And so March ended!

Spring sprung in no uncertain terms when the month ended with no less than 20 deg C! A splash of yellow was the last thing I expected to see in last month’s temperature blanket! On to April now – I wonder what will occur.

I seem to be stuck on blocks!

Do you know that feeling….. You just want to get started on a blanket! My fingers are itching!! I have the yarn, but I’m still waiting for the final instructions. The sex of the baby will be revealed very soon – and that will determine whether pink or blue is the added colour! I must…

Five Colour Friday

Sometimes a colour will change dramatically when placed in an unexpected combination. Did you guess the colours? Stylecraft Special DK Magenta, Pale Rose, Parma Violet, Empire, Lavender, Let me know if you use them. Did you know that there are 120 different combinations of 5 colours? There is a list here.   Save Save Save

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…

Can you have…..

…… too much of a good thing? I’m still working on the Spirit of February blanket, and I wanted to do something different for the one for Spirit of March. So, guess what? The first four small squares are complete – but until the temperatures change I’ll be stuck here for a little longer. Better…

Working with rainbows

There’s nothing like a rainbow to cheer, so I have really enjoyed working on this project. It could have been finished last month, but other things got in the way. Last night, however, the blanket was finished – except for the border. This morning, in daylight, I’ve chosen the colours for this, so it should…

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…

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…

Ssshh, it’s a secret

I am breaking a rule. I am usually very strict with myself and only work on one project at a time. It means I can focus fully and am always eager to finish because there is another project waiting. So, Ocean 9 is underway but I won’t be able to openly work on it over…

Current WIP

This month has passed really quickly. It’s been fun to share with you each day, and today’s topic will confirm that I am still working on the Raspberry Lobelia blanket! The rows are now getting shorter – but I think that it will take most if not all of April to finish it. I may…

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…