This last month: I showed you how far I had got with the Tunisian crochet coat for my daughter but I also told you how it had seemed to increase various pains in my joints and how I was hoping that exercise would help overcome them. After getting that far with the coat, I cut… Read More Monthly Montage – September
A recent post by Sandra of Wild Daffodil – https://daffodilwild.wordpress.com/2021/09/23/ethical-socks/ looking for socks with ethical credentials started me thinking about how such considerations affect people who knit or crochet. I may have had a few issues with Stylecraft Special DK 100% acrylic yarn from time to time but I find myself returning to it again… Read More Ethical and environmental considerations for knitters and crochetters
I’ve promised to make my daughter a coat – This one – https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/priestess-coat I like many or Regina’s designs but this is especially lovely and in Tunisian Simple stitch which I can just about manage. But it is in Aran weight yarn and I only have a Tunisian hook for DK yarn, so I needed to… Read More When you think you’ve bought 5 balls but it’s actually 10!
I have been taking part in Eleonora of Coastal Crochet’s Coasters CAL. (Link is to day 1.) I was originally going to take part in a weekend workshop in Dorset that I had been attracted to because of these very coasters. But of course that was earlier this year and we all know what happened.… Read More Coastal Crochet CAL – First 3 Coasters
I must be going blind! Well my eyesight isn’t as good as it was and I do struggle a bit at times but today I opened the draft of this post and there it was – an option to edit in the Classic Editor. So Yay! So happy. Just like before. I am finding that… Read More My burgeoning Stash
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!
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?)