Finally my daughter has found time to come and collect the coat I made for her and we went for a photo shoot on Southampton Common. The coat pattern came from Regina of Morale Fiber Isn’t this fun? There’s the back, so lovely! and the front. It has a hood. This is great. So colourful.… Read More A Magical Coat
I have finally finished my poncho. Just in time to be able to wear it for my walk with friends on Southampton Common on Friday, as the weather has become so unseasonably warm. (I finished it last Wednesday.) It is very comfy to wear and could do well in the winter as an extra layer… Read More At Last it is Finished!
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
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!
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 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
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 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
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
Due to the British Grand Prix being on this weekend I am putting this post together on Monday instead of over the weekend so some of the photographs especially those at the end were created rather quickly (not tutorial standard) but I think they give the idea. Thank you for putting up with my rant… Read More Getting There!
I told you a few weeks ago that I had agreed to make my daughter a coat. Now I really like Regina’s patterns and this one was in Tunisian simple stitch that I thought I could manage. As I showed you I managed to get into the groove with DK yarn. Now I had had… Read More Why did I agree to this?
Yes! it’s the Spiderdream top I made for myself all finished. In the end I used all but 5g of the 250g, 1000m cake of yarn. The one on the left – why take another photo! If anything, I preferred the feel of the Hobbii yarn over the Scheepjes Whirl (both cotton and acrylic mix).… Read More These spiders do a lot of dreaming!
We have recently had a bit of a heat wave in the UK and while it was so hot all I felt like doing was sitting indoors and doing some crochet. Crocheting a blanket though is not really a good idea so I decided to start my Spiderdream top. Remember I recently showed you the… Read More Crochet in a Heat Wave
No! I am not going to talk about those creatures you find in your home and garden but the top I was making for my daughter from this pattern – https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/spiderdream I started it last December and showed you the beginnings. But the difficulty of meeting and so having her try it on meant that… Read More Turquoise Spiderdream
Since the idea of wearing mask has been mooted, I have considered making one. However the big question was what sort? Never one to make a hasty decision, I looked at the suggested options. There was the no cutting, no sewing, version using a scarf that you folded but I didn’t have any suitable scarves,… Read More I Made a Mask!
WordPress told me yesterday that that was my eight year anniversary! So long. Finally got to be able to share the information below with you all. This post is especially for anyone who likes to make their socks with short row heels which involve wrapping stitches but find they have a problem with holes appearing… Read More Socks: Short Row Heels without Holes
I have been working on the top for my daughter. Here are some steps along the way. First of all I worked the circular part around the armhole. Here you can see another view to show the pattern better. After working part 2, that was similar but was more of a strip worked back and… Read More Top progressing!
Last summer my daughter was helping at a Summer festival that she goes to called ‘Joust’ and she sent me an email with a copy of a photograph she had taken of a lady in a crochet top she had admired because “I thought you’d like to see it.” Always on the look out for… Read More Something for my Daughter
I’ve given in to the weather and taken the best photos I can of my new hat and scarf. I had to adjust the colours but it is almost impossible to reproduce the particular shade of blue green. I suppose it is somewhere between turquoise and peacock blue. I have made both of the patterns… Read More At last I have something to show you!
In the past I made these – and these. and I decided that I would like to make another pair. I chose some material. Here you can see from some of the material left over (They must have given me another 30cm than what I asked for!) that there are lots of parrots. So here… Read More I Made another Pair of Trousers
Quite a while ago when thinking about methods of knitting socks I came across Kitchener stitch but try as I might I couldn’t get my head round it and I found the instructions confusing. Now quite often I imagine making things in my head that may never get made but are fun to think about… Read More Kitchener stitch and Guess the Yarn
I seem to have only one project on the go at a time at present. I would have liked to show you a finished item but rather than not post anything this week I have photographed what I have got. One of my “Crafty Coffee” friends is about to be a grandmother for the first… Read More This is how far I have got!
My daughter suggested that her husband would appreciate a new hat as long as it was really soft! So of course I had to feel the wool before I bought it. I discovered some wool that sounded suitable in a shop called Closs and Hamblin in Winchester. I didn’t realise but they do have other stores.… Read More And Finally! A Soft Hat and Cowl
I have finished my cable jumper. And here are a couple of not very great photographs that someone at ‘Crafty Coffee’ took with my mobile phone on Friday.She also suggested taking one of me sitting down, so as it isn’t too bad I will share it too. This is where I normally sit, as I… Read More My New Jumper and casting off
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