Friday, 29 August 2014

:{W.I.P Wednesday (on a Friday)}: My first pattern is coming!

I finally sat down in front of a computer and began writing my first pattern for sale! I'll be starting with the Mono-Spot Baby Blanket. Still a little way to go as I write a final draft and organise testing, BUT it's happening! I'll fill in all the where/how's a little closer to release date. 

Also I've been busy, busy crocheting up a storm with lots of 'Brads' and 'Lucys (Plural of Lucy, Lucies?)' heading out lately. 

And my Pantone inspired blanket is getting there!



Do tell. What are you working on??

Until next time,

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

:{W.I.P Wednesday}: The Next Big Blanket

The pantone-inspired-pixilated blanket (the name needs a bit of work, I know) is in the making. This will be the biggest blanket I've made yet. I have a terrible attention span so I've always stuck to baby sized blankets and throws. When I was first asked about making this my initial response was 'no, I don't make bigger blankets', but then I thought about it and the idea of a pantone inspired blanket really appealed to me. The challenge too, always great to challenge yourself and see what you CAN achieve.

44/126 squares complete.
68/126 complete

As per usual, you can see I haven't sewn in those bleedin' ends as I go! Tisk, tisk! The plan is to make two 'blankets', join and sew in each so they're 'complete', then combine them into one big blanket... That's the plan anyway! 

In between I'm also working on another 'Mono-spot' blanket in mint & pink, and another hexi custom. I've been a bit 'head down, bum up' (is that a really weird expression to non-Aussies??) crocheting my little heart away!

Until next time,

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

3rd Birthday Giveaway!

Three Beans in a Pod is Three!! And I'm celebrating with a giveaway on Instagram. 

You could win a custom colour block blanket in up to 10 colours of your choice. The blanket measures 85x100cm and made with high quality, easy care, soft acrylic. 

Unfortunately, I've had to limit it to Australian residents only due to high postage prices. There will also be a wait time of approximately 12 weeks for completion, due to current commissions.

All you have to do is, pop over to Instagram, follow me @threebeansinapod  repost the giveaway pic, tag me and #3beansgiveaway - Easy Peasy!

1 entry per person, per day. Private users can enter but must provide a screen shot of shared pic if they win. Entries open until midnight Tuesday 22/7/4014. Winner will be drawn on Instagram Wednesday  23/7/2014.

Good luck!

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Colour Lovin

I love yarn and I love colour. So when there's great yarn that comes in great colours, I'm in heaven! When there's great yarn that doesn't have a great colour range... well that just sucks.

Ahh... Pretty, isn't it? This is Cascade 220 Superwash. I'm loving Cascade yarns at the moment, the huge colour range really sells me. There are lots of different suppliers, but if you're in Australia, and want to buy from within Aus, I can highly recommend Purlwise

Cascade 220


Biggan Design

The next yarn on my 'to-try' list is Biggan Design, it looks beautiful (and Australian, love to support local when I can!). Has anyone tried it? 

Do you have any other suggestions for great yarn with a great colour range? 

x Adele

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Emotional Stages of a Blanket

I've been doing this crochet gig for a while now and I've come to recognise a pattern emerging when I crochet a blanket (or pretty much any larger project). I thought I would share. 

1. Yay! Woohoo! Let's get this crochet party started!

2. Stop staring at me Blanket! I'll get to you..

3. I don't think we're friends anymore..

4. Come here, you! Don't leave my side for a minute!! 

5. Awww, look how pretty you are! .....So.....Um.....Yep.... I'll see you 'round.

Am I the only one with the crochet love/hate relationship?

FYI- I'm currently in stage one, just bought a truckload of yarn! Woohoo! 

Thursday, 19 June 2014

A Year On

Hey! So! It's been a year since I've blogged... Yep, a year! I don't know exactly what's been SO incredibly important in my life to not get on here... 'Stuff' probably.

I've been making stuff and doing stuff and thinking of doing stuff... You know, stuff it's pretty time consuming. 

Some of the stuff I've been thinking of is finally getting around to selling some of my patterns. I know, you probably like free patterns. So do I, who doesn't like free 'stuff'?! But original patterns take a lot of effort! Like, a LOT. Especially when you want them great. And to be completely honest I've been a bit, well sad I guess would be the best emotion to describe it, when I see lots of folks profiting from my patterns and not crediting in their listings. That's all I ask, a little line to say 'pattern by Three Beans in a Pod'... BUT anyway! Let's not dwell on negatives! Things are in the works, great things! Positive positive! 

It's winter here in Australia, so I've been busy selling the stuff I make. Below are a few of my more recent blankets. Recently I was part of Madeit's 'Designer Spotlight', if you'd like to have a read about me and my work you can pop over here.

How's your year been? Full of Stuff?
I'll try to get back here a bit more regularly from now on, promise!

Saturday, 22 June 2013

My Sunburst Blanket

When I was planning the colours for my next girl's blanket I knew I wanted it to not be too obviously girly or baby-ish. I wanted it to be a piece that will adapt with the little girl's different stages in life. 

Personally I adore turquoise, I'm definitely a blue person, any shade will do, or cool shades of purples, greens and yellows...

So I decided on this lovely turquoise as the base colour and used white, yellow, green, blue, purple & pink in the squares.

It is the 'Sunburst' granny square with a round of hdc after round 4. If you google it I'm sure you'll find lots of variations but I'll find a link to add later. 

The border was  2 rounds of sc, a round of pink puff stitches, a round of sc, elongated hdc into the missed sc of the round below the puffs (gee that sounds confusing, sorry). Followed by two more rounds of hdc in turquoise and a round of purple crab stitch. 

I'm in love with how it turned out. It's already left for its new owner & I'm hoping it will be treasured for many more years to come.

x Adele