I am calling this shawl my “Falling Leaves” shawl; I was inspired by the colours of the yarn to try and make a shawl that included autumn leaves in the pattern. The brown yarn is Sock Yeah yarn by Coop Knits in Almandine and the gold is by Bellica yarns, both yarns are 4ply 75% merino… Continue reading Brioche shawl
You can make so many different things using traditional granny squares. In my last post I talked about some of the small blankets I have made using granny squares. Here I’ve used a granny square to make a fat bottomed bag. The bag is lined with matching cotton fabric and decorated with a lace… Continue reading Fat Bottomed Bag
There are thousands of patterns for granny squares, plain and fancy, to tempt beginners and experienced crocheters alike but it’s hard to beat the traditional granny square. You can make the squares as big or as small as you like. Multicoloured or all one colour, they always look neat. You can make lots of small… Continue reading Traditional Granny Square Blankets
I’ve really got into this sock making lark! This is my second pair of socks, they are slightly different than the first pair. I’ve used the same wool as before, King Cole Zig Zag sock yarn, but I varied the pattern a bit. The heel and leg shapings are the same but the stitches used… Continue reading Sock it to me one more time!
I love to have a vase of flowers or a potted plant on display in the sitting room and I used to use a drinks coaster to stop the vase or pot making marks on the furniture but not since I discovered how easy it is to make lovely bright mandalas to pop under them instead.… Continue reading A Myriad of Mandalas
Spring is definitely here today. It’s not been exactly hot but when the sun was out it was very pleasant to be outside. Having spent yesterday spring cleaning our bedroom, today I decided to make the most of the weather and do some gardening. I have quite a bit of colour in the garden in… Continue reading Spring has Sprung!
I made this crocheted wrap last year but couldn’t share it at the time as it was a birthday present for one of my family. The yarn is Rowan Tweed, it is 100% wool and the thickness of the yarn varies. I can’t say it was the easiest of yarns to crochet with and I… Continue reading Crocheted Wrap
This week I went through my t-shirt and tops drawer and sorted out all those that no longer fit me. It’s 11 months since I had a mastectomy to remove my right breast and it was high time that I tackled this job. Post-op I’ve put on a bit of weight, well OK more than a… Continue reading Life after a Mastectomy
They say that a change is as good as a rest, so for the last couple of weeks I’ve changed my crochet hook for knitting needles. I’m not much of a knitter to be honest, my Mum has always been a whizz with the knitting needles so there never seemed any point me doing it… Continue reading Sock it to me!