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 by Eleonora over at Coastal Crochet blog.

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

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

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And this…

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

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

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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…

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I guess I made it about 16 years ago.

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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 😆

Thanks for visiting me here in my little craft sanctuary  😃 TTFN ❤

 

 

 

 

Monday update of crafty meanderings

This is some of what I’ve been creating this week…

I found a mandala that had been started quite sometime ago and was about a quarter towards completion, so I finished it. I made the pattern up as I went along…

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As I enjoyed it so much I thought I needed to expand my skills so I purchased this…

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It’s published by Interweave Press so I knew it would be good.  As soon as it arrived I hooked up this one…

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I started and finished a pair of socks. Go me!…

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Eleonora continues to beaver away over at Coastal Crochet blog designing new rows for us each week. Here’s my blankets with their latest rows added…

There’s a couple of other items that I haven’t managed to work on this week. I have been spinning and I’m about halfway through a 350 gram bag mix of merino and silk from John Arbon Textiles. I can’t get the colour right but here it is thus far…

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I’m struggling at the moment and I’m not sure how to put it into words. It’s a lot of things and most of it underpinned by lack of self worth. I’m also affected by a lack of understanding by a person this week of the limitations of my sensory processing disorder. The person does not read my blog.

I’m letting you know as I sense myself withdrawing into myself even more than usual. I think it might help me to acknowledge this.

So that’s it for now. Thanks so much for dropping by ❤

Crafty update

It’s been lovely to be cosy inside our cottage crafting while it’s been like this outside…

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Latest pair of socks hot off the needles…

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Our grandchildren are delighted with their jumpers…

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How many masks can you wear all at the same time? Young Master counted seven!

The current progress of the Coastal stashbusting blanket CAL…

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All thanks to  Eleonora . If you love daffodils go check out Eleonora’s here , aren’t they beautiful?  I love the way she has photographed them 💛💛

There’s other crafty happenings on the bobbins, hooks and needles but they can wait for another time 🙂

Bye for now 🌹🌻🌼❤🐤💐

 

 

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 .

 

 

 

 

 

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 🌹🌻🌼❤🐤🐕🐶

Seaside stash busting blanket CAL week 4

Hello Lovelies,

First I want to thank you all for your lovely comments regarding An accidental hat 😆 You are all a lovely lot 🙂

I’ve just completed the rows from yesterday’s latest installment by the lovely Eleonora of Coastal Crochet blog . This week was another new pattern to me. I have made ripples before but not lovely long ones like this that remind me of a calm ocean.

I started a second blanket as I am eager to use up my acrylic stash. These are the colours I’m using for the second blanket…

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And here are the two blankets thus far. The second one is at the top of the image…

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Thanks so much for visiting me here ❤

An accidental hat 😆

Hi folks,

It all started with this little felted bowl…

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I loosely crocheted a bowl shape and then felted it. I added a crochet border. It’s not a great colour but as it was an experiment I was fine with it. It holds little notions at the moment…

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A few weeks on and I thought I’d be clever and make a larger bowl. I had spun a hundred grams of grayish brown Gotland fibre that I bought from  here. I didn’t enjoy spinning it and I didn’t make a very good job of it either so it was my go to choice for a larger bowl. So I crocheted away creating a nice flat base and then went straight up the sides. I thought it would create a cylindrical bowl type shape.

I was wrong. Very wrong. Get ready to laugh out loud 😆…

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Yep! It became a hat! A cloche hat at that. This is the photo that LH took for me so I could show my friend G.

Ok, that’s enough, you can stop laughing now!

So here is a close up. I crocheted a simple edge around the brim and added a simple crochet flower and embroidery in handspun teal merino from the same lovely supplier…

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So there we are. A happy accident 😊

CAL – week two

I’ve just completed this week’s four rows. I’m using odd balls from the acrylic yarn collection and at present it’s got a vintage vibe. I doubt it will stay like that.

So here’s a couple of pictures for you…

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So far I’ve learned how to make bobbles and double treble stitches. It’s good to be stretched a bit  😃

You’re going to laugh when I tell you about my big mistake though 😆😆😆😆😆

Since when can the numeral 1 be confused with a 2…? The starting chain was meant to be 180. Hmm, I know, it’s going to be a big blanket! The silly thing was that I didn’t realise until Eleonora’s instructions said I should have thirty bobbles when that particular row was completed. So I counted… 46 bobbles! I refuse to start again. It means the sides will not be perfectly matched but the pro outweighs this con because it means I’ll use a lot more of my acrylic stash oddments up 🙌

Eleonora put a lot of effort into this week’s installment as she had to make her very first video. Goodness me that is a lot of work. Thanks so much Eleonora for your efforts as I definitely benefited from the video tutorial 🙂

(The green knitted item in the background is a shawl being blocked.)

Click here to be taken to this CAL’s home at Coastal Crochet.

 

I’m joining in with a CAL

Eleanor over at Coastal Crochet blog is very busy person but as a stashbusting project she has started a CAL (crochet a long) this week with only four rows of a blanket to complete each week. Quite achievable don’t you think? I ummed and ahhed and have decided to join in as it will help deplete my acrylic stash  collection plus create a Christmas gift. Win win  😃

I’ve never participated in a CAL before as I feel they are too restricting and I would lose interest. (That’s just me!) But this one fits nicely with my goals this year (see this post Happy 😊 New Year .)

Fancy learning more about it and perhaps join in? Take a look here .

I’m off to choose some yarn

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