Saturday, March 9, 2013

Following my own CAL Week #3 - Leaves

The leaves for the granny rose afghan 
have been completed:
There are 120 of them.
30 of each color. 
It is nothing short of a miracle.
My hand hurts, hehe.
The 108 turned back into the original 120 after my friend "K" rescued me.
She read in this post, that I had run out of yarn to make all 120 so I changed to 108.
I simply did not want to buy more yarn to make just a few roses. 
The stash would not have welcomed these newcomers. 
I feared for them.

She was right there with yarn from her stash that was the exact yarn I needed.
A friend indeed!
Uh oh, I was a friend in need. I hope she needs me one day. 
I keep trying to pawn off some stash to her, but she will not have it. hehe. 
I did get her to finally take the soft white, though.
She likes soft-warm-sweet white, and I like harsh-intense- bright white. 
An indication of personalities, perhaps. ;-) 

Thank goodness for "K'.
This is step 3 of 4 of the Granny Rose CAL.
Click here for pattern, tutorial and video.
Step 1 and 2 are here.
Stay tuned for step 4 and 5. -)


  1. Gorgeous flowers. And yay! for 'K' that she was able to help you out. :)

  2. Beautiful roses ! Thank you for the tutorial.

  3. Good morning Mrs. Astri!...they are so beautiful!....rooses are one of my foavorites floers.Have a nice weekend.

  4. WOW!!! ♥♥
    Liebe Grüße,*Manja*

  5. Beautiful! I'd love to lie down in your bed of roses!

  6. Beautiful Astri, it's going to be a lovely blanket :)

  7. Hey! You changed things up over here. :) That's a whole heck of a lot of roses. Wow! Have a wonderful weekend. Tammy

  8. I love those flowers. They are beautiful :)

  9. Goodness, Astri, your roses are absolutely gorgeous! Once my shawl project is ended... So glad you could up your count to 120! Always happy when we can redistribute stash! E x

  10. Wow, that sure is a lot of roses! Take care of your wrist....I surely know that feeling!
    Hugs, Shari!

  11. Beautiful Roses! I'm going to try your CAL after I finish the Overlay Crochet Mandala CAL. Take care of your hands, I had tennis elbow from crocheting so be careful and take lots of breaks. Love your colors too!
    Eileen :)

  12. Aw, such nice comments. Thank you! The roses are fun and addictive, but I think afer this project I may take a little break from roses, least a blanket or bed of roses. ;-)

  13. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh, quel courage !!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Very very pretty roses and in such a beautiful array of colors. Love them. Hugs Judy

  15. Que hermoso trabajo,gracias por compartirlo...cariños

  16. Such a great thing to see, that mountain of your pretty crochet work!

  17. They look like cookies all stacked up like that ... really yummy cookies with fruit-flavoured filling.

    How nice that K had the exact yarn you needed!

  18. Omgosh-- these are so beautiful! What an amazing project. I'm your newest follower-- your blog is stunning!

  19. Wow ! Beautiful .. You must crochet at the speed of lightening !!