, need to get some yarn and get into a bubble too!! x

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    1. Thanks for visiting...yes I'm a pile person too! :) x

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  25. That has to be one of the prettiest bubbles in Blogtopia! Happy hooking m'dear :)

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  26. Very pretty!

    I should say yes to blocking each but I've never done that and my blankets are ok...

    I suppose it would even out the difference in tension if you block using a ruler to a more average size?

    Anyway, they're lovely.

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    1. Thanks for visiting and letting me know you're out there! :) x

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  27. Hello Ada
    how lovely they are!!! It seems a shame to join them together as piled like that they look gorgeous.
    as for blocking I think if you block them individually the sizes may become irregular and cause problems when joining together. I'm not sure I would even block it. What size blanket are you making? Are you using all wool or acrylic yarn?

    keep well


    Amanda :-)

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    1. It's all wool, size will depend on my stamina!! I'll pop you in the draw! :) x

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  28. oh! gosh I forgot to enter your giveaway and have to dash to shops now will do when I get back :-)

    A xx

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  29. What gorgeous little bubble babies and so easy to look after ;) ... Bee xxx

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  30. Your blanket squares look so happy and swirly! I block projects at the end (but that's knitting). I would think if there are some squares that are really out of whack with the rest, you could block to stretch or shrink the individual square so that it will fit better when you stitch them all up. Otherwise, the thought of blocking all those little squares individually seems a bit daunting. Have a great end to your week Ada! Wendy x

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  31. Ada, I just want to say that you are a wonderful person! There is such an air of lightness and joy in this blog of yours which surely must reflect your general attitude in life.

    Your crochet squares are indeed a vision of beauty!

    Stephanie

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  32. oh my goodness, have I come to the right place!! how fantastic, your making a blanket! They are really gorgeous. They're not all trebles are they? hope you share the pattern one day! They have a puff that's really nice. You could still join as you go into the ones you have already made. I'm not sure as a blanket they would need blocking. Nice tourquoise! Heather x

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  33. LOVE the colours!!!! yay for your crochet. it appears you are completely hooked! (pardon the pun) xx

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  34. Oops please forgive me...I am sooo behind with my 'fav' blogging buddies! We should blame it on BIG old MR SUNSHINE! showing his face from morning till noon...My you have been busy! Love the colours, they look like ice cream! Ada Bea, could you enter me, please and thank you! to your lovely give away....The materials look kinda sweet for a pretty dress for my new 'Waltzing Matilda' dollies dress...Much to warm to be gallivanting in a knitted pink little number! hehe! As you can see the sun has got to me a little...hehe! happy days..Hugs Maria x

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  35. was sure I left a message yesterday telling you of a crochet book, come back to see if you commented and it is not here!. the book is crochet motifs by Edie Eckma, there are 144 different squares, circles, hexagons triangles etc to make, it might interest you

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  36. Ohhh how I wish I could crochet like you!!!
    I will just have a cry now!
    Your work is gorgeous!!
    Tammy

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