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