I think I mentioned a baby blanket somewhere. Well I have got far enough that it is worth showing you how far I have come. It is a rainbow Celtic Knot design that I was quite taken with. I offered it to a friend’s son who is about to become a father for the first… Read More A Rainbow Baby blanket
You may have noticed that I am someone who is very fascinated by crochet methods that create different effects while being ostensibly the same. Like my investigation of the four way you can work into a chain. [HERE] Such recently has been by interest in the Join-As-You-Go method of joining Granny Squares. I shared with… Read More A Fourth Type of Join-As-You-Go?
On 22nd March 2012 I published my first post. It’s crazy that I am still posting and amazing all the things that I have shared with you since then. I thought I would celebrate this event by creating a few WordPress Galleries of my more frequent makes. Another way to explore what I have shared… Read More It’s my 10 year Blog Anniversary!
Does anyone understand how WordPress following settings work? There are times when I choose the Tag ‘crochet’ and look through all the posts tagged with crochet and sometimes find new blogs to follow that way. Today I looked at crochet blogs only to find a post from someone that I thought I was following, It… Read More Really Puzzled
When I made the Coconut Banana Bread it was more to use up the desiccated coconut that the bananas. However, when I was searching for recipes to get an idea of how much coconut to add to my original recipe, I came across a recipe for a cookie which was just banana and coconut, so… Read More A Healthy Cookie?
Well actually, I thing String of Pearls is only a succulent but it alliterated! Recently I crocheted another three succulents from this book. They are all ones I have made before but I wanted a present for someone and I thought these three would work well together. They are “Cardon Grande”, “Old Lady Cactus” and… Read More A Cluster of Cacti
The last day of the month and time for the Monthly Montage! This last month the blanket I have made for my granddaughter took centre stage. I shared details of the planning and the pattern plus a look at the final blanket with its edging. For a bit of variety I added a recipe for… Read More Monthly Montage – May
No knitting again this month. I must get around to finishing my cardigan and socks! However I did have a couple of photographs showing different ways to celebrate Easter and two sorts of crochet. Cotton crochet in the form of my Summer Bunting and acrylic yarn crochet in terms of my latest blanket. I shared… Read More Monthly Montage – April
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!
To all my followers whether you see Easter as a religious festival, a Spring festival or just an excuse for lots of chocolate or none of these. I always like to photograph my Hot Cross Buns. This year they turned out very well. Here is my most perfect one (no sugar glaze as I actually… Read More Happy Easter
I don’t normally write about the books I read but I think that these are worth recommending if you want something a bit different. These are the first two in what is in all a set of seven in two series. You do really need to finish these off with at least the next two… Read More What have I been reading?
The advice I need concerns the washing of acrylic yarn blankets. I have never washed any of my blankets even though I made the first one nine years ago. It does only get used about four months of the year and is stored in a cupboard the rest of the time. But more recently, the… Read More Maybe you can advise?
A while ago I showed you some pages from my Project Book. Full Post – https://rainbowjunkiecorner.wordpress.com/2018/05/21/knitting-and-crochet-journal/ Well I have filled it up and am about to start on my new one. That’s the one on the right. They are the same size. The one on the left looks bigger because all the photographs make it… Read More Yay! I get to start a new book
This month’s montage follows on from August’s I was now able to show you the finished Spider’s Dream top, more of the border of my blanket completed and the completed improved twisty cubey thing I made for my daughter. She now has the improved version plus a companion piece that I made from scraps that… Read More Monthly Montage – September
I joined Instagram on a whim but although that was a few months ago I am still having problems getting my head round it. I am joining with the #yarnfriendsrock because it seemed like a fun challenge and I thought it might give me a better handle on things but it has only added more… Read More Help with Instagram
I recovered from making the first twinchie more quickly than I had expected and so I have now finished both of them. I decided to just do some blanket a stitch for the edging and would have used more strands of thread but having to sew through so many layers of cloth, and especially the… Read More 2nd Twinchie
I wasn’t sure if we were allowed to post about these but I have finished the first one and did take a few quick photos along the way so I thought I might. I received two of Sandra’s Twinchies a few weeks ago. Now I had had a few ideas of how I might embellish… Read More My First Twinchie
I don’t normally include much personal stuff in my blog but maybe I am not sure what else to write about today. Adding in a few photographs already on my blog to break up the text. I think I have been through three phases since this going into lockdown. Of course I have had a… Read More Looking for a sense of purpose
I have been trying to save my wrists by avoiding crochet so what is a girl to do? All these things have needed mending for a long time. I am happy to think that this post will probably make most of you feel smug or amused when you see my efforts. Anyone who has been… Read More Getting down to the mending!
I have been plugging away at the cross stitch bookmark kit I showed you. Only of course on sunny days. It has expensive instructions on how to approach it that I am trying to follow. Seeing that you could buy strips with holes to keep the cotton lengths orderly. I punched some holes round the… Read More How’s my Cross Stitch going?
Or if you want to call it “Mother’s Day” If you include social distancing. and leave gifts on the doorstep while mother is safely inside at a distance. I arranged and photographed these later. I was bought fruit and wine! and chocolate and when I said how low I was on vegetables and had no… Read More Maybe you can visit your mother on Mothering Sunday
Having been home for almost two weeks with a cold that I didn’t want to pass on to anyone else at this tricky time, I am beginning to feel a bit lonely, so I may be writing posts on my blog more often, since talking to my blog seems a bit better than talking to… Read More I used to have Real Indoor Plants!
Joining in with Wild Daffodil’s Textile Tuesday; see her’s here – https://daffodilwild.wordpress.com/2020/03/03/textile-tuesday-box/ Recently when going down to Woolston to buy some more yarn I decided to pop into the library and take a look at the display I had been told about. The display containing many knitted figures is to commemorate the 400th Anniversary of… Read More Textile Tuesday
I have finished the first sock and started the second. Here I am wearing it. I might have made it longer, because I so like this yarn and the effect it produces, except for these three reasons. If I made it longer I would probably have had to start increasing the number of stitches and… Read More A sock, a finalised phone closure and another project!
Joining with Sandra of Wild Daffodil and her Textile Tuesday I decided that I would follow her example and share some tapestry pictures I have. Not nearly as impressive as her needlepoint but with fond memories. These were created when I was in my teens as a joint project with my mother. A little hard… Read More Tapestry Roses
I wish you Joy and Peace at Christmas And Thank You to everyone for your comments.
Just the card and present for my daughter. I took a leaf out of Sandra at Wild Daffodil’s book and decided to use the sample I had made while planning my Lost Garden blanket colours for the birthday card. Of course I tidied it up and sewed in the ends. And attached it to a… Read More A Crafted Birthday
I suppose it was always my intention, when I realised that there was a third version of my Granny Ripple pattern that I could make, to put them all together. And you can find the new ebook for sale HERE. Yes this is something of an advertisement. I have already sold one copy though I… Read More My Second ebook!
I am getting on well with my latest blanket but it is not yet completed and I am still leaving the more tricky sewing for the rainbow baby coat so I decided to share this with you. Still feeling below par, I have been finding that doing a bit of colouring in the afternoon has… Read More More Colouring
Over a year ago now my younger daughter bought me a colouring book. At the time I wasn’t sure if colouring in pictures was a good idea because of the arthritis in my wrists. However with time the pain is much less and recently I went through a period of being crazily anxious and I… Read More Colouring in!