Scheepjes CAL

Scheepjes CAL

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

Scheepies CAL 2014

Scheepies CAL 2014

Completely suckered in by MollieandClaire, and also by the huge enjoyment I got out of the stripey blanket CAL run by Notyouraveragecrochet in which we both took part in the latter half of 2013,

Stripey CAL blanket afghan

Stripey CAL blanket

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.

Scheepies cotton yarn for the CAL

Scheepies cotton yarn for the CAL

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.

This is the first released square pattern
Scheepjes CAL week 1

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

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About lovelucie1

I cannot sit without something in my hands to sew, crochet, sketch etc. This becoming something of an addiction. In fact, I start to get twitchy if I am stationary somewhere, waiting for an appointment, waiting for my daughter, away with work, without some project to keep my hands busy. Minutes wasted make me anxious. This blog logs my progress to raise funds through my creations to feed my textile habbit.

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  1. It is an unusual but lovely combination of colours. Looking forward to seeing your squares.

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  2. Oooh I hope my yarn has arrived when I get home!

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    • The facebook page is good to read to ensure you get all your squares out of the allotted yarn.
      Apparently there is another group who are starting their CAL at the start of the November due to the huge response (and waiting list) in buying the yarn packs

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  3. Can’t see why you think it might be selfish. Hobbies are for doing what you feel like doing to my mind.

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  4. Oh, I think I am going to be sorry I am not doing that blanket…but I am deep in a sock KAL and have knitting to do for a sale, and Christmas. Which might be why I cast on a completely selfish Estonian lace scarf/shawl thing last weekend. lol

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  5. Hi Lucie, i’m in this CAL also, still waiting for my yarn which is on its way to Australia. i love the colours too. Enjoy!

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  6. Your colours are absolutely stunning. I shall be watching closely to see how it develops.

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  7. Ooh I love the idea of this, I might have to join in (albeit slightly late) as well. Shhhh no I doubt already have an in progress CAL going on 🙂 x

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