Monthly Archives: June 2017

Finished Project Friday – Little Owl

I’m loving the big wips I have going on at the moment – Sophie and Willow – but today I just felt an urge to start and actually finish something! I browsed happily through Edie Eckman’s lovely Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs, but nothing spoke to me on this occasion and in search of a heart online, I fell upon […]
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Wip Wednesday – (Another) Willow Baby Blanket

I’ve decided to make another baby blanket, this time as a new baby gift. It was a tough choice as I browsed through 200 Crochet Blocks, but I finally settled on the Willow square again. It’s just such a great pattern! My other Willow blanket was for a girl and this one is for a boy – I thought it would […]
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Happy Mail!

I ordered a copy of Dedri Uys’ book of her 2015 CAL, Sophie’s Universe, from Wool Warehouse on the 18th of this month. I was so surprised and excited when it arrived this morning – only 8 days, from England! It’s my first order from this company, and based on this experience there will most certainly be another!  […]
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Octopus for a Preemieย 

I’ve shied away from amigurumi in the past because I find tiny hooks and finer yarn difficult. However, when I heard about Octopus for a Preemie, I decided it was time to leave my comfort zone! It has been shown that premature babies can benefit from being able to grasp the tentacles of these tiny crocheted […]
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Sophie’s Irresistible Universe

I finished Sophie’s Mandala a couple of days ago and couldn’t wait to start Sophie’s Universe. So I did!  I first became aware of this beautiful pattern a couple of years ago but only plucked up the courage to get stuck in last month. Parts 1-3 can stand alone as a mandala, and completing it was a great […]
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Corner to Corner Crochet Bag

I am finding being a mum somewhat challenging at present and am intensely grateful for my chosen forms of therapy: running – my half marathon training is on track – and of course, crochet ๐Ÿ™‚ My girls are almost five and almost seven, and my joyous relief at being beyond the baby and toddler years […]
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To Frog Or Not To Frog?

That was my question last night! I started Sophie’s Garden by Dedri Uys about a month ago. Progress had stalled at round 18 at the prospect of attempting popcorns in fingering with a 3mm hook – my being unfamiliar with all three elements ๐Ÿ™‚  I finally got stuck in again a couple of days ago, alas blissfully […]
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Corner to Corner Crochet

It’s Friday, and I finished a project! Woot! So glad I left my colour zone and got all impulsive in the yarn section of the dollar store. It doesn’t match anything in the house, but as I said to my husband, we can always redecorate… Anyways it’s looking all bright and buzzy on our bed […]
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Wip Wednesday – Willow Cushion Cover

My love affair with Jan Eaton’s Willow block continues, this time in experimental (for me) colours. I recently bought these neons on impulse in a dollar store, just for fun. So chuffed I did! As I hooked, they became evocative of something I couldn’t quite put my finger on. Eventually I realised that the colours were reminding […]
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Willow Baby Blanket

My Willow baby blanket is finished and ready to travel to its new home in Europe this week ๐Ÿ™‚ This block is from Jan Eaton’s gorgeous book, 200 Crochet Blocks. I’ve crocheted thirty of these beautiful, unique patterns so far, and Willow is my favourite; it’s just so pretty!  After much deliberation I chose a small scallop […]
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