Wednesday, 26 April 2017

I'm back again......AGAIN!

We are already well into 2017 before I have been able to do any posting. Our broadband service has gone from bad to worse since the start of the new year and so we have gone to a satellite provider. And it's brilliant!!!!!!! So I can now resume my blogging without the frustration of continually having no signal.

Well, what have I been up to recently. I have discovered a passion for crochet, something I never thought I would say, but after watching a Doris Chan dvd downloaded ages ago from Interweave Press I am well and truly hooked - excuse the pun.

This is my first attempt at the pattern used in the dvd which I made from some commercial yarn that was in my stash intended for another project but which met the gauge needed for the jumper. And it has been my favourite to wear over the winter.
Then I went mad on Amazon and bought a few of Doris Chan's books which resulted in this cardigan made from some of my handspun yarn.
This jacket is another of Doris Chan's designs and is again using some Lion Brand yarn I found in my stash that I completely forgot the reason for buying!
As I have become smitten with crochet I have joined a couple of Crochet Alongs (CAL) and this one is my first. It is called Hygge and is by Haak Maar Raak and uses yarn by Scheepjes. I'm taking part in a couple of other CALS and I'll blog about those soon.
Here are a sample of some sqaures I have crocheted using my hand spun yarn in their natural colours. The pattern is Celtic Tiles by Lilla Bjorn Crochet and I hope to eventually make enough for a blanket.
I'm still weaving and this is some cloth I wove to make some curtains for my mother's bathroom using a mixture of cotton and linen yarns.
This is some fabric I wove to make a skirt. It is all hand spun and hand dyed by me and I plucked up courage to do the sewing last week in order to wear it to Wonderwool Wales.
As you can see there is another version of the Doris Chan jumper in Cascade 220 yarn and it goes nicely with the skirt.

There are lots more things to blog about but I'll leave it at that for the moment. Hope there is still somebody out there who wants to read my ramlings?


  1. we can call you a "Happy Hooker!" I learned to crochet when I was 16, and I usually do a project in the winter. Your projects are amazing!!!

    1. Thanks for you lovely comment! Yes I'm definately a happy hooker! I shall be posting more photos shortly as I have lots of other projects to share.