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
Having realised, some time after the event, that my ‘Soft Granny Ripple’ (title given by someone other than myself) was actually not the symmetrical design I had been aiming for, which had been a granny version of this sort of ripple. I created what I called my ‘Smooth Granny Ripple’. However realising that the original Granny Ripple was… Read More My Slow Granny Ripple!
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
Here is my nice new – Tea cosy. Sandy Crump-Dawson did suggest a tea cosy as one of two guesses, other people suggested things that were plausible like a purse or hot water bottle cover. I came across the pattern when I saw someone at my Friday craft group making one. She gave me a link… Read More The reveal!
…………..this is going to be? I would have liked to show you the finished item but I still have a little way to go. I am using my ‘spectrum’ colours that are so much more versatile for things like this than the standard ‘rainbow’ ones. As an extra clue – I started with the piece… Read More What do you think………….
I’ve just had a very exhausting but fun week with my granddaughter but I have so many photographs to show you that I need a bit more time so I decided that I will show you something that I completed just before my granddaughter arrived. My sea and sand blanket Here it is folded up… Read More Sea and Sand blanket completed
[The colours in these photographs are not completely true to life I am afraid. Some are better than others.] I’ve finished the cushion I wanted to make with the leftover yarn from my spectrum granny ripple blanket. I started using one colour for each row and was very pleased with the effect. But then when… Read More Another cushion cover!
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!
I have finally finished the spectrum body of my granny ripple blanket. And a closer look – I have also found a parallel way of filling in the ripples at the top and the bottom And though it is not really worth a photo, I have completed one round of a granny style edging that… Read More I’m feeling so happy! 🙂
I have my granddaughter staying at present so I don’t have much time for writing a post but I thought that I would show you one of the things I have been working on lately. Since I put the CAL blanket squares aside, I decided that I ought to get a bit further with my… Read More Granny Ripple update
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
In July I showed you the yarn I had bought for my next blanket. Well it has taken me longer than I expected to get started but here is the story if how I decided on the pattern I would use. While I was still making my hexagon blanket my mind was already looking forward… Read More Genesis of a Granny ripple
Well that’s the way it seems to me, having been relatively poor most of my adult life and my money values probably being stuck in the 1970s but there is method in my madness 😀 A couple of weeks ago I bought all these from a shop called Purlessence in a village called Blackfield. They… Read More An Extravagence of Yarn