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I *heart* rainbows

Colourful things are something I love to death, and I really believe that the brighter, the better. Using more than one colour in me at a time is one more thing that I’m very fond of doing. For all these reasons, there’s no way I couldn’t love rainbows!

Concurso Superziper - Kit Aslan

This one was made specifically for a swap and took quite some time to get ready. As I couldn’t find any free pattern on the internet and was not really inclined to buying one, coming up with my own little “recipe” was the solution. The thing is: I suck at reading and understanding patterns. So, how on earth was I supposed to create something nice? I started with a circle and went from there. After some trials and errors, I finally came up with the amount of stitches I should increase in each row, as well as the places those increases should happen.

Being able to make the effing pattern really made me proud, even though it is really a basic and free of mistery one. I’m excited with the new opportunities this may bring, so I’m sure to try and come up with many more patterns. And, as I said some time ago, I’ll be posting real soon a pdf for anyone who wiches to make a cute rainbow just like mine! I’ve already started, but we had Carnival last week and then I had to work this past weekend (gotta love being a journalist!), so there was little time left to make any real progress on it.

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Rainbow Swap contentsOn the right, the goodies I sent to my swap partner: the rainbow stuffie (of course), a cute fortune cookie (in the picture, with no fortune whatsoever) and a small cupcake (blueberry, I guess). They all turned out just great and I’m very pleased with myself for being able to sew all necessary parts. I really hate the sewing part, really do.

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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.