I spent most of Sunday working on a pattern for my latest blanket, then needed to go for a walk to unwind and relax, so I never got around to putting together my normal Monday post. This week I wanted to share my experience of interlocking crochet. A Ravelry group I belong to suggests things… Read More Interlocking Crochet
Here is my Eternity Knot Blanket finally complete. Perhaps you might like a closer look at the border. Took me a long time to finally decide what I wanted but I was very pleased with the result. I have taken a few pictures in different places. One draped on my futon bed settee. another on… Read More Finally – The Finished Blanket
When you go away of course you have to take some crochet or knitting with you. Something small and light if you are already worried about the weight. Not a time to continue with your blanket that needs twenty-one colours for the main part, even if you wouldn’t have to take all twenty-one with you.… Read More Holiday Crochet
Life at present is essentials things, rest and crochet. This means that I have almost finished my latest blanket. However since I wanted to offer an alternative border for the blanket when I publish the pattern, I decided that I had better work enough of the alternative to take a photograph before I undo it… Read More Another Blanket Peek
Not a lot of crochet this month although I have been working steadily on my latest blanket. I did share a peek at how far I have reached and also some other past blankets, because ‘Blankets are so Wonderful’.So most of my posts involved photographs of different things. There was my almost regular Friday Fotos… Read More Monthly Montage – August
Life has been a bit tough lately though I am sure you don’t want to know why. But one thing that has kept me going is my blanket(s). There is still plenty to share about my holiday but that will have to wait on more energy. I suppose it is a sort of Chronic Fatigue… Read More Blankets are so Wonderful
Only one piece of crochet this month: a couple of spiral coasters I mad for a present. This is because I am working on my blanket and have decided not to share any more photographs until it is finished or almost finished. Lots of photographs though. I have shared some photographs of things I saw… Read More Monthly Montage – July
I know it will be a small sample but I am very interested in any comments you may have about Whether you think one way of doing things is more correct? Whether you find one way of doing things more to your taste? Does inconsistency, like that below, in patterns really bug you? This applies… Read More To Gap or Not to Gap
Just a short post to show you what I made for a friends birthday recently. The spiral on the card was a piece of paper someone gave to me when looking through the stuff they had collected for the collage session, with a small ‘jewel’ from a Mother’s Day card and some gold string (don’t… Read More Birthday Spirals
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
This month, I started by sharing some pictures of the Tunisian crochet coat I made for my daughter. it has in fact been all crochet, as I wrote two posts about my progress on a Celtic Knot baby blanket, another on some fun spiral coasters and another two posts about developing a new Celtic Knot… Read More Monthly Montage – May
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 have just published my bookmark pattern. Been working hard on it for the last week. Here is the description:- This pattern makes a bookmark based on the Josephine knot (named for Napoleon’s Josephine but much older originally). Unlike my Celtic bookmark which starts with almost 400 chain, this comes in three parts and the… Read More Bookmark Pattern Published
I’ve spent the last week feeling ill. Not Covid but seems like some sort of cold virus. Hence no repeat of my Friday Fotos. However feeling so under weather and needing to take things easy has meant that I have got ahead on some things that would otherwise have been neglected. I have two waist… Read More A Bit of a Bookmark Byway
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 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
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 know I have not been feeling at my best lately but I find it hard to believe that I never created a monthly montage post for March. However such it is. March was fun too. I had a rare outing. I went with friends to Hillier Gardens and took lots of photos of flowers… Read More Monthly Montage – March & April
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
You may have noticed that I am someone who is very fascinated by crochet methods that create different effects while being ostensibly the same. Like my investigation of the four way you can work into a chain. [HERE] Such recently has been by interest in the Join-As-You-Go method of joining Granny Squares. I shared with… Read More A Fourth Type of Join-As-You-Go?
A Happy Easter to you all. As you can see this year I have a piece of a real tree on which to hang my crochet eggs. I have a friend who was looking for something similar last Friday and so I was looking too and I found this lying on the ground. When I… Read More Happy Easter
It’s not often that I have anything for a Scrap Happy post but recently I have been really utilising my scraps of yarn. One of the things I have done is make a few crochet eggs for a friend. When we went for a walk on The Common recently, she was looking for any small… Read More A Scrap Happy Easter post
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?
Sometimes people have asked me how I create the crochet charts I add to some of my programs. In the past I have given a long wordy explanation in reply and felt that people were hoping for a simple answer: like “I use such and such program.” Which of course does it all for you!… Read More How I create my Crochet Charts
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!
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!
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