The Spring Lane CAL – An update

A few more weeks has passed and unfortunately there were only small squares left in the CAL. And even though they are turning out beautiful I really can’t finish my blanket in that way. I don’t find it fun anymore and for that reason I changed my mind. 

Now it’s going to be a mix between the two CALS: Spring Lane and Nuts About Squares! Have done a few squares from the second and they are turning out great, a perfect match. I’m so in love with this blanket again! 😄

Love these colors together! 

Let the mandala madness continue 

Firstly, I’m totally hooked on the Atlanticus with all its challenging and stunning overlays. As I said in my last post; I choosed a yarn I happened to have, in 7 different colors, at home: Drops loves you 7. It’s a cotton yarn that worked perfectly for this mandala. I placed the colors by heart and hoped for the best, and I’m so pleased with how they turned out. The next part is released on Monday and I can’t wait! 
My morning beginning by breakfast…

…and a few hours later:

I love it!!! 😍

The next mandala inspired pattern I’m working on is different clues from the Nuts About Squares CAL. It’s gonna be several amazing squares that I will use as a compliment to my blanket from Drops CAL Spring Lane. In the beginning the Drops CAL was filled with the most stunning larger squares. But after some weeks the small, and very tedious, squares came along. They were bulky and unfortunately I did not like them at all. So after making about 60 of them I stopped. And now this is my plan B, to add more squares from different patterns. It could be great. Cross my fingers and hopes for the best!

And here you have three of them. The beginning of the 7th clue of Nuts About Squares, the Atlanticus and my own. 😄

The Atlanticus cal 

I fell head over heals in love with this gorgeous pattern by Hooked on Sunshine called the Atlanticus. It’s a CAL that started this week and is ongoing for the next 14 weeks, a new part is released every Monday. The pattern can be found by following this link

After posting this pic above on both Facebook and my Instagram; I got so much love and questions from so many people regarding my choice of yarn and colors. So therefore I decided to post all info here for anyone to use.

The yarn is simply what I had many of at home: Drops loves you 7. Unfortunately, I’ve tossed the paper ribbons around them but I believe I’ve figured them out anyway, see the list below. 😇

Color scheme

A = White (01)

B = Old pink (13)

C = Light blue (06)

D = Light pink (14)

E = Vanilla (08)

F = Pink (15)

G = Light turquoise (19)

H = Lilac (12)

Enjoy! 😄

A floral mandala

Today I started on a “mom friendly” project. By this I mean something to crochet and experiment with but at the same time let’s me keep my eyes on little E as she runs around outside exploring everything in her way. Right now the fascinations are ants, bugs, sand and water.. For E I mean, not me. I take learning new stitches over ants any day of the week. 😘

Yarn: Drops love you 7

Hook: Clover Amour 3.5 mm

Mamma Maritas tomatbröd

This post is about my mothers delicious tomatoe-bread. It’s so far only in Swedish. If you would like I can try to translate it. Please let me know if so and I’ll get right on it! 😇

Fick många förfrågningar om receptet på brödet via instagram igår. Min mamma bakar alltid detta under somrarna vilket gör det lite extra speciellt för mig. Många minnen och mycket kärlek..

Det är ett underbart fluffigt “lantbröd” med krispig utsida och saftig insida, vars sälta och sötma kommer från soltorkade tomater. 

Mamma Maritas tomatbröd.

1 pkt jäst, 14 dl vetemjöl, 5 dl fingervarmt vatten, 3 tsk salt, 1 liten burk soltorkade tomater i olja. 

Gör såhär: 
“Grov-strimla” tomaterna.

Blanda sen allt kort och gott i en bunke (du kan med fördel hälla med lite av tomaternas olja i degen)! 

Låt jäsa i 40 min. 

Baka ut två runda bröd.

Jäs i 30 min till.

Skär skåror i brödets ovansida.

Baka i mitten av ugnen på 200 grader i ca 30-40 min. 

Lägg på galler, utan duk, och låt svalna.

Tips! Skär lite oliver, ringla i lite olivolja och smula havssalt i degen för en extra grekisk känsla. Du kan självfallet även byta ut delar av vetemjölet mot exemplevis grahamsmjöl för att få det än mer mätta de och matigt! 😄

This week so far.. 

..has been packed! 😅 A lot of errands, a cozy crochetdate with a dear friend and trying to re-think some projects. So there has not been so much crocheting at all so far. Hope to change that tonight by working on some ufo:s, but I’ve been too tiered lately. I might blame it on the greyish weather. It has been such windy and cold days. When will the sun come back again?! I need some light to be my usual energetic self. 

Until then I just have to settle for warm knits, freshly baked bread and my beloved yarn.

My Spicy Ripple – CAL

A while back I got the questions if I would like to test the pattern for Favoritgarners latest CAL, and of course I said yes! The designer is none the less than the colorful and creative My from who has created a gorgeous blanket for us to crochet. 

It comes in two sizes: a larger afghan (115x150cm) and a smaller blanket (70x100cm). You can choose between 14 (!) amazingly spicy yarn-packages from Scheepjes, or compose one with your own favorite colors. Nina at Favoritgarner can definitely help you out. Just send her a message at their support. They ship worldwide!

I’m doing the smaller version as a bead spread for my daughter. I choosed the gorgeous combinations of grey and pink, called the Spicy Marbel. The colors are so soft and subtle, works perfect with my favorite northern color scheme. 

The CAL started yesterday but it’s definitely  not to late to join in! As it’s a mystery CAL a new part is released once a week, and the pattern will also be available after it has ended. Just follow this link to their facebook for more info. You can get the pattern and support in both English and Swedish. I hope you will check it out! You won’t regret it. 😘

The making of a solid granny square

Lately I have been working on a new little project, the one seen in the previous post; involving solid granny squares. I’m hooked. They are quick to make and turns out gorgeous. I chose this kind of square because I wanted them to be a bit more airy than the completely solid ones. I’m also doing mine in linen which gives them a great sturdiness for their purposes. 

I will share more about the project later on but for now I thought it could be fun to see them grow and also provide you with the link to their pattern which you can find here

Yarn: Sandnes Line

Hook: Clover Amour, 3.5mm 

Don’t forget to check out my instagram for more pics and updates! 

Spring is in the air..

..and the trees begins to bloom. Love this time of the year, even though the weather surely isn’t to be trusted. Earlier this morning it was snowing heavily and the wind blew harshly at our windows. Freezing! Thankfully the sun came back again around lunch and reminded us that it’s in fact May rather than December.. 🙄

While the snow was falling outside I actually managed to finish the last 4 of the 17 gorgeous squares! So in an hour when little E is sleeping for the night; I’ll finally get to begin the joining process. Whoho! 🙌🏻 😄💗

A lovely little flower for my books.. 

So this weekend started off great. The sun is shining, the sky is gently blue and flowers keeps popping up. Wonderful! 

As a bonus, little E decided that she needed a morning nap and I quickly took my chance. Brewed some tea, made something to snack on and crocheted a bookmark for those lazy summer days that is still to come. Wish you all a great weekend! ☀️

Yarn: Sandnes Line numbers 3511, 8041, 1002, 7521. 

Hook: Clover Amour, 3.0mm.