From sun and rain

Regular readers might remember the shawl-turned-tablecloth-turned-parasol I wrote about a few years ago. I've gone and done it again, but much smaller this time.   This was one of several patterns in a collection I tested for the designer, Linda Browning on Ravelry. Turning this doily into a parasol was slightly better than the larger … Continue reading From sun and rain

A year’s work.

On Ravelry there is a group which began in 2010 for people wanting to make 10 shawls in 2010. I've bee a member since then, but never have managed to make 10 in '10, 11 in '11 and so on. I did have a narrow miss last year, when I achieved 11 in '12. That … Continue reading A year’s work.

Let’s try again, shall we?

The whole of last year went by with only one real post. I'm thinking perhaps I should try and do better this year? So here are my two last projects from 2012. Both are for a friend who is currently at MIT and so will find use for woollen stuff. I am both surprised and … Continue reading Let’s try again, shall we?

Hello there!

Yes, I know. I last posted here on the last day of the last year. And to be perfectly frank, I was considering whether to mark this blog as dead. I have too little to say which I haven't already said on Ravelry. However, this is by way of being a test post. A friend … Continue reading Hello there!

A case of two blocks.

Last time I wrote about my Honeymeade shawl, in Tunisian lace. The project I am writing about today preceded it but I was somewhat disappointed with it and so I didn't feel like blogging it. The thing was, it was made in Knit Picks Palette, a 100% wool yarn. I liked the colour a lot, … Continue reading A case of two blocks.

Chuffed.

I'm feeling very chuffed with myself just right now. I finished my latest test crochet, which involved a sideways (pun intended) way of looking at regular crochet. It's a lovely shawl using lacy interlinked stitches, plus the colour, for once, is harmonious. Take a look. I love how the lace opened up after a nice … Continue reading Chuffed.

Not right at all!

With a shock I realised I last blogged at the end of January. Shameful! Do I even have any readers left? In my defence, much of what I made since then has been on commission for others, which, while not secret, hasn't had any modelled pictures forthcoming. I'd been waiting for those. But they never … Continue reading Not right at all!