I posted a couple of weeks ago about my progress on the Scheepjes Hygge CAL 2017. I’ve been faithfully keeping up with each week and so I thought it was time for a further update.
Yesterday I finished week 4! The design for this week wasn’t inspiring me and so I decided to go off-piste a little bit with my own design. I found some cross-stitch roses that I really loved and decided they had to go in. I lovingly inserted them into a chart to make them fit into the required number of stitches. One each side.
But….what to put in the middle?? I thought about the flowers that mean something to me and roses are one (my garden is full of the thorny little so and so’s!). The other flower that I think of at this time of year are bluebells. My mum loves them, esepcially because they come out to say “Hi!” for her Birthday in early May. I thought maybe bluebells with roses each side? The problem with cross-stitching on crochet is that your design has to be super simple because you don’t have a lot of “squares”. Fitting bluebells in was a bit hard, but I came up with this…
It was “average” I decided. It may feature somewhere, but not this week…I thought back to the gauge swatch that we had to do in week 1 of the CAL. It had a beautiful colourful heart on it. Wanting to save yarn, I’d done it in some of the same type of Scheepjes stonewash, just not the stuff from my kit. That meant I didn’t have a beautiful gauge swatch like everyone else. I was missing out!! So…what about the heart going in the middle?? A winner I think….and with a bit of tweaking to the rose stems, and the addition of a couple of extra leaves, it all came together nicely!
So this is week 4 finished, and I’m pretty pleased with how beautiful it is so far…I can’t help getting it out of the box to gaze admiringly at the lovely colours. I can’t wait for it to be finished!!
Who wouldn’t want that heart in your life??
And the complete piece so far looks like this….
It needs blocking but I love it!! 🙂