How is your stashbusting progressing? There’s an update of mine on the crochet blog. For the first time I’m actually working on multiple projects, and I’m finding it’s working well. As soon as I finish with a ball of yarn (presuming that there really isn’t enough for anything useful, and therefore a ‘scrap’) I’m finishing… Read More Quick catchup
I’m not sure what it’s been like with you – but here has been quite mild, with alternating brilliantly blue or dowdy. overcast and grey skies. Some parts of the UK have had snow and sleet, we haven’t, but as it’s only January that may change. Sitting cosily at home it’s easy to ignore the… Read More More scraps
The frustration of having extra ends that need weaving in is outweighed by the knowledge that more scraps (Long ones) are being used. Don’t forget to take advantage of the Deramores sale if you really need some more yarn!
If you haven’t tried a corner to corner blanket I can assure you that they are an excellent way of using up quantities of stash. The name explains the technique – you start in a corner and increase until you are halfway – then decrease towards the opposite corner. I was introduced to this technique… Read More Corner to Corner
Sometimes these are the hardest colours to use. How far will they go? Do I need to buy more? When I have just a small amount I add it to a basket and make a collection. Working with colour for over 40 years has taught me that sometimes More really is MORE, so I just… Read More Lots of small quantities?
Yes, it’s over, and so too, soon, will be the year! How has your crochet year been? I’ve written a little about mine here. I hope you will pop over and take a look. 2018 is the year I want to reduce my stash! I have several plans for the year which are in fact… Read More Christmas is over!
If you have been following my crochet blog you will already have seen this picture and probably this one too: The top strip has now been added to the bottom of the above, but the light has been abysmal, so no photograph as yet. The blanket is quite large. It consists of 360 granny squares… Read More Ten minutes a day