Hygge, so it begins

February 10th 

I have writer's block or more accurately blogger's block.

Today I have sat at the blank screen and looked at it on and off for hours.

Nada.  Nothing.  Zilch.

I blame a certain blogger amongst us she who shall not be named who told me earlier this week how she crafts, sculpts and moulds her often humorous posts on her brilliant blog.

No wonder her blog has such hits as she nurtures and loves the beast that is a blog.  It's left me in tatters and the words are not pouring out.

So instead I leave you with the test swatch made this week for the new CAL (crochet-a-long) in town that begins next Wednesday, further details can be found here:  Hygge  I am already excited and a teensy bit in love with it.  Hope this continues for the next 10 weeks or so that it carries on for.  Will keep you updated on its progress.


I had to down hook size from the recommend 4.5mm
hook to a 3.5mm to obtain the correct size, shows
how important a test swatch is.
The completed test piece measures 10cm x 10 cm and the heart was made in cross stitch, I'm loving the effect of the rainbow colours of cross stitch on the crochet background, great texture and visually pleasing to the eye I thin.  Great design.  apt shape for nest weeks' Valentine's day don't you think?

The completed swatch made in Scheepjes
stonewashed and accent colours in Scheepjes Catona

The below images are not mine but are from other hookers within the International Facebook group showing what they have done with their completed test piece.



A popular choice was to make it into a pincushion.


I thought this a great idea, a mug cosy and even more
 fun a utensil cosy adding in the wooden 'hygge'
button that came with the kit


Once the cal is complete we should have a fairly unique shawl, (I say unique I think there are over 20 000 being hooked all over the world, so maybe not quite a one-off.)  But with all the cross stitch that will adorn the crochet shawl, it will need to have a fabric backing.  Below are the samples that the designer has used, all 100% cotton.  I confess to being tempted to use one of these, except I do wonder about lining mine in a single vibrant colour that would suit the rainbow feel, or something even a bit plush with some give in, something like velveteen, how would you line it?


Fabric to line the shawl with


Hoping the creative words fall from my pen nib or more accurately the computer keyboard soon, in which case you'll be hearing from as soon as, in the mean time,

  hope life is treating you all well my friends

love
Selma xxx

Joining in with Amy today sharing with you five photographs from my week x


Oops... as a one off I'm sneaking in the below photographs, to show you what I have done with my test piece, it's framed and I shall gift it to John along with my Jar of hearts gift. 

Both on going CALs, the Attic 24 Moorland
blanket and the Hygge Shawl

34 comments:

  1. I love your swatch, the colours are stunning and it is a great gift filled with love.

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  2. Judging by your test swatch, the finished shawl is going to be amazing. Don't fret about bloggers block, we all get it from time to time, some us are not natural writers (me!) and we all have varying amounts of time that we can devote to blogging.
    Go find some Hygge this weekend! xx

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    1. I am so not a natural writer and you are correct about time as well. We all have to juggle in our lives to fit everything in

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  3. You only have to worry if you get crochet block, that would be a disaster! All is looking great, such bright colours. x

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  4. I love your framed heart - but I like the mug cosy too. For a blogger with writer's block you've turned out a great post this week.

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    1. Thank you! Had more to say than I realsied, but it was mostly photos, but thanks x

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  5. Love the heart in your test piece. It looks great in a frame:)

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    1. It was a 'quick' solution to what to do with it

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  6. I love the heart; such a lovely design. And, the shawl CAL sounds like great fun. Hugs, Pat

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  7. Look, you did have a lot to say. I don't craft a blog post. Lately I rarely have the time to even write one, thus my blog is not famous by any means. But I love the friends I do have, and that includes you!

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    1. Oh Meredith, you have made it all so worth while, thank you from the bottom of my heart, friend x

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  8. So beautiful in colors! I should make a colorful shawl too...
    Sometimes we all need a break from blogging...
    Have a cozy weekend

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  9. Well...there sure is a lot of creativity happening with you! Pretty pieces. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

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  10. What great colors, lo v e all the hearts.

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    1. They are pretty aren't they Jan, I am so excited to make the shawl

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  11. Your test swatch is a great success! Such pretty colours.

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  12. Nice to see you again!
    You picked those perfect colors for your items. All of them are lovely and especially I like the mug cozies!!!Have a good weekend!

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  13. Nice to see you again!
    You picked those perfect colors for your items. All of them are lovely and especially I like the mug cozies!!!Have a good weekend!

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  14. Love the darling heart pillow.
    Amalia
    xo

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  15. great idea to make something with the tension square - I love your framed one. Excellent.

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    1. So many good ideas out there with the test swatch Fil

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  16. Love your framed swatch and looking forward to seeing the CAL develop.

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  17. I've been in a blogging limbo of sorts and kind of liking it. It's nice to take a break now and then and not worry about what we're "supposed to" write. It will come back.

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  18. Blogger's block :) I think it's on / in the air. Time is so short right now, or the energy low... But we'll get over it! Lovely photos btw.
    Happy Valentine's Day!

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