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!
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
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
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
What peculiar times we find ourselves living in. I think back to the beginning of the Kaleidoscope CAL, in January, and can’t quite believe that was only fourteen weeks ago. The world feels like it’s changed so much – as indeed it has, for many, many people. For me, not a huge amount has actually … More What a (weird) wonderful world