To start today's blog post I would like to thank my friend Calum & his Mum.
His Mum hasn't been well recently and is now in a care home, so Calum brought around some of her crafting things for me to have.
I was thrilled to find 2 Crochet Monthly Magazines that were published in 1991 which was full of "doily" and "runners"
Thank goodness for Magazines like our current Inside Crochet Magazine which has brought Monthly Crochet up to date! However saying that I might give one or two patterns from these magazines a go!
I was also thrilled to find a square that his Mum had started, so as a thank you to them both, I have added this square as Granny A Day 117 to my GAD Blanket
I had to take it down one row
So that I could join it to the blanket and here it is next to GAD 117
I have also managed to finish a cover
For a rather boring plain glass vase that holds my joss sticks
It's turned out very nicely and it's so colourful
So thank you to LW, one of my pupils, who bought me this 100% cotton yarn that comes from Italy!
Today is 3KCBWDAY4
A Knitter or Crocheter For All Seasons?As spring is in the air in the northern hemisphere and those in the southern hemisphere start setting their sights for the arrival of winter, a lot of crocheters and knitters find that their crafting changes along with their wardrobe. Have a look through your finished projects and explain the seasonality of your craft to your readers. Do you make warm woollens the whole year through in preparation for the colder months, or do you live somewhere that never feels the chill and so invest your time in beautiful homewares and delicate lace items. How does your local seasonal weather affect your craft?
Spring is indeed in the air - or is it? It's been raining here for about a week now and even though we have a drought warning in force, so a hosepipe ban too, it hasn't stopped raining since the ban was put in place - so what have I been crocheting during the last season or two?
Well in January I started on a Poncho, which is now finished.
The plan was to wear it in Spring, but so far, I haven't had the chance as it's been too wet and cold!
I also made and recently finished a Summer Top
However this remains on the Tailors Dummy as I haven't had the chance to wear it.
Now the scarf that I made I am saving up for next winter
Another Summer Top that I have started
Is slowly taking shape
I have completed the front and am now working on the back
However I am not in a rush to finish it as Summer seems like a long way away at the moment.
From the same pattern book I am also making this Cardigan
Again it's a Summer Wear cardigan as it's made from Cotton
and is my
Cardigan -A- Long that I am making with a student (or should I say whilst she makes hers at the same time)
I always have a blanket or two on the go, it doesn't matter what time of year it is
And of course toys
They are so lovely to make, especially as they are ALL IN ONE so no sewing in of arms or legs or even ears, they are fun to make
If you want the pattern for these then click on the Patterns for Sale above tab.
I will start to Crochet Beanie Hats in the Summer Months to get stocks up for when the Autumn and Winter months kick in, so I suppose like in the world of Fashion, you always work a season or two in advance!