By next Monday I will have finished enough of my latest blanket to start to share it with you. Only about halfway in terms of the whole thing but the main design finished. When I create a blanket I like to calculate how much yarn I will need first. The ideal is to have the… Read More Another problem with Stylecraft yarn!
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
The next succulent I went to make was the Blue Waves Agave. The photographs of this were unusual in that under artificial light they appeared to be in black and white though, looking at them now in daylight, I can see the agave looks pale green. The photographs also showed the yarn texture very clearly.… Read More Succulents, a gift and some more yarn
You may remember that I told you that I was so upset about not being able to get his part of my blanket to look correct because the yarn was too thin, that I actually decided to contact Stylecraft to complain. Having had to undo a whole round and a half made it particularly painful.… Read More Stylecraft do care about Quality and Customers! (and another blanket?)
Quite a while ago when thinking about methods of knitting socks I came across Kitchener stitch but try as I might I couldn’t get my head round it and I found the instructions confusing. Now quite often I imagine making things in my head that may never get made but are fun to think about… Read More Kitchener stitch and Guess the Yarn
I haven’t done anything other than continue with my blanket this week due to having another minor health problem that I won’t bore you with. Now in the past I have thought about buying a Yarn Bowl and seen pictures of beautiful ones. I have always thought a wooden one would be best as it… Read More Not quite a yarn bowl!
I told you that I have been a bit under the weather lately. Well it suddenly came to me that maybe the amount of yarn I had selected for my latest blanket wasn’t nearly enough! This was for two reasons One (more serious!) I was aiming for a ‘lap blanket’ so I was going to… Read More A Bit of a Rethink!
A bit late this week as I haven’t been feeling well. Still not feeling too good but well enough to do a short post. I have finished the knitting for the baby coat I showed you last week but there are a lot of ends to sew in and seams to sew up and, although… Read More A new blanket
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!
Been busy so just a quick look at my latest finished project. Some of you may have remembered these. And how I said that as they were so short (as requested) that I had almost enough to make another pair. And so I bought this. Well here are the second pair! Delivered and appreciated!