I started my latest blanket a couple of weeks ago. You know this one. After I had finished the first five rows I worked up this comparison between the plan and the actual crocheted squares.Since then I have finished sixthen seven rows I think you can see the knot beginning to take shape. In terms… Read More My New Blanket – charting progress
Now that I am getting into making patterns for complete blankets with a border. (Post on the beginnings of the one I previewed earlier on Monday). I thought that it might be worth publishing the details of how to make my Spectrum blanket on Ravelry. Stylecraft still have the same colours, so no need for… Read More My Spectrum blanket
I receive emails from the Council and they often have what look like fun art activities in the half terms but of course those are for children. In a recent email however they had some for adults. Some of the things were rather expensive but ‘The Art Club for Adults’ sessions at the Art Gallery… Read More Saturday Art Club
I have finally finished the baby blanket complete with border. I finished the central part a few days ago. But then I had to decide whether to add a border or not. This was the basic design and was quite attractive, I thought, as it was but maybe it needed a soft edge. Something… Read More The Baby Blanket is finished
I think I mentioned a baby blanket somewhere. Well I have got far enough that it is worth showing you how far I have come. It is a rainbow Celtic Knot design that I was quite taken with. I offered it to a friend’s son who is about to become a father for the first… Read More A Rainbow Baby blanket
I first met hexaflexagons in “Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions” by Martin Gardiner. First published in 1959 though my copy comes from 1975. The shapes were discovered by British mathematician Arthur H. Stone in 1939 when playing with strips of paper he had cut off the US sized paper to fit it into his UK shaped… Read More More about Hexaflexagons
The last day of the month and time for the Monthly Montage! This last month the blanket I have made for my granddaughter took centre stage. I shared details of the planning and the pattern plus a look at the final blanket with its edging. For a bit of variety I added a recipe for… Read More Monthly Montage – May
While washing up the dishes what should I see out of the window? This was actually taken from upstairs as you get to see more from there. A double rainbow and even the main rainbow seemed to be double and have the colours repeating faintly below the main arc.
It is going to take a few weeks, I suspect, to finish the wide border around the African Flower Blanket, so in the meantime I am going to share some of the steps along the way. This week’s post is about the different choices that had to be made about design and colours. ***** … Read More African Flower Blanket: initial choices
Yes! it’s the Spiderdream top I made for myself all finished. In the end I used all but 5g of the 250g, 1000m cake of yarn. The one on the left – why take another photo! If anything, I preferred the feel of the Hobbii yarn over the Scheepjes Whirl (both cotton and acrylic mix).… Read More These spiders do a lot of dreaming!
I have mentioned this before in a couple of comments but I thought it deserved a post. As you can see it is about rainbows, or at least rainbow shaped designs, on trees. This is probably the Rainbow with the most professional look showing a doctor revealing himself to be superman. The rainbow contains the… Read More The Rainbow Trail
Having seen people posting about hanging rainbows in windows, I finally decided to make one myself. Of course in the bible, you find a rainbow at the end of the story of Noah and the ark, where it is a sign of hope for the future. Rainbows when seen are incredibly beautiful and both of… Read More Rainbow are Everywhere! This is mine.
I seem to have only one project on the go at a time at present. I would have liked to show you a finished item but rather than not post anything this week I have photographed what I have got. One of my “Crafty Coffee” friends is about to be a grandmother for the first… Read More This is how far I have got!
I have finally finished my rainbow socks and I thought I would share them with you. I like the way the colours of each sock compare. And here I am wearing them. or But at the moment I am not sure when to actually wear them as I know they will not look as good once they are washed,… Read More Rainbow socks! Yay!
I have finally decided what to make to get back to crafting – socks! I chose socks because apart from the toes and heels they are just so easy, perfect for ‘Crafty Coffee’ mornings, watching TV and totally not stressful or challenging. I don’t feel up to challenging! So what socks? Years ago when I… Read More My latest project.
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
So here is what I was making! The photograph was them end to end and inside out showing all the ends. Not easy to guess I know. The reason I made them was because the saffron coloured ones I had made beforehad got rather grubby and fluffy because I wore them so much and my… Read More Rainbow mittens
I have just completed the project I started after I had finished the cloth for the dining table. I wanted something that would be easy on my hands and this bag has been on my to-do list for quite some time.I have made two bags before. This one was a present and a trial before… Read More A beautiful bag
This is a very special project that has been on my mind since the early days of my blog. Once I was comfortable with crochet, I knew that I wanted to make something to go on my dining table. The early thoughts were actually fairly monochrome but one day I saw this rug – http://vi.sualize.us/pdf_pattern_hexagon_rug_available_in_english_and_spanish_yo-yo_spiral_crochet_stripe_picture_C1BQ.html… Read More My latest Rainbow project
Last Christmas I bought my granddaughter a Rainbow Loom and some extra bands to go with it. (Well just the name was obviously attractive!) I’m assuming here that everyone knows what I am talking about – It’s a way of making bracelets from small elastic bands. These last few weeks I have seen that you… Read More I’m just a child at heart!
As I said last week, I was going to make a second crochet hook case for my longer thicker hooks. I do have one really thick hook that I inherited from my mother that is the equivalent of a 6.5mm hook. I have not included this one. This time it is my own pattern. Here… Read More A second crochet case!
A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who made suggestions as to what I could use my stained glass style crochet mat for. I probably won’t follow up on all of them but I will definitely revisit this pattern in the future when I have some black cotton yarn. I am really trying to work hard… Read More Thank you! and a hook case
How could I use it? It is supposed to be made in cotton and then you make two and join them together and use it as a pot-holder. I don’t use pot-holders though. I have an old-fashioned style oven glove that I think is much more protective. But it looked such a pretty pattern, especially… Read More Pretty – BUT
from my bedroom window on Tuesday: late afternoon. Now this is the picture I should have taken The whole rainbow stretching across the sky but because last time I tried to photograph a rainbow it faded almost as soon as I had noticed it, I was in a hurry and didn’t even think to change… Read More I could see a rainbow!
I really enjoy looking back on these photographs of my garden and remembering summer. Of all the flowers that may be considered to come into the ‘violet’ category the one that contains a colour nearest to violet is probably the Passion Flower. Unfortunately, having killed my first Passion Flower, when I found another, that had… Read More My Rainbow Garden – Violet
In November I spent a lot of time on my two crochet blankets: the spectrum granny ripple that I managed to finish and the CAL cottage garden one which still needs an edge. I also crocheted a bauble for the Christmas tree. (Actually I am also doing a bit of crochetting presents but I can’t… Read More November Montage
Although I am a rainbow junkie, I do have a favourite colour and that is blue. And the bluest flowers in my garden are the Lithodora you can see in the above picture. Here is a closer look. But one of my favourite flowers is the Forget-me-not. And for this reason when I was thinking… Read More My Rainbow Garden – Blue
My rainbow garden is ever-changing and I don’t just mean colour and the seasons. Plants live and plants die. So the following pictures are just some of the different greens I have had in my garden the last year or two, most still being there. Of course it would be far too much, and maybe… Read More My Rainbow Garden – Green
I have finally finished my Spectrum Granny Ripple blanket after almost a year, just in time for winter! I had expected that it would take me a few more days because I had planned a few more rows for the border but when I had completed the last of the spectrum rows I knew that… Read More My Spectrum Granny Ripple blanket is finished!
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