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Easter CAL roundup

It always makes me smile to see what people have made with my patterns, and hosting Crochet-Alongs is a great way to bring them together. Even though I’ve been largely absent for this CAL (a crazy move halfway around the world takes up a lot of time), I’m very happy to see that people have still participated – yay! I’d like to give a shout-out to the folks in the PlanetJune Ravelry group who keep the conversation going even when I’m not around to join in 🙂

Easter Crochetalong and Contest at PlanetJune

It’s been quite a challenge to put this roundup together with my very limited internet access, but I’ve managed it. And now for the fun part – let’s take a look at the Easter CAL entries:

PlanetJune Easter CAL entry
yaney made a cute PocketAmi bunny called Pip!

PlanetJune Easter CAL entry
camaharet crocheted pretty daffodils in pink and white.

PlanetJune Easter CAL entry
arbitrarily made this sweet Fuzzy Lamb with a colourful tummy!

PlanetJune Easter CAL entry
Katalin whipped up a tulip and a bee to add to her daffodils to make a spring bouquet.

PlanetJune Easter CAL entry
englishdormouse‘s Fuzzy Bunny looks striking with that lovely variegated yarn.

PlanetJune Easter CAL entry
klopferli‘s  PocketAmi trio look like they are chilling out in a mini armchair!

PlanetJune Easter CAL entry
CrochtColorJunkie crocheted a whole egg box full of Easter eggs…

PlanetJune Easter CAL entry
…and she took her trio of PocketAmi bunnies all the way to the Griffith Observatory to take their photo beneath the Hollywood sign (okay, it’s pretty small, but it’s really there at the top of the hill!)

PlanetJune Easter CAL entry
rastakt set up a cute backdrop for her sweet PocketAmi set.

PlanetJune Easter CAL entry
I’m melting with the cuteness of Morgan’s adorable grey lamby!

PlanetJune Easter CAL entry
saudistitcher made this duckling and ‘chocolate’ egg for her little granddaughter 🙂

PlanetJune Easter CAL entry
Linda sent me this pic of her daffodil that she made into a pin (clever idea!)

PlanetJune Easter CAL entry
The prolific winner of the Christmas CAL, jukatca, has been crocheting up a storm again, making the full selection of CAL projects! Fuzzy Lamb…

PlanetJune Easter CAL entry
…a sweet Fuzzy Bunny…

PlanetJune Easter CAL entry
…a collection of Easter Eggs (and don’t they look pretty in those colours?!)…

PlanetJune Easter CAL entry
…a PocketAmi Easter set…

PlanetJune Easter CAL entry
…and a vase of red and white daffodils. I used to love that variety with the red centres (narcissi, maybe?) – I haven’t seen them since I left the UK 8 years ago, so this brings back some memories for me!

PlanetJune Easter CAL entry
And last, but definitely not least, Jolie made the daffodil pattern her own by adding some pretty embroidered embellishments.

And now the results of the random drawing:
First prize ($10 gift certificate) goes to Morgan S
Second prize (free pattern) goes to Linda S
Runner up prize (discount voucher) goes to all the other entrants – thank you for participating!

Please bear with me: I still don’t have internet access at home so it may take me a few more days to email your prizes to you, but I promise you’ll get them some time next week!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this roundup – I think all the projects are adorable! Happy Easter to those who observe it, and, for everyone else, don’t forget to go out tomorrow to pick up some cheap chocolate eggs 😉

As for me, I hope to get my Blackberry contract approved and get back online properly any day now – it pays to be patient in South Africa, as things happen when they happen here, and trying to rush them doesn’t help at all. I’m attempting to curb my frustration: I think a nice calm nature walk to look at some of the beautiful and exotic birds and plants that are everywhere here will take my mind off it! Here’s our temporary accommodation (actually, there are 3 identical pepperpot towers and mine is the middle one that you can’t see here, but you get the idea):

where we're living

Down the hill (to the right in the above photo) is the city. And up the hill (to the left above) is nothing but a spectacular view up Table Mountain:

Cape Town

So don’t feel sorry for me – I’ll get the internet sorted out soon, and, apart from that, it’s pretty amazing here, especially for a big nature fan like me!

11 Comments »

  1. Wow, a great collection of projects. (I did the daffodils, but forgot to post a picture…)

    I hope you are able to share some pictures of all the lovely things you are seeing out on your walks. I bet it is really amazing.

    • June said

      Yes, it’s all fascinating and very different! I don’t want to spam my own blog (off-topic for a craft blog!) but I hope the odd post on beautiful wildlife wouldn’t be too objectionable to most people 🙂

  2. craftyshanna said

    I’m glad you made it there in one piece. Now to finish getting settled in and then there will be many wonderful adventures, I’m sure! From all I’ve seen online, it looks like an amazingly beautiful place. Good luck to you!

    • June said

      Thank you, Shanna! We’re getting there, slowly but surely…

  3. Kateryn said

    Nice projects! I still need to attach legs and tail to my little lamb, but I make sure to send you the link to my Rav project page when I am done – even if it’s too late for the CAL. 🙂
    Glad you made it safely to SA, even if it was quite a stressful adventure. I can’t wait to see patterns of all those exotic birds 😉 And yes, please post pictures of what you see on your walks!

    • June said

      Doesn’t matter if it’s late – I always enjoy seeing project pics!

      I’m glad you want to see my wildlife pics; I’ll try to put a post together some time next week 🙂

  4. Jana Hunter said

    Hi! So glad I managed to get something done for this CAL! And you are in for so many more lovely sights over there! I adore South Africa (AND Namibia and Botswana!) You are indeed in one of the most beautiful places on Earth! I miss SA so! Maybe some day I will get to see Capetown! May need to “drop by” to see you! LOL! And YES, it’s not as bad as here in Saudi, but SA DOES follow it’s OWN time table!
    I will try and locate a pic I have of a bird that liked to visit Rachel’s home in Pretoria years ago. It’s a magnificent bird, can’t remember its name, but it would be a great crochet design!

    • June said

      You’d be welcome to drop by any time, Jana 🙂

      I’m getting lots of pattern inspiration already – expect to see some African-themed designs in the coming months!

  5. Judy Carlson said

    This was a fun crochet-along. It challenged me to crochet using fuzzy yarn. I think I might becoming friends with fuzzy yarn! I look forward to the next crochet-along! Great to see pictures of where you are living now!

    • June said

      Glad to hear that, Judy – fuzzy yarn is definitely a challenge but it does create some super-cute animals!

  6. hanane said

    magnifique crochet

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