Due to the British Grand Prix being on this weekend I am putting this post together on Monday instead of over the weekend so some of the photographs especially those at the end were created rather quickly (not tutorial standard) but I think they give the idea. Thank you for putting up with my rant… Read More Getting There!
I told you a few weeks ago that I had agreed to make my daughter a coat. Now I really like Regina’s patterns and this one was in Tunisian simple stitch that I thought I could manage. As I showed you I managed to get into the groove with DK yarn. Now I had had… Read More Why did I agree to this?
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!
Yes! it’s the Spiderdream top I made for myself all finished. In the end I used all but 5g of the 250g, 1000m cake of yarn. The one on the left – why take another photo! If anything, I preferred the feel of the Hobbii yarn over the Scheepjes Whirl (both cotton and acrylic mix).… Read More These spiders do a lot of dreaming!
We have recently had a bit of a heat wave in the UK and while it was so hot all I felt like doing was sitting indoors and doing some crochet. Crocheting a blanket though is not really a good idea so I decided to start my Spiderdream top. Remember I recently showed you the… Read More Crochet in a Heat Wave
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 have been working on the top for my daughter. Here are some steps along the way. First of all I worked the circular part around the armhole. Here you can see another view to show the pattern better. After working part 2, that was similar but was more of a strip worked back and… Read More Top progressing!
Last summer my daughter was helping at a Summer festival that she goes to called ‘Joust’ and she sent me an email with a copy of a photograph she had taken of a lady in a crochet top she had admired because “I thought you’d like to see it.” Always on the look out for… Read More Something for my Daughter
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