Yorkshire Lavender, New Designs and books
The Weather Report
After a few miserable days today looks a little brighter. I do not think that it will be much sunnier though, that is typical when the school holidays have just started.
Yesterday we visited Yorkshire Lavender which is near Castle Howard. The lavender was out in flower and the scent was beautiful, if you like lavender. The views are wonderful from the lavender field because it is sited on the side of a hill. The cafe was lovely, nice sandwiches and super cakes, mmmm.
Last weeks workshop
Here are some more pictures from the workshop.
Lots of progress made last week.
I am currently working on a new blanket, I am hoping to work 42 different squares for this one, which is going to be an epic undertaking for me to get the patterns written.
I made one many years ago and although I can use some of those squares patterns again I want to modernise the colours and use colours that I don't normally use. This is going to be darker colours as well. I also need to use more variations of stitches.
The progress so far...
Lovely Stitch Books
I have a lot of crochet books, here are a few more of my favourites,
Crochet Techniques by Renate Kirkpatrick published by Milner
This is a beautifully made book with lots of super stitches. It has colourful pictures and uses American terminology. There are also instructions for a beautiful hexagonal sampler and traditional square sampler.
It also includes Jacquard crochet which is a fasination techniqiue to try.
101 crochet stitch patterns
Another good book with 101 stitches. Once again this one uses American terminology good row by row instructions and usung normal easy ones and some unusual ones as well.
The third one is
Mosaic Magic Afghans made easy by Lily M. Chin
This book is full of beautiful afghans in many different stich variations
This book took me some time to find because it is no longer in print.