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…

And we are off again! 

The start of another project is always exciting. Underneath the crochet you can see some of the hand dyed threads I’ll be offering for sale this weekend. Packaging takes a lot of time- there won’t be much blanket progress for a day or two. Did you know I am a dyer? I’ve been creating collections…

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…

Scrapping

The problem with a new project is that there is always something left when it’s finished! The remnants of various colours hang around looking untidy, but also shouting out to be used. And so the scrap blanket is begun! I thought this one was finished. But the more I looked at it – the more…

Orders placed!

One of our grand-daughters is five years old. She is desperate to learn to knit – and has caught on really quickly. However, she has been watching me crochet, and although she hasn’t yet asked how to do it she has loved watching the change of colours. She often helps me choose threads to put…

Giveaway and more 

I’ve been keeping my head down.  I had a project to finish and I just had to get on with it. I’ll show you in a minute, but first – the giveaway. To my amazement I somehow managed at acquire 500 followers on Instagram. This was without seeking any, it just happened. so I decided…

A word of warning

The internet is vast. It’s amazing to imagine that what I’ve written on my blog will be seen thousands of miles away only seconds after it is published. Putting a word into a search engine will result in many responses within seconds – ‘crochet free blanket patterns‘ produces almost 6 million results via Bing –…

A touch of Tomato

Experimenting with Mustard and Tomato. Now I think I have my rainbow sequence. Watch this space.

From Empire to Gold

More of the new colours included in this sequence including Empire, Cypress, Pistachio, Kelly Green and Grass Green. The full sequence can be found here.