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?
I almost forget about making a montage for June. So here it is: better late than never. I told you about how I had managed to acquire more yarn than I intended when I bought a bargain bundle and my outing to Lee-on-Solent to the Hovercraft museum with the family and how we got to… Read More Monthly Montage – June
You can find the pattern on Ravelry here – https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hexatetraflex This pattern is a sort of companion piece to my Flexacube. I call it a Hexatetraflex because like the Flexacube it flexes and consist of six (hexa) tetrahedrons in a ring. Here is a closer view of one side and what you would see when… Read More That other Pattern Published
Well actually, I thing String of Pearls is only a succulent but it alliterated! Recently I crocheted another three succulents from this book. They are all ones I have made before but I wanted a present for someone and I thought these three would work well together. They are “Cardon Grande”, “Old Lady Cactus” and… Read More A Cluster of Cacti
You may remember that when I made this for my daughter. I didn’t think that the pattern I had bought worked as well for crochet as perhaps it did for knitting. It might have been better if I had some foam cubes but the cube edge size was twice as big as I wanted, which… Read More Flexacube pattern published
I’ve promised to make my daughter a coat – This one – https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/priestess-coat I like many or Regina’s designs but this is especially lovely and in Tunisian Simple stitch which I can just about manage. But it is in Aran weight yarn and I only have a Tunisian hook for DK yarn, so I needed to… Read More When you think you’ve bought 5 balls but it’s actually 10!
The last day of the month and time for the Monthly Montage! This last month the blanket I have made for my granddaughter took centre stage. I shared details of the planning and the pattern plus a look at the final blanket with its edging. For a bit of variety I added a recipe for… Read More Monthly Montage – May
Note that this pattern is written in UK terms Before I started working with the African Flower pattern, I looked for charts to show me how to work it. What I found was that there was not one definitive African Flower pattern but many similar patterns with slight variations, some even with a different number… Read More My African Flower – an annotated pattern
I have now finished the edging for the blanket. I always think that adding an edging to a blanket is like framing a picture, something that needs to be chosen so as to show the main body off to the best effect. At first I wasn’t quite sure how I wanted to do this. I… Read More Blanket finalised with edging