Colour Me Happy Crochet

Another wonderful week of crochet has gone by, and the destash has continued most successfully! I’ve completed another few colourful kitchen cloths in cotton: And over three metres of rainbow bunting in fun acrylic: I love working with a big variety of colours, especially brights! Colourful projects are always especially feel-good for me. Are you […]
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Crochet Decluttering and Stashbusting 

Last week I decided it was time to sort through my crochet corner, which was becoming ever more disorganised with hooks, books, notepads, yarn, tapestry needles, stitchmarkers, stickynotes and wips. First I assesed my various tubs of stash and put aside some ‘what was I thinking?!’ impulse purchases of clearance yarn, for the charity shop. […]
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Crojo Restored – Mandala Madness!

My crojo was fast disappearing last time I wrote – my latest amigurumi attempt, while interesting, was not enjoyable – and I am not into crochet for the struggle! I crochet to relax; to clear and calm my mind; and for the pure joy of creativity and colour! So I put down the 2.5mm and picked […]
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Tiny Hook Tales

After a few weeks of school hols and family from overseas visiting, I’m now able to return to my daily hooking habit. Hurrah!  In the aftermath of this unintentional hiatus I find I’ve lost all momentum on my afghan blocks, which is a bit sad – but as I’m now over two years into that project […]
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Books & Blocks

September turned into a sprint with lots of mum stuff going on and suddenly in the blink of an eye it’s October! I’m all for the slow life but there are limits to how slow one can in reality go with two boisterous little girls and a husband that works long hours – especially in […]
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Wip Wednesday – Afghan Blocks

I’ve been really getting stuck into Dedri Uys’ 2014 Block CAL over the past week or so. I’ve had a lot going on – good stuff but hectic – and combined with an increase in symptoms of anxiety I’ve really needed my crochet therapy! These gorgeous block patterns meet my needs for creativity and calm entirely 🙂 […]
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FO Friday – Pixie Waistcoat

It’s a beautiful, sunny Friday here in Australia, in our first week of Spring – but my toes are still cold and it’s nice to rug up just a little on chilly mornings – for which this little pixie waistcoat is perfect 🙂 It’s my take on the granny-stripe shawl/vest/cowl/wrap – so versatile! – pattern by […]
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Willow Baby Boy Blanket

My last Willow blanket was for a baby girl and, loving the design, I wanted to see if I could put a little bit of a masculine twist on it and create a baby boy blanket. To this end I chose Baby Soft Steps by Red Heart Yarns in Aqua, Grass Green and Elephant. Then, instead of a […]
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Spring has Sprung!

Happy days, winter is no more! It’s gone 4pm and I am out on the veranda in shorts and tee, only just now thinking about pulling on a pair of jeans as the temperature drops for the night. Love it! I’ve all but finished my Willow baby blanket, just a couple of ends from the border […]
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Gifts to Self 

I believe it’s very important to take care of oneself in form of gifts, both tangible and otherwise. Today one gift arrived in the mail, and I’ve added another for good measure 🙂 The first is a delivery from KnitPicks.com, hurrah! Once again, speedy and well-packed all the way from the US. So chuffed! Practical […]
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