Sunday 28 February 2021


My Sea Colours blanket is progressing nicely - about one quarter is done now. I'm really enjoying crocheting it.

I ran out of white yarn recently and had to order more from Bendigo Woollen Mills. While waiting for that order, I started another project: a flamingo! My youngest son had asked me to make one for him.

The pattern is from the book Crocheted Wild Animals by Vanessa Mooncie. In 2019 I made an owl for my middle son from that same book.

I like having more than one project on the go, as when you get tired of one, you can work on the other for a bit. I'm about to start on a third project as well, a housewarming present for a friend. Just waiting for the yarn to arrive... Stay tuned!

Saturday 13 February 2021

New project

Last year I made a Bertie Baby Blanket as a present for friends who had their first baby (here is the pattern on Ravelry and here is my blanket). I really enjoyed making it - the pattern is simple enough to crochet while watching tv or listening to an audiobook, but not boring, and it looks so good! - so decided to make a large one for myself, in sea colours of course!

It's about 130cm wide and I'm planning for it to be 2m long. It should be finished when winter starts here in the Southern Hemisphere :-)

I got 10 balls of Scheepjes Softfun in sea colours. It's a lovely soft yarn, a pleasure to crochet with. The white yarn is cotton 8ply from Bendigo Woollen Mills, another favourite.
It will be my second Sea Colours Blanket - I made the first one in 2017, when I had just learned to crochet!