Moya Star Shawl

maRRose - CCC --- Moya Star Shaw-31It feels like I’m cheating a bit in the “ta-dah”-department today……
You see, I finished this project some time ago already, but ….. I couldn’t share it with you until now.maRRose - CCC --- Moya Star Shaw-12On the occasion of the grand opening of Claudia‘s new yarn store today, a brand new design by talented Heike/”MadewithLoops” is launched:  the “Moya Star Shawl”.
I was thrilled when Claudia and Heike asked me to play a  – small but really fun – part in all this: to be on their tester team.
maRRose - CCC --- Moya Star Shaw-10Early this Summer a box with yarn arrived, not “just” some yarn, no ….. wonderful, wónderful Moya Yarn, a 100% organic yarn from South Africa (more info on the brand here, and where to buy here).
maRRose - CCC --- Moya Star Shaw-01aSoon enough Heike’s pattern was mailed to me as well, and I set to work in the color scheme I could pick from…. pink, of course…..maRRose - CCC --- Moya Star Shaw-14maRRose - CCC --- Moya Star Shaw-32The Moya yarn was such a delight to crochet with, the shawl was all I wanted to work on and it was finished in no time.
Part of my “task” was also to translate Heike’s pattern in Dutch, and that too was fun to do!

More information on the “Moya Star Shawl” and how to lay your hands on this gorgeous design and yarn, can be found on Heike’s blog.
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maRRose - CCC --- Moya Star Shaw-13maRRose - CCC --- Moya Star Shaw-17Lots of reasons to be happy: I now own a beautiful, and oh-so-soft shawl, plus I’m one down on the fast shrinking wip-list – hurray!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Marianne xx

Follow-up Friday – “The Candy Cushion”

maRRose - CCC - The Candy Triangle Cushion-20Ahhh….. the happy feeling of another “ta-dah” and being able to tick one more old wip off the list! Presenting the latest triangle cushion, my “Candy Cushion”; to tell you the truth, I’m quite chuffed with how it turned out ……

I used my own tutorial to make the triangles, and crocheted 7 double ones, 6 single ones and 4 double half ones – if that makes any sense.
Making the double ones saved considerable time and effort in the sewing department (not my favorite when it comes to assembling triangles). I now “just” had so sew the diagonal sides together.
maRRose - CCC - The Candy Triangle Cushion-01The black border is one round of single crochets (UK dc) and one round of double crochets (UK trebles). I then crocheted pom-poms in all 7 colors I used for the triangles, leaving the black out.
maRRose - CCC - The Candy Triangle Cushion-02maRRose - CCC - The Candy Triangle Cushion-06The cushion cover is machine sewed (using this fantastic tutorial, as always; it’s in Dutch, but Google Translate is your friend) and hand stitched the crochet part onto that.
Finally, I listed it in my Etsy-shop, hoping it will find a good home soon ;).
maRRose - CCC - The Candy Triangle Cushion-04Other than completing the “Candy Cushion”, I managed to crochet some more “Rustic Lace Square”-hearts, a total of 12 is now waiting to get their last rounds and to be joined to the blanket.
maRRose - CCC - Rustic Lace Squares-12 maRRose - CCC - Rustic Lace Squares-13Plus …… I’ve picked up the next old wip, my Crochet Mood Blanket that I started back in 2014. This past week I’ve joined 27 rectangular grannies to it, and have only some 80 more to go, haha!
maRRose - CCC --- Crochet Mood Blanket-20 maRRose - CCC --- Crochet Mood Blanket-23I’m also in the process of translating one of Heike’s (MadewithLoops) most recent – and gorgeous, I can assure you – designs, to be released September 19th (more info here). All very exciting!
maRRose - CCC --- Moya Star Shaw-06 maRRose - CCC --- Moya Star Shaw-07To add even more excitement to this week’s summary is the fact that I noticed my “Bétaille Blanket” receiving some more love on Dutch KreaDoe’s homepage, so pleased with that!
maRRose - CCC --- Bétaille Blanket-35And last but most definitely not least, I want to thank you so much for your sweet comments and well wishes for Carter, here, on IG and FB – all so very much appreciated! He’s home since last Saturday, and slowly getting a bit better – meaning in less pain – and able to go short distances using his crutches and iWalk.
maRRose - CCC --- Colorful HeartsHave a fabulous weekend!
Marianne xx