This is very slow, but I'm enjoying working on it.. as the stitch goes into the row below each time, two rows makes one!
Thursday, 31 December 2020
Thursday, 5 November 2020
I had started another design by Marion Mitchel but I wasn't happy.. I think it was, I liked the design, because I loved the batik yarn colours, which I decided not to buy because I have bags and bags of yarn!
But today I came across this blanket called Copenhagen and you can see why.. it's the colours of the houses and I love it.. and have lots of these colours.So this evening I'm starting this..wa--hoo I have a new project.
A lovely thing to be doing in this 4 week lock down.
Have you anything planned for these next 4 weeks at home?
Thursday, 29 October 2020
Friday, 11 September 2020
Wednesday, 9 September 2020
I've put my crochet to one side the last two days so that I could finish this.I started to piece it together in 2014, hand sewing the tulip blocks; each tulip has 14 pieces and then of course my fatal trip when my broke my right arm. I picked it up again in 2017 and completed the top. The pattern is from a book called 'Quilty Fun,' by Lori Holt. A great way to use up scrap pieces. I loved making it.
Friday, 21 August 2020
I've got the hang of the grannies too and do all the centres, then round 2 and then round 3.. the 4th round has been easy because it's the JAYG round and usually all the same colour.
After this row of grannies, there's 9 rows of triples, so I can crochet away with TV this evening and enjoy myself.
Looking at it on our settee perhaps I should have done the Autumn coloured one, so I might have to do that one too??
The designer Marion Mitchell has a blog if you're interested.
Some very lovely blankets shown and I could make them all.
Thursday, 30 July 2020
Saturday, 18 July 2020
I get so excited as I start the next section each time. I love the colours and altho' I thought I'd checked all that were required, I was horrified to see I hadn't ordered Sherbet.. but all was well as I had nearly a whole ball from a previous blanket.
Isn't it lovely when you're enjoying your work.
Sunday, 5 July 2020
The colours aren't true in the photograph, This is now the bottom border, so now to crochet the other side of the granny squares. I did sew in my ends as I went, I quite like the neatness once its done.
Thursday, 2 July 2020
So off I start again.. watch this a space I am determined to have it done this evening.
Sunday, 28 June 2020
This is the Spring colour version and there's an Autumn colour version too. I can't wait to get started, I've even bought a new size 4 soft handled crochet hook. I've been reading through the pattern, all trebles and half trebles, granny squares and rows, but a tricky 'join as you go' bit, but nicely shown on the blog. Aren't designers generous and make sure you know what to do. I'm so excited, isn't it gorgeous?
Monday, 22 June 2020
I now have 36 squares with hexies sewn on. I can't decided whether to sew more to make a bigger throw. I do have some of the back ground fabric but not the right size. So I intend to join some, if I centre the joined seam it will show but not too badly. I need to buy some crochet cotton thread to do the shadow quilting around the hexie rounds.
I have and still am really enjoying this hand sewing.
I'm going to start to machine join them together today.
How is your latest project going?
Friday, 5 June 2020
Yesterday I gave our lounge and dining room a thorough clean after using the bay window as my seed growing mini-green house. It looked wonderful to have all the furniture back to normal. So I don't feel a bit guilty sitting sewing.
We were desperate for rain, so welcome in all ways.
What's your lock down happiness?
Monday, 25 May 2020
Friday, 8 May 2020
Sunday, 29 March 2020
Yarn is Style Craft DK acrylic colour, Parchment. Pattern is
Sirdar #1785. Very easy 4 row pattern but very effective.
The neck collar was a faff to sew on correctly but looks great when done and the neck opening is big enough for ease of getting on and off a wriggling toddler.
Friday, 27 March 2020
Knitting is extremely painful with my arm, so I am only doing a few rows each evening. I might give in and crochet as that's less painful.
I curse that Dr who decided not to pin and plate my arm nearly 5 years ago now.
Anyway come and visit me on my other blog.
Friday, 20 March 2020
And here's the right side started with some daffs from the garden which had blown over.
The wool is Drops Karisma 100% wool colour is Denim.
I am struggling a bit with it, as knitting makes my broken arm ache most dreadfully, while crocheting doesn't. This, therefore might be one evening knitting and another evening crocheting or maybe just resting. It's not like I'm going anywhere!
What are you doing with all this time at home?
Tuesday, 10 March 2020
Sunday, 1 March 2020
Saturday, 15 February 2020
A friend has pointed me to a yarn site where they are all beautiful and reduced in price, so I feel a big knitted cardi coming, just for me.
I hope everyone is not damaged or flooded by these storms, such extra-ordinary weather.. stay safe everyone.
Monday, 10 February 2020
So all day yesterday with DH help I have recovered the old
The rain rained and the winds blew as I measured and sewed and
DH tapped in the upholstery tacks.
I was able to centre the bigger picture on the top of the seat, but to do the sides the same would have meant cutting the fabric into panels, and I didn't think there'd be enough.
And I want some to cover the cushion on an old stool that was my grandmothers, so probably 80 or so years old.
We are delighted with the finished item, and think it looks fantastic.
I expect there are loads of very talented bloggers out there
who can do similar, were you as happy with your result as we are?
I am so proud!
Wednesday, 5 February 2020
I can knit without looking at it, so an easy occupation in front of the TV.. and also according to the 'experts' a distracting therapy if you're trying to break a habit, eg smoking.. well I don't smoke but I do need distraction from munching calories in the evenings..
So don't ever feel guilty if you knitting or crocheting, because you can claim it's a therapy!
What do you think? And what so you do with your scrap yarn?
Saturday, 25 January 2020
Crocheting, it keeps my hands busy, occupies my mind and stops me munching in between meals.
It's just a simple knee throw which I shall use in the car when we go walking. Now you might wonder why I need a knee throw for walking.. well sometimes when we set off in the car to go somewhere different for a walk, when we get there, the weather has turned or I 've lost the 'I want to walk' mood and so produce a book to sit and watch Dh and our dog, stride off.
My knee throw will be warm and not too big. I haven't any ideas on how big, I 'll just keep going till it's the right size!
It's a simple 4 row pattern,
2 rows dbl crochet in every stitch.
2 rows of groups of 3 trbl in every 3rd stitch.
It is my favourite crochet pattern.
The next set of colours will lilac, mauve and deep purple and then I'll repeat the colours. I can happily sit and do this for hours.
Have you a hobby that puts you in your happy place?