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
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
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