Not your average Crochet ~ CAL Week 7


I’m having so much fun with this CAL. We’re now up to Week 7. Hannah posts the update at about 1 minute past midnight on Saturday mornings, which is just after lunch for me… just in time to sit down with a cup of tea and get started.

CAL_6smlAfter I did the fluorescent green row in the star pattern (near the red row) I had a definite “what was I thinking?” moment. But really, it’s meant to be absolutely every colour, so I guess it really is! 😀

CAL_4smlThankyou to the lovely Hannah for this CAL ~ I’m having so much fun.

CAL_1smlPS This old chair belonged to my Great Aunty Phil. It was her sewing chair for many years. When she died, it became my Nanna’s sewing chair. Now it is mine. It does need to be recovered which is certainly on my List!

Not Your Average Crochet ~ CAL


It took me a while to work out what a CAL was ~ honestly I think I have my head buried in the sand half the time!

I found this Crochet-A-Long a few weeks ago, at Not Your Average Crochet by the lovely Hannah. You can see the finished blanket here. Isn’t it stunning?

I started out using the same colours as Hannah, but last week I included some colours that are a bit more me. It’s cold and wet here in Melbourne at the moment, and I was making this last weekend with my Gypsy Caravan Blanket over my lap. I realised that these two blankets would probably end up folded up together at some stage, so they needed to match to some extent.


This is the first CAL I’ve ever done, and it’s so delightful. I know that if I had the pattern for this blanket all at once, it would seem just too big of a task ~ I’d probably give up. This way, we get a bite-sized portion every Saturday morning at 1 minute past midnight. Much more doable!


As is usual lately, this is made using Stylecraft Special DK, for many reasons. 1. It’s cheap. 2. It comes in so many colours. 3. It’s machine washable!


PS: Thankyou so much for all your lovely comments on our blog-aversary. You’re all very kind, and it was so nice to read so many replies. xxx

PPS: Yes, I know, I’m meant to be finishing off that other fingerless glove. Tomorrow….

Spring Blanket ~ Finished!


I can’t believe it. It’s finished!

I’m so pleased. I really didn’t think I’d get it finished in time for Christmas.

But here it is. Do you like it? I’m sure I’ll like it in a little while – just for now, I’d rather not see it again for a little bit :).



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It feels odd to be between projects….