Having realised, some time after the event, that my ‘Soft Granny Ripple’ (title given by someone other than myself) was actually not the symmetrical design I had been aiming for, which had been a granny version of this sort of ripple. I created what I called my ‘Smooth Granny Ripple’. However realising that the original Granny Ripple was… Read More My Slow Granny Ripple!
I have just published my first eBook on Ravelry. My “Celtic Knot Coasters ebook” Never sure whether I should capitalise the ‘B’ in eBook or not. It pulls together all my present Celtic Coaster patterns plus my more recent Triquetra Knot Coaster as a bonus pattern. And I have even made three sales. I put… Read More My First eBook!
The post I created years ago concerning “The Mathematics of a Granny Circle” has remained popular over the years. Recently I received a message from someone who had used my pattern to make a baby shawl and I was pleased to find that she reported that the pattern worked even over a large area as… Read More Granny Circle – something to share
This last month I started by sharing montages of all the knitting and crochet I had completed in 2018. I then went on to all the knitted and crocheted Christmas presents. The present for my granddaughter included sewing a lining for a hamper as well as a crochet crochet hook case. The knitting was a pair… Read More Monthly Montage – January
My daughter suggested that her husband would appreciate a new hat as long as it was really soft! So of course I had to feel the wool before I bought it. I discovered some wool that sounded suitable in a shop called Closs and Hamblin in Winchester. I didn’t realise but they do have other stores.… Read More And Finally! A Soft Hat and Cowl
You may remember these slippers that I made for James. Well when it came to Christmas since I had his foot measurements I decided to make him a pair of socks. As he is a man I thought that maybe self stripping yarn might not be the best and decided on a plain colour with… Read More First Slippers now Socks
Here is details of what I made for my granddaughter. I wanted to encourage her love of crochet and I had acquired some crochet hooks and a book on crochet from someone at Crafty Coffee who had things to get rid of. So I decided to give her a ready made stash and bought a… Read More A Suitable Gift for a Granddaughter
Here is a couple of montages of the knitting and crochet projects I have shared with you in 2018. First the knitting As you can see I made a lot of socks. The top three pairs were for my daughters and granddaughter. the bottom two were for myself. I also gained expertise in cabling. Making… Read More Knitting and Crochet in 2018
In December the information I shared was almost all about the food I was making as the knitting and crochet was mostly making presents. I shared some bread (as I often do) then Christmas food: mince pies, Christmas cake, Stollen, cranberry sauce, with the recipe I use, and the gingerbread I made as a present.… Read More Monthly Montage – December
Now I can share with you some of the presents I made for Christmas this year. Lets start with the food. My eldest loves ginger and I have made her so many coasters and hats and scarves that I couldn’t think of anything fibrous to give her. So I made gingerbread. The biscuit, ‘gingerbread men’,… Read More Food and Fun!