lust list | august 2019
Summer is a sleepy time in the yarn world and honestly not much gets done in August when most of us are on an enforced break because of school holidays/summer holidays etc or just simply on a long, lazy, summertime break just because. You will find that a lot of CALs are launched and start around August/September time so this lusty old list is dedicated to all the prettiest CALs I’ve seen and also the small matter of this…..
….Granny Square Day.
Originally devised as an instagram celebration of all things granny by Susan @suregal27 many years ago (well maybe five or six) this year it was held on the 15th August and the never-ending pictures of granny squares on instagram did not disappoint, they never do, but the stand out, shut up, oh my gosh star of the show was this old gal by Natalie.
Granny Granny Square by Natalie @sewing_the_seeds_of_love
I mean c’mon. This is genius right? An actual Granny granny complete with pearls!! Wahhhhhhh!
This beauty was launched by Natalie on Granny Square Day on the 15th August and you can buy the pattern by sending her a DM on instagram - she’s the coolest granny in town isn’t she?
Right on to some all-important CAL news….
History of Bees CAL
Christina Hadderingh @aspoonfulofyarn has a new book themed CAL this autumn and it just so happens that it’s another bee themed book/CAL.
Do you remember her Hotel of Bees Shawl? It is one of my all time favourite makes and the History of Bees looks set to be just as perfect, taking inspiration from the book The History of Bees by Maja Lunde.
You can buy yarn kits for the CAL from Deramores and the pattern is released at the end of September although Christina has released details and beautiful pictures on her instagram and website already so go and take a look.
Also, I love the fact that Christina inspires us to read more, I’ve just started The History of Bees and it is SO good!
Inside Crochet Jane Crowfoot CAL
Just launched in their latest issue, Issue 117, the CAL is called the Climbing Rose Crochet-along and features Jane’s beautiful style flowers in a pretty shawl/wrap and using all DK weight Stylecraft Yarns (Batik, Bellissima, and Bambino).
Issue 117 has an interview with Jane, who explains about the beautiful William Morris inspiration behind the shawl and includes some amazing pictures - Inside Crochet’s photographer Leanne Dixon is AMAZING!
Sandra Paul’s Nature’s Walk CAL
I literally just saw this today and fell in love instantly, just instant heart eyes, all the love. Sandra seems to have a never-ending supply of creativity and talent and this blanket is another perfect example of that. The CAL, which is inspired by her daily dog walks with the cute Bertie, starts at the end of September and in association with Black Sheep Wools.
You can find out more on Sandra’s website here, where she gives details of the different yarn pack options available; you can make this blanket in three different colourways and either Scheepjes Stonewashed OR Stylecraft Bellissimo. How amazing is that?
I hope your August was fabulous and I hope you have been inspired to join in one of the many new, beautiful CALs launching around about now. I’m so happy that September is finally here, I always get a surge of inspiration to organise myself (and my yarn collection), so we’ll see how that goes shall we?
See you at the end of September, happy crocheting yo!