I am still very much going through a phase of wanting (needing?) to do small crochet projects that take, at most, a few days. The addictive properties of the ‘ta da, finished!’ feeling are definitely helping me through what’s so far been a rather blue first half of autumn. There’s a lot of being in … More More ta da!
I meant to write this post earlier in the week, but it’s been one of those weeks. Computer trouble, washing machine trouble, early mornings and pushing forward with paperwork have all combined to make me rather fatigued. And it’s only Thursday :S To be honest, it’s been a bit like that for the last month … More Ta da!
Sisyphus is a figure in Greek mythology. He was a king who cheated death twice, among other things, and was punished by Zeus, king of the gods, to spend eternity rolling a boulder up a hill, only for it to fall down again every time it got near the top. This patchwork blanket is becoming … More The struggles of Sisyphus…
This has to be the brightest blanket I’ve ever made, it really does. But it’s done! A very, very orange granny-square blanket, for an orange-loving recipient. Wow. Yup. Very, very bright. This has been a stashbust project, mostly (I ended up having to acquire more jaffa). The request was orange, so I used Stylecraft Special … More Ta da! Orange Granny blanket
Believe it or not, I have a ‘ta da!’ post for you today! Yes indeed. I have actually completed something. Hurrah for me and, hopefully, farewell to my poor concentration (at least for a while…) It’s actually two finished things, but one was finished in January 2020. Yeah. So, Christmas 2019, my mum gave me … More Ta da!
One of the things I’ve been spending a lot of time doing, over the past few months, is sorting through the house. My mum had lived in this house for over thirty years – since the year before I was born – and in thirty-plus years, one accumulates a Lot of Stuff. We all do. … More A lifetime’s miscellany
Sometimes I am a numpty. I’m making good progress on my current blankets. So good, in fact, that I thought I’d lay them both out to have a look. There was only one set of squares still to go, laying it out at this stage would be good – right? Uh huh. So apparently, when … More Oops
I realise it’s getting rather boring, me apologising for not posting in a while, but I am sorry it’s been so long. Life has been going on, with good days and bad days, but time seems to be a completely nebulous thing at the moment. I’m still counting in ‘weeks since Mum died’, which is … More Easter bunny, sort of
At last I have finished designing my current blanket, and I can begin to play with colour. As I said in my last post, it’s not been an easy journey so far – my mind and energy still being so very taken up with Mum’s death and all the attendant emotion and paperwork – but … More Colour!
Well, I have begun my next blanket design. Despite the January gloom and the relentless, exhausting fog of ‘missing my mum’, an idea has popped into my head and refuses to bugger off. Strictly speaking, this is a design that I sketched out last summer, not a new idea. But back then I was both … More A new design