Note that this pattern is written in UK terms Before I started working with the African Flower pattern, I looked for charts to show me how to work it. What I found was that there was not one definitive African Flower pattern but many similar patterns with slight variations, some even with a different number… Read More My African Flower – an annotated pattern
While washing up the dishes what should I see out of the window? This was actually taken from upstairs as you get to see more from there. A double rainbow and even the main rainbow seemed to be double and have the colours repeating faintly below the main arc.
I have now finished the edging for the blanket. I always think that adding an edging to a blanket is like framing a picture, something that needs to be chosen so as to show the main body off to the best effect. At first I wasn’t quite sure how I wanted to do this. I… Read More Blanket finalised with edging
I don’t normally think in terms of lettuce, cucumber and tomato for a salad these days. Sometimes I’ll just have lettuce as a side dish but when I want a salad to go with a meal instead of vegetables I normally have some lettuce and either a Waldorf Salad or this one. Carrot, Avocado and… Read More My Favourite Salad
Last week I talked about the decisions needed in choosing the design and colours for the African Flower Blanket but this week I am going to take the process to the next stage, by describing the evolution of the final arrangement of motifs. ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** After doing the… Read More African Flower Blanket: planning the layout.
No knitting again this month. I must get around to finishing my cardigan and socks! However I did have a couple of photographs showing different ways to celebrate Easter and two sorts of crochet. Cotton crochet in the form of my Summer Bunting and acrylic yarn crochet in terms of my latest blanket. I shared… Read More Monthly Montage – April
It is going to take a few weeks, I suspect, to finish the wide border around the African Flower Blanket, so in the meantime I am going to share some of the steps along the way. This week’s post is about the different choices that had to be made about design and colours. ***** … Read More African Flower Blanket: initial choices
The blanket I am making for my granddaughter has now been given square corners and all that needs to be done is to add a border. The sort of border that I want has yet to be decided but here is a square corner! For anyone who might like to make something similar here are… Read More The Blanket has Square Corners!
To raise our spirits I mean. The unusually warm Spring and Summer last year certainly made the lockdown easier to bear. This year we are gradually coming out of a lockdown and I get my second jab this coming Saturday. This year Spring is much later. Just think on this 12th April last year it… Read More Last Year we had Spring this year we have the Vaccine!
Since changing my sitting room decoration from Winter to Spring. I was missing the snowflake bunting across the fireplace. So I decided I ought to finish off the seaside summer bunting. You may remember that, when I was making the coasters for Eleonora of Coastal Crochet’s Coasters CAL, that I said that I had thought of… Read More Summer Bunting