Sunday, 27 September 2015

Crochet with The Spice Girls

When my lovely virtual pal Sandra from Cherry Heart asked if I’d like to take part in the Spice of Life Crochet-A-Long, I happily added one more WIP to my list!

Photo courtesy of Sandra at Cherry Heart

How could I refuse a gorgeous delivery of yarn from Black Sheep Wools and a fun pattern that guarantees a Christmas gift ticked off my list?

Any combination of DK yarn can be used for the project, and Black Sheep Wools has special Spice of Life yarn packs using Rico Classic Baby DK and Stylecraft Special DK. Left to my own devices, I’d use my typical, safe shades of taupes and soft blues, greens and pinks. So I decided to go for the Stylecraft version, as Sandra used the Rico pack, to get me out of my comfort zone and into some bright and unusual shades. (My rainbow-loving Little Flower already has a claim on the finished blanket...)

This CAL suits all levels of experience, so I shared the info with my Crochet Club a few weeks back. The response was fab – I have a merry band of 12 joining together to make the blanket! Of course, a group this size deserves a name, so introducing...

* * * The Spice Girls * * *

(cue rolling eyes and groans, but I just couldn’t resist!)

We are meeting this Tuesday for the first of a series of CAL evenings outside of our regular Crochet Club. I can’t wait to see all the different colour palettes, and what better motivation to keep hooking as the autumn evenings close in?

I’ll share The Spice Girls' progress on the Spice of Life Facebook page. Black Sheep Wools has a dedicated Spice of Life page on their web site, and of course I’ll keep snapping away for Instagram (chrissie_crafts)!

Are you joining in the fun? Tell me all about it!

Happy crafting!
Chrissie x (aka Crafty Spice)