What can I say, a lot has happened since the last blog post. But I’ve been carrying my hooks around with me. Spotted this adorable pattern on instagram. Free pattern available here https://www.weareknitters.co.uk/free-patterns/alpawak I finished this in about half a day.    

After a lot of unwinding and starting again, I finally finished! It was a gift for Christmas, a Marks and Spencer crochet set. I finished him/her whilst staying in Devon for a few days in January.  

After being given some beautifully soft baby alpaca and bamboo yarn, I embarked on some baby booties. (my first attempt) I set off on the first booty whilst watching The Danish Girl. I surprised myself – I was able to follow a new pattern, with limited lighting, whilst watching a whole film. I felt so […]

To break the ice (ho-ho-ho) on the seasonal crocheting this year, a timely snowflake! I got a little package through the post last week, and once I had handed in my last bit of coursework last week (!!!) I proceeded to get my crochet hooks out! I took it away with me last weekend to […]

I do like a nice blanket! That’s what I thought when I decided to make something for my friend who was expecting. Well, Julia arrived this week, so a timely blog post was necessary. This is done in 50/50 wool acrylic in nice warming colours. A staple back to basics granny square blanket for the […]

Have been wanting to share this for ages now, and now I have met Baby B for the first time, here it is! I started it in September, and finished it about mid-November. I adapted the pattern from the other chevron pattern from a while ago and then put on a different edge. It’s made […]

I bought this pattern from Pontejos, Plaza de Pontejos over a year ago, and attempted it many times before having to unravel it all and put it back in the little box. It’s by the Italian brand Cap Hut, and it came with an instruction book, a 5mm blue slinky crochet hook and three balls of the […]

Right outside the National Museum in Jakarta I was surprised and delighted to see this piece of yarn bombing. I now know that it was part of Indonesia’s Independence celebrations on August 16th. When I was there on 7th September, there was only one left. Hopefully its still there! http://blogs.wsj.com/searealtime/2014/08/26/jakarta-benches-get-yarn-bombed/        

After 10 long dry months, the hooks are beginning to twitch, and the yarn is being priced up through shop windows. I got some inspiration whilst on holiday in Indonesia, reminding me that this craft exists in all corners of the globe, spanning continents and connecting all types of people. Prananban temples 1 hr by bus from […]

I’m sure these dolls couldn’t be considered a traditional crochet pattern, but they are certainly cute.  October came to a swift end last week, and with it my most addictive TV series to date also ended. The thought of life post Walter and Jesse, brought me to this pattern. They also made for a quirky […]