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
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!
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
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!’
Somehow most of September has slipped by without me really noticing it. Can you believe it’s October tomorrow?! I can’t. Though the weather today is certainly trying to convince me that yes, it really is autumn now. Wet and grey and windy. Oh yes, it’s saying, the summer is over, get out your blankets again, … More Busy busy busy