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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Crochet Pattern Testers Wanted!

I have finally written up an actual crochet pattern (begone, procrastination and doubt!!) and I would like to release my firstborn into the world as soon as possible 😀  However, I’d really like a couple of lovely fellow hookers to test it first. It’s a nine round block called ‘Winter Sun’. I’m thinking intermediate level […]
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Granny Squares are the New Black!

This past week it’s been all about squares around here. Maybe my crochet subconscious is getting excited about International Granny Square Day next month? 😁 First up, I returned to the 2014 Look at What I Made Block a Week CAL, which I started way back in 2015. After seven blocks I lost momentum and as […]
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Are you Feeling Lost in Time?

I’m feeling it! 😁 Lost in Time is a recently released customisable shawl pattern by Johanna Lindahl of Mijo Crochet. You can add it to your Ravelry queue here or go directly to the pattern here. I kept seeing it over and over again on Instagram and when I was gifted some gorgeous Italian wool last month, this […]
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Thoughts Turn to Spring

I’m a little bit ahead of myself here, but temps hit early 20s (Celsius) this week and yesterday I found myself soaking up the winter sunshine in a tshirt while my youngest daughter played barefoot in a café sandpit. So I’m not feeling very wintery right now! Plus we are after all half way there […]
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Too tired to crochet?!

I’ve been feeling more tired than what I consider normal for quite a while, even for one with two small children that’s training for a half marathon. I finally decided earlier this week to get a blood test just to make sure my iron levels were ok, and turns out my hunch was right, and […]
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A Beautiful Day to Go Yarnbombing!

Yesterday was a perfect winter’s day – blue skies and sunshine, and warm enough not to need a sweater. Wonderful yarnbombing weather! I drove over to the next village in the morning and met up with one of my girlfriends and a bunch of other women from our valley. The event was organised by the […]
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Freeform Crochet

Two years or so ago I bought a copy of Renate Kirkpatrick’s Freeform Crochet and Beyond. I was at the very beginning of my crochet journey and I think I’d read an article somewhere about freeform crochet, or ‘scrumbling’ as it is also known, that piqued my interest. It’s a fascinating book and I made a […]
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