Saturday 30 July 2016


The Telford celebrate whats great about Telford and Shropshire, it's been painted all this week and i've been trying to go and see it all week, I eventually managed to get there today. All linked and supported by Radio Shropshire and BIG Red's House..

It's a drop in talk to everyone and we all could do with that on occasions couldn't we?

 no idea if these sheep were added after we were all being asked for suggestions of what to include......I said Shropshire Sheep should be include as we have out own breed of Sheep!

I had time for a little bit of shopping too....I made the most of my time as i don't get over to Telford Shopping Centre that often.

Friday 29 July 2016

Granny Squares and Batik

My first book, Granny Squares, has been  nominated for best crochet book in the Let's Knit Magazine British Knitting Awards 2016 voting is still open so hope you will vote for me?

There is stiff competition, but i'm so chuffed to have been nominated. To write a book when I retired was always a life times ambition, to have 2 published is wonderful and to now have my first nominated for best crochet book is over whelming to say the least. 

Playing around with the camper blanket pattern on page 80 and the stone washed Stylecraft Batik yarn right I also use my own book too and the motif takes on a completely new look with the Batik

same motif as i used for my latest shopper... I just lengthened the stitch a little and is made in Cottons

 a hex version too...
 The Camper Blanket from the book, in the background....
The Shopper, already been well used, hanging on the chair at the front door, waiting for its next trip out

Wednesday 27 July 2016

Purple Crossed Granny Squares Blanket....into Flower Batik

Remember this from January I think I posted this picture, one from my book?
I ran out of the one colour of Merino..came across it in a sort out the other day and wondered what it it or something similar would look like in the stone washed Batik wool yarn?......still don't have the colour i wanted so played around with the idea a little in the batik

Love the secondary pattern that appears when you join similar coloured granny squares together 

Tried several flowers but the Anemone flower from another pattern was the     winner for me

   What do you think?.....
   and into a blanket....

   No Edge stitch yet...

Turned into a Granny Square

FANS POST:Lots of blankets being made

has made a blanket from my Noo Noo camper blanket and is just moving on to a second 

Geraldine made several projects from book 1
love these with the long strap..fab idea

Susan has made a stool cover and the storage pot cover too

and a bath mat too..someone has been busy

Judy has made a cushion of the camper blanket motif..

Elise made a blanket too

A Google find so sorry not sure who it is but love the Camper Blanket and the coaster from book 1

made in stone washed yarn

There was a Flower coaster too but mixed in with other pictures..well done who ever you are

Tuesday 26 July 2016


 the Stonewashed yarn make wonderful granny squares
Stone washed Granny Squares one option for a pixel blanket

A possible Granny Square blankets made by pixelating your own photographs

 this possible blanket is from this original picture of some crochet from 2008 it's just about recognisable