The Cal is finished, but all over the world people are still starting making the Sophie. For all those people I write this blog.
The Sophie’s Universe is a nice project to do, but it cost a lot of time. I started in march and finished it in June 2015. That is totally 4 months work. The begin is very fast but the end is slow and time consuming, but it is nice to do, cause all the different and wonderful stitches. So don’t let time keep you away from making a Sophie.
Choose Your own colors and make an unique Sophie. sign in to Ravelry or Pinterest and view other Sophie’s and color-schemes. The details of mine Sophie are to find on my Ravelry page. You can use all kinds of yarns and colors. Just start it going one day.
The instructions are clear and come from http://www.lookatwhatimade.net/ . On the site you find links to the pattern in other languages, video-tutorials and other stuff, you will need. Don’t print the instructions but use a tablet, phone, laptop or p.c. to read or view the instructions. Printing cost a lot of paper and ink. Memorize the instructions and don’t forget to count your stitches. There is a lot of counting to do 🙂
I made some contributions to the Sophie I made. I have already placed the Butterfly Band and E.E.E. Border in my pattern section ! There is also the extended part of my Sophie, I hope to finish it soon and place the pattern online.
I wish you a lot of success with the making of the Sophie’s Úniverse, Elzeblaadje
Making the Sophie’s Universe, I designed a few parts my self. There was the alternative Butterfly Band, with more bobbly butterflies. Furthermore I made on two sides of the S.U. an extended part with mushrooms, leaves and flowers and there was the E.E.E. or Elzeblaadjes Elegant Edge, made as 1000 stitches border. The last one is now online as kind of pattern. It is more a description of the border and the stitches and colors I used. It is mend to be a inspirational document, for every one makes it own border or uses the B.B.B. I suppose.
For more details and the pattern see my page about the E.E.E.
Much fun Elzeblaadje
I am a little bit behind with posting, The Sophie’s Universe is ready. I have washed it and put it on my bed. It sleeps wonderful warm. But there are 2 parts of the Sophie I wanted to write about. In the picture you can see both parts. First the extension of the Sophie and second the border.
Th extension of the Sophie was made because I didn’t wanted to make more grannies. I have so many granny projects on my hands now a day that another would be too much, so I made an extension of my own for the Sophie. My first idea was, the Sophie is a garden and the diamond band is the framing of the garden, behind the frame there is the wild forest and woodlands and in my extensions I wanted that to symbolize. If you go beyond the gate, you find the woods, with berry plants, with toadstools and mushrooms, you find the leaves of the trees and the wild flowers. It all goes wild in the end.
In the borer you find a wall of blue stones, more wild flowers, blue skies and little plants, and in the end the horizon of an setting sun. And so my Sophie’s Universe voyage has almost ended. Almost because I will write the border and extension in a pattern, just like the butterfly band.
I hope you all enjoyed my voyage into the wild beyond the Sophie’s Universe, Elzeblaadje
After 3 months I have finished the Sophie’s Universe Blanket and Cal. I have made my own kind of extension, with berries, leaves, flowers and mushrooms. I also made my own border, Elzeblaadjes Elegant Edge. It was a lot of work but very fascinating to do. Such a nice design gives lots of fun while crocheting. Thank Dedri for making this possible. I hope my blanket inspires other crafters to make there own Sophie’s Universe.
I am struggling with the border of my Sophie. It is a lot of stitches each round and my stash is almost empty. A few days ago I had to stop totally because of a gap op 12 stitches in my border. The yarn color, I had chosen was all consumed. I had to order new yarn. To day the yarn came with the mail, now I can begin with the last round(s) only I am not sure witch color to take. I have sufficient red, green, blue and yellow. Maybe I just have tot try a color and see what it looks like, before choosing a color. So be patient, the Sophie’s Universe of Elzeblaadje soon will be finished. On the photograph the beginning of my Sophie’s border. Greetings Elzeblaadje
Yes, I started the border of my Sophie. After a band of leaves and a band of yellow flowers, I decided that my extension of the Sophie’s Universe was long enough. It measures now 174 cm length and 140 cm width. The first rounds o the border were not spectacular, just single crochet stitches and I have count them. There are one thousand stitches to crochet and each round there are a few more. I planned to make Betty’s Beautiful Border, but the first rounds are very plain , only dc’s so now I am planning my own Border, also nothing spectacular, just see how it goes. The first three rounds are done, some more to go. Maybe this weekend the Sophie is already finished. Greetings Elzeblaadje