Thursday, July 21, 2011

Branching out

Despite being only a few hexagons away from finishing a Japanese cotton throw rug, I can't keep away from fiddling about with spare balls of wool. There's something lovely about working with the stretchy, forgiving woolly stuff that cotton just can't compete with on a cold winter's night.

There's something just as lovely about short, little projects that I can pretty much knock off during an episode of Masterchef.

The Japanese throw is my third large blanket in a row and as much as I love the finished products I'm craving the crafting equivalent of a few Donna Hay fast-and-simple style projects right now rather than a three-week French cassoulet.

So I'm experimenting with the book 300 Classic Blocks for Crochet Projects, where the instructions are given in diagram and written-word forms. Not a Japanese syllable in sight.


  1. Although I keep thinking I want to tackle a larger project, I continue to stick with quick and simple. That little twig tree looks so lovely with the crocheted motifs. Have a beautiful day. Tammy

  2. I love all the creams and greys. It all looks so soothing. I am impressed that you can do this too. The crochet hook is not my friend.

  3. It is gorgeous! I love it, such pretty colors:)

  4. oh this is so pretty - I'm inspired
    Now I just need to learn how to crochet!

  5. Wow, this is so pretty - I love it!
    Ronnie xo