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
Thank you for all your lovely, kind, compassionate comments on my last post. I haven’t been able to bring myself to answer them individually, but please know that it meant a great deal to me. I wanted to share with you a piece of crochet that I worked on over the last couple of weeks. … More One last gift
An awful lot has happened in my life since I last sat down to write a blog post. To be precise, my wonderful, amazing, strong, determined mother passed away on Friday 11th December, aged 64 years. It was not unexpected. She’d been in the local hospice for some weeks, where it was increasingly obvious that … More
Well, here in England we are back in lockdown, though to be honest that doesn’t really change much for me. With my mum extremely clinically vulnerable, and me just ordinarily clinically vulnerable, we’ve basically been shielding all along, hospital appointments/visits excepted. However, to combat the doom and gloom of the wider world, here in my … More A Wheatfield, With Cypresses
Sometimes you’ve just got to amigurumi. Or at least I do. I started crocheting, many moons ago, with amigurumi – dolls, animals, play food – and I still enjoy a good amigurumi pattern, particularly when I’m in the mood to make something quick. Say for Christmas, or a child’s birthday that I’d forgotten about 😀 … More The Three Witches
This is a very brief update, but I had to share it with you all. Yes! YES!!! Okay, so there’s still work to do. Ends to sew in, brush strokes to do in surface crochet, edges to straighten, right angles to be perfected. I estimate about 3-4 more days work on it, in total. But! … More Wheatfields – progress update #6
I’m so excited to say that there are now video tutorials for my blanket Candyfloss Daydreams – in English, Dutch, and Arabic! Bianca of Bianca’s Crochet Palace, who has made videos for Eve’s Sunflowers and The Secret Garden, has done videos in English and Dutch for Candyfloss Daydreams. The Dutch playlist can be found here, … More Candyfloss Daydreams – in translation!
Today’s update is brought to you by the words ‘flatness’, ‘squareness’, and ‘arrrrrrrgh’. I mean, it’s okay? It’s getting there? But I’m definitely having to do some fiddling around to a) keep it flat (because it’s a picture, it therefore has to be flat – texture notwithstanding), and b) keep it squared off. Siiiiigh. It … More Wheatfields – progress update #5
I have been trying, and failing, to write a blog post for the last month. The reality of having ME is that sometimes my words fail me – literally. I have not had words, this past month. Between the heat in August and my mother being seriously ill in hospital (sepsis is no fun), I’ve … More A very weary ta da