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I love this hat !!!!!

Now that everything is out of the boxes and that my yarn is my studio/bedroom and that my Japanese crochet books are in display on my bookcases …… well, I feel really happy !!!!! ;oD I started to browse (again!) my lovely books and looking at my yarn stash I thought I was ready to experiment again with some Japanese crochet charts …. …. In this book, I found a cheerful pattern …. …. a happy hat, with some granny squares (easy), some lace (light) and a string with 2 pom poms at its ends …. obviously, this pattern (pattern name : Colorful motif Cap ) was calling my name out loudly !!! While choosing the colours, I decided that my hat has to be C-O-L-O-U-R-F-U-L, so no white was selected, but instead some bright pink and blue, purple, caramel and mint green ! With a 3,5mm hook, I began with the squares …. When the 6 required granny squares were completed, I noticed that they were not big as the ones on the book pictures (and I have a head circumference of 56

Doily-Along Part 2

Yesterday I've opened our last box from the big move …. YAY !!!!!! I hope that in the next days I'll start again with my regular blogging, because I miss it so much !!!! In the meantime, as you know, I've joined  Kate  in her Doily Along CAL ( if you are curious to know more, just click  here ,  here  and  here  ) and while waiting for her last post, I crocheted some colourful doilies …  ( Do you recognise my  Globetrotter Blanket  ? The ideal background for a doilies photo shot, don't you think ??? ;oD …. Anyway it's laying right now on our bed and it's so lovely to snuggle under it in the cold nights!!!) On Saturday Kate posted her  Doily-Along Part 2 , so I could begin to join my doilies together, starting with this one … …. the only thing that I can say is : this is not going to be a big doily …. …. stay tuned and you'll discover what I have in mind for these motifs !!!!!! ;o

Doily-Along !!!

…. Last Thursday,  KATE  gave a  Doily-Along Announcement  …. …. mmmm …. what to do ??? I was just stating to unpack all my boxes …. where is the yarn ? …. where are all my hooks ? …. and other thoughts like that …. especially this one : are you nuts ? …. …. well, I've never been in a CAL before and Kate is a dear bloggy friend, so I decided to enter in !!!! No 1,65 mm hook for me, no thread …. I prefer to use my 100% acrylic yarn 8 ply ( MODA Vera by Marvel) in bright colours …. with a 3,5mm hook …. even if the yarn calls for a 4mm hook …. how brave am I ??? ;oD So this morning, just after reading the  Doily-Along Part 1  posted by Kate, I started to crochet my first motif … Honestly, I'm not a great fan of doilies ( even mandalas, but I crocheted one for Yarndale anyway !!!!), but I like new challenges and I'm always eager to learn something new in crochet …. and when the right colours combo is at your hands, why not ? So, it was easy to complete t