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!
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
Some of you may have been wondering where I have been for the past few weeks. It all started with pain at the base of my thumbs on both hands. I decided that a break from Crochet was necessary which meant that I wasn’t going to have much to write posts about. Since reading posts… Read More Bit of a Catch Up!
I have finally finished the border for my Celtic Granny Blanket. I showed you my plans – https://rainbowjunkiecorner.wordpress.com/2020/08/03/time-for-a-border/ and my start – https://rainbowjunkiecorner.wordpress.com/2020/10/12/the-tricky-bit-of-the-border/ But I finished the interwoven part. Here is a closer look at a corner and then went on to add a granny edging. Before I show you. I just have to say… Read More Yay! the Final Blanket
No knitting to show you again this month. I did get further with the border for my Granny Celtic blanket (top right) and am plugging away at it between other things. A lot of yarn sharing this month! I shared the colours my granddaughter has chosen for her blanket and you can see two bags… Read More Monthly Montage – October
I have been taking part in Eleonora of Coastal Crochet’s Coasters CAL. (Link is to day 1.) I was originally going to take part in a weekend workshop in Dorset that I had been attracted to because of these very coasters. But of course that was earlier this year and we all know what happened.… Read More Coastal Crochet CAL – First 3 Coasters