Cupcake stripe blanketĀ 


Mum brought me the cupcake stripe blanket kit ( attic 24) to work on during my recovery. It’s doing it’s job of keeping me occupied , I’ve finished about a third of it. Aren’t they fantastic colours. 

This morning I’m feeling a lot better, so I’m getting on with some planning for next term ( otherwise I will freak out, due to all the curriculum changes), just a little, we don’t want to over do it do we, & that blanket is so gorgeous. 

Thanks MumšŸ˜šŸ˜˜

Sunburst sock yarn


This is my second attempt at cool aid dyed yarn, it reminds me of our Suns corona ( solar disk). I dyed it last weekend. 

I’m now recovering from dental surgery, so being forced to rest , I’m taking that as craft , otherwise I will go potty. 

SAL update & pumpkin passportĀ 


Stitching of September’s pumpkin passport is finished, we visited Japan. I haven’t finished the face back stitching yet.

We welcome a new member to the group Margaret

If you would like to catch up with the others in this SAL group, please follow the links below ( I’ve been having problems with links working since the last wp update, so please accept my apologies if they don’t work)

Claire, Gun, Carole, Wendy, Avis, Kate, Jess, Sue, Constanze, Debbierose, Christina, Susan, Kathy, Margaret

Dyeing my own yarn


My very first skein of sock yarn. I’ve started with Cool Aid, using pink lemonade, grape & blue raspberry. I was surprised how much you need, reading the instructions I thought 2 sachets would be fine, but the yarn just absorbed it so fast, I was left with 2 white sections. I quickly made up the grape, & blended it into the other colours, I added some little transition splashes of colour. 

Here’s the yarn drying after a quick ‘cook’ in the microwave & a rinse. I was surprised no colour came out. 

I have several crochet projects on the go so this will have to wait, until I have time. 

Another September update


I’m afraid not a lot has gone on here in the last three weeks, not even a complete circle.  school work has really racked up ( 3 sets of books this weekend) & my eyes haven’t been up to this dark fabric. 

Yesterday was lovely & sunny so the garden called, I’m really stiff this morning, but a job well done

On to the book marking marathon 

Hopefully the other lovely people, have made more progress. 

Claire, Gun, Carole, Wendy, Avis, Kate, Jess, Sue, Constanze, Debbierose, Christina, Susan, Kathy

Heartbeat wrap


Another shawl finished from shawl club, hosted by knackard psycho & unbelievawool. 

I can’t wear this one! As you can see, it is straining to go round the top half of ‘Betty’ & she doesn’t move. It will make a good present for a friend though. I’m already planning a remake, going out a little wider using 2 100g balls, rather than 3 50g balls.  As it is a very pretty pattern. This one didn’t need blocking which is great, my ankle is ok now, but with school, it can not cope with crawling around on the floor ‘extreme’ blocking a shawl.  ( I now have 2 shawls in the blocking que). 

The back! Yes I still haven’t got around to putting in that zip! (& I can’t remember when I made that dress, Betty soon needs a make over)