They say “use it or lose it” but sometimes using it can cause problems, like with my wrists a few weeks ago, and now my eyes seem to be suffering from an excess of screen time, so I am trying to cut down until they recover. However I thought that I would give you a… Read More Just a Quick One
Just a quick post this week. Still working on blanket but I had a daughter with a birthday and decided a cactus in a pot would be a good idea to send. Decided a plastic pot with a crochet cover would be best to put in the post. I looked on the internet for a… Read More Another Potted Plant
I have only created a montage of my main crochet finished projects for 2020. This is because I did very little knitting: only two pairs of socks and the second not finished. There were lots of pairs though with the crochet: two blankets, two small useful things – a phone case and hook case, two… Read More 2020 Looking Back
I didn’t create a montage for November as I didn’t feel I had enough pictures to put in it having not created many posts that month. So here is a joint one with December. In November I continued with the Coastal Coasters and even devised a bunting style addition which will be used to create… Read More Monthly Montage – November/December
I often make some things as presents and this year was no different. I showed you two of them, before I had bought the posts. But here are all three presents in the pots I bought. All come from this book. and here are some closer views. The Notocactus. The Devil’s Tongue and a combination… Read More Presents I can now show you
I am sure that few of us are having the Christmas we wanted but I hope that you all can find some reason for happiness and celebration at this the darkest time of the year. It hardly seemed worth putting up decorations as I will be spending Christmas alone but in the end I did… Read More Happy Christmas
After all my other cooking I had a bit of marzipan left, so I looked for recipes and found one for German Bethmännchen. Not all the recipes were exactly the same and I didn’t have any whole almonds but I quickly cobbled together these. Don’t look perfect but, as a marzipan lover, they are an… Read More Christmas cooking P.S.
I like to share my Christmas cooking with you and I introduced some new ideas this year. As always I made a couple of Stollen. The one on the left is for my son who will pop round to collect it before Christmas. Thinking of yeasted makes, I also made a loaf of breadwhich has… Read More Christmas Cooking 2020
Some of you may have been wondering where I have been for the past few weeks. It all started with pain at the base of my thumbs on both hands. I decided that a break from Crochet was necessary which meant that I wasn’t going to have much to write posts about. Since reading posts… Read More Bit of a Catch Up!
I have finally finished the border for my Celtic Granny Blanket. I showed you my plans – https://rainbowjunkiecorner.wordpress.com/2020/08/03/time-for-a-border/ and my start – https://rainbowjunkiecorner.wordpress.com/2020/10/12/the-tricky-bit-of-the-border/ But I finished the interwoven part. Here is a closer look at a corner and then went on to add a granny edging. Before I show you. I just have to say… Read More Yay! the Final Blanket