Thursday, December 20, 2012

Following my own CAL Week #1 & 2

Week #1: 
 Gather Supplies
(and I had to make a few squares to come up with the right color combinations, too.)
Orange, Yellow, Turquoise, and Hot Pink Roses
Green Leaves
Aqua, White, and Pale Violet Granny Row
With an added single crochet row of red
I think they will be joined by red as well. 
(I have some weird thing going on where red and/or white must be included in everything!)
See this link for more on gathering supplies.

Week #2
The Rose
Lots of roses!!!
I'm thinking 120...
(divisible by 4 for the 4 colors and 3 for the 3 different granny row colors)
but then again...it might be based on how much yarn of each color I have...
that bridge will be crossed when I come upon it. :-)
See this link for photo tutorial of how to make the rose...complete with  video.
And if you want to skip ahead, see the side bar for Week 3, 4 and 5. 

In hopes that you are having a colorful holiday season!!!

26 comments:

  1. Hola Astri como siempre un estallido de color y muy alegres tus trabajos, este ye pinta para hermoso tus rosas me encantan, muy bello proyecto, te mando un beso y te deseo una muy Feliz Navidad.

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    1. Feliz Navidad to you too! Thank you for always checking in and your sweet comments.

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  2. ASTRI, QUE LINDAS FLORES!!!! ESTOU ENCANTADA. PARABÉNS E FELIZ NATAL! Beijão.

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    1. Awwww.... thank you. So fun to have comments in the different languages! Feliz Natal to you!

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  3. Beautiful colours :)) 120 roses wow!
    Happy Holidays Astri:))
    Pat in Tasmania ..

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    1. Thank you Pattas, my faithful long time follower, I'll never forget your pretty granny rose project! Little does Mrs. Micawber know that your comment is written in Tasmanian!

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  4. I love the colors you chose. The really pop together!!

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    1. How nice! Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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  5. Dang, you've got Spanish AND Portuguese! I can't use French - that's reserved for Créations Manuelles. So I'll have to stick with English, and say that those roses are a knockout colour combo. So cheerful and bright!

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    1. Tusen takk min venn! Du gjør det hele morsomt.

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  6. This is "the CAL 2012"
    love the colors Astri...happy holidays!

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  7. Dette ser utrolig flott ut! Minner meg om en av mormors spreke brikker. Venter i spenning på fortsettelsen :-)

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    1. I had not heard of spreke brikker and translator tells me it's fit pieces? I could not figure out what that means. haha. Thank you for the comment I.H.

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  8. 120 stykker. Du imponerer meg. Her i Norge er det surt og kaldt i dag. Jeg har vært på juleavslutning på jobb, og har fått handlet de siste julegavene. Nå fyrer jeg i ovnen og sitter helt inntil den. Ha det godt. Klem fra Drude

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    1. Hmmmmm...maybe only 84 or 96 they are also divided by 3 and 4 as well...

      The warmth of the fireplace sounds so nice. I hope you will continue enjoying!

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  9. Those colours brighten up a dull and dreary day Astri, it's going to be beautiful :)

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    1. Ah, thanks Linda. Sunshine on a cloudy day?

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  10. Ici, en France, c'est la pluie, la douceur, l'humidité, la grisaille de l'hiver, les couleurs sombres, la nuit qui vient vite. Que c'est agréable de venir lire cette page et de regarder ces floralies de couleurs printanières. Merci pour ce moment colorés dans la tristesse hivernale.
    Bon week-end et bons préparatifs pour Noël !

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    1. Sounds like there's a lot of that kind of weather going around everywhere! Hoping for lots of bright spots in your holiday.

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  11. Those are certainly colors that will brighten up anyone's day! Happy holidays! Tammy

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    1. Thanks Tammy - your comments always brighten the day too!

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  12. I adore these Roses and am doing a Afghan with four coloured Roses :) Still not sure how to join or what border to use. Are you on FB or Google+?

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  13. I have finished my Afghan and my secret sister loved it! But I don't know how to post a picture of it here. Thank you again for the pattern. I joined all my squares Using the flat braid join. Turned out so pretty! I almost kept it for myself!

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    1. Hi Cheri! That sound great. How fun to give such a special gift. If you would like to email a photo I will be happy to post it. digger.lizzie@gmail.

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    2. Wonderful! Thank you! email is on the way

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