Do you ever come across a pattern that uses a technique you haven’t mastered yet, but you love the pattern so much that you resolve to learn it? I have absolutely fallen in love with this jacket/coat by Morale Fiber. So in love. Isn’t it goooorgeous? With the elf hood! and the pointed hem! and … More Falling in love
I am loving my new blanket design. Absolutely loving it. I love the shapes, I love the layout, I love the stitches I’m using – apparently my love affair with post stitches has been joined, at least for this blanket, with an enthusiasm for popcorn stitches. I did not intend for this to happen. I’ve … More Popcorns and post stitches and pegs, oh my!
As promised, here is my post-Christmas ‘ta da!’ post, filled with pictures of everything I’ve been busily working on over the past few months! Mostly it’s been hats, scarves and fingerless gloves – quick projects that mostly use a single skein of yarn, or less. Stashbusting, as you all know, has been a Major Goal … More Post-Christmas ta da!
It has turned into the time of year when I can’t post pictures of many of my finished objects, because they’re Christmas presents for friends and family who read the blog. I’m busily hooking, still on my use-up-yarn quest and making lots of hats, scarves, fingerless mitts, and little fun amigurumi, but if I post … More Buttons, buttons everywhere
So who else has been playing with Stylecraft’s new(ish)* Colour Pool yarn? It comes in six gorgeous colourways, which all make it absolutely simple to get a delightful Argyll effect. And when I saw it, I knew I had to have a play 😀 Stylecraft do have a range of free patterns for it, but … More Ta da! Colour Pool Scarf
It has been one heck of a summer and early autumn. Heatwave aside, it’s been hard. Way back in July, my mother broke her leg. Badly enough to need surgery, then a long stint in hospital, and an even longer stint at home with extra equipment, extra care, and absolutely no weightbearing on the leg … More Summer doldrums and stashbust fever
Ahhh look how close I am to finishing! I have two edges done. It is now completely in a cushion-shape, open at just one end, which I need to fill in and straighten up. Then I need to sew on some buttons and make some little loops for the buttons to fasten on to – … More Mini update number nineteen
Drumroll, please! I have….a corner! Isn’t it wonderfully corner-like? In fact, what I have is more than a corner. I have a corner and the whole of one side: It is beginning to look remarkably like a cushion cover 😀 I’m really pleased. And it was definitely the right decision to pin it onto the … More Mini update number eighteen
This is starting to get a bit tricky. It’s all very well making flowers, and then turning flowers into clumps of flowers, and joining the clumps together. But this is obviously going to be a cushion. Which means it has to fit precisely. I don’t want it to sag right from the beginning! And that … More Mini update number seventeen
Back at work on my wheelchair cushion 🙂 A lovely big patch of flowers, just beginning to join on to the main piece. And this evening, I shall tackle some ends *is determined*