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…

Play with a purpose – The Posy Square

All you need is a ball of yarn and a hook! I’ve been playing around with a few odd balls of scrap yarn. Some were so small they really qualified as ‘lengths’ rather than ‘balls’. However, the object was to make a circle in a squaare – as easily as possible! Now I don’t  expect…

What I learnt today

I love colour. I have dyed a range of fibres and fabrics for over 30 years and during that time have learnt a lot about colour. Vibrant, mid to dark tones are my favourite and often the combinations I choose.  Many years ago a very wise old lady encouraged me to move out of my…

Blogging from A-Z April Challenge – G is for

Grids I find grids very useful. Squared paper is easy to obtain, but better still – the grid you draw. Measuring isn’t obligatory – and I often start by drawing a rough grid by ‘eye’ in my journal. Are you a quilter? Quite an interesting way of developing your own personal quilting pattern is to…

Blogging from A-Z April Challenge – C is for..

Collage I enjoy working with paper. It began as a design tool for textiles – but after discovering that it was also a useful base for stitch it has more and more become an integrated part of my work. Paper is so readily available! It doesn’t need to be expensive. The cover of this book…

Blossom

Spring is here. Early spring, that is. In a few short weeks the apple blossom will be flowering in abundance – it’s one of my favourite times of the year. No blossom on the trees and bushes at the moment, though. But I do have flowers in the house! Flowers are a useful source of…

Never say …

I did say that progress would be slow on the Blanket of Fire. Well, it is. The diagonal is getting shorter, but there is still a long way to go. I’m loving working with the mix of colours, though, and tomorrow it will be a month since it was started. One of the reds is…

It’s growing 

Work on this blanket has been curtailed somewhat as I’ve hurt my hand. However, it is growing and I’ll be able to continue soon. While I’ve had nothing else to do I’ve also been thinking about the colour combination for the next one….. I think I’ll be adding another couple of colours – but I’m…

Ready for the New Year

All of a sudden, very unexpectedly, I have a new project. It will be another corner to corner throw, and may run alongside another.   It already has a name. Blanket of Fire. Blog posts aren’t showing on Ravelry for some reason. You will find it here.

Patchwork – but not as you know it!

I’ve been having fun over the last few days, using my other skills to make the most of the leftovers from some of the crochet. I’ve put together a little tutorial, spread over a few pages to make loading easier. Click here for the first link – I hope you enjoy.

Colour safety

My last project was made with ‘safe’ colours. This one is too.     I feel the need to bring some ‘danger’ into the choice of my next project 😆