Monthly Archives: May 2017

Wip Wednesday – Willow Baby Blanket

I was asked to make a baby blanket last week, and I instantly knew wanted to use the Willow block from Jan Eaton’s 200 Crochet Blocks. It was my favourite block when I made my daughter’s preschool blanket. It’s so pretty! The only remit is that it be made with animal or plant fibre, no synthetics. I’m […]
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Crochet is my Meditation 

After about six months of intensively using traditonal meditation techniques to build my confidence in my increasing mental wellness (I have a history of anxiety and both Postnatal and Clinical depression), I now find that crochet has become my meditation of choice. I’ve long been aware of the therapeutic benefits of crochet, and it has […]
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Finished Project Friday – Block Blanket

She is done! There were little girl squeals – can there be any more fabulous a response to a crochet gift?! My four year old daughter will be proudly taking her new blankey to preschool next week for resting time. Happy days ūüôā I was able to get really stuck into the final stretch today […]
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Wip Wednesday РBlock Blanket & Fitted Shrug 

Sophie has taken a back seat this week as I move further forward with my blanket – also because the next round involves popcorns, which I need to revisit, especially when they’re to be worked in fingering with a 3mm! Evenings are not the right time for new detail work – hopefully tomorrow when I have […]
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Finished Project Friday РInfinity Scarf & Mandala 

It was Mother’s Day on Sunday and Tamara at Moogly offered a pattern discount coupon for her newsletter subscribers. I immediately went over to her Ravelry store and bought a few, including the Melting Snow Infinity Scarf. It’s a lovely repeating pattern that’s so soothing to hook once you get going. I started it that sunny Autumn afternoon and […]
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The Crocheter’s Skill-Building Workshop Chapters 1-3

I purchased The Crocheter’s Skill-Building Workshop by Dora Ohrenstein last year and while I have enjoyed simply browsing through it very much – nothing like a good crochet book and a cuppa, with or without a hook! – it’s time to up my game and read it properly and with intent. There are over seventy-five […]
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Wip Wednesday – Sophie’s Garden

This week I’ve both started and finished (!?) a project – an infinity scarf in Caron Cakes which I’m delighted with, and will share later in the week. I also decided to increase the size of my block blanket, so that’s going to be a wip into next week now. I promised myself I wouldn’t start […]
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Finished Project Friday – Movie Night Cocoon Cardi

I’ll be brief, as this evening I started Sophie’s Garden and I want to get back to it immediately! Already frogged and only on Part 1 ahhh but, more on that another time. Suffice to say, it’s proving utterly enthralling and addictive already! Love it! Back to a long time wip that’s finally finished. I started my […]
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WIP Wednesday – blocks and mandalas

As usual, I have multiple wips going on, but this week my focus is on two in particular. The first is a blanket for my preschooler, using thirty patterns from Jan Eaton’s gorgeous 200 Crochet Blocks. I’ve been working on this for many weeks now, and on Monday I finished number thirty and have now started […]
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Crochet and Anxiety 

I stopped taking my antidepressants about three months ago, and I’ve been going so well. So when I started feeling a bit wobbly mid week, it was more…disappointing than anything else. I wasn’t feeling down, but I was definitely feeling anxious. I was into my forties when I finally realised I’d suffered from anxiety most of […]
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