My #KalevalaCAL progress

So, I think I’ve reached maybe a 1/4th of the Kalevala blanket. I consider that a success 😀 I’m not usually the person with big projects, I prefer smaller ones that I can complete faster. They say there are two types of crafters – or crocheters, in this case – one that really enjoys the process and then there’s the type that focuses more on the results. I think most crocheters are both types mixed in together, but maybe gravitate to one side more than the other. I definitely enjoy finishing the products, that’s one of my favourite things. Don’t get me wrong, I love the process as well, but I don’t usually leave my projects unfinished.

My mom is actually more the first type, she just loves to create for the sake of creating. Let me tell you, I can’t even count all the projects she has going on, some of which I doubt will ever be finished. But the important thing is – she has fun.

Now back to the Kalevala project – I can’t say it’s an easy one! Some of the granny squares were definitely a little bit more challenging for me. But it’s also the great thing about it – you get to learn new stitches! In my case, there were some stitches, that I never did before, like the X and Y stitch. I also never used that much back post- front post stitches before. I use the written instructions, but there were some cases, when I had to look at the video tutorial to perform a specific step. I do like how the project is done, the instructions are carefully written and include details that are sometimes skipped over in other patterns. I would welcome a graphic chart as that’s my favourite type of instructions, but hey – you can’t have everything, right?!

Kalevala CAL - The Bluebill's Nest.
The Bluebill’s Nest.
Kalevala CAL - The fertile fields of Vainola.
The fertile fields of Vainola.
Kalevala CAL - Forging the Sampo
Forging the Sampo.
Iso Tammi - the big oak tree
Iso Tammi – the big oak tree
Kalevala CAL blanket
Kalevala CAL blanket by Matylda’s Barn




Add Yours
  1. Kat L.

    I’m definitely result oriented, even though I enjoy the process I feel stressed out when I have a few WIPs ongoing so I think I can relate 🙂
    I love all the squares, this is going to be a beautiful blanket! Your choice of colours is lovely and the patterns are interesting. I think it’s great when the pattern is a little challenging so we can learn something new in the process. Very curious to see the finished project!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Katerina @matyldasbarn

      Thank you, I can’t wait to see the finished blanket as well 🙂 The colors are working quite nicely, although sometimes I don’t know whether to use more of the blue.

      I think I’ll search for more advanced crochet patterns in the future, just so I can learn a bit more.

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s