I started my latest blanket a couple of weeks ago. You know this one. After I had finished the first five rows I worked up this comparison between the plan and the actual crocheted squares.Since then I have finished sixthen seven rows I think you can see the knot beginning to take shape. In terms… Read More My New Blanket – charting progress
Now that I am getting into making patterns for complete blankets with a border. (Post on the beginnings of the one I previewed earlier on Monday). I thought that it might be worth publishing the details of how to make my Spectrum blanket on Ravelry. Stylecraft still have the same colours, so no need for… Read More My Spectrum blanket
I have finally finished the baby blanket complete with border. I finished the central part a few days ago. But then I had to decide whether to add a border or not. This was the basic design and was quite attractive, I thought, as it was but maybe it needed a soft edge. Something… Read More The Baby Blanket is finished
If I hadn’t had the virus I might have almost finished the blanket by now. Still it did mean that I got around to publishing the bookmark pattern; so that is a plus. The baby the blanket is meant for has been born. She is called Eliza Coco. Here is how far I have got… Read More Blanket update
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
I had hoped to show you an update on my cushion cover this Monday. Do you remember the cushion cover? I did complete one more row but the red squares which look a bright red in the sunlight look a much darker red in artificial light and I had to give up making the squares… Read More Vague Whispers of a Blanket
Or should it be wrongly? Joining Granny Squares as you go is what I am referring to. Years ago when I made my first blanket which was the hexagon blanket. I found the pattern on Lucy’s Attic24 blog and joined them as instructed. I can see that when I created my own hexagon pattern I… Read More Have I been doing it wrong?
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!
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
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
Note that this pattern is written in UK terms Before I started working with the African Flower pattern, I looked for charts to show me how to work it. What I found was that there was not one definitive African Flower pattern but many similar patterns with slight variations, some even with a different number… Read More My African Flower – an annotated pattern
I have now finished the edging for the blanket. I always think that adding an edging to a blanket is like framing a picture, something that needs to be chosen so as to show the main body off to the best effect. At first I wasn’t quite sure how I wanted to do this. I… Read More Blanket finalised with edging
Last week I talked about the decisions needed in choosing the design and colours for the African Flower Blanket but this week I am going to take the process to the next stage, by describing the evolution of the final arrangement of motifs. ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** After doing the… Read More African Flower Blanket: planning the layout.
It is going to take a few weeks, I suspect, to finish the wide border around the African Flower Blanket, so in the meantime I am going to share some of the steps along the way. This week’s post is about the different choices that had to be made about design and colours. ***** … Read More African Flower Blanket: initial choices
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!
End of another month. A more unusual montage this month as I have had no new knitted or crochet items to show you as I continue on with my blanket that is still just a collection of motifs. There has been Pizza! and photographs of flowers in my garden and a look back at past… Read More Monthly Montage – February
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?
They say “use it or lose it” but sometimes using it can cause problems, like with my wrists a few weeks ago, and now my eyes seem to be suffering from an excess of screen time, so I am trying to cut down until they recover. However I thought that I would give you a… Read More Just a Quick One
I have only created a montage of my main crochet finished projects for 2020. This is because I did very little knitting: only two pairs of socks and the second not finished. There were lots of pairs though with the crochet: two blankets, two small useful things – a phone case and hook case, two… Read More 2020 Looking Back
I didn’t create a montage for November as I didn’t feel I had enough pictures to put in it having not created many posts that month. So here is a joint one with December. In November I continued with the Coastal Coasters and even devised a bunting style addition which will be used to create… Read More Monthly Montage – November/December
Some of you may have been wondering where I have been for the past few weeks. It all started with pain at the base of my thumbs on both hands. I decided that a break from Crochet was necessary which meant that I wasn’t going to have much to write posts about. Since reading posts… Read More Bit of a Catch Up!
I have finally finished the border for my Celtic Granny Blanket. I showed you my plans – https://rainbowjunkiecorner.wordpress.com/2020/08/03/time-for-a-border/ and my start – https://rainbowjunkiecorner.wordpress.com/2020/10/12/the-tricky-bit-of-the-border/ But I finished the interwoven part. Here is a closer look at a corner and then went on to add a granny edging. Before I show you. I just have to say… Read More Yay! the Final Blanket
I must be going blind! Well my eyesight isn’t as good as it was and I do struggle a bit at times but today I opened the draft of this post and there it was – an option to edit in the Classic Editor. So Yay! So happy. Just like before. I am finding that… Read More My burgeoning Stash
I have been so busy with household matters recently that I haven’t had much time for blogs or blogging. So if my posts seem a bit scrappy that is the reason. (I seem to have the block editor now and hate only being able have my text on such a narrow part of the screen.… Read More The Tricky bit of the Border
I have promised to make my granddaughter a blanket. The idea was for her to take it to university with her so I have till next August really but not being sure how long it will take I have started thinking now. A couple of weeks ago I went to stay with my daughter and… Read More A Blanket for my Granddaughter
I don’t have any finished objects to show you at present because I have been working on several different things. NOT my second sock. And this isn’t ‘second sock syndrome’ it is just that other things have a higher priority, after all I have many pairs of socks already. I have been continuing to work… Read More So what have I been up to lately?
I have now finished my Celtic Knot Granny Blanket as far as the pattern I created. I didn’t include a full border as I always feel that the border on a blanket is the way you personalise it. First some more pictures. Here it is on the bed. I chose the size so all the… Read More Time for a Border!
I promised to post the plans and patterns for the blanket I showed you last week – https://rainbowjunkiecorner.wordpress.com/2020/07/12/a-celtic-knot-granny-blanket/ For a small cost, find all this and more in a pdf (Two versions in UK or US terms provided) here – https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/celtic-knot-granny-blanket which includes suggestions for designing your own version and extensions plus instructions for a… Read More Celtic Knot Granny blanket – Plans & Patterns
I would have liked to get back to the succulents but as my wrists improve I thought that what I needed was a nice easy blanket. I always find blanket very soothing to make which is just what is needed at present. And so I devised a Celtic Knot Granny blanket As you may have… Read More A Celtic Knot Granny Blanket
When I have an idea I often try to make a small sample to prove to myself that my idea is sound. This was particularly valuable in this case. Now ever since I created my Celtic Coaster and people started asking if you could use the idea for larger items and I experimented with place… Read More Proof of Concept