Arabia

It’s seems an age since I sat down to write a blog. In truth lockdown has taken the norm out of my normal and my everyday routine has totally flown the nest. Mornings of housework and afternoons of crochet have truly and utterly disappeared. It been such a nice change and even though the world … Continue reading Arabia

I Remember

💝Happy 70th Birthday Dad💝 When I think of you, sometimes I cry, sometimes I laugh at your awesome sense of humour, sometimes I remember your ability to succeed at everything you tried. I remember your strength and determination, I remember how proud I felt/feel when you gave your all competing for you County as an … Continue reading I Remember

Isolation

Corona lockdown is hard on everyone but imagine being locked down on your own with only yourself for company. I imagine you can’t even keep yourself busy by cleaning your home because isn’t everyone else that makes the mess.😂 Throughout the Covid-19 lockdown my gorgeous Sister In-laws Rache, has been home alone, so my other … Continue reading Isolation

Crochet Crush – February/March 2020 – Marnie’s Garden

You may have guessed that Vanessa Smith, from Hooked on Sunshine’s patterns are some of my absolute favourites. Her patterns are just an absolute pleasure to make. Her pattern writing skills are second to none, very easy to follow and beautifully presented. Her Afghans are beyond breathtaking. I just love, love, love them. Vanessa has … Continue reading Crochet Crush – February/March 2020 – Marnie’s Garden

Strippy Neons.

You all know that crochet is my passion, my love and my sanity, lately tho it’s become increasingly hard to crochet due to arthritis and brain fog. I feel as if I’m walking through sinking sand constantly. Concentration  has been near on impossible so I’ve had to put all my current wips aside for the … Continue reading Strippy Neons.

Fiesta

When a crochet pattern is previewed it’s not often I know exactly how I want mine to end up, what colours and yarn to use. When Tinna first showed the preview of her, Fiesta CAL, I knew instantly what colours and yarn I would use. I really believe my gut instinct was a good one … Continue reading Fiesta

Crochet Crush January 2020 – The Weldy Shawl

I’ve been pretty excited about sharing, December/January’s crochet crush with you. This months crochet crush is a little different, because it hasn’t actually been released yet. It’s a new shawl pattern by, Dragana Savkov Bajic, from “Dadas Place  Called “The Weldy Shawl” Isn’t  it just dreamy. I haven’t really got much more information about it … Continue reading Crochet Crush January 2020 – The Weldy Shawl

Nuts About DNA Afghan – Squares 26-30

You may have read that, I’m using, Scheepjes Stone Washed, in Mums chosen colours, Moon Stone, Garnet, Corundum ruby, Citrine, Malachite, Enstatite, and Rose quartz, for Mum's  "Nuts About DNA Afghan". I purchased them from Wool Warehouse and Lusciously Loopy Yarn. Squares 26-30 details are below with the colour order I used. Sally by Polly Plum. Round 1 … Continue reading Nuts About DNA Afghan – Squares 26-30

Nuts About DNA Afghan – Squares 16-20

As you may have read, I’m using, Scheepjes Stone Washed for this humungous afghan, in colours, Moon Stone, Garnet, Corundum ruby, Citrine, Malachite, Enstatite, and Rose quartz. I purchased them from Wool Warehouse and Lusciously Loopy Yarn. The 16th square I made was, Frostbloom 12" Afghan Square by Shan Sevcik. Round 1 - Moon Stone Round 2 - Moon … Continue reading Nuts About DNA Afghan – Squares 16-20

Nuts About DNA Afghan – Square 107 – Gwendolyn

Gwendolyn is my 107th square, for my  Mums “Nuts about DNA Afghan” Gwendolyn is a beautiful square by Polly Plum of Every trick on the hook. Polly’s designs the most amazing squares and blankets, she has been one of my all time favourite designers since I first started to crochet. Her patterns are exceptionally well written … Continue reading Nuts About DNA Afghan – Square 107 – Gwendolyn

Nuts About DNA Afghan – Square 106 – Starflower

“Starflower Afghan Square” is my 106th square, for my Mums “Nuts about DNA afghan.” Starflower Afghan Square, is another one of Diana Krenz’s squares and isn’t it just the prettiest. I absolutely loved making this one. I even played around a little with tapestry crochet to make certain parts certain colours. I think it worked out … Continue reading Nuts About DNA Afghan – Square 106 – Starflower

Nuts About DNA Afghan – Square 102 – Mrs. Lukas

My 102nd square, for my Nuts about DNA afghan, is the beautiful, “Mrs. Lukas Square” a paid pattern by Diana Krenz aka koernerklaus. What can I say about the "Mrs. Lukas" square? I love, love, love it. The texture, the detail, the stitch definition, the simplicity of the pattern and how beautiful it looks in any colour.If you … Continue reading Nuts About DNA Afghan – Square 102 – Mrs. Lukas

Changes

As my baby boy Calum, headed out the door for his first day at college studying all the ologys, my heart couldn’t be more proud. While he takes the next stage of his life with passion and determination, it’s made me look at my life and focus and made me realise I’m failing badly. So … Continue reading Changes