Urgh…Tasha and I don’t really do cold very well. Having said that it is the perfect time of year to weave, knit or crochet cosy scarfs, shawls hats and blankets. Cold weather is so much more inspiring for that kind of project I think and particularly now as I write watching the weather warnings about ‘The Beast from the East’, what a fantastic name for a weather system, don’t you think….
But, did someone say blankets?
Having confessed to being a true fibre freak I must also confess to being addicted to handmade blankets whether they are crocheted, woven or knitted.
I have just finished an autumn coloured crocheted ripple blanket in king size and I am really pleased with it. Credit goes to Lucy at the fabulous Attic24 (www.attic24.typepad.com) for the design and the colour scheme. Check her out if you have never heard of her and enjoy crocheting. Her blog and crochet designs are free and a real breath of fresh air.
Sitting, cosy in this weather, with a blanket piled on your lap whilst you finish those final rows is really a feeling of contentedness, near close to the feeling of wrapping yourself in the finished article.
If you have never crocheted before and would love some tuition to get you started, head on over to Sew Swansea (www.sewswansea.co.uk) and check out Tasha’s beginners crochet classes, you really will never look at crochet the same way again!
And then there are handwoven scarves…
My rigid heddle loom has been hard at work producing some lovely, warm and squishy scarfs to offer snugness to my nearest and dearest this winter. It is amazing what beautiful results you can get from the unexpected combinations of warp and weft colours and textures. They make beautiful gifts too.
Whether you share my passion for a blankety snuggle, stay warm and we hope to see you as the weather warms and we list our range of tutorials for 2018.