Packages in the post

It’s always good to receive packages in the post, isn’t it? Well, I’ve had two lovely ones this week. I indulged myself!

When I was a child I would often stay with my grandmother in Northumberland. It was she who taught me to crochet umpteen years ago. Her home was full of functional crocheted objects – and there was a crocheted blanket on the bed in which I slept. However, underneath the blanket was an Indian block-printed throw. It was in beautiful shades of rich red, blue and yellow. I loved it – and would spend hours looking at all the various designs, trying to work out how it could have been coloured. Of course, that mystery was unravelled once I began working with textiles, but my love the cover has never left me – and I now have it safely tucked away in a drawer.

It won’t always be tucked away, however, because it has a new destiny – but that has yet to be revealed. In the meantime I am collecting items that will compliment it – and making some too. The latter will be discussed at another time, but this week I added to my little ‘collection’.

First to arrive was an item that will keep me warm and toasty in the winter. Made by Heather you may already have seen it (if you follow her Instagram account, that is). This morning I received a second package – this time from Faye – and once again you may have had a glimpse from Instagram.

The colours (which I chose some time ago as I’m also working on something that is still secret) match the cover perfectly. I’m really looking forward to putting them all together. In the meantime I can open the draw and just enjoy them all in secret 😉

Thank you both. They are beautifully made – and seemed to take no time at all in their making. What a joy to open these packages!

Will you crochet along with me?

Sadly I have had to shelve this for the time being…. See this post.

 

I’ve hinted at it on Instagram, and I think I mentioned it here. I also mentioned it in the Ravelry Group, and now I’m going to make it official!

Yes, I am going to host a Crochetalong!

It will be slow, easy and begin in September.

There are other crochetalongs starting in September I think, so this will begin towards the end of the month. It will be a corrupted corner to corner in Rainbow colours,

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This is only a glimpse at the colours as I’m still finalising them. More details will follow soon. If you would like to join the new Facebook group so that you are ready for the start you can find it here.

Yes, it does say ‘corrupted’ corner to corner above! It’s a traditional C2C – but with a difference.

I hope you will join in.

Neutral

Thanks to National Crochet Month I can celebrate my favourite colour of ‘neutral’.

This particular shade of Stylecraft Special DK is the most useful colour of all.

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I have used it in several of my ‘creations’, and it’s in my current WIP too.

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If you haven’t found us yet, don’t forget to come and join us in the Ravelry C2C group. You can always find the link in the sidebar.

Not long now until April. Another link in the sidebar will take you to the A-Z challenge. I’ve decided that the posts for that challenge will all be craft based. Don’t presume they will all be centred around crochet ……… but I’m sure it will get a mention 😉

Current WIP

Half way! The turning point!

This is a Corner to Corner crocheted blanket. Otherwise known as a C2C, you might like to come and join us in the Ravelry C2C group – the link is below and in the sidebar.

Tonight the rows will begin to get shorter. I started it on 28th Feb, and it ‘grew’ on me. There are 15 colours – a mix of pinks, blues and a neutral. I was able to devote more time to it than expected, but who knows what the future holds!

Posted for National Crochet Month. There will be another post for this theme tomorrow – and I will also give you an idea of the posts I will be making for the April A-Z challenge. If you are thinking of taking part there is a link in the sidebar to the details.

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Babes

I have yet to make a blanket for a baby. The youngest recipient was 4, and the oldest – somewhat older 😉

I did, however, receive a commission for one just a couple of days ago. This is the colour guide

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I’m not sure exactly which colours will be in the final choice, but I always like to work with an odd number of colours. I think they work more easily on the eye. I won’t be starting it until after I have finished Raspberry Lobelia. The requested delivery date for the new one is September.

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The membership of the c2c Ravelry group is growing. Hope you will come and join us – click the image below to find us.

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Blue

Hmm.

Blue is the prompt for today, and actually, I find it a difficult colour with which to work. Once I get going it isn’t too bad – as you can see from my current work in progress, but it’s the one colour that really causes me a lot of angst.

I thought I’d share this picture with you – pear blossom against the sky this morning. Stunning! Maybe I should interpret that in crochet?

You know how much I love working from corner to corner. I’ve just started a new group on Ravelry – dedicated to C2Cs. Will you come and join me? You can find it here.

Posted for National Crochet Month.

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