Sunday, 26 May 2019

Quick and Easy Tie Backs

Staying with relatives at this time of year with new light coloured curtains and the lighter nights is a challenge so we inserted some black out linings and oh what a difference it makes to being able to sleep.

The new curtains didn't come with anything to hold them back so I quickly whipped up some simple, quick and easy tie backs in white Stylecraft Special double knitting yarn using a 4 mm hook.


Row 1 - chain 7, chain 3 for turning chain, turn work, treble crochet in 7 chain spaces = 8 treble crochet (including turning chain).

Row 2 - chain 3 for turning chain, turn work, treble crochet in next 7 stitches = 8 treble crochet (including turning chain).

Repeat until a total of 54 rows have been worked for each tie back.


I didn't add a border because the turning chains created a nice bumpy edge and I simply used the gaps between stitches to hold the tie backs onto the hooks on the wall.


So there you have it, quick and easy tie backs, a simple solution to holding the curtains back :-)

Monday, 20 May 2019

Time Moves On

My doesn't time fly when you're busy! I seem to have almost lost Spring in the blink of an eye. Come to think about it Winter came and went quite quickly too. I was supposed to be moving in the Autumn and then at the last minute everything fell apart and with Christmas upon us I knew that nothing would really move much until the Spring. It's still quite cold for the time of year but when the sun comes out it's glorious. In amongst the packing and chasing about looking for somewhere new to live I have managed to snatch some lovely moments here and there and I'm very much looking forward to being closer to the coast again. If the weather was a little kinder our beaches would be packed but I'm quite happy to wrap up and enjoy the peace and quiet of the beautiful British coast on my own. You wouldn't believe that such lovely places could be so deserted, here take a look.


Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Square a Day - Square with No Name

I'm still making squares for a BAMCAL blanket and today's square is one that I made up as I went along but I haven't come up with a name for it yet so it will have to be called the square with no name for the time being.


I chose to make this square with Stylecraft Special double knitting yarn in fuchsia purple, fondant, violet, clematis, soft peach and grape. For some reason the colour combination wouldn't cooperate when I tried to take some photos so it looks very washed out. I'll have another go some time to see if I can do better.


One day I might get around to writing up the pattern for the square with no name, don't hold your breath though, it has so many rounds that it is putting me off and I already have another square that I've started to write the pattern for so maybe that one will come first.


Back soon with another square. 

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Square a Day - Ngaru Moana

Another day, another square.


Today's square is Ngaru Moana by Maxine Sutherland which I chose to make in Stylecraft Special double knitting yarn in aster, sherbet, shrimp and apricot.


If you'd like to make this square you can find the pattern over on the It's Crochet O'clock blog.


I've just about caught up with sewing in ends so now I can look for a new design to make another square for my bamcal blanket. Decisions...decisions...

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Square a Day - Summer Breeze

Another day, another square.


Today's square is Summer Breeze which is one of the squares in Eve's Sunflowers by Catherine Bligh. I chose to make it in Stylecraft Special double knitting yarn in aspen, grape, candyfloss and fondant.


If you'd like to make this square you can find it here over on Ravelry.


Back soon with another square.

Friday, 15 March 2019

Square a Day - Passion Flower

Another day, another square.


Today's square is one of my own, Passion Flower, which I chose to make in Stylecraft Special double knitting yarn in saffron, lemon, pistachio and aster.


If you'd like to make this square you can find it here on this blog.


Back soon with another square.