Rainbowitis – all done!

I love working with colour, so this project has been very satisfying. It took just a little over a month, but I could have finished more quickly if I hadn’t had other projects to keep me occupied too. I used Stylecraft Special DK – as I’ve told you before, it’s the only yarn I can…

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

Finished and presented

I’m pleased to say that the rainbow blanket was finished in plenty of time and presented on the approriate day. Here’s a little slideshow of the finished item. Two more blankets were also needed for Christmas – both equally well received. It’s always a relief, isn’t it!  

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…

Sssshhhh! Can you keep a secret?

I currently have two projects on the go. I told you about one last time, but today I’m sharing a secret. I’ve started a new project which is being produced strictly under cover! I’m grabbing moments when a certain someone is otherwise engaged – and I know that that someone has no idea about this…

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…

Home, but not for long! 

It has been a long while since I have been away for several weekends at a time, but I am off again on Saturday, this time spending time with family. Just a few days, with crochet time in the evening. Last weekend was spent with a friend who has an amazing studio. This is just…

And I’m off again!

Just disappearing for the weekend this time. I’m off to work with a friend using fabric, threads and, of course, yarn! We will also be working on her new website.  I’m taking some of my hand dyed fabrics and threads, and also some crochet. This will come back finished  and I will also be working…

Packages in the post

It’s always good to receive packages in the post, isn’t it? Well, I’ve had two lovely ones this week. I indulged myself! When I was a child I would often stay with my grandmother in Northumberland. It was she who taught me to crochet umpteen years ago. Her home was full of functional crocheted objects…

Will you crochet along with me?

Sadly I have had to shelve this for the time being…. See this post.   I’ve hinted at it on Instagram, and I think I mentioned it here. I also mentioned it in the Ravelry Group, and now I’m going to make it official! Yes, I am going to host a Crochetalong! It will be…

This and that

Never say ‘Never’! I’ve been caught out before. Jan, if you are reading this please skip this next paragraph!  Scraps accumulate and there was one thing I always insisted I would never do! That was – turn them into a Granny Square! So how did this happen?  Well, there is a story behind it but…