Monday, July 17, 2017

I'm so Excited . . . and I just Can't Hide it . . .

Hello my dear friends.  I'm back again to share with you something that has taken over my life!  It's Sophie's Universe.  A beautiful crocheted blanket that was designed by the very talented Dedri Uys.  Dedri started this pattern back in 2015 as a CAL that ran for a total of 20 weeks. The pattern is still available on her blog.  It seems as though I'm always behind in joining in with these fun activities.

 
I discovered this amazing pattern from my friend Kate, who recently finished her beautiful blanket.  Since I didn't want to download/print the pattern, I decided to order the book online from Wool Warehouse and it's the best money I've ever spent on a pattern.  

I had sixteen skeins of Stylecraft DK yarn that I had purchase and started to use to make a ripple blanket.  As you can see from the photo above, the colors were not "happening".  This project had sat in my craft closet for over a year unfinished.

I had wanted to mimic the coast ripple blanket I had made from Lucy and Attic 24.  Lucy is such an amazing, talented fiber arts artist.  Her sense of color combinations are unlike anything I've ever seen.  I had a great time making the coast blanket but unfortunately, when I tried to make my own interpretation of this blanket, I was bored stiff with the dull colors and repeats.

Voila!  That all changed when I received my Sophie's Universe pattern book.  My colors are now starting to come together (I think).  It might look very dark right now, but there's going to be a lot of creamy white borders around this blanket as it grows up.  I'm hoping it will measure 70" x 70" when I'm all done with it.

There are over 5,000 people on Ravelry doing this project!  Wow, that's a lot of yarn.  If you are new to crochet (I've been crocheting for 41 years), don't be worried about the complexity of this project.  The book is designed as follows:  each page of the book contains one row of the pattern along with detailed instructions and very detailed photos.  Dedri shows you exactly what your stitches should look like.  And, best of all, the color scheme can be whatever suits you.  And, you weave end the yarn ends as you go along so when you are all done, you are completely finished; no more yarn ends to deal with!

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my latest obsession!  Please feel free to share what you've been up to this week.  And, thank you again for visiting Lilly My Cat.

Best wishes,

Pat





7 comments:

  1. that is going to be a really beautiful blanket!!! love the colours!!!

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  2. Hi Pat - Ooooh! Sophie's Universe really is a stunning pattern - thank you for sharing it! The colors are gorgeous, too. I always have trouble coordinating colors, too, but I think you have hit on a beautiful medley of rich, lovely hues. The ripple blankets are amazing, but I love this new pattern. Can't wait to see how it turns out, dear Pat. Hugs xo Karen

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  3. I am sure you are going to enjoy it!! Have fun!

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  4. Nice to read about your enthousiasm :-) Anxious to see how your blanket will turn out!
    And yes, Lucy's designs and colours are great, but I'm sure if you try on and experiment you'll make a unique ripple blanket yourself!
    Maybe take away the red in your blanket? Or add some orange? Have a look at other blankets you like and steal the colours of that one.
    Anyhow, loved to see your pictures here.
    Take care, Sigrid

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  5. I love the colours and such a pretty pattern. Looking forward to seeing the finished product. Haven't crocheted since last year. Time I made something new other than knitted socks :). B x

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  6. Oh wow! Your colors are really beautiful in the Sophie's Universe. How gratifying that must be to make. I'll look forward to watching it grow.

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  7. Sophie's Universe is beautiful, look forward to seeing it completed. I really do like Attic 24 Coast Ripple blanket. The colours are cool and relaxing. It's on my list. Cathy x

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