Run Home to Crochet

Run Home to Crochet

Thursday, 27 October 2016

A spot of crochet and knitting

Hi there - I have been a bit of a home bird for the last couple of weeks as the weather has taken a turn for the worse, no more sunny warm days, no rain but there is definitely a chill in the air, so let's stay in and catch up on some long overdue projects.  Here are a couple of things that I have managed to get done and finished.  The festive season is fast approaching and there are lots of things buzzing around in my head that I would like to get made, so can crack on with those without too much old stuff hanging around.

I finished the second one of these, so now have a pair!

These had been hanging around forever in my wip (work in progress) basket
now all done
Blanket finished
Grandson H did his 200th parkrun, so I filled a little jar with sweets and
knitted a hat in his favourites football team colours for him to celebrate

Scanner cosies for a girl who is going off to New Zealand and travelling round, 
hoping to visit 15 different parkruns - she asked for 15 sets to take
with her - 8 sets done - 7 to go

A couple of these as gifts
This was lurking in the bottom of my wip basket and needed finishing
Some of these to do as there was yet another half finished project lurking
and a few more
all sewn together, the border done, blanket finished

Mug hug birthday present
Coaster for mug to stand on
coasters and key rings in Macmillan colours - supporting a
coffee morning
baby cardigan - finished
squares sent off for a barely born blanket project appeal
I was asked by a German friend to pattern test and check her English translation
of a pattern - can you guess what this is?
It's LuilLion - isn't he adorable?

Then test another and check the English grammar
Here she is - LuiBunny - adorable!
and a little CoolLuipoldMini too
I had a little project in mind so I contacted my friend Steve and ran
the idea by him - of course he put his own stamp on it and you may wonder
what this piece of wood is.  Well he cut, sawed, planed, stuck and finally varnished
and I have a blocking wood board for my crochet.  He designed the holes as you see them
noticing that the top right corner there is a small square.  By moving the bbq skewers to the
size I want I can then block my crochet squares.  Stretch them to the size and leave them
and hey presto - no spraying or pressing needed at all
Thanks Steve you are a star!!

One at a time
or a pile at a time
Joining said squares for a blanket - off now to do some more.
Thanks for popping by
Xx Joy xX 


  1. I love seeing your projects Joy. I'm plodding on with a large baby blanket. 28 colours in rows with cream between each colour. I'll send you a photo when it's finished. Three quarters of it done. Pen x

    1. Thanks Pen - Your blanket sounds lovely and also hard work, I'll look forward to seeing the finished thing xx