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 ๐Ÿ™‚ […]
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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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 Selfย 

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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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Wip Wednesday – a List as Long as Yer Arm!ย 

So many wips, so little time! However, I remind myself that it’s not a race; it’s all good – just gotta prioritise sometimes. So, instead of digging into some Lincraft Cakes (because you can never ever ever have too many wips, not really!) today I returned to the Willow baby blanket I started at the end of […]
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Crochet Gnome – I finished something!ย 

For what feels like first time in yonks I have something to share for FO Friday, woot! He is only little but here is my friendly gnome. I am new to amigurumi, and after a whole day working him, truth be told he didn’t even look like a gnome to me by the end! However, […]
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Freeform Crochet – the Adventure Continues!

I wasn’t going to write another post until I had something finished to share with you, but I have since realised that this might mean no blog until Christmas or some such, so here I am with some work in progress ๐Ÿ˜€ Last month I started experimenting with freeform crochet, or scrumbling. I completed a […]
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Happy Granny Square Day 2017!

Belated wishes for International Granny Square Day! Did you hook a granny to mark this special occasion? Unfortunately I didn’t get any crochet time on the day itself, but I shared a few I’ve made in the past six months on Instagram, and in the days since I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the granny square explosion over […]
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Time Management and the Crochet Obsessive

My ideal would be a parallel universe – one world in which I can crochet all hours of the day, and another running simultaneously where I meet all my other-world commitments, and of course enjoy all the precious, lovely non-crochet elements of my life! Such a universe, alas, does not exist and therefore, I find […]
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