On the Hook, 24/10/20

I restarted my Diamonds not Pearls jumper, this time I’m using a 6mm hook, I did a gauge swatch, and I’ve read the pattern properly! I really enjoy working on this, and have to be strict with myself otherwise the other things I’m making won’t be finished in time. I am loving how the 2Continue reading “On the Hook, 24/10/20”

On the Hook, 17/10/20

Things have been a bit experimental recently. The spiral jumper has been frogged pretty much back to the start as the increases were still too fast. I’d got to the arm hole level and there was just too much fabric leaving me with puffy sleeves or ripples across the back and front. So it’s nowContinue reading “On the Hook, 17/10/20”

Insect Communication

This week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge is on the topic of communication. As you’d expect from me, I’ve gone with nature and small things… Bees perform dances to tell other bees where the best food is. While I don’t have photos of bees dancing, I do have plenty of photos of bees doing other things! HoverfliesContinue reading “Insect Communication”

On the Hook pondering, 10/10/20

There was a time when the things that I now love were derided. I felt uncomfortable and bored in silence. Frustrated by sitting quietly. Longing for something, anything to actually happen! But these things are now my pleasures. To sit on the sofa and crochet to the rhythm of the ticking clock and the gentleContinue reading “On the Hook pondering, 10/10/20”

On the Hook, 3/10/20

The weather is turning more autumnal now so we have been thinking about keeping warm. My daughter needed a hat, so I decided to find the scarf/shawl I had started making her a while back and get that finished and make a hat to match. I don’t actually have a photo of her wearing them,Continue reading “On the Hook, 3/10/20”

On the Hook 26/9/20

For reasons I won’t go into here, I missed my post last week. I managed 37 straight weeks of posting every Saturday, which is still pretty impressive! So here I am today with an update on non-secret things… Last time I was experimenting with a spiral jumper, and I was thinking perhaps the spirals weren’tContinue reading “On the Hook 26/9/20”

Space in the garden

This week’s topic for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge is ‘negative space‘. In terms of photography, negative space is about including more in your shot other than the subject, and allowing that quiet background to highlight the subject. I looked back at some photos I took in the garden a few weeks back and cropped someContinue reading “Space in the garden”

On the Hook, 12/9/20

This week, I got a jumper idea in my head, like an itch I had to scratch. I’m not sure if this is an original idea or if someone else has already done it, but I’m going with it. I saw a tunisian crochet entrelac jumper on Instagram. The image stuck in my head andContinue reading “On the Hook, 12/9/20”

On the Hook, 5/9/20

I don’t want to break my blogging streak by not doing a crochet post today … but I have nothing to share! I have been busy working, and have only crocheted things that you can’t see I’m afraid. How about you enjoy this photo of our spider plant who has moved home in my home-madeContinue reading “On the Hook, 5/9/20”