Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Sophie's Universe - "Poppies by the Sea" Round 90

Hi, Everyone,

Round 90 of Sophie's Universe is now complete.

The next upcoming 7 rounds is the Butterfly Band.  I'm going to do those rounds as back post stitches instead of normal stitches to add more definition to the band as Dedri suggests.  I can hardly wait to see the result!  Here is a sneak peek of the end of Round 90.


Beautiful . . . absolutely beautiful.
This pattern is phenomenal . . . the more I create it, the more I love it.

Have fun creating!








Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Sophie's Universe - "Poppies by the Sea" Part 10

Hi, Everyone,

A few days ago I finished Part 10 of Sophie's Universe.

I named my Sophie "Poppies by the Sea" because I love ocean colours and poppies.
I various shades of teal, turquoise, and aqua accented with red, pink and sage look so beautiful together.

Close up photo of these rows shows just how pretty the Sophie's Universe pattern is.  If you search the internet under Sophie's Universe CAL you will find the free pattern and YouTube videos to complete this wonderful piece of art.





It is a complex pattern with overlay stitches and well worth the effort.  
My favourite so far the raised pink roses and tulips.  

If you go on Pinterest and search Sophie's Universe you will find thousands of different colour variations of this pattern.  Dedri is also coming out with a book very soon for this pattern.

I am so in love with the colours of this project.

Have fun creating!







Monday, December 26, 2016

Sophie's Universe - "Poppies by the Sea" Part 8

Hi Everyone,

This crochet project is turning out to be absolutely beautiful.

I got tired of getting up and photographing every round of this project as I finish the round.  I must be a faster crocheter than I thought.

The colours are so pretty together.  Please see photos of Part 8 completed below:








There is a designated Facebook page for Sophie's Universe.
One of the moderators has chosen my colour scheme for the photo header of the page. I believe it is a rotating header and I am honoured to have been selected.  Please head over to that site if you are interested in viewing other colours of Sophie.  Mine is entitled "Poppies by the Sea".

I am only half done.

More posts to follow as they are completed.

Have fun creating!





Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Sophie's Universe - "Poppies by the Sea" Part 4

Hi, Everyone,

Welcome to Part 4 of the Sophie's Universe I have crocheted entitled "Poppies by the Sea".
This pattern was designed by Dedri Uys of Look at what I made.

Part 4 consists of Rounds 26-36.
Have a look at my version.







The more I work on this piece, the more I absolutely LOVE it!

Have fun creating!







Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Sophie's Universe - "Poppies by the Sea" Part 3

Hi, Everyone,

Welcome to Part 3 of the Sophie's Universe I have crocheted entitled "Poppies by the Sea".
This pattern was designed by Dedri Uys of Look at what I made.

Part 3 consists of Rounds 16-25.
Have a look at my version.

   
   
   
   
 

There are YouTube videos as well for each Part of Sophie's Universe.  They are extremely helpful.
I'm loving how "Poppies by the Sea" is turning out!

Have fun creating!






Monday, December 5, 2016

Sophie's Universe - "Poppies by the Sea" Part 2

Hi, Everyone,

Welcome to Part 2 of the Sophie's Universe I have crocheted entitled "Poppies by the Sea".
This pattern was designed by Dedri Uys of Look at what I made.

Part 2 consists of Rounds 9-15.
Have a look at my version.


    


Usually I find crocheting very relaxing, but with this pattern you actually have to count and pay attention so you don't make mistakes and have to rip your stitches.  Even so, this pattern is very beautiful.  If you get a chance, go on Pinterest and see all the different colour variations out there.

Have fun creating!







Sunday, December 4, 2016

Sophie's Universe - "Poppies by the Sea" Part 1

Hi, Everyone,

It has been quite a while since my last post.

I'm so very fortunate to have 3 grandsons and to be able to spend time with them.  I am cherishing every moment.  Austin is now 4 years old, Simon is now 5 months old, and Sawyer is now 2 months old.

I surf Pinterest every morning over a pot of coffee and have come across quite a few things I would like to make.  One of them is a called Sophie's Universe.  Sophie's Universe is a continuous square blanket.  It was designed by Dedri Uys of Look at what I made.  I found her at www.lookatwhatimade.net.  She offers it as free pattern downloads on her blog.  Pinterest is full of different coloured Sophie's Universe blankets.    Colour really does make a difference in what stitches are highlighted or jump out at you when you look at it.

This is my version of Sophie's Universe entitled "Poppies by the Sea".  I have finished Part 4.


I love seeing the progression of my work in photos.  You can really see how a piece evolves this way.  

There are 20 Parts to this pattern.  Today we are going to look at Part 1, which consists of Rounds 1-8.  Below are my photos of "Poppies by the Sea".

  
 
 
  

I combined various Size 4 yarns to get the "Poppies by the Sea"colour palette I wanted to achieve.  They are:

Caron Cakes - shades of aquas, teals and turquoise cut and separated into their 5 different shades.
Vanna's Choice - white, raspberry, scarlet, cranberry, purple, and aqua
Patons Decor - Frond
Patons Canadiana - Teal Heather

Tomorrow I will be posting Part 2.

Have fun creating!