the ‘homely blanket’ quest – square 34

dear diary, It’s the third Advent weekend and time for the second last square of the ‘homely blanket’ quest. Only one more square to go…almost impossible to believe I know, and then comes the dreaded sewing up. I thought we stay with the festive theme for this week’s square. I have called it “A Christmas […]

the ‘homely blanket’ quest – square 33

dear diary, Happy second Advent! I hope you are all beginning to feel a little festive and are enjoying some special ‘me’ time with your crochet or knitting? I am trying to finish my last handmade present for a dear friend, as well as some translation work that pays the bills. This week’s square is […]

the ‘homely blanket’ quest – square 32

dear diary, Today is the first Advent Sunday which means great excitement in my house, as boxes laden with decorations are coming down from the attic, and ‘my girl’ and I will be decorating our house. Having lived in the Uk for more than 25 years I have never stopped missing my wonderful German Christmases, […]

the ‘homely blanket’ quest – square 31

dear diary, Another textured stitch this week, one of my favourites, as it is so versatile in it’s usage. Not only is this a very decorative stitch, but it is also totally reversible and especially interesting when worked in two or more colours. I am calling it Oyster Shell Stitch… This stitch is a multiple […]

the ‘homely blanket’ quest – square 30

dear diary, A couple of weeks ago I promised some more textured squares, so this weeks square is worked using one of my favourite stitches: Linen Stitch. Linen Stitch is a very simple stitch, giving you a lovely texture and can be used for almost any project. The stitch looks beautifully rustic when worked in […]

the ‘homely blanket’ quest – square 29

dear diary, After, what can only be described as a total wash out week, I thought I must give you a bright and cheerful square this week. Something that isn’t too difficult to do when watching some catch up telly in front of the fire… 5ch, ss to from a ring. Row 1: 3ch, 2tr, 3ch, […]

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