Do you ever come across a pattern that uses a technique you haven’t mastered yet, but you love the pattern so much that you resolve to learn it? I have absolutely fallen in love with this jacket/coat by Morale Fiber. So in love. Isn’t it goooorgeous? With the elf hood! and the pointed hem! and … More Falling in love
I am loving my new blanket design. Absolutely loving it. I love the shapes, I love the layout, I love the stitches I’m using – apparently my love affair with post stitches has been joined, at least for this blanket, with an enthusiasm for popcorn stitches. I did not intend for this to happen. I’ve … More Popcorns and post stitches and pegs, oh my!
Can you believe we’re halfway through January already? I swear it was only Christmas last week, but no, today is the 15th, and time, as ever, is hurtling forwards. On the subject of time, the pattern I’m about to share with you is one I completed a while ago and then….forgot about. No, I’m not … More Flying Diamonds baby blanket
As promised, here is my post-Christmas ‘ta da!’ post, filled with pictures of everything I’ve been busily working on over the past few months! Mostly it’s been hats, scarves and fingerless gloves – quick projects that mostly use a single skein of yarn, or less. Stashbusting, as you all know, has been a Major Goal … More Post-Christmas ta da!
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year 😀 mine was quiet (thanks to coming down with a cold on Christmas day!) and yarn-filled, and now I’m looking forward to 2019, hoping it will be a kinder, more peaceful and health-filled year for all of us. And with a new year comes … More New year, new project
I am still busily working on Christmas presents, none of which I can share yet, but in a bit of non-Christmassy news, I’m delighted to be able to tell you that Eve’s Sunflowers is now available for you all as video tutorials! Made by the very talented Bianca of Bianca Crochet Baby Booties, she has … More Eve’s Sunflowers – video tutorials
The older I get, the more I love Christmas. Especially the run up to Christmas. I love decorating the house. I love baking gingerbread biscuits and mince pies, and decorating the cake. I love having an Advent candle and burning a little more down every day. I love gathering presents together, creating little parcels of … More Christmas Wreath
It has turned into the time of year when I can’t post pictures of many of my finished objects, because they’re Christmas presents for friends and family who read the blog. I’m busily hooking, still on my use-up-yarn quest and making lots of hats, scarves, fingerless mitts, and little fun amigurumi, but if I post … More Buttons, buttons everywhere
I mentioned a few weeks ago that I’d worked up a quick set of patterns for jam jar candle cosies, while on my quest to ‘use up everything, damn it, no matter how small’. Well, my lovely pattern testers have zipped through the patterns to tidy up all my typos, and now I can share … More Jam Jar Candle Cosies
So who else has been playing with Stylecraft’s new(ish)* Colour Pool yarn? It comes in six gorgeous colourways, which all make it absolutely simple to get a delightful Argyll effect. And when I saw it, I knew I had to have a play 😀 Stylecraft do have a range of free patterns for it, but … More Ta da! Colour Pool Scarf