Friday, 8 June 2018

Enter Whinnie


Not much sewing or time to blog here recently but managed to finish these little brooches

Hooky- WIP

and have started another set of crochet squares probably heading for a blanket of some sort.


Lack of crafting due to this little thing- Whinnie - who is keeping us all busy.

Joint walk

Tally is doing really well but is a bit tired- me too!!

Sunday, 29 April 2018

Inspired by Sue Spargo

I love the colourful work of Sue Spargo and have a beautiful 2016 Calendar which is still on the wall two years later as I can't bear to take it down. 
Looking for some hand stitching to do while watching TV now that I have finished the blanket,
 I have been playing with some circles of blanket and old jumpers...

WIP- needle case

Some of the stitches are fairly straight forward but I also found a clip here showing a couple of the more complicated ones.
WIP- needle case
I have my eye on her book of stitches and am planning to drop some hints around my birthday!!
Can't seem to find it anywhere in the UK so it will need to come a long way.

I think this may end up as a needle case as she uses various different needles which she explains in the videos and I will need somewhere to keep them all safely out of harms way. This is particularly important as we are getting a new family member this week in the form of a small chocolate puppy-
 a friend for Tally (we hope!!).

Monday, 26 March 2018

Finally Finished

Ripple Blanket
I have been working slowly on this ripple blanket for some months now. It was started back in
June 2017 as a way to use up various left overs, but adding in two shades of grey- grey and graphite.
All the yarns are double knit special by Stylecraft. 

Blabket detail
For the pattern I used the brilliant "Ripple Blanket Know-how" by Lucy from Attic 24 found here.
Thank you Lucy.
It has been one of those projects that has just slowly evolved as time allowed and
in between other makes. Perfect, especially over the winter, to pick up while watching a bit of TV or waiting in the car while doing taxi duty. You know the sort of thing.  

Rippe Blanket
Finally last week, I decided it was big enough and finished it off with a couple of rows of border.

Ripple Blanket  

Ripple Blanket
The sun came out yesterday to give me the chance of a photo or two and it is now in full use as our eldest is back from University for the Easter break, full of cold and in need of some TLC.
What better way to recuperate than under a crochet blanket on the sofa at home!!