Cruising and more during the last part of September meant that the Temperature Blanket took a back seat for a while. It didn’t take long to finish that month, however, in fact, I did it while we travelled north to Scotland. We had three drivers, so a backseat was comfortable place to crochet.
The October catchup won’t take place in the car, it will be an evening’s work in front of the TV, once I’ve finished the outstanding washing, that is. I’ll also be working on the Spirit of September which is started….. but has a long way to go.
It’s good to be home. Although it’s lovely to travel and also to see family, there are so many things I miss about home. One of them is the garden – and this morning we discovered another rosebud to welcome us home
I also have another project on the hook, which will be the subject of another post. Here’s a little glimpse.
Now I have to order some more yarn. I’m completely out of several colours. It’s an ideal time to order…. Deramores has a 30% discount until the weekend……!
This piece of stitched strips is a sample piece from a long finished cushion cover. All the strips are from my hand dyed fabric, and I have to admit that it’s a technique I love. It’s been hiding in a drawer since …. well, I don’t know when …
Today I found a home for it. I’m sending it to a friend in Manchester who will incorporate it into one of her charity quilts. Maybe I’ll return to the technique one day, it’s very satisfying to use small pieces of fabric to create larger ones. For the time being, though, it’s crochet …
Let’s face it, most creatives work on one or more crafts at the same time. When not using my crochet hook I like to embroider or stitch in other ways. For many years I owned a shop specialising in all the textile arts, and the time has come to destash/reduce stock as we will no longer be attending popup shows, festivals or exhibitions.
I’ve listed the first items linked from here, so do pop over if you would like to grab a bargain. There will be more to come, but I don’t have much time for listing. In other words ….. watch this space.
Apart from stitching I’m pressing on with my Temperature Blanket. This month has started in a very ‘yellow’ fashion, it will be interesting to see how it progresses. I am thoroughly enjoying this project. It began with the object of making a single granny square a day for 365 days. It has now turned into a major blanket making exercise, with ‘Spirit of ….’ sideshoots giving me more and more ideas. It is being a wonderful source of inspiration.
… that in a previous life I dyed!
Textiles have been my life in many shapes and forms for many years. Apart from dyeing I have taught many different techniques.
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It’s surprising what a random choice of colours will produce. The Spirit blankets are all based around the daily temperatures of each month, and in previous months their position has been determined by Theo ‘appearance’. This month I’ve chosen a different way to work. I won’t give you too many details at the moment, but I’m enjoying the process
Each additional round is presenting a new idea
And I have a suspicion that I’ll return to this mix and use it in the future
But that’s all I’ll show you today, and in truth it gives no indication of the finished square.
It’s what you might call …
‘A teaser’ !!!
Hope it’s cool enough to crochet where you are. It’s a little warm here.
At last I can start on a larger project. It’s yet another Corner to Corner blanket
The yarn is Cygnet, Kiddies DK. Sherbet dip is the colourway and it’s very pretty.
It’s good to be working on something a bit more substantial, but I’ll fit in the Temperature blanket and the Spirit of April somehow 😉