Peruvian obsessed…

Jenjoyce Design

I’ve been watching this video over and over, fascinated in the weavings of the Cusco region, and life’s work of Nilda Callañaup Alvarez ,  while I knit and think about All Things Peruvian.  Soon I will have to put everything down to make my brother a chullo, which I knit nearly every year around his birthday, and I am giddy because this year I will get to knit one from my own design.

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I am happy to say that we got the quote from the building contractors, and we’ll manage to build our house again!  We will have to do some of the finish work ourselves, like flooring, and who knows what else, but that is nothing like when we built the whole house before. The  very best-case scenario, if everything goes well, and which I am visualizing for dear life,  is that we could…

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Two finished items 😆 yippee !

I set myself the task of finishing two things over the weekend – my grandson’s jumper and the throw on the loom. It was a tall order and I didn’t manage to finish til just now but they are complete, yay 🙌

So, without further ado, here they are…

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I’m ace at this stashbusting 😆

The jumper is inspired by Eleonora’s crochet along .

 

 

 

 

 

Who Needs You Today?

Fractured Faith Blog

Earlier in the week I wrote about how Peter, the most unlikely of leaders, became head of the early Christian church in Jerusalem following the death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus. The church grew at an incredible rate during this period as many thousands were converted after hearing the testimonies of Peter and the other disciples and witnessing the many signs and wonders they performed which are sprinkled throughout the early chapters of the Book of Acts.

It must have been a period of great excitement. People were being healed, speaking in foreign languages and the Holy Spirit was running amok. Believers genuinely expected the return of Jesus any day and the coming of the Kingdom of God. Local religious leaders were on edge and the occupying Romans were itching to brutally subdue the first suggestion of revolt. It was a dangerous, intoxicating time and life was lived on the…

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The stashbusting blankets CAL etc…

I’m been busy hooking away on my blankets today. Here they are…

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Remember I showed you this a few days ago that is inspired by Eleonora’s CAL (for my seven year old granddaughter)…

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Well, I’ve started another one for my five year old grandson. I’ve just finished the front…

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There’s a few other things on the go as well. I’ve nearly finished weaving this…

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…and this second sock…

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There’s also a couple of other items but they can wait for another day.

I’m really working hard on the stashbusting malarkey. Once the second jumper and the woven throw are completed I have an idea for starting another stashbusting blanket. It seems that I can’t have too many blankets 😆

Bye for now and much love from me 👋 🌼 ❤

Spectrum Thinking

Autism and Expectations

Neurotypicality is a spectrum.

Neurotypicality: a brain that works like most of the population’s, i.e. not autistic or epileptic or any other kind of neurodivergent brain type

It’s not something that you usually have to state, because nobody expects people with brains that work in expected ways, to all behave identically. That would be ridiculous.

A spectrum condition is a condition with many possible presentations, that all have the same reason behind them. An autistic person may be incredibly tactile and love to be hugged, because they have sensory issues around touch and social processing issues around human interactions. An autistic person may hate to be hugged, because they have sensory issues around touch and social processing issues around human interactions. An autistic person may only like to be hugged by those they know well, because they have sensory issues around touch and social processing issues around human interactions. An…

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Another finished item :)

I started this jumper last Tuesday evening and would have finished it by Friday but we had the most wonderful of interruptions – grandchildren, daughter and son in law 🙂 – for three days.

This jumper is for my granddaughter who turned seven last year. The sleeve colours are her choice. I made the pattern (as in the shape) up as I went along. Do you recognise the colourful pattern? Yes, it’s from Eleonora’s crochet-along Coastal blanket stash buster  After I had finished last week’s rows I got to thinking about how it might look as the back and front of a jumper.

I mostly used Stylecraft Special dk which isn’t a yarn I would usually use for a garment, but I am stashbusting. I left the neck plain as I thought a picot edge could be annoying. I adding a bit of picot to the sleeve edges and a crocheted pompom edge to the bottom of the garment.

I had hoped to finish it while they were here but I was too tired in the evenings. I think Lovely Miss will be pleased.

I now need to crochet the latest rows on my blankets. Bye 👋 for now 🌹🌻🌼❤🐤🐕🐶

More WP problems

Firstly, clicking on ‘like’ often takes me to a blank screen…

Secondly, everybody’s reblogging button has disappeared…

Apparently I’m not the only one with the reblog problem but I don’t know if anyone else has the like issue.

Just thought I’d let you know.