I’ve promised to make my daughter a coat – This one – https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/priestess-coat I like many or Regina’s designs but this is especially lovely and in Tunisian Simple stitch which I can just about manage. But it is in Aran weight yarn and I only have a Tunisian hook for DK yarn, so I needed to… Read More When you think you’ve bought 5 balls but it’s actually 10!
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
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
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.
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!
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
With nothing more to do for the blanket for a few days, I settled down for a first attempt at devising a new bookmark pattern. I decided to try the Josephine knot, even though it looked a bit trickier than the other design. Unlike my earlier bookmark, mathematics was of limited use, but after a… Read More How’s the bookmark getting on?
I have always enjoyed the planning of a project even more than it’s realisation. This is possibly because my brain works better than my hands and I have often planned various creative projects that have never been taken any further. Recently my mind has been totally occupied with planning the blanket for my granddaughter and… Read More I feel a new Bookmark Pattern coming on!
They say “use it or lose it” but sometimes using it can cause problems, like with my wrists a few weeks ago, and now my eyes seem to be suffering from an excess of screen time, so I am trying to cut down until they recover. However I thought that I would give you a… Read More Just a Quick One