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Persian Tiles 2

 

It is fun to make the Persian Tiles in the way I do. Each Tile is different from the other tiles. And each has it own emanation. But it is also complex to make them in this way. The color combination is still unique for each tile. But after a few tiles, I made a scheme with all the colors and rows in excel and each time I start a new round I look onto my scheme to see if I have used the colors in this round or if I hasn’t. In the beginning I chose random colors, but after a while I noticed some colors were used twice in the same round. That is not a great problem and it is sometimes necessary to make a good color combination, but I like to avoid that kind of thing. If you look at the octagons I made, you see that everyone has it own appearance and emanation. I am very curious how the whole blanket will look whenever ready. I am showing now four different Persian Tiles and in the pictures so you can see how they show.

Greetings, Elzeblaadje

 

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Persian Tiles 1

Jane crowfoot designed the Persian Tiles blanket. For more info visit the following website. http://janeknits.blogspot.nl/2015/08/persian-tiles.html

This month a new kit of the Persian Tiles Blanket came on the market. The tiles were executed in all kinds of sweet colors, like fuchsia, lemon and buttermilch. The packet name is Eastern Jewels. It was a very attractive blanket to see. A lot of people ordered the kit. Because I just finished a blanket and had ordered some more stylecraft special dk to fill my stash, I had no feeling to order the kit. I also don’t like the very sweet colors of the kit. But I had a box full of leftovers of the previous projects, so I decided to make my own colorful Persian Tile blanket. The pattern is easy to follow. The pattern could be a bit dull if all the tiles are of the same making. But making them from scratch and stash is a fun part to do. Each Tile has it own character. I show you the first 2 tiles. Not all the threads are already weaved in.

Greetings, Elzeblaadje

My way of making things

proeflapjeMaybe it is a bit quiet on my blog, but it is not quiet in my working hands. There were a lot of things i was doing with needles, hook and yarn. But it is all a bit different from the usual.

So it came a month ago, to my mind to make a cardigan without sleeves and decorated with sunflowers. I will blog about it later on. Luckily it is almost finished. I designed the sunflowers myself

Furthermore on the same time, I become to like the persian Tiles blanket, but I was not in the mood to order the colors and amounts I needed to make the blanket. By then the new colors of the Persian Tiles were published. A very sweet version of the persian Tiles is becoming very popular. Very nice to see but a bit too sweet for my taste. It came into my mind: Why not make the blanket of the many remnants of yarn I have in my boxes. So I started with this project.

And then my Sister in law showed me a nice bolero in a magazine and I want to make it one of these days for my daughter, just like a cable shawl and some other things I liked to do.

So you know now I am too busy to blog. I think every craftster has many projects she likes, some they will finish and some will be forever on its way. I try to do not to many things at the same time, but this autumn I became involved into many projects and I forgot my golden rule, finish first something before starting a new project.

And now the spirit of life Cal came online. I think I am going to be crazy for I have also I nice idea to make this Cal with yarn from stash. The picture above is the try out of the spirit of life Cal in my own special way.

Greetings, Elzeblaadje

The Ross Poldark Blanket Cal

rossdeken7I have participated in the Ross Poldark Blanket Cal. So the last 2 months I was busy with crocheting the panels and squares of the blanket. I made it from my stash, although I had to order some extra skeins of certain colors. Because i was out of silver and didn’t liked the grey colors I have replaced them with sage and cloud blue, also copper and mocha were replaced with claret and gold, and black with midnight. In one block I have used a little bit of raspberry. The color names you can find bij Stylecraft special dk acrylic yarn.

For the pattern I used the dutch written version. In the description I sometimes had to look on the pictures, because nowhere was written in which stitch in the underlying row or round, a bpdc or fpdc was anchored. That was a bit annoying, But luckily there was a big picture of the square of panel in which you could see all details.

I have used 12 and a half skein of yarn, but I think there is also a half skein of threads left. The last week I was very busy with all the loose threads to finish off and to sew the seams together. That was more work than crocheting the panels itself. And there is still a row to be done.

The edge I created myself is very simple, just some little dots and row of sc stitches. I ended with a a row of midnight sc and each 6th stitch a fptc.

Greetings Elzeblaadje

Secret Garden Blanket 6

Do you remember my secret garden blanket? It is finished and almost ready to hang on the wall. In the last post i made a edge of roses. I had the idea that some water in my garden would be nice so I made two rows of ditches with some flowers like the yellow lis on the banks of the ditch. It is not so complicated to make. But there are a lot of rows to crochet.

Greetings Elzeblaadje

Secret Garden Blanket 5

rosesbandIn this part of my secret Garden Blanket I made a band of roses. You can find the instructions to make the roses in the look what I made website as part of the Sophie Universe Blanket. Follow the instructions from round 57 and 58, make the leaves first and skip the  big flower side. In the next round on each leaf a rose is made, as is in the pictures below.

Greetings Elzeblaadje

Frida’s Flowers Cal -finished

My Frida’s Flowers Blanket is finished. Yesterday I hooked the last stitches and cut the last threads of the edge. And so there came an end to this Cal. The result is beautiful.

I made the edge with the colors of the background: midnight, plum, raspberry and petrol. The seams between the panels are made in raspberry (Mauve). It took almost a half skein to make the seams. There were a lot of threads to finish so it took quit a while before i was ready, but now I am done and ready to start a new project.

Greetings Elzeblaadje