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!
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year 😀 mine was quiet (thanks to coming down with a cold on Christmas day!) and yarn-filled, and now I’m looking forward to 2019, hoping it will be a kinder, more peaceful and health-filled year for all of us. And with a new year comes … More New year, new project
It’s nice finishing something quickly, sometimes. I love big projects, I love the planning and the work and the final ‘omg yes it’s brilliant’ moment, but I do also like things that are more of an instant gratification thing. Or, if not instant, at least ‘a couple of weeks’ rather than ‘several months’! So, as … More Ta da! Baby blanket
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 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 meant to keep stashbusting, I really did… But my fingers got itchy to design. And I’m going to use up (some) of my stash! Okay, I’m going to have to buy more as well, but it’s the intention that counts, right? I should end up with less at the end than I have now, … More Whoops?
Last Thursday, I discovered I’d made a mistake in one of my squares. Then I discovered I’d made the same mistake in eighteen other squares. Nineteen squares out of twenty – the twenty 9″ squares for my latest blanket. I’ve been working them conveyor-belt style, all the rounds one, then all the rounds two, three, … More If mountains were easy to climb…
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
No matter how many blankets I’ve made, I never quite seem to get over the moment of panic of ‘have I chosen the right colours?!’. Sometimes that moment lasts seconds, sometimes hours, sometimes days. Sometimes it doesn’t happen at all. When I was making the Demelza blanket, I second-guessed my colours right up until I … More Colours abound