Missing in Action

Wow, it’s been over a month since my last post but it feels like days. When I finished the Festival Fun Blanket I suffered from creative fatigue for a while. Finishing a big project is like finishing a good book, sometimes you need a little time to reflect and recharge before you start something new…

The Home Straight

The Festival Fun blanket is almost finished. I have been working hard on the borders, lots of borders to keep all those different sections under control. I’m finishing with a cute bobble border but it’s taking FOR-EVER. To be fair to the cute bobble border I have been distracted lately by a visit to Weston-Super-Mare…

Cumbrian Capers

Just to be clear I’m talking capers as in the Famous Five having a spiffing time rather than little green pearls of yummyness that you have with fish. On Friday we took the local train and rattled off to Whitehaven 90 minutes up the coast from Barrow. They sky was moody grey but the scenery…

Crochet in Cumbria

Katie and I have decamped from Cornwall to Cumbria for a couple of weeks. My lovely partner Jason lives and works in Barrow-in-Furness which is at the south western tip of the gorgeous Lake District so we’re lucky to have a base here. The journey up was, as usual, horrendous. Traffic jam after traffic jam…

Frustrating Festival Fun blanket

You know everyone has times when things really don’t go to plan? Well I’m having one of those times but I won’t let it defeat me. As I mentioned in a previous post I was going to leave the Oh So Sample! blanket for a while and do some sewing. Now I know I’m in…

Oh So Sample! blanket Rows 1-4

Oooh it’s starting to have the feel of a blanket now, heavy and snuggly. I’ve sewn squares 16-20 on and it’s getting too big for close up pictures and it’s big enough to attract the attention of the dogs who love blankets! Here is Pheobe “helping” me take a picture. And again… And again… Here…