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!
Just a quick post this week. Still working on blanket but I had a daughter with a birthday and decided a cactus in a pot would be a good idea to send. Decided a plastic pot with a crochet cover would be best to put in the post. I looked on the internet for a… Read More Another Potted Plant
I often make some things as presents and this year was no different. I showed you two of them, before I had bought the posts. But here are all three presents in the pots I bought. All come from this book. and here are some closer views. The Notocactus. The Devil’s Tongue and a combination… Read More Presents I can now show you
I continued making the coasters last week. Just two more to make. This pictorial one that is what I would call a classic coaster – no holes! It was easier than I had expected from the picture of it I had seen. No instructions for the overlaid stitches. Just advice to follow the photograph. The… Read More Coasters or Bunting
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 am back to making some of the succulents out of this book. Two of the cactii this time which is easier on the wrist than the agaves. These two are called (left to right) Devil’s Tongue and Notocactus. Here are some closer views. Devil’s Tongue. and Notocactus. I haven’t made any crochet soil to… Read More Two Cactii
This is my latest project. A sort of companion piece to my recent twisty cube thing. It is quicker and easier to make than the cubes. I used various small balls of yarn I have left over from other projects (Mostly Stylecraft). Plus some grey yarn (not Stylecraft) I bought locally when that was all… Read More A Scrap Happy type project
Finally finished all the cubes I needed for my version of the thing I made for my daughter’s birthday where I was so disappointed with the pattern. Took them outside to photograph. Piled them together as they will be when joined. Looked hopeful, as long as joining them allowed the necessary flexability. View this post… Read More My Cubey Twisty Thing