A few days ago, a lady in the crochet group I attend posted a photo of a blanket her mother-in-law had made for her husband when he was a child (40 years ago!), asking if anyone knew the pattern. I didn’t, but I knew I could recreate it. And here it is! I drafted the […]
This is the second Painted Roses Blanket that I’ve made, the first being done for my Mum in Sandra’s colours as a birthday present. I also made her a matching cushion for Mother’s Day. Mum keeps her blanket on her ottoman, so when we redecorated our living room and I bought an ottoman of my own in […]
The one thing about being a yarn hoarder is you do tend to end up with… well, a hoard of yarn. I didn’t even intentionally collect, either – I just picked up the odd ball here, got a little kit with a magazine there, and all of a sudden, I’d a mountain of the stuff. […]
Stylecraft Special DK is my absolute favourite! Available in a wonderful array of shades which Stylecraft adds to on a regular basis, it crochets as well as it knits, making this a great yarn for garments and blankets. Add to this it being machine washable and tumble dryer safe, Special DK is extremely hard-wearing and it’s definitely […]
Today I had an interview with the lovely people at Practical Publishing/Crochet Now Magazine. Though I didn’t get the job, I did get to enthuse over my favourite magazine and, more importantly, get my hands on an issue of Crochet Essentials 2 – complete with my very first published pattern! It’s very exciting to be […]
When I bought 3 balls of Stylecraft’s new Mystique yarn, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it – make a “beach reads” bag. My vision was fairly simple; three bands of colour and a bag large enough to hold an iPad or Kindle, plus purse, sunglasses case, and a bottle of sun […]
Hot off my hook is this summer bag! Made in Stylecraft Mystique, it’s perfect for carrying your beach reads and essentials. Shades used are Vino Tinto, Azul, and Aqua.