This week I have mostly been making hats. But not just any hats, My Boshi hats! I bought some My Boshi yarn from Hobbycraft in December when there was a 25% off everything sale. I’d seen it at the awesome Knitting and Stitching Show in October, but held off buying it because of my humongous stash. […]
Mark and Shelly’s birthdays are a week apart, so since I made their cards in one sitting, they got similar styles. I used the free kit from Papercrafter magazine to make these. I need to put more thought into the composition of the cards I make – possibly even employ some templates?
I’ve decided on a pattern for my Crochet Mood Blanket. It’s from the Granny Square Book by Margaret Hubert and the reason I have chosen it is that it is fairly simple, and doesn’t have too many holes – I want my blanket to be nice and warn at the end! I like the star in […]
Before I got started on my Crochet Mood Blanket for 2014, I decided to invest some time in devising a colour scheme. This was based on the advice of the CAL’s founder, FroFunky to choose colours you really like, as this is a long term project so you don’t want to get sick of them. […]
Having created simple granny squares for my neon blanket I decided that my next blanket would be made of softer yarn (I loved the neon colours, but Red Heart Saver yarn is a wee bit too rough for me), and be a sampler of lots of different squares. I created 20+ squares: and then left them […]
I didn’t dream of what my wedding would be like when I was a little girl. All that nonsense in romantic comedies where the “heroine” finally gets to fulfil her life’s ambition and have the big white wedding of her dreams makes me a bit sad for womankind. I love the fact we’re getting married, […]
Back in February of 2012, I embarked on my first big crochet project – a blanket of simple granny squares. I had never crocheted a granny square before but fell in love with the speedy sense of achievement I felt as each square was completed. I chose Red Heart yarn in neon colours because, well, that’s […]
This morning in the shower I was struck by a sad thought. Teddy will be going to nursery in September, he will be 5 months old, and just about to start doing all the things parents like to capture on video. I’ll admit I had tears in my eyes when I thought of the things […]