Every time I’ve sat down to write a blog post, over the last week or so, my mind has gone totally blank. I couldn’t tell you why, there’s no rhyme or reason to it, but blankness has been the result. So forgive today’s ’round-up’ style post, because it’s been hard to get down to it … More A ‘knit and natter’ post, only without the knit…
We are deeply into the January cold in my part of the world, with lots of frost and mist and a definite need to snuggle under piles of blankets. However, believe it or not, spring really is just around the corner. Snowdrop and crocus shoots are already beginning to show above ground, and the days … More Bees ‘n’ Bugs ‘n’ Butterflies Wreath
As promised, I’m back to round-up the final few Christmas present/Christmas-related projects I’ve been working on over the last few months. Looking back at my post a few days ago, and at the projects I’ll be talking about below, it’s clear that one aim of my Christmas crocheting was stash-busting! Odd balls of things that … More Post Christmas ta-da – part 2!
Happy New Year, everybody 🙂 I hope you all had safe, covid-free Christmases and got all the yarn-y presents you wanted. I had a more pleasant Christmas Day than I feared I would have, in the few days beforehand. My brother came to stay on the Sunday before Christmas, quite late in the evening, and … More Post-Christmas ta da!
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!
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!