I’m very excited about this blog post, because I have some brilliant news to share, and in connection with that, I am also finally going to be sharing pictures of my latest design. The pattern is going to be posted on Thursday 1st February (giving me time to finish tidying it up!), but since you … More The Secret Garden
So in my last blogpost I said that there was one more Christmas present I still had to show you, but that it needed its own post. This is it. This is Van Gogh’s The Starry Night, rendered in freeform crochet. Before we go any further into exploring this, let me stress that this was … More The Starry Night
I hope you all had a great Christmas 😀 mine was mostly quiet and peaceful, with lots of lovely yarn and lots of lovely food. And now that’s over, I can share some of the projects I’ve been working on over the autumn, because everyone now has their gift 🙂 This is Esther Chandler’s Summer … More Post-Christmas ta da!
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!