Wheatfields – progress update #1

Ooooh, I am loving working on this freeform picture. Seriously, seriously loving it. There’s something so challenging about it – stripping the brushstrokes down into shapes, building the swirls and colours into recognisable representations of Van Gogh’s work – and yet it’s infinitely rewarding, too. Though I sometimes want to tear my hair out (such … More Wheatfields – progress update #1

Out of the doldrums

I’ve been a bit at a loose end, crochet-wise, over the last few weeks. I’m not being hard on myself over it, because the whole world has turned upside-down, but nevertheless, the fact remains that I’ve been faffing around doing not very much, with hook and yarn. I made some little creme egg cosies for … More Out of the doldrums

A slight hiccup

The eagle-eyed among you may have noticed that yesterday, my facebook account (and thus all my posts in the CAL group, plus my crochet page, plus my instagram) disappeared. I noticed that too. It wasn’t deliberate. When I logged in to facebook, I was told my account had been disabled. If I thought this was … More A slight hiccup

New yarn! Exciting!

Pssst, have you seen Stylecraft’s new yarn? The Naturals Bamboo+Cotton DK. Look at all the colours! As a Stylecraft Blogstar, I’ve known about this new release for a little while*, and ohhhh I’ve been so looking forward to talking about it, because it’s lush. Absolutely gorgeous. It’s silky-smooth to work with, with a beautiful twist … More New yarn! Exciting!

Post-Christmas round-up

Well, we’ve all made it through Christmas. Hurrah! And that means I can do my now-annual post-Christmas crafty showing off post. Not that there’s actually much crochet, this year – I’ve been terribly busy and decided to give myself a break this Christmas by not crocheting many presents. I did, however, spend a manic couple … More Post-Christmas round-up