Sometimes I am a numpty. I’m making good progress on my current blankets. So good, in fact, that I thought I’d lay them both out to have a look. There was only one set of squares still to go, laying it out at this stage would be good – right? Uh huh. So apparently, when … More Oops
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!
To say I am overwhelmed by the positive response to the Kaleidoscope blanket would be rather understating it. To be honest, I’m quite gobsmacked by how many people have joined the FB group, or contacted me, or bought colour packs! It’s so lovely seeing so many of you choosing colour packs or your own colours, … More My Kaleidoscope story
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
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
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
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!
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year 😀 mine was quiet (thanks to coming down with a cold on Christmas day!) and yarn-filled, and now I’m looking forward to 2019, hoping it will be a kinder, more peaceful and health-filled year for all of us. And with a new year comes … More New year, new project
It’s nice finishing something quickly, sometimes. I love big projects, I love the planning and the work and the final ‘omg yes it’s brilliant’ moment, but I do also like things that are more of an instant gratification thing. Or, if not instant, at least ‘a couple of weeks’ rather than ‘several months’! So, as … More Ta da! Baby blanket