Time for another C2C!

At last I can start on a larger project. It’s yet another Corner to Corner blanket The yarn is Cygnet, Kiddies DK. Sherbet dip is the colourway and it’s very pretty. It’s good to be working on something a bit more substantial, but I’ll fit in the Temperature blanket and the Spirit of April somehow…

February in colour 

So here we are in March! For my purposes it’s the first day of spring. February is over, but I have a constant reminder here: I could give you a few statistics, but the glaring odd one out is towards top right. It marks 17deg Celsius!  7deg Celsius occurred most often- 14 mornings and 9…

Another progress report 

When I need a colour fix I work on this. Hopefully it will be finished by the end of next week Save

The ends are reducing!

Darning in the ends of crochet is not an arduous task for me. I find it most relaxing and therapeutic. So I’m taking my time while working on a January project too The blanket, which I’m calling Sprit of December is roughly a temperature blanket for the last month of 2016. Each day I recorded…

Nearly there!

Well, even though I was cross about the short weight of the yarn I have to say that the Marble Chunky is making up into a lovely fabric. Today I managed to catch it in the light of the morning sun, and this gives you a much better idea of the mix of colours. It…

Finished 

To say that I have enjoyed making this blanket is a bit of an understatement. I’ve LOVED making this. It was made using 14 different colours of acrylic yarn, I’ve listed them at the end of this post. They symbolise the journey of hope of a new life by a refugee – over sea and…

Always keep an open mind!

I’m not sure if I’ve said it here before, but I love playing with colour. No, that isn’t true. I just – love colour! If I had the time I could happily spend the day combining swatches, playing with paints and other wet media, and more. Of course, there isn’t time for that – but…

Stressbuster

You may have glimpsed this on Instagram. It will hopefully be finished in a day or so. A small project to carry around that is larger than granny squares I’m trying out a ‘new to me’ yarn. Scheepjes Colour Crafter. Have you used it? I like it. Sadly I can only buy it via the…

Ups and downs

Life really has a habit of keeping one on their toes. It’s easy to be seduced into thinking that all is fine, and then to be shocked to find that it isn’t. Keeping on an even keel when things are not going to ‘plan’ isn’t easy, but thanks to my faith in the Lord Jesus…

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…

Catching up 

I thought I had already shown you progress on Ocean 9. How wrong could I be?  My memory is not as good as it was, obviously! It’s coming along nicely. About a month’s more work I think. Only able to work on it about an hour a day for a while.  I’m considering a C2C…

Video

Is this a cheat? I have no means of making a video about crochet, so I’m including a link to the one that I have found most useful  for instructions for making a corner to corner blanket. There are other videos and instructions on the net too, and, of course, the technique can be used…