Sometimes you’ve just got to stash bust. You’ve just got to. Part-balls and full balls and random bits and pieces that just have to be used. Storage space stuffed to the maximum. Bags of yarn spilling over into other areas of the house. No room for purchasing more yarn for another project (like, say, my … More Stashbust ta da!
I have been appallingly bad at updating here, over the past few weeks. Life – or rather, chronic ill health – has somewhat jumped on top of me, stomped around a lot, and left me feeling rather battered. Not that I haven’t been crocheting: on the contrary, I’ve been terribly busy, hard at work on … More Keeping busy
First Christmas present off the hook 😀 Basketweave is a fairly ‘standard’ stitch, though it looks scary. I have a lovely stitch reference book – Handbook of Crochet Stitches, by Betty Barnden – which is an incredibly valuable resource! The basketweave stitch is on page 166 of that book, but you can also find tutorials … More Ta da! Basketweave scarf
Okay, I confess. It’s my fault it’s raining. We’ve skipped right over August weather into autumn weather, at least in this corner of the country. It’s cold (ish) and very wet and it feels like we’re mid-September already. And it’s my fault, because I have started my Christmas crochet projects. Well, to be quite accurate, … More British summer?
I’ve finally got to the joining stage of this blanket – hurrah! And of course that means that my progress is now going to be paaaainstakingly slow for some time to come. This is why: ‘But human,’ she seems to say, ‘this is such a lovely cozy blanket you’ve made for me. Of COURSE it’s … More The cat comes first. Obviously.
Don’t you love looking at a pile of crocheted squares, all neat and uniform, ends sewn in and everything? Me too. It makes it look like I’m making such wonderful progress, doesn’t it? And I think it’s fair to say that appearances are not too deceiving, in this case. So far I’ve made twenty-eight 3″ … More Progress report
Thank you all for the lovely comments and reactions to the ‘Eve’s Sunflowers’ blanket 😀 I’m so glad you all like it, and I’m so excited to see other people begin to make it. I’m hard at work on my next blanket – three square patterns are written, so I’m a good third of the … More
Don’t you love that ‘new project’ feel? The excitement, the anticipation, the glorious mountains of yarn to squish and choose from? I’ve not been idle, the past fortnight, butI haven’t done any designing. I made some little amigurumi Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for a friend’s children (and consequently had the cartoon theme music on repeat … More New project 😀
…a pile of squares, ends all sewn in, ready to be worked together into a blanket. Is there a better feeling than this? Well, when it’s all finished that’ll be pretty good too 😀
The Sunflowers blanket is coming along nicely, and I’m hard at work on it, writing up the pattern, photographing all the tricky bits, and working up the necessary number of each square. Next pattern I’m going to do something with fewer colour changes! *headdesk* sooo many ends to sew in. Ah well, it’ll look fabulous … More Sneak peek