To say I am overwhelmed by the positive response to the Kaleidoscope blanket would be rather understating it. To be honest, I’m quite gobsmacked by how many people have joined the FB group, or contacted me, or bought colour packs! It’s so lovely seeing so many of you choosing colour packs or your own colours, … More My Kaleidoscope story
I am slowly, slowly ticking things off my crochet to-do list. Well, it’s less of a list and more of a ‘argh must do this, must finish that, must sort out ALL of that’, so maybe I actually ought to start a list, and then I might feel less swamped? Anyway, things are Progressing. Some … More To-do list and a little ‘ta da!’
This blanket has not been straightforward. In fact, I spent a large part of last week tearing my hair out (and sometimes getting a bit teary in frustration) over it. Something wasn’t working. Twenty 6″ squares done, completed, ends sewn in and all – and they weren’t working. And it was only when I’d worked … More Stumbling along
This blog post is brought to you from the depths of climate change summer hell, where today it is a positively cool 25C, unlike yesterday’s record-breaking 38C. I am a pale-skinned, red-headed Brit, and I Do Not Do heat like that :S it’s exhausting and brain-draining, but today is so much cooler, and I am … More New design project
The hard slog is over! All the pieces for my current blanket design are done. Including my least favourite part, sewing in the ends. So now I get to do the really, really exciting bit: putting it all together. I’ve already started, as you can see above, but though there’s still a lot left, it’s … More A step closer
Want to see something really, really exciting? I don’t know why I bother to ask; of course you want to see it! I’m so excited!! It’s shaping up so beautifully!!!! Okay, enough with the exclamation marks 😀 I’ve been chipping away at this blanket, getting more and more and more triangles done, and finally I … More Blanket-in-progress
I am loving my new blanket design. Absolutely loving it. I love the shapes, I love the layout, I love the stitches I’m using – apparently my love affair with post stitches has been joined, at least for this blanket, with an enthusiasm for popcorn stitches. I did not intend for this to happen. I’ve … More Popcorns and post stitches and pegs, oh my!
After the gloom and frustration of my last post, I have some good news to report 😀 no, not a new pattern design precisely, but a new project. Some creativity, at least. I have embarked on another freeform crochet project. This time a more functional item than The Starry Night: a cushion cover. To be … More New project
I love autumn – all the glorious colours, all the different shades of green and red and gold, the drifts of dry, crackling leaves, the first fires of the season, watching the natural world begin to fall asleep. But winter is good too, and winter is now just around the corner. Winter means snuggling under … More Winter is coming
I meant to keep stashbusting, I really did… But my fingers got itchy to design. And I’m going to use up (some) of my stash! Okay, I’m going to have to buy more as well, but it’s the intention that counts, right? I should end up with less at the end than I have now, … More Whoops?