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
Recently I wanted something to giver a friend for their birthday and the easiest thing to do, and most personal, was to make them something. I found a split ring and chain that had come from a broken key-ring and thought that a crochet key-ring could be fun but what to attach? I decided on… Read More A Birthday Owl
Not so much shared in June. I shared a piece of embroidery I had done in my teens for Textile Tuesday otherwise it was knitting and crochet. For knitting a pair of socks that I am halfway through.I have spent rather more time on crochet. I showed you how I had developed an idea for… Read More Monthly Montage – June
When I have an idea I often try to make a small sample to prove to myself that my idea is sound. This was particularly valuable in this case. Now ever since I created my Celtic Coaster and people started asking if you could use the idea for larger items and I experimented with place… Read More Proof of Concept
This month I shared the last succulent that I had made: as a gift this time. Then, with my wrists finding crochet a bit painful, I switched more to sewing and caught up with much delayed mending and completed a little more of the cross stitch bookmark. Later in the month I decided to try… Read More Monthly Montage – May
Years ago when I was making my first blanket. I wanted a firm edging for it and discovered Crab Stitch. I looked on-line for help in how to do it because all my efforts didn’t seem to give me what I needed. At last I found instructions that worked and later I wrote up my… Read More There’s always something more to learn!
Finally after two months of isolation (I started early because of my cold) I think my natural inner introvert is reasserting itself and I am beginning to feel comfortable with the way things are. But on to the subject of this post. Having seen a few examples of mosaic crochet, I let myself get sidetracked… Read More Some experiments with Mosaic Crochet.
The next succulent I went to make was the Blue Waves Agave. The photographs of this were unusual in that under artificial light they appeared to be in black and white though, looking at them now in daylight, I can see the agave looks pale green. The photographs also showed the yarn texture very clearly.… Read More Succulents, a gift and some more yarn
With all the extras posts I’ve been doing it has been hard to choose photographs to include in this month’s montage because I normally aim to include at least one photograph from each post. I did consider leaving out the cooking I have shared but in the end decided to include it and chose just… Read More Monthly Montage – April
I have now completed my angel crochet pattern. It will be put up for sale on Ravelry but I thought that before I did that I would offer ten copies of the pattern for free. If you would like a copy of the pattern all you have to do is comment below and this is… Read More Angel Pattern Giveaway