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"life is meant to be colourful"


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Granny Squares – How I connect them

Hi dear friends! Finally finding inspiration and idea for the long going on granny squares, I squeezed some time to start to connect them.

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I started to crochet these few winters ago without any plan. Just loved the colours and enjoyed crocheting.

Alize Cotton Gold

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Somehow I always thought that I shall mix all the colours but when I now started to arrange them, it looked nice to have similar colours together. All the red/purple/pink squares in the first photo will be the back piece for the jacket. And for the front pieced I shall use the blue/turquoise/green squares. Sleeves will have white/grey but I’m not sure yet if I shall add there other colours. Maybe I shall by more red and blue and leave the orange and olive green out.

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Easy way to yarn your needle is to fold it, press it between your fingers so that you can barely see it and then ‘push’ your needle between your fingers. Yarn slips easily in the needle’s eye.

This time I shall simply sew the squares together. I shall use the ends of the yarn to get similar colours for sewing. At the same time the ends will be finished. If you like, you can sew the squares also in lines and rows with one yarn.

sewing granny squares

I arrange the squares so that the ending yarn is on the right upper corner. Like this I can sew two sides. First the side I show here …

With simple stitches picking the outside of the loops there comes stitched line that doesn’t show too much but shows enough to ‘separate’ the squares.

Then I continue with the same yarn to the left side …

If I haven’t left enough long yarn when crochet the granny squares, I just take piece of yarn to continue.

sewing granny squares

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Finished piece looks now like this. At the moment my idea is that this will be the back of the jacket … but you never know … you know me … new ideas come and go and plans may change.

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Next I shall arrange the blue/turquoise squares for the front pieces.

Thank you for stopping by! Happy crocheting!

TEJE


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Postcards from Finland 1

Hi Dear Friends! Here I am, in my homeland. I shall show you snap shots from my days and ways. Would be lovely to live in a lavender blue house …

Finland

Good morning! I start my day with crackers and was happy to find this purple pack. Koulu = school and theses cracker are traditional …

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I enjoy listening my ‘own’ language and watching tv. In the morning tv was a part: ‘morning book’ with a great patchwork background! Interesting book review too!

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I went to renew my passport and took the road through the area I used to live before I moved to Greece.

This ski jump place used to look so high but I guess it’s not anymore.

Finland

This is a horse race arena. From here I have more memories with dogs because dog shows take place here. Our family used to have always dogs and we were often in dogs shows. When I was in the dog show here in my home town with my first own dog … the miracle happened … my dog was 4th of all the show! That was unforgetable experience for a young girl!

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Would have been fun to visit this ‘Our country side’ festival but it has been in August. Still happy to see this fun sign!

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I lived in this house … how much those trees has grown! … in 23 years.

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I’m so happy that there is still gorgeus colours in nature! This time it could be already colder and even perhaps first snow (as they had in north but not yet in south). It’s about + 4-7 C, just perfect for me after really hot summer in Greece.

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This beautiful tree is on the side of the Animal Hospital …

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Quick photo when waiting in traffic lights. Have to keep my camera always ready next to me!

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And then I went to buy the yarn that I had already picked from Novita’s website. I had decided to buy that light colour for a shawl to knit when watching tv in the evenings …but do you think I could have left the shop without  Colours?! There are still few more colours and I shall start with these and see then if I like to mix more of them. It’s so soft and beautiful yarn!

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Visit nerospost in Instagram to see what goodies I shopped with the yarn!

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Went to the post office … ‘Neron Posti’ …

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On the road throug the old town …

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Thank you for joining my holidays in Finland and thank you for you lovely wishes! See you soon!

TEJE