Over the last few weeks I have been working on a dinosaur for my grandson. First of course I had to look for a pattern. I discovered that there are very few books for knitted or crochet dinosaurs; in fact I only found one of each and reviews on Amazon suggested issues. The dinosaurs pictured… Read More A dinosaur for my grandson
Not the real ones I am afraid! When I was a child although we lived in suburbia there were hay fields (with hedges) and a copse at the back of our house. In the summer there were red poppies and all sorts of other flowers in among the waist high grass. No, these poppies are… Read More Poppies
Been quite busy really the last few days. On Thursday I decided to make some Hot Cross Buns. [Now this third cycle of the chemo is not much fun and I am struggling a bit so don’t be surprised that things I have been making are not up to my usual standard that is rather… Read More Crosses and coaster
My body keeps reminding me that it is still convalescent. Even my knee is not quite right. So I have not done as much crocheting as I would have liked. So here is a quick peek at the knitted angel that I was in the middle of making when I fell over. And here it is… Read More Just a peek!
Well if I can’t crochet at least I can work on patterns! This pattern has now been published on Ravelry – http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/real-snowflakes I have to say that my attempt at enrolling pattern testers was not very successful. Even the internet let me down by losing two emails with attachments! However nothing daunted I put on… Read More Real Snowflakes
Having discovered that the latest book I got out from the library is a large hardback book I decided to move on from my pineapple bookmark that I have been using lately to one of my Celtic ones: the most popular one with the purple edging and pointy corners. With the pineapple bookmark the pages… Read More My bookmarks in use!
Celtic knots and plaitwork are always drawn with an edge so that you can see clearly how the ribbons cross over each other and I thought that this did not show clearly enough on my original cross. which is why I started experimenting with adding slip stitches. At the time I did try adding the slip… Read More Celtic Cross – definitive version
Following on from my making lots of Celtic crosses I have decided to offer three of them as a Giveaway. One each to three people. This is open to anyone anywhere. All you have to do is comment at the bottom of this post saying which of the three you would prefer. I think that… Read More Easter Giveaway
Having made variations of the Celtic plaitwork bookmarks I decided to revisit my pattern for a Celtic Cross and see if I could do the same. I notice that in my original pattern I used my 1.25mm hook. This time I have also been using a 1mm hook and later tried what I believed to… Read More Celtic Cross revisited
Ever since someone put a photograph of one of my Celtic coasters on Pinterest I have had about three weeks of hundreds of people every day coming to look at the pattern. Even now it seems to be over one hundred. I know that a thread bookmark will appeal to far fewer people but it did… Read More Celtic Bookmarks