Sunday, June 21, 2015

Meet My Sophies Universe....

This week I have begun the most amazing crochet blanket, I just can't wait to show you!

First up, I shall explain about Sophie's Universe to those who do not crochet. Please excuse any mistakes I may make here, as I am not really very knowledgeable about this wonderful crocheter!

Once upon a time, there was a lady named Dedri Uys and she ran a blog called "Look at What I Made", on which she did a Crochet Along every year.

So, anyhows, she decided that she would like to make a blanket based on a specific crocheted block, named "Sophie's Garden".

So she did.

This CAL has been taken up by literally thousands of crocheters around the world, and there is a group on Facebook where all the Sophie's Universe blankets are on show - you really should drop by and have a look - there is just so much eye candy there! I'm not sure if you will have to join the group or not.

So for months now I have been watching the members of this group paste their progress on Facebook, and for months I have been thinking of starting my own "Sophie".  So this week I finally did it! Everyone else is finished I think, I don't believe in rushing into things - anyhow I have been busy with other things.

So TA DAAA Here she is:

I have not had the opportunity to block her yet, she will be straightened out a bit when I do.

This is the beginning of my Sophie. I did this amount on my first day, it is really hard to put her down once you start - I keep wanting to see what comes next!

I have just finished this this evening - this is actually the "Sophie's Garden" block, so I could stop here if I wanted, and use this block for another blanket. I won't though!

Here is a bit of a close up of the centre flower.  I was extremely unhappy with the red and green coloured yarn at first, but as I continued it doesn't seem so "christmassy" any more.

Close up of a corner - I am very pleased with how all my flowers have finished up looking, and there is an awful lot of stitches in this that I haven't done for years and years, so I'm pleased that I have remembered everything and don't need to research things too much!!

So I am hoping that I will be able to get at least 2 or 3 of these "Sophie's" done by Christmas, and give them as gifts to some people. I'll see how I go with this firt one!

SO if you would like me to, I will show you my progress each week and you can give me some feedback. Would that be good? I know I would appreciate any feedback.

Take Care


Diane-crewe said...

WOW! that is beautiful x I don't crochet .. and always admire how it looks

Madtatter80 said...

I have not been crocheting in a while but these are beautiful and popular makes me want to try!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Wow, that block is so amazing!! it looks so tricky and the colours you've used are just right. Of course I'd like to see progrsss posts!!

kiwikid said...

That is so beautiful!!! Oooooo am so tempted to add it to my one day list!!!