Tag Archives: crochet

Castonitis

Yep, the Single Project Status didn’t last long 😉 Last week I started a vintage style cardigan, which is making good progress, but it isn’t the best travel knitting. So I had to cast on some self-striping socks … And of course, while I … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Crocheted Antique

This week’s knitting inspiration took the form of a crocheted bedspread at Wightwick Manor … Apparently, this handcrafted masterpiece dates to the 1870s and was donated to Wightwick in the 1950s by the family of a lady called Mrs Casey. So … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Knitworthy – the sequel

Having recently posted about the concept of being Knitworthy, I began to wonder if there was a similar term relating to other crafts … How about crochet and candle-making? I’m grateful to have been given these lovely hand-crafted items by two generous … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Easter egg decorations

I got a bit carried away with my Easter egg decorations this year … At least they are calorie-free! Have you made any spring decorations this year? I’d love to hear about them! Happy Easter! 🙂

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The one that got away

There was once a ball of sock yarn that wanted to become a shawl. It knew that most of the skeins in the stash were destined to be knitted and it felt special when it realised that its future was … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

The very best tea break

  An early morning holiday walk, a flask of tea, some crochet and an empty beach. The very best kind of tea break, don’t you think? 🙂

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Circular inspiration

I came across this neat pile of stacked logs (in a local cafe of all places) and the sight of the concentric circles sent my thoughts scampering away to crochet possibilities … Crocheted coasters were the obvious thought or how … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

Crossroads?

I love this design … Pretty amazing for a public car park, don’t you think? Fabulous in so many ways. And with its neat rows of  textured crosses, it provided me with my unexpected knitting thought of the day 🙂 … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

Colourful crochet

This was a relatively quick project – about 6 or 7 hours from start to finish, completed in half hours bursts. Each row was VERY long – 2.16 metres of crochet, and the fringes make the final scarf 2.58 metres … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Yarn spotting at the museum

A lovely family day out at The Black Country Living Museum included three unexpected wool-related sightings! Skeins of wool in the window of the 1920s General Stores …   A hand-knitted tank-top in the window of the men’s outfitters, H Morrall, set in 1935 … … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments