Over the past few days I’ve had my crochet pattern books out, along with my Stylecraft Special DK stash, trying to work out how I want the squares for my #motivationblanket2015 to turn out. I went through a number of pattern and colour combinations, and found myself frustrated at the squares I was trying out […]
Last year @frofunky hosted the wonderful #moodblanket2014 CAL (crochet-along) and I was excited to join in, but several illnesses and a house-move later I lost my crocheting mojo and that was that. I’ve been thinking of starting another mood blanket on January 1st 2015, but the one thing that occurs to me is that my blanket […]
Yesterday, I was suffering from sinus pain, so to cheer myself up, I thought I’d make a colourful toy for Theodore. I’m trying to use up the yarn I got free with Lets Get Crafting – Knitting and Crochet, when I subscribed, so I had plenty of colours to choose from. I chose this pattern […]
I’m still loving the colour combinations being thrown up by my selected mood colour for each day, but I have to say that although I love the colour blue, I’m not missing it appearing in my square for week 6. Week 5 – I love the appearance of coral for excitement – wedding dress shopping […]
Whether or not to make the various elements of our wedding wasn’t a question in our house – I was sure from the moment we got engaged that we would. As well as enjoying crafty endeavours, we really wanted to reduce the amount of thrown away or hired elements used at our wedding.
Tonight, I reached into my yarn basket, pulled out the first ball I laid hands on and started crocheting. It turned out to be Paton’s Fab Big yarn in Cream. It’s a super chunky yarn (the same as I used to make my cowl) so I grabbed my 9mm hook. I wasn’t really sure what […]
Why was this a UFO? About a year ago, I bought myself a ball of Paton’s Fab Big in a beautiful deep purple. There’s a knitting pattern on the label, which claims to use 1 ball to make a chunky scarf so I also bought some knitting needles and started to knit. I soon came […]