I would have liked to get back to the succulents but as my wrists improve I thought that what I needed was a nice easy blanket. I always find blanket very soothing to make which is just what is needed at present. And so I devised a Celtic Knot Granny blanket As you may have… Read More A Celtic Knot Granny Blanket
By next Monday I will have finished enough of my latest blanket to start to share it with you. Only about halfway in terms of the whole thing but the main design finished. When I create a blanket I like to calculate how much yarn I will need first. The ideal is to have the… Read More Another problem with Stylecraft yarn!
Recently I wanted something to giver a friend for their birthday and the easiest thing to do, and most personal, was to make them something. I found a split ring and chain that had come from a broken key-ring and thought that a crochet key-ring could be fun but what to attach? I decided on… Read More A Birthday Owl
Not so much shared in June. I shared a piece of embroidery I had done in my teens for Textile Tuesday otherwise it was knitting and crochet. For knitting a pair of socks that I am halfway through.I have spent rather more time on crochet. I showed you how I had developed an idea for… Read More Monthly Montage – June
I don’t normally include much personal stuff in my blog but maybe I am not sure what else to write about today. Adding in a few photographs already on my blog to break up the text. I think I have been through three phases since this going into lockdown. Of course I have had a… Read More Looking for a sense of purpose
I have completed the first of my new socks and started the second. As you can see I wound off quite a bit of yarn with an eye to having the socks match but it is always hard to judge and you can also see that they won’t quite manage it. Of course I could… Read More Half a pair of Socks and some Yarn
When I have an idea I often try to make a small sample to prove to myself that my idea is sound. This was particularly valuable in this case. Now ever since I created my Celtic Coaster and people started asking if you could use the idea for larger items and I experimented with place… Read More Proof of Concept
I didn’t think that I had anything to share for Textile Tuesday but then Wild Daffodil’s mention of couching stitch triggered a memory and I went and took down from the wall a sampler I made when I was seventeen. As you can see the words come from one of Shakespeare’s sonnets. Here is a… Read More Textile Tuesday: Sampler
This month I shared the last succulent that I had made: as a gift this time. Then, with my wrists finding crochet a bit painful, I switched more to sewing and caught up with much delayed mending and completed a little more of the cross stitch bookmark. Later in the month I decided to try… Read More Monthly Montage – May
Years ago when I was making my first blanket. I wanted a firm edging for it and discovered Crab Stitch. I looked on-line for help in how to do it because all my efforts didn’t seem to give me what I needed. At last I found instructions that worked and later I wrote up my… Read More There’s always something more to learn!