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Rainbow swap: received!

I love coming home to mail surprises and that’s what happened a couple days ago. The said surprise was a very cute rainbow plushie from a Swap-bot swap. Also included was a pair of star earrings with a littlebrilliant thing in the middle. Too adorable!

And that made me work harder on the one rainbow I’m making. I wrote a pattern by myself alone for the first time ever, yey! Ok, experienced crocheters may think this is nothing, but it took me quite some time to work out how many increases there should be in each row. Yeah, I know you do 6 for a full circle, so theoretically it should be half this number, but making it was a bit of a problem, for some reason I have yet to discover. Anyway, the pattern is ready and the rainbow is 20% complete, I guess. Strangely enough, I have no orange and yellow yarn, so I have to go buy them today. But as soon as I get them, it’ll be a matter of 2, 3 hours to finish the whole thing.

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WIP: La-la-love-you cowl by Sandra Park

Just started one other cowl. Yes, I know that we’re about to enter summer (I’m located in Brazil, just to clarify), but my obssession with those itens has not vanished yet. So I thought I could use lighter yarn and, maybe, use it in one cold summer day. Crossing my fingers here.

Anyway, I fell in love with this La-la-love-you cowl (pattern from Popknits #01) and decided to make a few alterations. Instead of the 5.0 mm circular needle the “recipe” requires, I took up my 4.0 mm circular. The yarn is also not so thick as the one Sandra Park used in hers. I guess it is turning out more open that it was supposed to, but as I’m adapting it to higher temperatures, the result should be quite nice.

As you can see in the picture below (left), I have really just started. You can also see a detail of the pattern (right).

Click here for this project’s ravelry page.