Araminta’s Blanket

Here’s another WIP for you.  My daugher-in-law asked me to make a string of crochet bunting for their bedroom and somehow in my head that morphed into making a double bed size blanket to match the bunting. She wanted, pretty, floral and pastel but apart from that has given me free reign to make whatever…

Katie’s Blanket Progress and Spring Sunshine

I’m right in the middle of university deadlines so last night I didn’t get chance to sit down until 9.30. I wanted to do something while I was slumped on the sofa watching back to back “Find a New Home in the Country Summer Sun” (or something like that) but it had to be something…

Happy Things – My 3 Cs

There are lots of things that make me happy, my family (most of the time), my pets, my garden, the sunshine, the seaside….. but this post is about my 3 Cs. COLOUR  –  CREATING  –  COLLECTING Here are all some of my colourful, creative, collections. Of course, my collections are never complete!! What makes you happy?

Granny Squares on the Catwalk

Who doesn’t love a Granny Sqaure?  Quite a lot of people actually but I love them and I think given the amount of patterns available online quite a lot of other crocheters do too.  They are quick to make, endless in their variety and will happily sit around for years as WIPs until their owners…

Katie’s Blanket

The real reason I went to the wool shop yesterday was not to buy the 3 new Stylecraft Special DK colours but to pick up some yarn to make a test square for my daughter’s blanket.  She chose the colours and the design herself and I think it’s going to be really pretty. The yarn…

Stylecraft Special DK : New Colours

I’ve promised to make my daughter a crochet blanket for hew bed so yesterday, fed up with the gloomy weather, I decided to cheer myself up with a visit to my local wool shop.  I knew exactly what yarn I needed to buy for her blanket but, of course, I came away with more than…

Crochet Classes

Oh, poor, neglected blog!  Since Christmas I have been so busy with my degree and all the other ‘stuff’ that us mature students have to deal with that I’ve completely abandoned this blog. I follow lots of blogs and I know how frustrating it is when someone hasn’t updated their blog for ages. Sometimes it’s difficult…