If blankets are marathons, I have definitely been doing the final sprint over the last couple of weeks. Those of you who’re following on Instagram or Facebook will have seen my pics and my sheer dogged determination to Just Get It Done, and at last I am there. I’ve been working and working and working … More Sprinting
I’ve been a bit MIA over the last week, for which I apologise. It’s been a horrendous few weeks/months, health-wise, here in my little corner of the world, and once The Secret Garden was published I sort of crashed into oblivion. I’m still mostly there, but a few of bits and pieces have brought me … More A quick round-up
I’m glad you’ve all enjoyed hearing about my design journey for this blanket. And at last pattern publishing day is here! Here’s all the stuff you need to know. I used Stylecraft Special DK in the following colours: White, aster, bluebell, violet, plum, vintage peach, gold, mustard, saffron, lemon, buttermilk, pistachio, cypress. I used approximately: … More The Secret Garden – pattern
The sun was shining inside the four walls and the high arch of blue sky over this particular piece of Misselthwaite seemed even more brilliant and soft than it was over the moor. The robin flew down from his tree-top and hopped about or flew after her from one bush to another. He chirped a … More The journey – part two
She put her hands under the leaves and began to pull and push them aside. Thick as the ivy hung, it nearly all was a loose and swinging curtain, though some had crept over wood and iron. Mary’s heart began to thump and her hands to shake a little in her delight and excitement. The … More The journey – part one
I’m very excited about this blog post, because I have some brilliant news to share, and in connection with that, I am also finally going to be sharing pictures of my latest design. The pattern is going to be posted on Thursday 1st February (giving me time to finish tidying it up!), but since you … More The Secret Garden
I’m thrilled to be able to let you all know that Demelza is now available in Spanish! It’s been translated by the lovely Marisa Matamoros, and you can find the full translation here on Google documents.
I’m so gratified by everyone’s reaction to The Starry Night. I worked so hard on it, in secret, and it’s just so wonderful to know it’s so admired and to hear that it’s inspired so many of you to try freeform for yourselves. It’s a kind of crochet that I definitely want to do more … More Planning plans
So in my last blogpost I said that there was one more Christmas present I still had to show you, but that it needed its own post. This is it. This is Van Gogh’s The Starry Night, rendered in freeform crochet. Before we go any further into exploring this, let me stress that this was … More The Starry Night
I hope you all had a great Christmas 😀 mine was mostly quiet and peaceful, with lots of lovely yarn and lots of lovely food. And now that’s over, I can share some of the projects I’ve been working on over the autumn, because everyone now has their gift 🙂 This is Esther Chandler’s Summer … More Post-Christmas ta da!