Only two more squares to go…… We are nearing the end of the squares for Last Dance on the Beach CAL, but don’t despair, we still have two beautiful squares to go! Week 11 is designed by Annelies form Vicarno and she has gone for a design that is open structured and airy. Like a warm summer’s day at the beach.
Annelies’s square reminds me of a stack of stones. Have you ever been to a pebble-beach and stacked stones? I know I have! My youngest son just LOVES pebbles so he puts them in his pockets and lets me discover them AFTER I have washed his clothes.
This week I am all back with color as I am working several squares of my Merino Soft Dancing in the Sea kit using two colors again. My Color Crafter Dancing in the Sea squares I am still working solo-colored.
Regarding hook sizes for this week, I used my ‘standard’ hook size this week. So I used the same hook as for my gauge swatch, which is a 4.5mm hook for my Merino Soft squares and a 4.0mm for my Color Crafter squares.
These are the colors that I used from my Merino Soft Dancing in the Sea kit and arranged according to the photograph above from left to right.
|1||625 – Kandinsky||614 – Magritte|
|2||626 – Kahlo||616 – Klimt|
|3||606 – Da Vinci||610 – Turner|
|4||616 – Klimt||–|
A small note from me on the squares for week 11. I noticed that my bobbles actually tended to pop to the reverse side of my squares. I just gave up popping them to the right side, so I decided to swap my right and wrong side. So technically my squares have their have the back side facing.
All videos for Last Dance on the Beach are available through my YouTube channel. I have a video available in English and Dutch. Please note that I use UK crochet terms in the English video. If you are more familiar with US terms, this conversion chart will help you with the most common terms.
If you still want to join the CAL, there are kits available in two yarns and in three color ways. You can choose a base kit with Color Crafter yarn or a luxury kit with Merino Soft yarn. The three color ways are Dance in the Sea, Dance in the Rain and Dancing under the stars. Both kits have yarn and a special edition label to add to your afghan. If you choose for the luxury kit you will also get lots of other goodies. And maybe the best part of this project is that 2 euro of each kit sold goes to a charity aimed at helping people with mental health difficulties. Kits are available from Paradise Fibers (USA/CA), Wool Warehouse (UK/International), or your local Scheepjes stockist.
Participating in the CAL
To join the CAL, please join the International (English speaking) or Dutch (Nederlands) Facebook groups. You can post all your photo’s of your squares here and there are lots of people to help you if you get stuck somewhere. The patterns will be posted each week in the Facebook groups and on the Scheepjes website.
I hope to see you next week for part 12 when we will be making the very last square.
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