On 22nd March 2012 I published my first post. It’s crazy that I am still posting and amazing all the things that I have shared with you since then. I thought I would celebrate this event by creating a few WordPress Galleries of my more frequent makes. Another way to explore what I have shared… Read More It’s my 10 year Blog Anniversary!
Lots more things to show you this month! I started by creating a couple of montages showing all the knitting and crochet and cooking I had shared during 2021. I ended by sharing how far I had reached with the Priestess Coat I was making for my daughter and my latest project of making a… Read More Monthly Montage – January
I went to stay with my daughter’s family over Christmas and I decided to make everyone a small ‘stocking filler’ present. For my son-in law I made a pair of knitted fingerless gloves to match the hat I had made previously. It was a useful way to use up the yarn I had left over… Read More Christmas Knitting
Some of you may have noticed that I had a bit of a break in December. Did my wrists good but now I am hoping to get back to more regular posting. Looking back at things that were completed in 2021. There was less variety and less new items than in 2020. I seem to… Read More An Old Year – A New Year!
I realise that I haven’t much to include in the montage this month. This is partly because I have been making some little presents that I can’t show you. However my montage does include knitting, crochet and some photographs.
I finally took the time to finish my second sock. I showed you the first one. and just the beginning of the second. I have worked on the second sock gradually over the months and finally it is finished. So here is the pair. This pair of socks is a bit longer than many I… Read More Finally the second sock!
In October I did some knitting as well as crochet and made a cosy hat. For crochet: I made a lacy mitten while on a Crochet Retreat and was working on a Celtic design crochet cushion. I took a great number of photographs during the crochet retreat and wrote a post to give an idea… Read More Monthly Montage – October
I mentioned that I had started knitting a hat. Well I have now finished it. So here are a few pictures. I did use a pattern (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/clinton-2) that I found on Ravelry and had used before to make this hat. This latest hat has been made in the same yarn as before Rowan Brushed Fleece… Read More A Cosy Hat
This last month: I showed you how far I had got with the Tunisian crochet coat for my daughter but I also told you how it had seemed to increase various pains in my joints and how I was hoping that exercise would help overcome them. After getting that far with the coat, I cut… Read More Monthly Montage – September
A recent post by Sandra of Wild Daffodil – https://daffodilwild.wordpress.com/2021/09/23/ethical-socks/ looking for socks with ethical credentials started me thinking about how such considerations affect people who knit or crochet. I may have had a few issues with Stylecraft Special DK 100% acrylic yarn from time to time but I find myself returning to it again… Read More Ethical and environmental considerations for knitters and crochetters
I am adding in the bit about exercise as I thought the knitting on its own might be rather boring. Recently I’ve had hand pain, side pain and shoulder pain. All caused or aggravated, I fear, by the Tunisian crochet. So I will get back to it one day but will try to not do… Read More Exercise and Knitting
The advice I need concerns the washing of acrylic yarn blankets. I have never washed any of my blankets even though I made the first one nine years ago. It does only get used about four months of the year and is stored in a cupboard the rest of the time. But more recently, the… Read More Maybe you can advise?
A while ago I showed you some pages from my Project Book. Full Post – https://rainbowjunkiecorner.wordpress.com/2018/05/21/knitting-and-crochet-journal/ Well I have filled it up and am about to start on my new one. That’s the one on the right. They are the same size. The one on the left looks bigger because all the photographs make it… Read More Yay! I get to start a new book
I am sure that few of us are having the Christmas we wanted but I hope that you all can find some reason for happiness and celebration at this the darkest time of the year. It hardly seemed worth putting up decorations as I will be spending Christmas alone but in the end I did… Read More Happy Christmas
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
I have completed the first of my new socks and started the second. As you can see I wound off quite a bit of yarn with an eye to having the socks match but it is always hard to judge and you can also see that they won’t quite manage it. Of course I could… Read More Half a pair of Socks and some Yarn
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
What do you do when you are trying to avoid crochet? I say avoid because I do allow myself a little bit of crochet as I have an idea that I just want to try out but I can’t do much at a time before the discomfort comes back. Well you knit yourself another pair of… Read More What have I been up to lately?
WordPress told me yesterday that that was my eight year anniversary! So long. Finally got to be able to share the information below with you all. This post is especially for anyone who likes to make their socks with short row heels which involve wrapping stitches but find they have a problem with holes appearing… Read More Socks: Short Row Heels without Holes
I wanted to make something to give my son-in-law as part of his birthday present. He belongs to CAMRA the real ale organisation, it’s one of his main hobbies, and I found a beer themed card, so I decided to make a crochet beermat. I didn’t have any beer coloured cotton yarn but I went… Read More A little present and some new socks
Joining in with Wild Daffodil’s Textile Tuesday; see her’s here – https://daffodilwild.wordpress.com/2020/03/03/textile-tuesday-box/ Recently when going down to Woolston to buy some more yarn I decided to pop into the library and take a look at the display I had been told about. The display containing many knitted figures is to commemorate the 400th Anniversary of… Read More Textile Tuesday
This last month I have done some knitting and some crochet. I finished my crochet case for my ergonomic hooks and I worked out to how to create a way of securing my phone in its case that could just be used when necessary but otherwise was out of the way. For knitting I finished… Read More Monthly Montage – February
I have finished the first sock and started the second. Here I am wearing it. I might have made it longer, because I so like this yarn and the effect it produces, except for these three reasons. If I made it longer I would probably have had to start increasing the number of stitches and… Read More A sock, a finalised phone closure and another project!
I have almost finished my hook case and will be doing an update later in the week but for now I want to recap what I have shared with you this past month. Early on I shared an overview of all my knitting and crochet completed in 2019 but during the month it has been… Read More Monthly Montage – January
As I have done previously I like to create a montage of the projects I have completed over the previous year. This year I completed nine crochet items and eight knitted ones. I notice that they are all useful practical things. For crochet five of these were made to give away. There was a crochet… Read More 2019 Crochet and Knitting completed
This last month I completed the sixth part of the Sacred Space CAL though I now realise I will need to buy at least one ball of more yarn for the next section. The only project I finished was my crochet paper chain but I got on well with the top for my daughter. As… Read More Monthly Montage – December
I wish you Joy and Peace at Christmas And Thank You to everyone for your comments.
Recently I discovered that the first pair of socks I had made for myself all those years ago (over seven years!) had developed a hole. Oh no! Just one stitch missing sort of hole and when I am feeling very clear headed I will try to repair it. It is a bit sad but I… Read More I need more socks!
Going to make a montage for November I realised that I do not have ones for either September or October. Now these montages are made as much for myself as for others because they are an excellent way to find out when I made a particular thing. So I decided to fill in the missing… Read More Missing Montages