Do not read this post without sunglasses

You may remember that I ran out of Parma Violet, well today I’ve managed to locate some – so I’ll soon be back on track. In the meantime I’ve pressed on with both the Spirit and Temperature blankets. The first 15 days of April were certainly colourful! I didn’t expect that bright splash of Yellow,…

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…

A preview

Collage apps make it so easy to visualize the possible result: When I get to 30 squares I think I’ll start joining them as I go. This will be a real scrap blanket – I’m having fun using all my short lengths of yarn.   Save

Five Colour Friday

Fancy a new project? This post introduces a new occasional series of posts with suggestions for colour schemes. I’m sure I’ve told you before that I love playing with colour, well these will feature some small combinations that will also act as ‘aides memoires’ for me too. This collection features 5 colours from the Stylecraft…

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…

A disappointment

Published earlier on Creating something every day where it can be seen in its entirety. It serves me right. I tried to cut a corner! I need a crochet blanket quickly. It must be bright and cheerful, so, rather than spend time dyeing one I chose a bright and cheeerful combination that I have seen…

Back on dry land!

Today I’m planning on returning to my main project. It’s been hanging fire for a while as I wanted to keep it under wraps while I was away from home with its intended recipient. Returning to an Ocean theme is appropriate as I have just spent four days on the water.   Blue seas and…

First colour sequence finished

I’ve decided to count these rows slightly differently. I have no idea if this will work – it will be too late to change by the time it is finished. Here’s the first colour repeat.   I think the colours will become more apparent in the next post. I’m also wondering if I dare take…

Ocean 9

A new commission – Ocean 9

Finished

Really pleased at the final result of this blanket. It’s been slow progress – but only due unexpected circumstances. It will be delivered next week. If you would like a similar one let me know – I’m taking orders. 😉

Neutral

Thanks to National Crochet Month I can celebrate my favourite colour of ‘neutral’. This particular shade of Stylecraft Special DK is the most useful colour of all. I have used it in several of my ‘creations’, and it’s in my current WIP too. If you haven’t found us yet, don’t forget to come and join…