Prairie Pioneer Bag Crochet Pattern

I actually started work on this design over a year ago, then got distracted by knitting, as one does! There is absolutely no sewing involved, well apart from weaving in loose ends, it is crocheted from the base in the round, and then the handle is worked from side to side. The basket weave pattern…

I’ve Got The Blues

But in a good way! As a result of bargain hunting on eBay, my new old yarn arrived this morning, there are actually 5 balls, but I’m using one for a new design…more of that later. The yarn is Sirdar Soft Cotton aran, and it really is soft…and squishy…and yarny and…oh the joy of new…

Organza Yarn

Sometimes yarn is delivered vacuum packed with all the life sucked out of it, sometimes it’s delivered squished into a plastic bag…but sometimes you get a special treat. This is how my yarn has just arrived from the Wool Warehouse, in a pretty organza bag with ribbons, WOW!! The yarn is Lily Sugar’n Cream, a massive…

More Cowbell

Oops, I meant more cables!! Yet another selection from my cable book, I think I need therapy! As before, Chris did the signage, I took the pics. And yes, I am a big Blue Oyster Cult fan 😀  

Addicted to Cables

I thought I’d treat myself to a new knitting book devoted entirely to cables. As much as I love crocheting, there is something deeply absorbing about knitting cables, yes I am addicted! The book is The Harmony Guides: Cable & Aran Stitches: 250 Stitches to Knit edited by Erika Knight. You may need to shop around…