Busy busy busy

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

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