It has taken five attempts before I got it right

My granddaughter would like me to make her a new blanket as the previous one has given up the ghost.  I thought I might be able to make her one from the wool I have in my stash so I started with this ball first. The wool is lovely and soft but I realised after…

A blast from the past

When we were recently in Sydney we were staying with my brother and his wife.  My sister-in-law brought an item out of her wardrobe to show me.  I was amazed that she had kept this item for so long.  It must be at least forty years old! A very simple crocheted poncho.  I have no…

Deconstruction and reconstruction

A while ago I made a cardigan for our youngest granddaughter.  I wrote about it here. It was a piece of crochet done while I watched cricket. Recently, when visiting my younger daughter she asked me if I would be able to make the cardigan bigger again.  I had already added a row more of…

A slight reduction in the wool stash

My most recent bit of knitting was using up some of the left over wool from the cardigan I had crocheted out of granny squares and some white wool left over from another project. The pattern was from the internet and it is a free pattern from the website Dropsdesign. I did vary the pattern a little…

Some more cricket creations

This little number is from this book – Cute Crochet by Patons.  The book was bought by my younger daughter as she wanted to make the little jacket.  She had bought the wool and when we were visiting her I asked if I could make the jacket for her.  She agreed and so I brought…

I do get there in the end. . .

The granny square shrug is finished.  The colours look a bit washed out here but I am delighted with the finished product. It will look much nicer on my daughter than it does lying on the floor! I finished this little neck scarf that I started a while back.  It had been put to one…