Thursday, December 25, 2014

Getting bigger

I packed one 100g ball of each color. Perhaps I'll be able to get to the point where I need to start on a second ball before we return. Guess I'll darn in the ends if I get to that point and perhaps continue with my just started first crochet sock.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Road trip CAL progress

Driving from Houston Texas to Ruidoso New Mexico.  Made good progress with the cozy blanket CAL. I did lose my favorite 4mm hook at the overnight stop hotel though! Grrr. Using a 3.75mm now and holding the yarn more loosely when I remember to hopefully match the tension.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Many many snowmen

These are the Christmas gift for 2014. Have made ten of these, maybe more!! 

Found the pattern on

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

CAL progressing

Now on the 13th out of 15 color stripes. I think it's going to look delightful on my bed! Worked out I need 99 stripes so just over one tenth of the way there.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Cosy blanket CAL

Yay. The last balls of Stylecraft arrived and I'm underway with Lucy from Attic24's crochet along. Making a blanket for a double 180cm x 180cm rather than single 120cm x 180cm bed so it's going to be a long haul. The pattern is very easy, yarn soft and color choices pleasing.


Working onward with the swatches for my crochet certificate. Just about there. Bought a set of blocking boards from Knit Picks.

Silk scarf

Completed my Hand Maiden silk and seaweed yarn shawl by Milibo
Mainly worked on it in the car en route to Galveston. It's so smooth and I love the colors so much.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Swirling broomstick lace

Have been making further swatches for the CYC certificate 2 (broomstick lace, crohook and hairpin lace all involving unfamiliar additional tools and mastery of new techniques). The broomstick lace is so so pretty and pleasing with it's repeating swirls...... I may have to make some gifts for my girlfriends although the inevitable seasonal surge in projects at this busy time of year is wearing me down somewhat!