I had no intention of not posting for so long, but sometimes Life gets in the way, and it’s a question of just running with it.
Flu turned to Bronchitis and then I was forced to go on a cruise to recover! Crochet took a little backseat but I did manage at least one square a day. Here are a few pictures of work in progress and more. Some are finished, but they are for another day.
Now I have some catching up! I also need some more yarn, a big project is about to be started, so I’m off to take advantage of some special offers.
Well, it’s moved along a little, but I won’t be wearing it this weekend!
I began it during the ‘flu, and didn’t pick it up again until Sunday evening. Wow! Now that I’m further on I can tell you that I love this yarn!
Northern Lights by James C Brett has a small proportion of viscose mixed with the main fibre . Viscose is a plant based fibre and always gives a good handle. It can also have a warm cosy feel.
I’m using a size 5 hook and following the rules for a normal c2c at each edge but substituting 1tr, 1ch, 1tr, into each 3 chain of the previous row. Hopefully the following quick image will help to illustrate.
If you are looking for a new yarn to try I suggest you give this one a go. It comes with a free knitting pattern for a shawl, so if you don’t crochet, or want to try a new skill, you know that it will work. It’s currently on offer in various places, but I have to admit that the cheapest I could find is here, at the moment.
Don’t come close. I have a lurgy and it’s horrible.
I went shopping last Saturday and was fine, had a lovely walk on Sunday, still fine. Felt a bit ‘off’ on Monday but nothing specific, as it were. Then Tuesday happened, and with it all the symptoms of a sinus infection.
These have been part of my life since I was a child. They aren’t fun and can go on for months if not treated kindly. In the ‘old days’ antibiotics would have knocked it on its head quite quickly, but these days they are few and far between. Hot honey and lemon and plain boiled water has been my liquid intake for the past few days, and not much food. I won’t fade away, don’t worry about that!
Yesterday things changed, though. It isn’t just a sinus infection. I won’t go into the rest of the symptoms but they have changed, and to make matters worse the rest of the house is suffering too, and it just a few short days!
Crochet has definitely taken a back seat. It’s been a bit of a chore, which is a shame because I was going to show you a new project.
Have you seen Northern Lights by James Brett? It’s one of the oh so popular ‘cake’ yarns. This one has a good proportion of viscose in it I gather, and that is well known for its silky softness. It comes with a pattern for a knitted shawl. I’ve decided to crochet one, but it hasn’t got very far …
I’ve corrupted the C2C pattern to give it more texture. I’ll tell you more when I feel better. The reason I’m showing you now is that DERAMORES has a 10% discount on the yarn -others too. This one is definitely worth a try. I see that some of the colourways are out of stock, I’m not surprised, but they are all gorgeous – I found it very difficult to choose…..
Stylecraft colours again today. Bluebell, Turquoise, Cloud Blue, Khaki and Denim combine to make an unexpected combination.
You can buy the above colours from Deramores. Follow the link and you can save 30% on your purchases this weekend with the code HOLIDAY30.
In truth the Spirit of April seems never ending! It will be finished, but I’ve started the Spirit of May to give a little light relief.
This will be smaller so quicker to finish.
Now it’s back to the April edition
I’ve managed to finish another two sets of 24 this week
Spirit of April
Spirit of April
I’m hoping that the Spirit of April will be finished before June!
It’s always interesting to make a collage, too. So many ideas for blankets… so little time…
Yes, the Spirit blanket!
This week I have, so far, managed to finish two more sets of 24 using this subtle shade of orange!
I think I have 10 more combinations (most without the orange) to do, but I may have miscounted.
Next week will see no progress on this, but more about that another day.