Been trying our some new coaster patterns lately. Found the pattern for these on YouTube and made two. and Then as I had the cotton out. I used some Scheepjes Cahlista that is an Aran/worsted weigh cotton. I tried working our how to make this. which is about the same size as my Celtic Coaster… Read More New Coasters
I finally managed to finish the cushion cover. Do you remember? This is when you last saw it. It has taken so long because I discovered that what with the wool being a bit thin and fluffy and the red looking much darker in artificial light that it was very hard to make the squares… Read More Cushion Cover Finished
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
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!
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
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!
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
No Knitting this last month. I did pick up my second sock and do a bit but my wrists started to hurt. Somehow crocheting granny squares is so much more wrist friendly! My first make was a quick birthday present owl keyring. But then I finished the centre of my Celtic Knot Granny Ripple blanket… Read More Monthly Montage – July
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
I am always happy to see what other people make of my patterns and recently Tanya, who I think lives in Canada, sent me a picture of a Celtic Coaster she had made. I thought it was well made and enjoyed her strong primary colours. And then, and this is the clever bit, she sent… Read More Isn’t this clever!
I have got a bit out of pattern with my posts but I had a few things to share that you might like so here it is. On Monday I was still trying to be careful and recover from being unwell but it was such a lovely day that I thought a walk round The… Read More This and That
I seem to be having a bit of difficulty getting up much enthusiasm for blogs and crafting lately but, needing something to take to Crafty Coffee on Friday, I decided to try out an idea I had for another bookmark. This was to use my triquetra coaster pattern in #10 cotton. I like the red… Read More A New Bookmark
Do you know how it is when you get bored? I have been working on my jumper for a while now and it was all fine till it came to the collar. I decided to work on circular needles to save me having to sew a seam. It is going to be a lovely collar… Read More Making improvements and some freebies
I wasn’t sure what to give you today. I have been busy lately but two items are a Christmas present and I am half-way through a jumper and have just started a blanket. I did find some photographs of a recipe I made that I don’t think I have shared so I wondered about that… Read More What do you think?
I have finally got around to publishing my two new Celtic Coaster patterns. Click on the either of the second or fourth photgraph below to find the pattern on Ravelry (or in the sidebar) They are for the coasters I showed you in THIS POST which was over a year ago. However the patterns are now… Read More Two new Celtic Coasters patterns
Not having started any more knitting and crochet as I am not sure what to choose, I thought that I would share what I made in 2017. This was very much the year of Celtic crochet. I started by devising some plaitwork bookmarks and published the best pattern. I also then made some Celtic cross… Read More Looking back on 2017
I have at last managed to finish these. Other things that might have been finished by now have been left but these were easy to do. Within a few hours of taking the first photograph they had morphed into this which is half a cushion cover. Wanting to make a Celtic Plaitwork type cushion cover… Read More So what might this be?
I’ve just published the pattern for this on Ravelry. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/celtic-hot-pad Been working hard these last few days working out the best hook to use and creating the pdfs. I showed you smaller version I made in the same cotton as my Celtic coasters. But this is only a little over 5″ across. This would do as… Read More A Hot Pad / Teapot Stand pattern
Those of you who have been following me for a while will know that I wasn’t entirely happy with my Celtic bookmark because it was quite large and a bit thick. I posted the pattern but then, using the bookmark in one of the larger hardback books I have been borrowing from the library lately,… Read More A Better Bookmark
One of the early people who bought my Celtic Coasters pattern asked me for some ideas of how I might use the pattern to make a hot pad. At the time I suggested a few ideas based on my recent work on expanding the coaster into a table mat. However when I recently had an… Read More Thinking of hot pads
I don’t seem to be able to throw off my obsession with all things Celtic. But then why should I! Lately I have been designing some more coasters but this time because of how the interwoven part looks when complete I have added a border. Here you can see some of the first ones I… Read More More Celtic Coasters
Having discovered that the latest book I got out from the library is a large hardback book I decided to move on from my pineapple bookmark that I have been using lately to one of my Celtic ones: the most popular one with the purple edging and pointy corners. With the pineapple bookmark the pages… Read More My bookmarks in use!
Following on from my making lots of Celtic crosses I have decided to offer three of them as a Giveaway. One each to three people. This is open to anyone anywhere. All you have to do is comment at the bottom of this post saying which of the three you would prefer. I think that… Read More Easter Giveaway
Having made variations of the Celtic plaitwork bookmarks I decided to revisit my pattern for a Celtic Cross and see if I could do the same. I notice that in my original pattern I used my 1.25mm hook. This time I have also been using a 1mm hook and later tried what I believed to… Read More Celtic Cross revisited
Ever since someone put a photograph of one of my Celtic coasters on Pinterest I have had about three weeks of hundreds of people every day coming to look at the pattern. Even now it seems to be over one hundred. I know that a thread bookmark will appeal to far fewer people but it did… Read More Celtic Bookmarks
The light has been very bad lately, with the odd bits of brightness at inconvenient moments, or I would have shown you my blanket at the half way point. So finding a little bit of better light I quickly took the photographs for this tutorial. I used DK (US worsted weight) cotton and a 3.5mm… Read More Celtic Napkin Ring pattern
One of the comments on my original post with a pattern for some celtic coasters mentioned napkin rings and it occured to me that it would be interesting to see if it was possible to make one in a similar way to the coasters. I decided to use my celtic bookmark as the starting point.… Read More Celtic napkin ring
The Pattern for this is now available to buy on Ravelry – http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/celtic-coasters These coasters are made by interleaving four rectangular crochet strips. You only need a small amount of of yarn. Ideally made with four or at least two colours as you will see from the photographs. They should come out about 4 inches… Read More Celtic Coasters