Ever think that we who crochet get a somewhat Cinderella service? I do! Now, I know that I am not a natural knitter. Not for me, the comforting clickity clack of pins as I glibly watch the telly whilst my fingers unconsciously, and completely competently, create. Each of my knitted items has been hard fought.… Continue reading Sometime Cinderella
A little self-knowledge is a valuable thing and I have come to the conclusion that I am not one of life’s natural knitters. Would that I were. Oh to effortlessly slip from my needles exquisite lace shawls, historically accurate river ganseys and drawers and drawers of colourful, fine-gauged socks. I have tried to improve my… Continue reading Not a natural knitter
Rule One: log fire flickering and guttering in the grate Rule Two: cats recumbent on the hearth rug, paws stretched in sleepy supplication to the flame Rule Three: the distant rattle, crack, whistle and pop of Bonfire Night pyrotechnics Rule Four: A car alarm oscillating incessantly Probably set off by all the suddenly-not-quite-so-distant-fireworks. And they’ve… Continue reading Autumn rules!
‘Allo there, how you diddling? I’m diddling fine thanks so very much for asking. It’s nearly the end of semester and that always feels like an achievement even when you’re not the one that is taking the exams. Would you like to see where I have got to with my hexagons? Definite growth. Now given… Continue reading Making Rules when there are No Rules
Despite the perceived wisdom, research has shown that women are pretty good at navigating. They just have a different approach to men, often relying on landmarks. If I’m embarking on a journey that I undertake infrequently I certainly rely heavily on key physical features: The park, the petrol station, the shark in the rooftop. Not… Continue reading Stop Knitting at the Shark
Good Evening dear reader, may I ask you a question? Does making make you happy? Making makes me happy. So much so that I have quite a few things on the go here at Start-A-Project-Central. There’s a bit of knitting : It’s a scarf and it’s a bit longer than this now but I have… Continue reading Pockets for Pleasure
If you want a fat-bottomed, anatomically almost accurate hen-type egg shape that can be whipped up with a tiny bit of yarn in a (relatively) tiny bit of time then this might just be the pattern for you. This is an all in one recipe. Top down, worked in a spiral, no slip stitches between… Continue reading Eggs for Easter – Free crochet pattern