Stumbling along

This blanket has not been straightforward. In fact, I spent a large part of last week tearing my hair out (and sometimes getting a bit teary in frustration) over it. Something wasn’t working. Twenty 6″ squares done, completed, ends sewn in and all – and they weren’t working. And it was only when I’d worked … More Stumbling along

New design project

This blog post is brought to you from the depths of climate change summer hell, where today it is a positively cool 25C, unlike yesterday’s record-breaking 38C. I am a pale-skinned, red-headed Brit, and I Do Not Do heat like that :S it’s exhausting and brain-draining, but today is so much cooler, and I am … More New design project

One, two, three

This is clearly a week for Getting Things Done. In other words, this week, I have finished two projects, and started a third. Yay me! The first project I finished is the beautiful, gorgeous, complex blanket that I’ve been working on since January. Yes, January! That’s how long ago it was that I started designing … More One, two, three

This and that

All the ‘rules’ say you shouldn’t say, in a blogpost, ‘ahh, it’s been so long since I updated, I’m sorry’, so I won’t say it. All I will say is that Life has been a bit hectic over the last few weeks, and leave it at that 😀   Crocheting is progressing, slowly. My blanket … More This and that

A step closer

The hard slog is over! All the pieces for my current blanket design are done. Including my least favourite part, sewing in the ends. So now I get to do the really, really exciting bit: putting it all together. I’ve already started, as you can see above, but though there’s still a lot left, it’s … More A step closer

Blanket-in-progress

Want to see something really, really exciting? I don’t know why I bother to ask; of course you want to see it! I’m so excited!! It’s shaping up so beautifully!!!! Okay, enough with the exclamation marks 😀 I’ve been chipping away at this blanket, getting more and more and more triangles done, and finally I … More Blanket-in-progress

Aaaaand relax

Phew, I have had a hectic couple of weeks. Two weeks ago, I spent the week disassembling and reassembling chicken coops. Yes, really. My old coop was falling apart, my chickens had spent three year suffering as I failed to win the battle against red mite (think head lice for chickens, but even harder to … More Aaaaand relax

Falling in love

Do you ever come across a pattern that uses a technique you haven’t mastered yet, but you love the pattern so much that you resolve to learn it? I have absolutely fallen in love with this jacket/coat by Morale Fiber. So in love. Isn’t it goooorgeous? With the elf hood! and the pointed hem! and … More Falling in love