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
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!
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
I am so happy to finally be sharing this with you all! Ta da! Eve’s Sunflowers blanket. Ohhh, this one was a long time coming, but here it is at last 😀 Look at all those lovely sunflowers! This was a special request blanket. My beloved aunt/godmother, Eve, was admiring another blanket I’d done in … More Eve’s Sunflowers
I love that ‘ta da’ feeling of finishing a project, don’t you? 😀 So ta da! My finished ringbinder cover. Ooh, I had fun doing this project. It was a nice little stitch sampler, a good way to use up those small odds and ends of yarn, and a unique finished object 😀 And now … More Ta da! Ringbinder cover
As promised yesterday, pictures of the baby blanket I’ve worked up over the last fortnight. It’s been washed and blocked and now it’s all ready to go off to the mother-to-be, whose first child is due in May. It’s a paid pattern (though not an expensive one), Rings of Change by Frank O’Randle. I used … More Ta da!
My stash-bust blanket is finished 😀 hurrah for a quick and easy project to keep my hands busy and my brain relaxed. All the details of what hook and yarn I used and what size squares I made can be found here. I added in some cream, because I could see I wasn’t quite going … More Ta da!
I made three Christmas blankets this year. One was a commission, and I posted about that already, but the other two were gifts for very good friends of mine, both of whom read my blog, and so of course I couldn’t post pictures before they’d opened their presents! But they each now have their blanket, … More Post-Christmas ta da – the blanket version
Now that Christmas is over with, I can share some of the little things I crocheted for my friends for Christmas 🙂 I’ve also got a couple of Christmas-present-blankets to share, but those are gorgeous enough to merit their own post. This one will be reserved for the little geeky things I made. One of … More Post-Christmas ta da!
Don’t you just love that moment when the last end has been sewn in, the project is finished, and the blanket is done? Oh how I love that feeling. I love working on blankets. Absolutely love it. I love making these portable hugs for people I care about. But oh, when it gets close to … More Ta da!