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
Wasn’t sure what to share this week. The only thing I am working on at present is my cushion cover. I showed you how far I had got when I was at the crochet retreat. Well I have now reached almost halfway across. and the pattern is beginning to emerge. The aim is that the… Read More Almost half a cushion cover
Some forget-me-nots I discovered at the front of my property that have self-seeded themselves from the ones in my pots. ******* ******* ******* ******* ******* ******* ******* Yesterday I got a message from WordPress saying that I had been with them for seven… Read More Seven years!
I have really been procrastinating with regard to sewing up the two sides of my latest cushion.and Mainly because I am never confident when it comes to sewing and I thought that I ought to wait till I was feeling really strong and alert, however last Friday I had nothing to take to “Crafty Coffee”… Read More At Last! I finished my cushion
Last week I finished the cables. I decided to stop after five repeats. As it seemed to pull in so as to be narrower I cast off loosely but had to undo the cast off and redo it as it was then too wide at the top as maybe you can see. I thought that… Read More Hope this isn’t getting boring!
Over the last week I have completed another repeat of the cables. I anticipate having to do four more repeats approximately so I have completed a third of one side – hence a sixth of a whole cushion cover ! since it has two sides. I think you can see the pattern developing now. I have… Read More A sock and a sixth of a cushion cover!
Following on from last week’s post I decided to start working on the cabled cushion cover. First I made a sample swatch. For the first part I cast on 20 stitches to check the tension. As usual, I discovered that I knit to the right tension using the needle size recommended. I then worked a few… Read More Starting the cables!
Started into the chemo last week. I found the most tiring aspect was not, as yet, a side effect but having to make sure that I did not encounter cold: objects, food, drink or air. At least this only applies for the first few days so should wear off soon! However having to boil a… Read More Just a bit of a catch up
I recently finished the other half of my Celtic cushion cover and joined the two halves together. I chose to sew the sides together as I thought that would be the easiest in spite of the fact that I don’t like and am not very good at sewing (probably some cause and effect here!). I… Read More My Celtic Cushion is finished!
I have at last managed to finish these. Other things that might have been finished by now have been left but these were easy to do. Within a few hours of taking the first photograph they had morphed into this which is half a cushion cover. Wanting to make a Celtic Plaitwork type cushion cover… Read More So what might this be?
I have been working on quite a few odds and ends before and after my holiday, apart from the coasters I showed you recently. I thought that it seemed a shame to waste the place mat I had made just to show it could be done,and I remembered that I had a cushion that could… Read More Recent makes and WIPs
First a bit about the side made out of thirty six one-colour squares. I started by making some squares out of yarn I had left over from my blanket. Lipstick, Pomegranate,Shrimp, Saffron, Citron, Meadow, Sage, Aster, Violet, Plum. As I mentioned in a previous post the idea was to use these round the outer part… Read More Cushion cover revealed
It was interesting to see that your preferences seemed to be evenly spread between the three possible choices. Number two was actually the first arrangement I tried out. But I had wanted something where the colours flowed into each other and with the bright red diagonal in particular I felt that this was breaking up… Read More Three choices – my choice
I have finished all the squares for the other side of my cushion cover and been arranging them and rearranging them to decide how to join them together. My first idea had been to do a few in solid colours then a few in two colours and blend them together but after using up a… Read More Three choices
Do you remember when I showed you this teaser. Well the squares on the left were for one side of a cushion cover. So are the ones on the right but I haven’t made the full set yet. Now I haven’t done much crochet since I made these and it seems to have been all… Read More A Crochet cushion cover
A long time ago I made a cosy for my 2 cup cafetière.That’s the smaller one in the picture. Well the cosy on the larger one has already been replaced and recently I decided that the small one was stained, rubbed and saggy and that I should make a new one.Now my cafetière Cosies have… Read More A new Cafetière Cosy
[The colours in these photographs are not completely true to life I am afraid. Some are better than others.] I’ve finished the cushion I wanted to make with the leftover yarn from my spectrum granny ripple blanket. I started using one colour for each row and was very pleased with the effect. But then when… Read More Another cushion cover!
In October I shared with you the Orange and Yellow flowers of my Rainbow Garden. I showed you my first crochet cushion cover that I had made for my son’s new flat. I displayed a large number of the photographs I had taken on my Spanish pilgrimage “In the footsteps of St. Teresa of Avila… Read More October Montage
Sometime ago, when I told people about my son’s new flat, someone suggested that I should make him a housewarming present. I wasn’t sure if such a thing would interest him but he had asked me to make a crochet phone cover a little while before so I decided to offer to crochet a cushion… Read More My first crochet cushion