Wednesday 28 March 2018

150 diamonds

All the blue diamonds have been sewn on to the Lone Star - it now consists of 150 diamonds!
Here is a pic to give you an idea of the current size:

I love how it looks up close:

I had planned to make lots of white diamonds for the background, but realised I did not have enough of the white yarn to do that. I couldn't get any more balls of that particular yarn, so have ordered another brand, which I hope will be a good substitute.

While waiting for my order to arrive, I started playing with a hook and some of the purple yarn I used for the Physalis scarf. I quite like what I came up with - may make some more of these:

Luckily the Easter holidays have started for me - I'm planning to do a lot of crocheting over the next two weeks!

Saturday 17 March 2018

Update on the crocheted Lone Star

One week later and I have finished all 54 blue diamonds (and six white ones):

Now to sew them to the Lone Star. Today I puzzled until I had this lay-out, and took a picture for future reference.

I have a busy week coming up, with work (I've started a new job at the School of Medicine at Griffith Uiversity and am loving it!), medical appointments (nothing serious, but time-consuming), and kids' activities, but hope to find some time to work on it. I expect I'll be able to make some more white diamonds while waiting for kids and health practitioners...

Only two weeks to go until the Easter holidays - maybe I can finish this project then!

Saturday 10 March 2018


Not much to tell - I'm still making blue diamonds to add another round to the Lone Star. I have done 30 now, 24 more to go! On a very good day I make five or six, but usually only two or three, so it takes a while.
Still loving these blues - they really are my colours :-)

A while ago I ordered this book by Amanda Perkins:

I discovered her work on Ravelry a while ago and loved it, especially her Severn Sea blanket and Zigzag Crochet Blanket. In her book I read that she used to make patchwork quilts and art quilts, which may be what appeals to me in her work! The book includes 10 patterns but Amanda encourages the reader to create something unique with the block patterns she provides, rather than merely copying her blankets. It has useful chapters on colour, equipment and techniques, and is full of gorgeous colour photos. I'm finding it a great source of inspiration and can highly recommend it!

Friday 2 March 2018

It's a star!

Look, it's a star now!
There are 96 diamonds in it and the diameter is about 1 metre.
I think I will add one more row of blue diamonds and then add a background made out of white diamonds.

I'm very much enjoying this project!