Happy Easter to everyone! Its the school holidays here in the UK and I’m looking forward to spending a long weekend with my family. Hope the weather cheers up – its a little rainy and grey here in the south west at the moment and I would love the Spring sunshine to come back. This week the less than Spring-like weather has been cheered up by my girls doing a spot of Easter baking. I’ve been making green smoothies to try and counteract any chocolate over indulgence! The pup has been snoozing, whilst I’ve been crocheting my CAL hexagons and we have been watching Harry Potter films, crafting, drawing and reading whilst the wind blows outside. If he’s not snoozing, the pup has a habit of trying to snatch my lovely summerlite yarn and would probably eat my crochet if my back was turned, so I need to make sure its in a safe place when I’m not working on it!
Has anyone joined in the CAL? I’m really enjoying it so far – the ‘vibrant’ colourway is fab and I’m loving seeing my stack of hexagons starting to grow… The free pattern download for week 1 is here if you are interested: Rowan CAL week 1 To download your week 1 pattern you just need to register for free or log in and click on the ‘Download PDF’ button at the bottom of the Rowan website’s page. The free pattern PDF has also been translated into French, German and Dutch and beginner crocheters can also find helpful links on techniques including covering the basics such as how to hold your yarn and hook. You can also check out my friend Violetta’s blog “A Knitting Bakery” for a Spanish translation and some fab charts to help alongside Rowan’s patterns.
UPDATE: Rowan has released the pattern for WEEK 2 today as an early Easter present and it is available to download now: Rowan CAL week 2
Here’s my first attempt at the week 2 hexagon. They’re super quick to whip up and a very portable project.
Happy Easter! Back soon with more CAL updates :)