You may have seen this little banner in my widget column. It is the banner for the Scheepjes CAL being run by A Creative Being
I have just taken delivery of my Scheepjes cotton yarn.
This colour lot is called succulent and I must admit, I was quite taken with the unusual colourway.
Instead of stripes, this one is is being run on squares. A pattern for a square is released (in English and in Dutch as Marinke from ACreativeBeing is from Holland) every week from which 6 squares are crocheted.
The CAL started on October 3rd and will run for 12 weeks. The first 10 weeks, for the squares, and the last 2 for joining and the border.
There is also a facebook page . I’ve not started my first lot of squares yet and it has been hugely entertaining reading others comments (well the ones in English, I know no dutch) regarding which hook size has managed to achieve 6 squares of 18cm out of the specified 2 balls of yarn.
The CAL appears to have gone viral, with both the recommended Dutch and UK online shops stocking the prescribed colourway running out of certain colours, new colourways being issued and folks waiting weeks for their yarn to arrive.
So it’s a little out of the ordinary, for which I’m glad.
I’m in no rush to start, I’ve plenty of amigurumi to work through. I saw these squares as a perfect long distance plane journey accompaniment en route to Thailand in November.
Anyone else daft enough to start a completely selfish project during the run up to Christmas?
Love, Lucie xx