crochet, Tutorial

Stashbusting Stone, the block!

An email and a comment yesterday have prompted this post. The questions were similar in that they wanted the name of the block. In truth, I have no idea. I didn't follow a pattern but just played around with a conventional granny square, and this was the result. You must bear in mind that I… Continue reading Stashbusting Stone, the block!

Blanket, crochet, Stashbusting

The end!

There is tremendous satisfaction when something comes to an end ... and it's on time! Do you remember the above? It's the first Temperature Blanket I made which covered the seasons from December 2016 to the end of November 2017. Each season was edged with a different colour of Stylecraft Special DK, namely Parchment for… Continue reading The end!

Blanket, Colour, crochet, Five Colour Friday

Five Colour Friday

There was such a good response to last week's Five Colour Friday that I've decided to give you another! 😉 I have to admit that I have only recently discovered that I like working with Blues! It was a colour I avoided for a number of years, partly, in retrospect, due to the awful blue… Continue reading Five Colour Friday

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…

crochet, Five Colour Friday, Posy Square, This and That

Five Colour Friday

The first Five Colour Friday for 2018. Pretty colours that I've enjoyed using. The outer colour is Mocha, a medium shade of warm brown which is a very useful linking colour. It's been a while since I used this block and it was fun to return to it. Once again the colours are Stylecraft Special… Continue reading Five Colour Friday

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, Colour, crochet, Spirit of ...., Temperature Blanket

Temperature update

January has been an interesting month. Unlike last year it has been particularly gloomy for several days. The few that have been sunlit have been such a blessing. Today was such a day, although this evening is wet. Nights have been very dark. The moon isn't rising until the early hours (this morning it rose… Continue reading Temperature update