Week 4 Le Vesinet – Crochet Along
Wow! Seriously, the last time I wrote about my Crochet Along (CAL) was the middle of May. The pictures of that square were taken on my very heavy, very snuggly, micro-suede comforter. Now it’s the middle of July and I don’t even want to see that comforter in this 90+ degree heat!! Just because I haven’t shared anything about it, doesn’t mean I haven’t been working on it. I actually started the week 6 squares last week. This means, I’m only 10 weeks behind *sheepish smile*. Anyone who followed along correctly is currently working on putting the border around all of their lovely finished squares.
But enough about my slacking, let’s talk about what I have accomplished. In case you’re just joining, Esther from It’s all in a Nutshell put together this gorgeous Crochet Along and I jumped in! The squares she chose are amazing and I’m learning a ton of new techniques! Week 4 is Le Vesinet designed by Sigrun Hugoey and it starts out with nine little circles, which was completely intriguing to me. The picture below was taken on my much more Summer appropriate cream blanket :D.
Right off the bat, I learned if my circles are going to take center stage, I need more practice. Almost every single one of them had a bump due to the way I like to secure my initial yarn tail. Normally, the second round covers that up. Lesson learned.
It was a very fun square to work up and I’ve learned I really love making treble stitches, seen above most easily as the grey “twists” for my non-crocheters.
I wasn’t thrilled with the color changes in the rose round here. I’ve said it before and I’m saying it again, I just don’t like variegated yarns and I need to stay away from them. But I chose to participate in this CAL to learn and I am definitely doing that!
Square #3 is my favorite this time, even with the wonky center circles. I just prefer lighter, calmer colors. If I were to go back and chose my colors all over again, I think I’d go with a blue, yellow, and white scheme. Without any weird variegation! I think it would give off a very clean, crisp feeling overall. Though square #3 again is just fine with me, calm and bright.
Then again when I don’t over-edit my photos you can see they all look okay together. I’m also learning that photo editing is a lot like seasoning your food. If you eat a lot of garlic regularly, you need more to actually taste it (totally guilty). With photo editing, if you do too much in one sitting, your eyes adjust to the changes and you feel you need to make bigger ones. So I’ve now also learned to take frequent breaks away from my computer screen on editing days! Told you I was learning a ton with this CAL.
And now for my favorite part, seeing all the squares together *cue grid*:
It’s fun to see them like that, but that isn’t the final place of each block. As with quilt blocks, they’ll all have to be laid out in the middle of my living room floor and fussed with until I’m happy with the arrangement.
Well, since I’ve already mentioned week 5 is also done, next Wednesday, you’re guaranteed to see those squares too! As a parting gift, I’ll give you a sneak peek at the Week 5 “Rachel” square:
Keep creating. I know I will!
Le Vesinet Pattern can be found at Sigrun’s Ravelry Store.
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