I have now finished my Celtic Knot Granny Blanket as far as the pattern I created. I didn’t include a full border as I always feel that the border on a blanket is the way you personalise it. First some more pictures. Here it is on the bed. I chose the size so all the… Read More Time for a Border!
To finishing my blanket? I have finished the main body of the blanket and am beginning to work on the border but took time out for the following. My hairdresser is someone I my daughters got to know through bell ringing, for whom hairdressing is as much a hobby as a business and who has… Read More Interruption or Interlude?
No! I am not going to talk about those creatures you find in your home and garden but the top I was making for my daughter from this pattern – https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/spiderdream I started it last December and showed you the beginnings. But the difficulty of meeting and so having her try it on meant that… Read More Turquoise Spiderdream
I promised to post the plans and patterns for the blanket I showed you last week – https://rainbowjunkiecorner.wordpress.com/2020/07/12/a-celtic-knot-granny-blanket/ For a small cost, find all this and more in a pdf (Two versions in UK or US terms provided) here – https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/celtic-knot-granny-blanket which includes suggestions for designing your own version and extensions plus instructions for a… Read More Celtic Knot Granny blanket – Plans & Patterns
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
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
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
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!
Finally after two months of isolation (I started early because of my cold) I think my natural inner introvert is reasserting itself and I am beginning to feel comfortable with the way things are. But on to the subject of this post. Having seen a few examples of mosaic crochet, I let myself get sidetracked… Read More Some experiments with Mosaic Crochet.
The next succulent I went to make was the Blue Waves Agave. The photographs of this were unusual in that under artificial light they appeared to be in black and white though, looking at them now in daylight, I can see the agave looks pale green. The photographs also showed the yarn texture very clearly.… Read More Succulents, a gift and some more yarn