This is my hundredth post. So exciting. Hard to imagine in the beginning doing so many! Now to the topic in hand. It is not in my nature to start a project like this CAL without casting my mind forward and trying to imagine what the finished article will look like. The big question seemed… Read More CAL: Joining squares
In July I showed you the yarn I had bought for my next blanket. Well it has taken me longer than I expected to get started but here is the story if how I decided on the pattern I would use. While I was still making my hexagon blanket my mind was already looking forward… Read More Genesis of a Granny ripple
Square No. 7 I decided it was about time I introduced some orange so I made the middle like a little orange flower. I wasn’t sure that I liked having the granny part off centre but it was relatively easy to do. Only issue was that I started the square very carefully almost nervously and… Read More CAL 7-9 Oh! orange at last
I have decided to photograph all my squares against a piece of card with a six inch square drawn on it to keep check of the relative sizes. It would appear that the squares are if anything getting smaller. Whether that is my fault or down to the patterns, I am not sure. When edged… Read More CAL 4-6 Bringing on the blues!
After making my demo squares last week I started agonising about why the first square came out so much bigger than the second and what to do about it, especially as other people seemed to also have problems with square no. 1. It would have to be the first square, wouldn’t it? In the midst… Read More CAL 1-3 Well, I am really surprised!
I have chosen my colours for Rachell’s CAL. As I understand it the flowers in cottage gardens were originally there to attract bees who would then pollinate the fruit and vegetable crops. Now the colour flowers that bees especially like are apparently blue, purple, violet, white and yellow. The colours that especially said ‘cottage garden’… Read More My ‘Cottage Garden’ colours
Here is the first of the socks I am making for myself. I could maybe have cast off even more loosely but it fits and is so lovely and soft. And of course I also love the muted rainbow colours. I have started on the second one and with luck it might be finished by… Read More Yay! I’ve finished a sock for me!
My local hardware store stocks Robin DK acrylic yarn (100gm) All the colours are not always on the shelves but I think they must stock all of the available solid colours. (I do have a few bits of creams and browns, black and white but these don’t really count!) I started by using it to… Read More Let’s Talk Yarns