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
Since changing my sitting room decoration from Winter to Spring. I was missing the snowflake bunting across the fireplace. So I decided I ought to finish off the seaside summer bunting. You may remember that, when I was making the coasters for Eleonora of Coastal Crochet’s Coasters CAL, that I said that I had thought of… Read More Summer Bunting
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
I continued making the coasters last week. Just two more to make. This pictorial one that is what I would call a classic coaster – no holes! It was easier than I had expected from the picture of it I had seen. No instructions for the overlaid stitches. Just advice to follow the photograph. The… Read More Coasters or Bunting
I have been taking part in Eleonora of Coastal Crochet’s Coasters CAL. (Link is to day 1.) I was originally going to take part in a weekend workshop in Dorset that I had been attracted to because of these very coasters. But of course that was earlier this year and we all know what happened.… Read More Coastal Crochet CAL – First 3 Coasters
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
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!
Some forget-me-nots I discovered at the front of my property that have self-seeded themselves from the ones in my pots. ******* ******* ******* ******* ******* ******* ******* Yesterday I got a message from WordPress saying that I had been with them for seven… Read More Seven years!
I have just published my first eBook on Ravelry. My “Celtic Knot Coasters ebook” Never sure whether I should capitalise the ‘B’ in eBook or not. It pulls together all my present Celtic Coaster patterns plus my more recent Triquetra Knot Coaster as a bonus pattern. And I have even made three sales. I put… Read More My First eBook!
With All Best Wishes for a Happy Christmas to my readers. I thought this year that I would give you a free pattern for a Snowflake Coaster. I say Coaster but you could regard it simply as a pattern for a new snowflake. I made two sparkly ones. These are my favourites. The white and… Read More A Christmas present for my Readers
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?
After publishing my two new Celtic Coasters my mind was thinking ‘Celtic’ and I came up with another design to try. When I was creating my Celtic Cross bookmark I had seen that I could used the part of the pattern at the end of the arms to make a complete triquetra. Now I decided… Read More Creating another Coaster
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
I made my daughter a set of Celtic Coasters as I wasn’t sure what to make to give her for her birthday and I had a vague memory of promising her some of these coasters in the past. I had intended to make either four or six but when I decided to use all seven… Read More A birthday present!
Been quite busy really the last few days. On Thursday I decided to make some Hot Cross Buns. [Now this third cycle of the chemo is not much fun and I am struggling a bit so don’t be surprised that things I have been making are not up to my usual standard that is rather… Read More Crosses and coaster
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 created this pattern to offer my grandaughter as something that was interesting, not very large and only needed knowing how to make chains and double crochets (US- single crochets). In the event she preferred the idea of using her multi-coloured yarn to make a scarf but I have now created a tutorial showing how… Read More A New pattern – A Free One this time!
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
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
Celtic knotwork or plaitwork. (And I haven’t forgotten about the orchids.) I few weeks ago I showed you the bookmark I had made. Well since then I have been busy drawing and planning and thinking up ideas. For further ideas I turned to my book on Celtic knotwork.Here are some of my early drawings. The… Read More I have a new obsession!
I hope you all had a Happy Christmas and are now looking forward to the New Year. So while we wait here is something I couldn’t show you before. These I days I give my children money for Christmas and birthdays with maybe a little something to open. Last year I made my daughters and… Read More Christmas Coasters
This time I really did put the names in a hat. An old winter imitation fur hat that is actually too small for me. Tossed them around with my fingers many times before drawing out………………….. A winner who will receive this lovely cotton yarn in seven rainbow colours and one of the following coasters or… Read More The Giveaway Winner is………………………..
This Giveaway is for the 200+ email followers that I know about. I explained before that I was a little tired in July when I reached that magic number – 200 and now I am well on the way to 250! When you see what I have decided for the giveaway you will understand why… Read More At Last! The Giveaway
I couldn’t show you these before as I made them as a little something for part of my daughter’s birthday present. People seemed to like the idea of rainbow coasters when I showed you the ones I made in June but they only had five rows. So I decided to make some coasters about the… Read More Rainbow coasters
In July – I shared with you the rest of my holiday in Criccieth and my son’s new flat. I showed you a recipe for a different sort of banana bread. The only crochet I shared was the bunting and coasters I made while I was away. This is mainly because of helping my son… Read More July Montage
This wasn’t the sort of commision that those of you that sell stuff get, no this was my daughter asking me if I could make some bunting for their friend/lodger, James, whose birthday was early in July. Since she asked me only a few days before I went to Criccieth, I decided that I would… Read More A special commision with extras