As Storm Dennis rages outside and local social media is full of trees falling on cars, high banks sliding across country lanes and coast paths collapsing, I am staying safe and cosy, warming myself up with a wonderful array of oranges, pinks and purples.
The blanket above is my version of Attic24’s current Dahlia inspired Crochet Along. I have been loosely following Lucy’s Colourwash version. I just can’t resist playing around with the colours, using the way Lucy puts colours together as a jumping off point.
This is the 6th or 7th Attic24 Crochet Along I have been part of and I can highly recommend them. They are always rich in warmth and a sense of community, especially if you follow Lucy’s blog and the Hooked on Attic24 Facebook Group.
The first CAL I joined in with was the Cosy Stripe ; then the Neat Ripple, link to Lucy’s pattern here ; the Neat Wave, Lucy used Moorland Colours, I made mine in Dorset Summer Hedgerow Colours; the Woodland Blanket was one of my favourites; and last year was the Sweet Pea inspired Trellis Stitch blanket.
As the rain beats against the windows and the wind plays music with my photovoltaic roof panels, I have been finishing off a few wig W.I.P.s
This wig is to add to my collection of variations on my Curly Wig. The basic pattern can be found on Etsy and Ravelry.
This new version could be just the thing to keep the ears warm on a day like today.
Stay Safe and Cosy.
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Joining in with Ginny’s Yarn Along
Ginny asks us to share what we are making and the book we are reading.
I don’t seem to read books anymore but I do listen to the radio as I knit, sew, or crochet and whilst knitting a new Cruella Deville Hat/Wig as an order for Halloween,(you can find a pattern here) I have just listened to the BBC Radio 4’s play: Orpheus and Eurydice, a modern take on the mythical story.
Such a moving expression of the way grief can feel and the kind of madness it can take us to.
As some of you know, there have been a few deaths in our family, each one brings reminders of the ones before, so many mixed emotions. After listening to the play this poem just seemed to write itself:
When difficulty goes
One remembers the good
The void is filled
The songs, the sounds
The sights, the scents
Waft in and out
In random shuffle
Loss is deep
Gain is there but distant
It takes a while to settle
Each of us alone in our experience
The ground shifts
Where has normal gone
Time, friendship and the love of living
Bring us back together
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Wigs and patterns have been flying off the shelves of my Etsy shop, so I am busy making more and improving the patterns as I go.
I’ve had some fun requests too which I can’t share with you yet – but hopefully when I have perfected to new designs I will be able to tell you all about it.
Let me know if you have any crazy ideas for styles of wigs I could make.
Looking forward to creating new designs in January when I take my knitting needles all the way to Abu Dhabi for some winter sun, R and R and a sort of knitting retreat – can’t wait!
Ha! I’ve done it – created a PDF knitting pattern – what a task! – hopefully I have learnt a lot and the next one will not take so long!
and it is now in my Etsy shop – this feels very exciting!
The file is still 2MB (better than the original 8MB) – if anyone knows if I can reduce the file size without compromising the quality, I’d love to hear from you.
Phew! A coffee and a bit of calm easy knitting is called for.
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