The last few weeks and ongoing I have had a dental discomfort problem. I won’t bore you with the details but it has left me distracted, weary and distraught, hence the simple blanket making and colouring. Not that doing both these things haven’t made my wrist start hurting so I am having a bit of… Read More Genesis of a Pattern
Celtic knots and plaitwork are always drawn with an edge so that you can see clearly how the ribbons cross over each other and I thought that this did not show clearly enough on my original cross. which is why I started experimenting with adding slip stitches. At the time I did try adding the slip… Read More Celtic Cross – definitive version
You may remember that I offered these three crosses as a Giveaway. Well sixteen people entered and I did the choosing today. I know a lot of people use some sort of electronic chooser but I don’t quite trust things like that and like to do it the old fashioned way. However having put all… Read More Giveaway Winners
Following on from my making lots of Celtic crosses I have decided to offer three of them as a Giveaway. One each to three people. This is open to anyone anywhere. All you have to do is comment at the bottom of this post saying which of the three you would prefer. I think that… Read More Easter Giveaway
Having made variations of the Celtic plaitwork bookmarks I decided to revisit my pattern for a Celtic Cross and see if I could do the same. I notice that in my original pattern I used my 1.25mm hook. This time I have also been using a 1mm hook and later tried what I believed to… Read More Celtic Cross revisited
The pattern for all four of my Celtic crosses is now on sale on Ravelry – http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/celtic-cross-bookmark My original cross.When I used #10 crochet cotton and a 1.25mm hook (Blue cross) it came out about 4 inches high and three inches wide. (10 x 7.5 cm) However using a smaller hook will give a firmer though slightly… Read More Celtic Cross crochet pattern
I am not ready to start my blanket so I have been messing around with various small projects,: one of which was to continue with my idea of making a cross bookmark based on this silver cross my brother gave me a long time ago.I refined and completed my ideas for a pattern and using… Read More I’m still thinking ‘celtic’!
This could be considered a follow on from my previous post, though really there is no connection. Lately, in between other things, I have been crochetting some of my cross bookmarks in different coloured cottons. I added a tassel; as if people don’t like it they can always remove it but it’s harder to add… Read More A Bonanza of bookmarks
In April, I continued making squares for the CAL but got a bit behind because of pain in my hand. I made bookmarks for the people who had commented most on my blog as part of my one year anniversay giveaway and bought lots of lovely coloured crochet cotton for this and future projects. I… Read More April Montage
I had intended to work on a couple of nominations for awards that I’ve had in the last few weeks but family matters have rather occupied me, so instead I am going to do something else that I have been intending to do for a long time and that is to add a US version… Read More Cross Bookmark patterns
I made some crochet cards at Christmas with removable stars but it seemed to me after I had got into making bookmarks that cards incorporating removable bookmarks would be even more worthwhile. Now I am not really an Easter card sending person but where people have sent me cards in the past, I have felt… Read More Easter cards
Today is a whole year since my first post on 22nd March 2012. I felt that it ought to be marked in some way. Now some people have a special giveaway but since I have just had one of those, I thought maybe I should do something slightly different. I thought of a giveaway where… Read More My Blogging Anniversary
Since Maryanne suggested that it would be a good idea to have some Easter related entries for the ‘Made It’ monthly challenge, I decided to try my hand at crochet eggs. I have realised that it is being impatient and lazy that leads me to write my own patterns. I start out due to this… Read More A Dozen Eggs!