After my digression last Monday concerning an outing I had had, this week we are back to the next repeat of the poncho. Unfortunately when I had got that far the lighting was very bad but, as I wished to continue with the making, I decided to do the best I could. The yellow seems… Read More Back to the Poncho
Recently, I and a few of my ‘Crafty Coffee’ Friday walking friends went to Hillier Gardens near Romsey. I didn’t think this could be called an Adventure like many of my previous posts about day’s out as I felt that an Adventure had to have some degree of jeopardy or new discovery and going somewhere… Read More Yay! An Outing
Over the last month, except for my Monthly Montage for January, all my posts have been showing stages in the construction of my poncho. So this montage is a bit boring. However I will still include it for completeness.
My new yarn for the poncho came on Saturday. As you can see The yarn looks just the same as the one I bought before (on the right). If you compare labels you can see they look the same except that TWIRLS has become Sultan. On the other side you can see that the positioning… Read More A Rose by Any Other Name . . . . . .
Why my poncho is turning out a little differently to what I had expected. When I bought the original yarn from Hobbii. I now realise the 100% cotton yarn I am presently using is on the right, not the left as previously stated. (I have corrected the earlier post.) I remember now that I had… Read More I Think I am Beginning to Understand!
I have now completed the third repeat of the pattern. Unfortunately, having weighed the garment and the remaining yarn, by my calculation there is not enough yarn left for a full fourth repeat. Had I had the extra 10g to make it up to the 200g promised, I think I would have had enough which… Read More Getting There! or am I?
I have now completed the second repeat. As you can imagine, my favourite sorts of project involve rainbow colours that unfold in the standard order. I did make another mistake that could have been avoided, if I had only bothered to take advantage of the list telling me how many stitches there were for each… Read More I’m Having Fun!
Lots more things to show you this month! I started by creating a couple of montages showing all the knitting and crochet and cooking I had shared during 2021. I ended by sharing how far I had reached with the Priestess Coat I was making for my daughter and my latest project of making a… Read More Monthly Montage – January
Now that the coat is almost finished but finishing will have to wait on getting to see my daughter in person, I realised that my mind had to switch to a new project. Now, I had already earmarked two projects as next in line. One is an ambitious blanket (ambitious in the design not the… Read More My Next Project
My daughter likes the look of the hood but we do need to check that it fits. I added a few more rows to what I think should be about right but if necessary will undo part and redo. I have now finished all the Tunisian crochet needed for the coat for my daughter. I… Read More No More Tunisian Crochet?
I also crocheted a small item for my daughter and one for my granddaughter. It may not sound exciting but a long time ago I had crocheted a dish cloth for my son-in-law. They have a dishwasher but some things have to be hand washed and surfaces have to be cleaned. I think he must… Read More Christmas Crochet
I went to stay with my daughter’s family over Christmas and I decided to make everyone a small ‘stocking filler’ present. For my son-in law I made a pair of knitted fingerless gloves to match the hat I had made previously. It was a useful way to use up the yarn I had left over… Read More Christmas Knitting
Some of you may have noticed that I had a bit of a break in December. Did my wrists good but now I am hoping to get back to more regular posting. Looking back at things that were completed in 2021. There was less variety and less new items than in 2020. I seem to… Read More An Old Year – A New Year!
I realise that I haven’t much to include in the montage this month. This is partly because I have been making some little presents that I can’t show you. However my montage does include knitting, crochet and some photographs.
Although I have other, possibly more important, projects that I would like to be working on, somehow I have been more in the mood for tying up the ends of earlier small projects. So I finally sat down to complete the second mitten from the crochet retreat. I showed you the first one and here… Read More Another pair complete
I finally took the time to finish my second sock. I showed you the first one. and just the beginning of the second. I have worked on the second sock gradually over the months and finally it is finished. So here is the pair. This pair of socks is a bit longer than many I… Read More Finally the second sock!
What with issues with my hands and a certain festival coming up, I am not sure how much finished crafting I will have to show you for a while but in the meantime I thought you might like a little peek at some local photographs. This was taken a few weeks ago. It is not… Read More Colours of Autumn
In October I did some knitting as well as crochet and made a cosy hat. For crochet: I made a lacy mitten while on a Crochet Retreat and was working on a Celtic design crochet cushion. I took a great number of photographs during the crochet retreat and wrote a post to give an idea… Read More Monthly Montage – October
Wasn’t sure what to share this week. The only thing I am working on at present is my cushion cover. I showed you how far I had got when I was at the crochet retreat. Well I have now reached almost halfway across. and the pattern is beginning to emerge. The aim is that the… Read More Almost half a cushion cover
This last weekend I went on a wonderful Crochet Retreat. I took a lot of photographs to give you an idea of the weekend but they were quick snaps because I wanted something to share and not a photo shoot. I first heard about the first Crochet Retreat run by the same people in the… Read More A Crochet Retreat
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
I mentioned that I had started knitting a hat. Well I have now finished it. So here are a few pictures. I did use a pattern (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/clinton-2) that I found on Ravelry and had used before to make this hat. This latest hat has been made in the same yarn as before Rowan Brushed Fleece… Read More A Cosy Hat
This last month: I showed you how far I had got with the Tunisian crochet coat for my daughter but I also told you how it had seemed to increase various pains in my joints and how I was hoping that exercise would help overcome them. After getting that far with the coat, I cut… Read More Monthly Montage – September
A recent post by Sandra of Wild Daffodil – https://daffodilwild.wordpress.com/2021/09/23/ethical-socks/ looking for socks with ethical credentials started me thinking about how such considerations affect people who knit or crochet. I may have had a few issues with Stylecraft Special DK 100% acrylic yarn from time to time but I find myself returning to it again… Read More Ethical and environmental considerations for knitters and crochetters
I am adding in the bit about exercise as I thought the knitting on its own might be rather boring. Recently I’ve had hand pain, side pain and shoulder pain. All caused or aggravated, I fear, by the Tunisian crochet. So I will get back to it one day but will try to not do… Read More Exercise and Knitting
I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I was toying with the idea of seeing if it was possible to make a hexa-hexaflexagon. (Even if you haven’t met these before I expect you can guess that this is a six sided version of my Hexy Flex (tri-hexaflexagon). Well in the meantime, having got far… Read More Well it almost worked!
I have now completed enough of the coat to feel it is worth sharing. Here is a photograph of the main body of the coat. As you can see, i have joined the side seams as much as is needed and inserted the first of the panels. I haven’t sewn in any ends and will… Read More The Tunisian crochet coat
In the end not a lot of posts this past month. I suppose I was busy thinking about a special birthday and working on my latest pattern and then creating an ebook for all of my different flexy creations. I did start the month with something about the free flowers I was given and my… Read More Monthly Montage – August
I first met hexaflexagons in “Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions” by Martin Gardiner. First published in 1959 though my copy comes from 1975. The shapes were discovered by British mathematician Arthur H. Stone in 1939 when playing with strips of paper he had cut off the US sized paper to fit it into his UK shaped… Read More More about Hexaflexagons