Sunday update

The sun is shining here in the land of The Sumner People. Makes a nice change.

Here’s a blanket update. There’s an addition of eight rows to each blanket since I last posted. This is part of the CAL hosted byΒ Eleonora over at Coastal Crochet blog.



I hooked up this mandala yesterday. It needs a light steam but at least the ends are all tucked away…


And the biggest socks I’ve made thus far ~ UK size 12.


And this…


Another stashbusting blanket! A long wave stitched pattern using more typical Tracey colours.

I’m wondering what to do with this. Measures about 8″ Γ— 18″ I made it years ago with no particular thing in mind. I’ve just washed it. It’s using handspun and commercial yarn.


It followed on from creating this which is also a mix of handspun and commercial yarn. I haven’t worn it for ages as the bat wing sleeves are annoying…


I guess I made it about 16 years ago.


I trapped the cuff in the door so that you can see the amount of fabric that hangs below the arm. The jumper contains a lot of handspun that is also hand dyed. I need to do something with but haven’t figured what yet.

So much to consider while I keep on stitching.

Thank you so much for all your comments on my last craft update post. Your love and kindness greatly encouraged me. I’ve re started my faith journaling and finding that really helpful.

I certainly have lots to do to keep me busy πŸ˜†

Thanks for visiting me here in my little craft sanctuaryΒ Β πŸ˜ƒΒ TTFN ❀






Author: yarnandpencil

I'm a Christian on the autistic spectrum blogging about life and my art/craft practice.

48 thoughts on “Sunday update”

    1. I like that… ‘Hook on’ πŸ˜ƒ The cupboard is not crammed full now. I have a fair amount but it’s not stored all over the house like some people admit to πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜† Thanks so much Kathy xx 😚

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  1. Whenever I’ve done this much knitting and crocheting I feel motivated to charge through them all! That hasn’t happened in a while, but I can that’s what’s happening with you. Are the socks from a self-patterned yarn or are you putting colorwork bands on them? They sure are big, but if they fit, then that’s what matters!

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  2. All of your projects are fantastic. I’ve heard of people creating cushions from jumpers, by turning them inside out and machining over the arm openings to prevent unravelling before cutting the sleeves off. Then you can sew up the neck and stuff with a fibre cushion insert from the bottom which can be closed with press studs for easy washing. Your jumper is so colourful it would make a wonderful cushion if you do not want to wear it any more.

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  3. Your blankets are so pretty. I am seeing that knitted rectangle becoming something like a little purse, or pouch for stuff-it’s really pretty. I can’t get over the amount of fabric in that sweater! I am wondering if you could take the seams out and create a poncho. That would be so unique! It’s always nice catching up with you, Tracey.

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  4. I love your many projects. I was telling the crochet group at my retreat about your creations.

    I love the sweater too. There has to be some way to re purpose it without ripping it all out? I hope so but ultimately you want to be using it. The colors are great.

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