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New yarn…

1 Nov

The cotton has arrived for my friends baby blanket.
I went for Rico essentials soft merino (Aran) in six colours.

From top left-
Light blue (32)
Turquoise (36)
Royal (39)
Light yellow (63)
Vanilla (62)
Natural (60)

I’m thinking of going for a ripple as I want to finish it quickly, and I don’t really have time to learn a new pattern!


The wool warehouse!

20 Jan


I think this picture says it all! As you can imagine, I was VERY excited!
I was so impressed by this shop which is in Leamington Spa, the prices are very reasonable as it’s run on a warehouse scale yet they have made a gorgeous cosy corner where you can have a sit down and look through patterns, surrounded by beautiful crocheted and knitted blankets.
Also, the staff are very friendly and knowledgeable, one lovely lady even gave me a free knitting lesson.



Another nice touch are these little gingham baskets used for shopping. I can see myself spending a lot of time here!

The ripple blanket has begun…

13 Jan

It’s been a very good weekend, I’ve discovered a new (and fairly local) wool WAREHOUSE and I’ve started my next blanket. The wool shop was amazing, I’ll tell you more about that soon.
I’ve chosen nine colours, quite a different mix for me but I’m very happy with them. I’m also using a new wool to me, it’s RICO essentials merino Aran. The range of colours are gorgeous and it’s very soft and warm.



I’m following attic24’s ripple pattern again and it’s so simple and therapeutic, it is lovely to have this big project on the go now.

I’m on my fourth row so far, I’m loving the combination of pink and green.


My weekend…

15 Oct

This weekend consisted of…

– The perks of being a wallflower (a lovely, beautifully directed film with excellent acting and a great selection of 90s British music).

– Lots of delicious carrot soup, just in time for autumn.

– The first frost!



– Gorgeous blue skies and cold sunshine.



a Christmas, crochet ta-da moment…



I’ve really enjoyed making this little scarf. I used four 50g balls of Sublime extra fine merino wool dk (shade 0229), using a size 4 hook. It’s a very simple pattern to follow and the length of the scarf builds up quickly. I think I will make another, in grey, as a Christmas present for my lovely friend who gives me lifts to work.



On my hook…

16 Sep

This weekend, I have made a start on the scarf I mentioned a while ago which will be a present for my fiancee’s mother. I am using a lovely soft yarn from Sublime (Extra Soft Merino wool) and it is a light plum colour.



I really like this shell pattern and it is a very simple pattern to follow.


My next project (one of many)…

13 Aug

I intend to make a small blanket or cushion cover of these squares to use up my stash of Stylecraft yarn that I have leftover from my sisters big ripple blanket which I made last Christmas.

The pattern can be found over at Mille Makes.



12 Aug

Hello world! I wanted to start this blog to record my life and my crafty endeavours. I feel as though my life is at a turning point (after recently getting engaged and gradually approaching 30) and that those changes deserve to be chronicled, alongside a bit of talk of the crochet variety 🙂

For the moment I will leave you with some pictures from my life at the moment.

Dream houses and gardens at Monet’s garden in Giverny…

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