This was going to be a sweater…

…but I changed my mind. I actually did this one a couple months ago, but forgot that I hadn’t posted about it. This all started when I saw the new Lion Brand Truboo yarn, which is, as the name suggests, made of bamboo. It is a pain to crochet with, but drapes beautifully. Also, I…

Blocky sweater made of blocks

My friend Jackie and I (both vaccinated) took a road trip to visit a couple of (also vaccinated) friends a few months ago. One evening, while we were waiting for our food, she spotted a woman a few tables over wearing a sweater that she really liked the look of. I wandered over surreptitiously to…

My first duster

I’ve been re-building my sweater collection after pretty much all of mine went up in smoke. I’ve already re-made a cardigan that I really liked and made – and then unraveled – a pull-over. Even in my favourite yarn (Lion Brand Jeans), a crochet pullover is too bulky. I don’t really wear that many pullovers,…

AKA Sakura

Around this time each year, cherry blossoms make their lovely and ethereal presence known. They are called Sakura are apparently A Thing in Japan, with many festivals held in their honour. The varieties I’ve seen in pictures of Japan seem to be mostly pale pink and beige-ish in colour. We have pale pink ones on…

Light, but sturdy

Among the many things lost in the fire were our blankets. Besides the fairly simple quilts I made over the years, I also crocheted a few blankets. So I’ve started the process of replacing them. I have a fairly ornate one planned for me (check this site in a few months…). But Jack wanted something…

Another fedora

This is another brilliant design by the Make and Do Crew – this one is the Tate Wool Rancher hat. The brim is not as wide as the Cleo fedora and it’s made with a wool blend yarn. One of the lessons I’ve learned the hard way is to use the suggested yarn or the…

Secret Paths strikes again!

I hadn’t really planned on doing a fifth iteration of this scarf, but there I was, crocheting it yet again. This time, it was for the wife of a co-worker who I had worked fairly closely with. I really appreciated his willingness and ability to go into the weeds on various projects and wanted to…

Crocheted rocks

This was a project inspired by Pinterest (the cause of much inspiration for many). I had pondered doing this for some time, but somehow had never gotten around to it. But just for yucks, I decided to give it a try. And discovered that although crocheting around rocks is a challenge, it’s not all that…

More commissions!

Well, as usual, I forgot to take pictures of some of my work, so you’ll just have to take my word for it that the suzette stitch cowl that I made for my mum with Hobbii Dream Colour fingering-weight superwash wool yarn in Midnight turned out great. I bought several in varying colours and hopefully…

A second try at Lost in Time

I lost 95% of my scarves in the fire that destroyed my home; not grabbing more of them is one of my many regrets about things I didn’t think to save. Also, I read that handwork like knitting and crochet increases serotonin, so creating things to replace items lost will have a secondary benefit. Fortunately,…