Friday, August 29, 2014

La Vie en Rose Afghan Finished and Pattern Listed!

"Ta Da" 
she says between yawns. ;-)
The pattern for the La Vie en Rose Afghan
was complete and I was ready for a nap! ;-)

There's a lot that goes into writing a pattern.
(I'm not complaining...probably bragging. ;-) )


And now the pattern can be found on Etsy by clicking here.
It includes a join-as-you go method, if preferred, and an invisible join.
This 11 page photo step-by-step pattern/tutorial
will delight crocheters...beginning to advanced. ;-)
(I hope!)
This afghan took a long time, for me, only because I kept putting it away for other projects.
It's 37 rows long and one row could feasibly be crocheted in one to two evenings.

So just as I was about to lay (lie) down, "La Vie" asked for a photo shoot.
How could I say no to my intermittent companion for the last two years?

So here she is:
On the blue patio chair.

On the kitchen counter.

Folded up on the kitchen stools.

Rolled up on the kitchen stools.

Rolled up on the sofa.
(This was "La Vie's" idea.)

Spread out on the lawn.

Hanging on the back fence.

Soon "La Vie" will be accessorized with a lacy trim/edging.
But that won't be until after my nap.
(Stay tuned.)

Hey, how about a give away of this pattern?

OK, let's make this interesting....
The first person to guess what I am thinking about will receive the pattern.

Here are some clues:

1) It's eight lines of lyrics from a song.
2) It's very beautiful.
3) It speaks of love and loneliness.
4) The singer has been in several movies.
5) The singer is also "Divine".
6) It relates to this pattern.

A pattern for your thoughts about my thoughts in the comment section?
(tee hee)

First one to guess will receive the .pdf pattern emailed.

30 comments:

  1. Would it be "The Rose" by the divine Bette Midler?
    Your work is stunning x

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  2. Absolutely beautiful - a labor of love for sure.

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  3. It is beautiful Astri - so worth the 2 years of work. I was going to guess 'The Rose', but Julie, N Ireland beat me to it. Have a great day. :)

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  4. Lovely work, Astri. Have a great weekend. Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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  5. It's just got to be 'The Rose' and Bette Midler but I can see someone has beaten me to it. I've said it before but I'll say it again, this is the most beautiful crochet project I have ever seen and well worth to two years it took to create. Now, I think you should get some sleep :) Elizabeth xx

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  6. It's amazing Astri a work of art! :) xx

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  7. Stunning! Just stunning!
    XO Kris

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  8. When the night has been too lonely
    and the road has been to long,
    and you think that love is only
    for the lucky and the strong,
    just remember in the winter
    far beneath the bitter snows
    lies the seed that with the sun's love
    in the sprïng becomes the rose.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAfPXKqPFbA

    xx

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  9. YAY! finally! I am off to get this patterny. Thank you Astri for all your hard work.

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    1. Thank you so much (yes, I saw your purchase go through!!!) and you are welcome!

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  10. It's stunning, Astri. well done!
    The song and lines that remind me of your blanket the most are these:
    "When the night has been too lonely
    And the road has been too long,
    And you think that love is only
    For the lucky and the strong,
    Just remember in the winter
    Far beneath the bitter snow
    Lives the seed that with the sun's love
    In the spring becomes the ROSE."

    Bette Midler, of course, singing the lovely song The Rose

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  11. Congratulations on the absolutely stunning blanket Astri. Sure, I finally know the answer to one of your giveaways, and so does everybody else. LOL Bette Midler

    Linda

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  12. Hooray!!! I just bought the pattern....LOVE it <3 Very Cath Kidston like. thank you for sharing!!!

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    1. Thank you for the purchase, it made me smile when I saw it go through. :-)

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  13. I would say: Edith Piaf " La vie en rose"

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    1. Good guess...I did not know what this was, so I looked it up. Thanks for additional "La Vie en Rose" information. ;-)

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  14. Just utterly beautiful Astri!!!! It looks stunning and is so totally you. xx

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  15. Wow, wow, wow! Or perhaps I should say "Oh là là!" It's a knockout, Astri. What a labour of love.

    Here's to enormous sales - you deserve them! :D

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  16. It's looking very lovely!! :) it is quite a big project.

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  17. Je pense a la chanson "la vie en rose " d'edith piaf chanteuse française. C'est une très belle couverture, j'adore ce que vous faites.

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  18. What a magnificent piece of work! It is so lovely, I cannot take my eyes of it!

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  19. Oh what a beautiful Astri!
    beautiful, wonderful, lovely!
    Kiss the Pri

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  20. Greetings from India.
    This is most beautiful crochet pattern i have ever seen.The thought these are the cloth pieces joined together to make rose but no its crochet. Its just stunning.

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  21. Ce patchwork en crochet est ravissant, j'aime beaucoup les couleurs, je n'aurais pas pensé pouvoir faire ce genre de réussite uniquement avec un crochet !!!!!
    Bonne journée :)

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  22. So since someone won the free one where can you buy the pattern? Please.

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