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
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
I have now completed my angel crochet pattern. It will be put up for sale on Ravelry but I thought that before I did that I would offer ten copies of the pattern for free. If you would like a copy of the pattern all you have to do is comment below and this is… Read More Angel Pattern Giveaway
Yes, another succulent. This was one of the error prone patterns but luckily help was at hand in the online errata list. The pattern says that tension is not important but I used the recommended hook size, no problem this time with thicker, smoother yarn, and whereas the photographs in the book had rather floppy… Read More Ruby Wax Agave
The next succulent I decided to try was called Little Mouse. It is made from these two yarns held together: Rowan Kidsilk Haze and Scheepjes Alpaca Rhythm. And I still have this much left and weighing it on my kitchen balance scales I can’t even calculate how much it took, it is so little. Foolishly,… Read More A Little Mouse’s tale.
As well as making the angels and a bit of cross stitch I have been making more succulents. Mainly the one I am about to show you. Years ago I had similarly shaped succulents growing in a pot in my garden. They were very easy to look after except that they kept multiplying and needing… Read More Mexican Snowball
Thank you to everyone who commented on my earlier post. Taking into account all that was said I have now finalised a fancy and a plainer angel that I am happier with. Here they are compared with the knitted ones. I didn’t have any silver yarn left but I had some gold which seemed quite… Read More Angel Update
No! it has nothing to do with the fact that angels are mention in some of the resurrection stories. They are Christmas Angels. (Am I allowed to mention the C word (not that C word!) so far before the event? Well the reason is this. I received a message on Ravelry saying “Yours are some… Read More Why am I making Angels in April?
Having seen people posting about hanging rainbows in windows, I finally decided to make one myself. Of course in the bible, you find a rainbow at the end of the story of Noah and the ark, where it is a sign of hope for the future. Rainbows when seen are incredibly beautiful and both of… Read More Rainbow are Everywhere! This is mine.
I have to start by saying that I can’t unreservedly recommend the Crocheted Succulents book that I bought, especially for beginners. The author is obviously imaginative, creative and accomplished, and the patterns come out well, but there are far too many errors in the book. For the first two patterns I tried, I found an… Read More My first crocheted succulents.