I’ve given in to the weather and taken the best photos I can of my new hat and scarf. I had to adjust the colours but it is almost impossible to reproduce the particular shade of blue green. I suppose it is somewhere between turquoise and peacock blue. I have made both of the patterns… Read More At last I have something to show you!
Not having started any more knitting and crochet as I am not sure what to choose, I thought that I would share what I made in 2017. This was very much the year of Celtic crochet. I started by devising some plaitwork bookmarks and published the best pattern. I also then made some Celtic cross… Read More Looking back on 2017
About 1st or 2nd of January I finally finished the knitting of my temperature scarf and then all that was left was tying and cutting the ends. (No sewing in because they were to be inside. Yay!) sewing up the ends and adding some tassels. So here it is! January starts at the end in… Read More Temperature scarf is now finished
Just an update on my temperature scarf. Sorry that the colours are not totally acurate. I don’t think digital cameras are worse than film cameras in this respect but I have great difficulty adjusting the photographs to get some colours correct. This is June, July, August. Now some people have said to me that they… Read More Summer time!
Here is my Temperature Scarf from the beginning of January to the end of June. I used a rainbow/spectrum choice of colours from purple as coldest to red as hottest, so you can see we start at the left for January to June on the right. Unfortunately blue shades reproduce very badly on-screen. Here is… Read More Half way there!
In January I showed you how I was getting on with a temperature scarf in this POST. I had found a web site that provided graphs of local weather information including temperature spread over the whole day. Here is a typical graph from 3rd March. Now I had noticed that some days the temperature I… Read More Oh Woops!
I expect it’s no surprise that I was unable to avoid being distracted! despite having a full project list. You see, I went on Ravelry and found that someone had left me a message asking what colours I had used for my spectrum blanket because they wanted to make a ‘temperature blanket’. I sent them… Read More Devising a temperature scarf!
Here it is. And here is my story! I discovered not long before Christmas that I needed another present and since the person in question didn’t like chocolate, which is always a good option, I thought I would make something. Remembering how quickly I was able to make a scarf in Super Chunky yarn that… Read More So Soft Scarf!
Over a year ago I saw some yarn like this in a shop in Blackfield and thought it might make an attractive scarf. ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** The following winter I discovered that a friend had a scarf that was not rib but looked like the knit side of stocking stitch on both sides… Read More Lovely new yarn!
Well here is my finished Buff®. It is maybe just a little short of the standard 18″ but not by much and the knitting is fairly stretchy of course anyway. The whole point of the thing is that you can wear it in a whole variety of ways. Now the ones you can buy are… Read More Just a bit of fun!
The last couple of weeks I have allowed myself to try out a few ideas instead of starting on a new serious project to run alongside the CAL and granny ripple blanket. One of these was to make a dishcloth out of ‘dishcloth cotton’. I bought some dishcloth cotton a while ago with an eye… Read More Trying out some ideas
This is something I have been thinking that I would fit in when I didn’t have much else to write a post about. Of course anyone who looked very closely at my original post about the rainbow scarf could have worked out the pattern from the photographs of the charts I used when I made… Read More Rainbow Scarf pattern
I am beginning to see that writing a blog in the winter is tricky if one doesn’t like using flash for photographs. The light has been so bad today that even at it’s best I had to resort to flash to photograph the furthest I have got with the granny ripple blanket, my scarf and… Read More Granny Ripple blanket latest and more
I have now finished my hat and scarf for the “Made It” Challenge and here I am wearing them. If you’ve been here before this is the corrected picture my son did for me. The colour is really more blue but it ‘s the best we can do. Here is another picture of the Hat… Read More Hat and Scarf revealed
I decided that I would take up Maryanne of WoolHogs’ suggestion that I should make something for the “Made It” monthly challenge with the yarn and knitting needles my daughter bought me for my birthday; the only question was what? I couldn’t find any patterns I liked on the internet but I decided it was… Read More Rising to the Challenge
About a year ago, I decided that I wanted to knit a scarf for my eldest as part of her birthday present and it had to be a rainbow scarf because she loves rainbows too. But I didn’t want it to just be a striped scarf with rainbow colours; I wanted it to be a… Read More Catching up – Rainbow scarf & beret
About twenty years ago I bought a very useful bit of headgear. It was a knitted tube with a rolled end that acted as both scarf and hat and was especially useful in the rain, I felt, as there was less to get wet than with an ordinary hat and scarf. But twenty years is… Read More Catching up – Knitting a scarf/hat tube thingy
A couple of years ago I decided that I wanted a spiral scarf but I couldn’t see what I wanted in the shops, so I decided to knit one, I found a pattern on the internet here but I decided that I wanted my scarf to be more ‘interesting’ and reversible. I therefore adapted the… Read More Catching up – Spiral scarf (and beret to match)