Blanket, Blessings, crochet, Stashbusting

This was the moment…

... Working by lamplight isn't easy, especially if you are partly distracted by an interesting tv show. (Let's face it, there aren't many, so this was unusual!) The cold light of day, however, revealed that I'd picked up Sage instead of Storm Blue! Fortunately it won't matter, I can just reverse their placement, but this… Continue reading This was the moment…

Blanket, Blessings, crochet, Stashbusting, Thoughts

Almost there …

My first blanket of the Stashbuster series is almost finished. I just have a little more tidying up to do and that will be that. I'm going to call it the Betsy Blanket because it reminds me of someone! Here are a few glimpses, but another post will come soon with further details. I'm really… Continue reading Almost there …

Blanket, Blessings, crochet, Stashbusting

Corner turned

It's always satisfying to turn the corner in a C2C! It signifies that the rows are getting shorter, and, all being well, it won't be long before it's all finished. A very satisfying stashbusting exercise. I've started to put together some large thread collections of my hand dyed threads. They will be particularly useful if… Continue reading Corner turned

Blanket, Blessings, crochet, Stashbusting

Stash and Scrap!

My first stash blanket of the year is coming along nicely. I'm also managing to incorporate some longer scraps as you can see from these joins. Once the little ends are also woven in they will be completely invisible.   I know that the theory of stashbusting is that no more yarn is bought until… Continue reading Stash and Scrap!

Blanket, Blessings, crochet

Five colours – a project

Remember this? The blanket I showed you on Friday was made with squares of the same sequence. It isn't my favourite thing to do by any means, but a request has come in for the same colours in a more random pattern, so it's started today, and I'll post it's probably slow progress from time… Continue reading Five colours – a project

Blanket, Blessings, crochet

Slowly does it

I know that the sight of this will upset some of you. The ‘dreaded ends’. However, I find this quite inspiring, and those ends suggest a new blanket to me. Weaving in those ends is a very important part of the creative process to me, and I look forward to it. Slowly each block is… Continue reading Slowly does it

Blanket, Blessings, crochet, Spirit of ....

In – and – Out!

So, here we are home. Well, sort of! It’s been such a busy three weeks, and they aren’t over yet. Three weeks ago I was packing for twelve days in Madeira, last Saturday was a quick turnaround fo Scotland, and now (after less than 12 hours at home) we are preparing for grandchildren sitting overnight.… Continue reading In – and – Out!