On we go

I managed a little longer than expected yesterday evening, so another couple of colours were added


I think I’ll probably stop there as far as colours are concerned. This is what it looks like so far:


I need to go and buy another ball of the yellow. I wasn’t sure if it would work – but actually it lifts the whole thing. It’s a good contrast to the Violet. Hoping for some more time this evening.

S L O W L Y Does it!

No need to rush. I’ll get there in the end. Just a few rows.


I intended to post this yesterday – but I had a long day out instead!


This was my view at breakfast time. I loved the way the lights from the serving area reflected as though in the trees. Shame it was raining – it would have been good to sit outside . However, I’d have missed those lights…..

I probably won’t get much crochet done today, we have visitors.

The start of another

Deciding on colours for a blanket for a man is not easy!  I hope you will like my choices as this blanket progresses. It won’t be the same size as the last one and will be crocheted alongside another project or two so that my days are filled with a good mix of colour.

This began with the Mocha and Walnut which were part of the Sunflower blanket. I used as little as possible of these colours in that, so there is a decent amount left. Like the Sunflower blanket, all yarn will be Stylecraft Special DK because that is available in my local shop and I like to support small business. If I need another ball of anything I can walk there within 20 minutes – so it’s a healthy reason for choosing this yarn too 😉


More details about this when I  do a few more rows.

I’ve also been tackling something that is new to me. I have made many 3D flowers. I even made some on TV during a demonstration, but I have never tackled one with a hook. Well, guess what!


I can’t share much more with you yet, but watch this space. Yesterday’s results were interesting. One success and one failure. The latter was my fault – I chose the wrong yarn. In so doing I discovered something rather special, though, so when I’ve finished experimenting I’ll share more with you.

Have a great ‘hooky’ day everyone. It’s cool and grey here, so I’d better keep warm with a blanket 😉


It is finished 

Yes, the Sunflower Throw is finished! I’m only giving you a tiny glimpse as I can’t photograph it properly – until I have given it to the recipient. That will happen later this month.


This is the fourth throw/blanket I have completed. Each one has been finished before another begun, however……

It would appear that I have finally entered the real world of crochet, because all of a sudden I find myself with more than one project on hand!


You have had a little preview of the above before in as much as I showed you a sample and below are a few balls of yarn that are waiting for a long-term project.


No pictures taken yet, but I also have another little project in mind. As this blog is about SLOW Crochet you may well be seeing these in various guises for quite some time 😉

Three down, one to go!

It always amuses me that the border takes so long. It’s very satisfying to see it developing, though. So far I’ve completed three rounds.

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One more to go – and then……..


I’m SO Excited!

Last night I was able to do a few more rows than I expected. This morning I have taken stock…..

AND REALISE THAT I’M ALMOST THERE! All being well I will finish the main body of the blanket this weekend.


Now I’m thinking about auditioning for the border.

I think I’ve decided, but you will have to wait and see 😉