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
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
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
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
I am loving my new blanket design. Absolutely loving it. I love the shapes, I love the layout, I love the stitches I’m using – apparently my love affair with post stitches has been joined, at least for this blanket, with an enthusiasm for popcorn stitches. I did not intend for this to happen. I’ve … More Popcorns and post stitches and pegs, oh my!
As promised, here is my post-Christmas ‘ta da!’ post, filled with pictures of everything I’ve been busily working on over the past few months! Mostly it’s been hats, scarves and fingerless gloves – quick projects that mostly use a single skein of yarn, or less. Stashbusting, as you all know, has been a Major Goal … More Post-Christmas ta da!
It has turned into the time of year when I can’t post pictures of many of my finished objects, because they’re Christmas presents for friends and family who read the blog. I’m busily hooking, still on my use-up-yarn quest and making lots of hats, scarves, fingerless mitts, and little fun amigurumi, but if I post … More Buttons, buttons everywhere
So who else has been playing with Stylecraft’s new(ish)* Colour Pool yarn? It comes in six gorgeous colourways, which all make it absolutely simple to get a delightful Argyll effect. And when I saw it, I knew I had to have a play 😀 Stylecraft do have a range of free patterns for it, but … More Ta da! Colour Pool Scarf
It has been one heck of a summer and early autumn. Heatwave aside, it’s been hard. Way back in July, my mother broke her leg. Badly enough to need surgery, then a long stint in hospital, and an even longer stint at home with extra equipment, extra care, and absolutely no weightbearing on the leg … More Summer doldrums and stashbust fever
Ahhh look how close I am to finishing! I have two edges done. It is now completely in a cushion-shape, open at just one end, which I need to fill in and straighten up. Then I need to sew on some buttons and make some little loops for the buttons to fasten on to – … More Mini update number nineteen