Monthly Archives: August 2017

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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Wip Wednesday – a List as Long as Yer Arm! 

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! 

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 😀 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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Accidental Kids Crochet Cardi

This morning I unearthed a shrug I started way back in May and settled happily back into finishing the front bodice and trim. I used Caron Cakes in Rainbow Sprinkles with a 6mm hook. The pattern is by ‘Double Stitch Twins’ Erika and Monica Simmons in their book Double Stitch: Designs for the Crochet Fashionista. I’d […]
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Free Pattern – Winter Sun Square

I have had a lovely few days working with several fabulous pattern testers and am delighted to release my very first crochet pattern today! The Winter Sun Square is now available as a free PDF download in both UK and US terminology.  The file includes a full list of stitches used, additional notes and clear, […]
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