Have you all been following the Stylecraft Blogstars Garden Party? It’s been so much fun to take part in this. It’s always great working in tandem with the other blogstars, and it’s so interesting to see how we all took the same starting point (garden party and ‘pastel colours’) and came up with different things. … More Paja’s Party
By now I imagine many of you have seen the fantabulous news that Stylecraft’s 2022 crochet-along has been designed by none other than yours truly 😀 Under the Sea is the blanket I designed a year ago, and it’s so thrilling to finally be able to share it with you all! I actually began the … More Under the Sea
We are deeply into the January cold in my part of the world, with lots of frost and mist and a definite need to snuggle under piles of blankets. However, believe it or not, spring really is just around the corner. Snowdrop and crocus shoots are already beginning to show above ground, and the days … More Bees ‘n’ Bugs ‘n’ Butterflies Wreath
As promised, I’m back to round-up the final few Christmas present/Christmas-related projects I’ve been working on over the last few months. Looking back at my post a few days ago, and at the projects I’ll be talking about below, it’s clear that one aim of my Christmas crocheting was stash-busting! Odd balls of things that … More Post Christmas ta-da – part 2!
Happy New Year, everybody 🙂 I hope you all had safe, covid-free Christmases and got all the yarn-y presents you wanted. I had a more pleasant Christmas Day than I feared I would have, in the few days beforehand. My brother came to stay on the Sunday before Christmas, quite late in the evening, and … More Post-Christmas ta da!
I am still very much going through a phase of wanting (needing?) to do small crochet projects that take, at most, a few days. The addictive properties of the ‘ta da, finished!’ feeling are definitely helping me through what’s so far been a rather blue first half of autumn. There’s a lot of being in … More More ta da!
I meant to write this post earlier in the week, but it’s been one of those weeks. Computer trouble, washing machine trouble, early mornings and pushing forward with paperwork have all combined to make me rather fatigued. And it’s only Thursday :S To be honest, it’s been a bit like that for the last month … More Ta da!
This has to be the brightest blanket I’ve ever made, it really does. But it’s done! A very, very orange granny-square blanket, for an orange-loving recipient. Wow. Yup. Very, very bright. This has been a stashbust project, mostly (I ended up having to acquire more jaffa). The request was orange, so I used Stylecraft Special … More Ta da! Orange Granny blanket
Believe it or not, I have a ‘ta da!’ post for you today! Yes indeed. I have actually completed something. Hurrah for me and, hopefully, farewell to my poor concentration (at least for a while…) It’s actually two finished things, but one was finished in January 2020. Yeah. So, Christmas 2019, my mum gave me … More Ta da!
Well, here in England we are back in lockdown, though to be honest that doesn’t really change much for me. With my mum extremely clinically vulnerable, and me just ordinarily clinically vulnerable, we’ve basically been shielding all along, hospital appointments/visits excepted. However, to combat the doom and gloom of the wider world, here in my … More A Wheatfield, With Cypresses