Tuesday, 7 July 2015

A colourful day - progress on #rusticlacesquare and a new summer jumper

Welcome back!

Hope you are all enjoying your summer so far?

Here in Belgium we have been having a heat wave, temperatures were over 30 degrees for most of the week. At one point the thermometer got as high as 41 degrees!!!

Luckily now the temperature has dropped a bit. I find this makes everything a bit easier, including doing crochet and knitting.

Yes, knitting!!! After completing my recent crochet top (read about it in my previous post), I thought I might start another... but some beautiful yarn crossed my plans! I tried to crochet with it, but then decided it was better suited for knitting. The yarn is called Vero by Lana Grossa and it's a mix of cotton (60) and silk (40). I love working with it!!!



A new summer jumper

I am using 7mm needles and it is growing fast. My design is.... I'm making it up as I go along.

First I used simple stripes, meanwhile a bit of fairisle has crept in! I got 3 main colours plus less yarn of the fourth colour (yellow).
 
 
 





Rusticlacesquare progress update

Whilst working on my jumper, I also try to crochet a rusticlacesquare when I can.

Here are some photos, yesterday I reached 35 squares. Each square is approx. 11cm.


#rusticlacesquare







Well, I hope this dose of colour has brightened your day?!!!

Do you use more colour now it's summer? What are you working on right now?


I leave you with some photos of the Grote Markt in Antwerp that I took only a few days ago in the heat. My second oldest daughter came to visit for a few days. She certainly picked a good time for her visit!


Postcards from Antwerp







Cheers from me!!!



Enjoy your summer! Make sure you keep cool! I look forward to reading your lovely comments!
 
 

21 comments:

  1. Beautiful postcards from Antwerp, a lovely place to visit. Love the stunning colours of yarn used for both the jumper and lace squares, beautiful colour combinations.

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    1. Hello Lorraine! Thank you! Glad you liked it! :) xx

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  2. I love the colors of yarn ... for both Wips !!! Stunning ! Here we have 41 °C also during 3 days and once 55°C on my window under the sun !!! Now that's better ... Have a creative week !!

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    1. Hi Geraldine, wow, that's very hot indeed. ...enjoy yours, too! 😃 xx

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  3. Oh wauw, wat wordt dat mooi met die kleurige lace squares! Maar ook je nieuwe jumper, leuk die kleurige strepen. En Antwerpen wil ik altijd nog eens bezoeken, net als Gent. Ziet er altijd zo mooi uit... Ik ben momenteel met een cal-tas bezig (littlemonkeyscrochet) en een zomers topje van het dunne gemĂȘleerde katoen van kruidvat.
    Doeidoei!

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    1. Hey Lizette! Je hebbt gelijk, Antwerpen en Gent zijn heel interessante steden! Veel haakplezier met de cal tas... 😃 xx

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  4. you are always talented by knitting and crocheting. I love the part of jumper you made!
    Miss xx

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    1. Thanks, Miss! What a nice thing to say. Have a good week!😃 xx

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  5. Can't wait to see you wearing the new top! The colors look great!

    Rain here in Germany - I am so happy it cooled down. Finally a decent night sleep!

    Take care
    Anne
    Crochet Between Worlds

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    1. Thanks, Anne! I like them, too. We had lots of rain today. I went to the library and took out a knitting book by Erika Knight. She also published a really nice crochet book, too.
      Take it easy!!! xx

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    2. I'm keen to know which books by Erika Knight you have there.

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    3. Hi Jodie, the books I borrowed from the library are:

      Crochet Workshop: Learn How to Crochet with 20 Inspiring Projects

      Simple knitting (check them out via amazon for more details)

      Perhaps your local library has got them?

      I would say despite the fact that I am not classed as a beginner, I found them very interesting.

      Also check out Doris Chan, whom I recently discovered.

      Hope you find this useful. xx

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  6. Hi Ingrid! I also love knitting and as we are in the winter, I'm knitting. I love your works as well, the crochet is beautiful. I will follow your posts.

    Sandra xx

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  7. Hello Sandra, lovely to welcome you as a new follower. I just checked out your blog, too! :) xx

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  8. Lovely yarn and colors on both projects! Hope you're enjoying the summer.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank you, Amalia! Glad you like them. Yes, definitely enjoying the summer. Take care! xx :)

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  9. Hello Ingrid, I love you work with the yarn and colours, too, and your photos are beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing, and warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. :)

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  10. Hello Linda, lovely to hear from you. I am happy you enjoyed this post! Take care, xx :)

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  11. The tall narrow buildings seemingly squashed together are so scenic.

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    1. Hi Jodie, yes it definitely is. It's the market square in the old city centre of Antwerp and a must see tourist attraction. Personally I prefer it to the one in Brussels because the one in Antwerp is such a nice wide open space!!

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  12. Thank you for sharing at my link up last week, you are welcome to join in this week too.

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