Some of you may remember almost four years ago, Yes! four years!, when I went to Hythe and bought a pattern to make a cardigan like one my mother had. https://rainbowjunkiecorner.wordpress.com/2015/08/29/the-knitting-pattern-expedition/ This pattern. This wool. to copy this cardigan. Well the pattern isn’t exactly the same shape but I have done the best I could… Read More Two current projects
Finally got around to sharing photographs of the baby coat I made for a friend’s grandchild. The baby finally arrived and was a boy so I was able to finish the jacket by adding the button bands on the appropriate sides, after which I sewed up the sleeve and side seams and added the hood.… Read More That other Baby Coat
During the last month I finished some knitting and some crochet. For crochet I showed you my colour choice for a new blanket and the actual yarn I ended up buying. I also showed you my finished Slow Granny Ripple blanket. As to knitting, I showed you the rainbow fairy coat and hat that I… Read More Monthly Montage – May
Well actually I think it may be a moth. The other day I was just walking to the Post Office to post a parcel when I noticed a splash of colour on the edge of the road. Not having my camera with me I took out my phone and got as close as I could… Read More Unusual Butterfly
Quite a while ago when thinking about methods of knitting socks I came across Kitchener stitch but try as I might I couldn’t get my head round it and I found the instructions confusing. Now quite often I imagine making things in my head that may never get made but are fun to think about… Read More Kitchener stitch and Guess the Yarn
I went on the regular Southampton Common Health Walk this week and we extended the walk to go and see the wild orchids. As you can see they are quite small but beautiful none the less. here are some close ups. and and As you can see there is quite a variety of colouring on… Read More Wild Orchids
Some time ago I told you how I was using some excess yarn to make a lap blanket to be given to a nusing home. Details found in these posts: https://rainbowjunkiecorner.wordpress.com/2019/03/26/a-new-blanket/ https://rainbowjunkiecorner.wordpress.com/2019/03/30/a-bit-of-a-rethink/ https://rainbowjunkiecorner.wordpress.com/2019/04/08/not-quite-a-yarn-bowl/ Well here it is. it is about 4ft (120cm) long and about 30 inches (75cm) wide. I went round the edge in… Read More Two blankets – one finished and one yet to be started
I don’t have much to harvest in my garden but one of the things I grow is garlic. I plant it in the autumn at bulb planting time. Just a few cloves from my normal kitchen store. Normally it is ready to dig up in mid June but this year when I finally got out… Read More Harvest time!
(Still very tired but feeling a lot better!) I called the subject of this post a fairy baby coat because Sandra made the pattern as a Sweet Pea Fairy baby coat (Pattern here – https://daffodilwild.wordpress.com/2019/02/09/free-knitting-patternflower-fairy-baby/) although because of the yarns I had available I made it as a rainbow coat. Here it is spread out… Read More Fairy Baby Coat and Pixie Hat
Some of my regular readers may be wondering why I have been a bit quiet – or did you think I must be on holiday! Unfortunately it has been due to the continuing saga of my tooth. Infection, antibiotics and extraction, and now recovery, do not make for high energy, especially as my Chronic Fatigue… Read More Sorry to be a bit quiet!