It’s been a rollercoaster couple of weeks here at Casa del Westlund – we had a week’s holiday at Lake Macquarie over Easter, I’ve been crocheting up a storm of cardigans for Allie since it seems like we might actually have winter this year (yay!) and she has decided all of a sudden that three naps in a day is for chumps, and breastfeeding is super slow and irritating and could we please just already have bottles!? Argh!
Before we get to the BAWJ squares from the last few weeks, here’s a photo of Allie’s favourite holiday activity: DUCKS.
Ducks go KAK KAK KAK, and you feed them and pat them and even crunch on a bit of their seed. Now all birds are greeted with KAK KAK KAK, duck or not 😂
I’ll tell you all about the cardigan collection next week hopefully – it depends when Allie feels like stretching her modelling and cooperation muscles. Cross your fingers for me! She is a very determined and independent little miss.
On to the BAWJ2019! All three of these squares were very well written patterns!
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WEEK 15 – LEMON ZINGER SQUARE by MARY BETH TEMPLE
Yarn colours: Pistachio, Coral, Silver, Graphite
It was interesting starting with a five pointed star in the middle – I’m not a huge fan of how wonky the circle is to get it back to a square, but the central flower is just so cute.
I also got to learn how to do a different kind of surface crochet! The wibbliness appeals to me 😛
WEEK 16 – FINDING BALANCE by RHONDDA MOL
Yarn colours: Pistachio, Heather, Raspberry, Sage and Bismuth
So much texture! I learned a new stitch, and was very grateful that there were photos of each round as after a bit I found the pattern very wordy and somewhat challenging to keep track of where I was up to.
So bumpy and petally and deliciously squishy. A cushion cover in this stitch would be so lovely.
Even the back looks really cool, with the spiked trebles down behind the petals!
WEEK 17 – FANTASTIC! AFGHAN SQUARE by JULIE YEAGER
Yarn colours: Iron, Cream
You might recall – I’ve made this square before! It was Julie Yeager’s Mystery CAL Afghan Square from 2015, which I made in rainbow colours of Special DK. It was fun to follow Julie’s lead and make this version in only two colours – Iron Elements and Cream.
Again, doesn’t it have lovely texture? Those front post stitches…
Phew, that brings me all up to date! Back soon with cardigan photos.. oh, here’s a sneak peek 😉 Don’t forget to cross your fingers that we can get her to hold still for photos!