Been trying our some new coaster patterns lately. Found the pattern for these on YouTube and made two. and Then as I had the cotton out. I used some Scheepjes Cahlista that is an Aran/worsted weigh cotton. I tried working our how to make this. which is about the same size as my Celtic Coaster… Read More New Coasters
I am not sure how much of a regular feature this will be but now summer is almost here and going out with a camera is easier since it is less likely to get wet; I thought it would be interesting to document what is happening on Southampton Common. Five photographs and you get this.… Read More Friday Fotos
I think I mentioned a baby blanket somewhere. Well I have got far enough that it is worth showing you how far I have come. It is a rainbow Celtic Knot design that I was quite taken with. I offered it to a friend’s son who is about to become a father for the first… Read More A Rainbow Baby blanket
Finally my daughter has found time to come and collect the coat I made for her and we went for a photo shoot on Southampton Common. The coat pattern came from Regina of Morale Fiber Isn’t this fun? There’s the back, so lovely! and the front. It has a hood. This is great. So colourful.… Read More A Magical Coat
I know I have not been feeling at my best lately but I find it hard to believe that I never created a monthly montage post for March. However such it is. March was fun too. I had a rare outing. I went with friends to Hillier Gardens and took lots of photos of flowers… Read More Monthly Montage – March & April
I finally managed to finish the cushion cover. Do you remember? This is when you last saw it. It has taken so long because I discovered that what with the wool being a bit thin and fluffy and the red looking much darker in artificial light that it was very hard to make the squares… Read More Cushion Cover Finished
You may have noticed that I am someone who is very fascinated by crochet methods that create different effects while being ostensibly the same. Like my investigation of the four way you can work into a chain. [HERE] Such recently has been by interest in the Join-As-You-Go method of joining Granny Squares. I shared with… Read More A Fourth Type of Join-As-You-Go?
A Happy Easter to you all. As you can see this year I have a piece of a real tree on which to hang my crochet eggs. I have a friend who was looking for something similar last Friday and so I was looking too and I found this lying on the ground. When I… Read More Happy Easter
It’s not often that I have anything for a Scrap Happy post but recently I have been really utilising my scraps of yarn. One of the things I have done is make a few crochet eggs for a friend. When we went for a walk on The Common recently, she was looking for any small… Read More A Scrap Happy Easter post
I had hoped to show you an update on my cushion cover this Monday. Do you remember the cushion cover? I did complete one more row but the red squares which look a bright red in the sunlight look a much darker red in artificial light and I had to give up making the squares… Read More Vague Whispers of a Blanket
Or should it be wrongly? Joining Granny Squares as you go is what I am referring to. Years ago when I made my first blanket which was the hexagon blanket. I found the pattern on Lucy’s Attic24 blog and joined them as instructed. I can see that when I created my own hexagon pattern I… Read More Have I been doing it wrong?
Sometimes people have asked me how I create the crochet charts I add to some of my programs. In the past I have given a long wordy explanation in reply and felt that people were hoping for a simple answer: like “I use such and such program.” Which of course does it all for you!… Read More How I create my Crochet Charts
I have finally finished my poncho. Just in time to be able to wear it for my walk with friends on Southampton Common on Friday, as the weather has become so unseasonably warm. (I finished it last Wednesday.) It is very comfy to wear and could do well in the winter as an extra layer… Read More At Last it is Finished!
On 22nd March 2012 I published my first post. It’s crazy that I am still posting and amazing all the things that I have shared with you since then. I thought I would celebrate this event by creating a few WordPress Galleries of my more frequent makes. Another way to explore what I have shared… Read More It’s my 10 year Blog Anniversary!
After my digression last Monday concerning an outing I had had, this week we are back to the next repeat of the poncho. Unfortunately when I had got that far the lighting was very bad but, as I wished to continue with the making, I decided to do the best I could. The yellow seems… Read More Back to the Poncho
Recently, I and a few of my ‘Crafty Coffee’ Friday walking friends went to Hillier Gardens near Romsey. I didn’t think this could be called an Adventure like many of my previous posts about day’s out as I felt that an Adventure had to have some degree of jeopardy or new discovery and going somewhere… Read More Yay! An Outing
Over the last month, except for my Monthly Montage for January, all my posts have been showing stages in the construction of my poncho. So this montage is a bit boring. However I will still include it for completeness.
My new yarn for the poncho came on Saturday. As you can see The yarn looks just the same as the one I bought before (on the right). If you compare labels you can see they look the same except that TWIRLS has become Sultan. On the other side you can see that the positioning… Read More A Rose by Any Other Name . . . . . .
Why my poncho is turning out a little differently to what I had expected. When I bought the original yarn from Hobbii. I now realise the 100% cotton yarn I am presently using is on the right, not the left as previously stated. (I have corrected the earlier post.) I remember now that I had… Read More I Think I am Beginning to Understand!
I have now completed the third repeat of the pattern. Unfortunately, having weighed the garment and the remaining yarn, by my calculation there is not enough yarn left for a full fourth repeat. Had I had the extra 10g to make it up to the 200g promised, I think I would have had enough which… Read More Getting There! or am I?
I have now completed the second repeat. As you can imagine, my favourite sorts of project involve rainbow colours that unfold in the standard order. I did make another mistake that could have been avoided, if I had only bothered to take advantage of the list telling me how many stitches there were for each… Read More I’m Having Fun!
Lots more things to show you this month! I started by creating a couple of montages showing all the knitting and crochet and cooking I had shared during 2021. I ended by sharing how far I had reached with the Priestess Coat I was making for my daughter and my latest project of making a… Read More Monthly Montage – January
Now that the coat is almost finished but finishing will have to wait on getting to see my daughter in person, I realised that my mind had to switch to a new project. Now, I had already earmarked two projects as next in line. One is an ambitious blanket (ambitious in the design not the… Read More My Next Project
My daughter likes the look of the hood but we do need to check that it fits. I added a few more rows to what I think should be about right but if necessary will undo part and redo. I have now finished all the Tunisian crochet needed for the coat for my daughter. I… Read More No More Tunisian Crochet?
I also crocheted a small item for my daughter and one for my granddaughter. It may not sound exciting but a long time ago I had crocheted a dish cloth for my son-in-law. They have a dishwasher but some things have to be hand washed and surfaces have to be cleaned. I think he must… Read More Christmas Crochet
I went to stay with my daughter’s family over Christmas and I decided to make everyone a small ‘stocking filler’ present. For my son-in law I made a pair of knitted fingerless gloves to match the hat I had made previously. It was a useful way to use up the yarn I had left over… Read More Christmas Knitting
Some of you may have noticed that I had a bit of a break in December. Did my wrists good but now I am hoping to get back to more regular posting. Looking back at things that were completed in 2021. There was less variety and less new items than in 2020. I seem to… Read More An Old Year – A New Year!