I have made a hat!!! It’s not perfect, but it’s good enough 😀 I am extremely pleased. The cowl was easy enough, but ohhh that hat took a lot of ripping out and reworking. Mum refused to model for me, so hat and cowl worn by yours truly. The hat’s a bit big … More Ta da! Forked cluster hat and cowl
I love autumn – all the glorious colours, all the different shades of green and red and gold, the drifts of dry, crackling leaves, the first fires of the season, watching the natural world begin to fall asleep. But winter is good too, and winter is now just around the corner. Winter means snuggling under … More Winter is coming
I am a perfectionist. Absolutely a perfectionist. I acknowledge it, I own it, it’s part of who I am, as a person and as a crocheter. That’s okay. It’s what drives me on, what pushes me to stick with it, particularly when designing – the knowledge that I can achieve perfection, as long as I … More Tension
I’m still very much working on projects that I just can’t share with you yet (don’t blame me, blame friends and family who read my blog!), but a sneak peek of this one won’t give much away, and since I’m doing something new (to me) with it, I thought I could wrangle a blog post … More Bits and bobs
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