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