Hot, hot, hot!

June is the month of roses – and strawberries! Wimbledon tennis usually means there is a glut of the latter but these days strawberries are available all the year round! In earlier months they are usually pale and tasteless, but now we can eat them and enjoy their full flavour. Strawberries were my mother’s favourite…

Flaming June!

To say that it’s been ‘warm’ here is a bit of an understatement! According to the thermometer the garden temperature is currently 30 deg C. The days have been sunny and warm – each day fielding glorious blue skies and no rain in evidence at all. If the heat continues we will probably be under…

That’s the Spirit!

My last post confirmed that it’s June! However, the main object of my current attention is STILL April! I certainly bit off rather more than I could chew in a single month. It was a steep learning curve  in a number of ways, but I’ll share those with you another day. The problem with April…

Five Colour Friday 

Parchment, Raspberry, Storm Blue, Sage and Apricot are the colours for this week. This is a very pretty combination Save

A moment of relief 

In truth the Spirit of April seems never ending! It will be finished, but I’ve started the Spirit of May to give a little light relief.  This will be smaller so quicker to finish.  Now it’s back to the April edition 

Still making progress…

I’ve managed to finish another two sets of 24 this week I’m hoping that the Spirit of April will be finished before June! It’s always interesting to make a collage, too. So many ideas for blankets… so little time… Save

Home for a rest!

I’ve just had a week of visual delights! Another trip to Norway is something we have been promising for a very long time. We finally made it! I’ll probably share a few pictures from time to time – but today I’m catching up on a little rest and emails. They certainly fill the inbox while…

The part of April that isn’t finished!

Yes, the Spirit blanket!  This week I have, so far, managed to finish two more sets of 24 using this subtle shade of orange! I think I have 10 more combinations (most without the orange) to do, but I may have miscounted.  Next week will see no progress on this, but more about that another…

April finished

Yes, it’s May, and a new section of the temperature blanket to be started. I wonder what surprises that will bring?  April is finished apart from the final joining.  Twenty one colours! No wonder the Spirit of April is still in progress 😉 

At last! 

Finally this combination is finished! It’s been a bit confusing for me as I worked out of sequence so it’s good to be back on track.  This Spirit blanket is going to be large! I still have masses of squares to do as the last several days have introduced new temperatures on a daily basis….

Five Colour Friday 

This granny square is a mix of yarns. I’ve chosen some by Cygnet and a few from Scheepjes. All are double knitting. Cygnet: Barley, Soft Coral and Harvest Scheepjes: Knokke and Nijmegen If you wish to indulge you can buy them all from Mrs Snufflebean. You could make a whole blanket with 120 different combinations…

A Touch of Constance

I enjoy a challenge. Choosing colours for a project isn’t usually a challenge – and I can work with most of them. This project is probably the nearest I have come to a ‘scrap’ project. I have some yarns left over from previous projects and they are taking up space. They are from a mix…