One of the bonuses of working with Stylecraft as one of their Blogstars is the chance to see and work with new yarns before they’re available to the general public. Which is great! Because it means I can have a play with new yarns or new colours and spring a new pattern on you all … More Round Ripple Bunny Lovey
A while ago I mentioned that Bianca of Bianca Crochet Baby Booties was planning to make video tutorials for The Secret Garden blanket, having successfully tackled videos for Eve’s Sunflowers, and I’m thrilled to be able to share all the links with you now. She’s made videos in both English and Dutch for the full … More The Secret Garden – video tutorials
Want to see something really, really exciting? I don’t know why I bother to ask; of course you want to see it! I’m so excited!! It’s shaping up so beautifully!!!! Okay, enough with the exclamation marks 😀 I’ve been chipping away at this blanket, getting more and more and more triangles done, and finally I … More Blanket-in-progress
When I was flicking through my camera the other day to get pictures I’d taken at the Stylecraft meet-up, I realised I had never posted pictures of a stash-bust blanket I worked up in January. Whoops! And it’s such a simple project, which turned out really well, so it would be a shame if I … More Ta da! Rainbow granny blanket
Phew, I have had a hectic couple of weeks. Two weeks ago, I spent the week disassembling and reassembling chicken coops. Yes, really. My old coop was falling apart, my chickens had spent three year suffering as I failed to win the battle against red mite (think head lice for chickens, but even harder to … More Aaaaand relax
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