Ooh, excitement

Don’t you just love sorting out yarn for your next project? All those colours, all that yarn, all those possibilities 😀 a whole new journey just waiting to start.

Demelza pattern translation

I’m pleased to say that the Demelza pattern is now also being released in Spanish, on the same schedule as the Pippin CAL. You can find information in Spanish about the CAL here, and the link to the first section is here. Thank you so much to Carmen for the translation.

Demelza CAL – part one

The Demelza CAL officially begins today! Part one has now been released on Pippin Crochet Group, as well as links to Esther’s videos, but I also will be updating here with links on each release date. Part one – US terms– UK terms – Dutch – Spanish – Esther’s video Enjoy!

Colour packs

I’m very pleased to say that Sew & Sew on Facebook are now selling colour packs for both the Demelza and Ross blankets; all the colours of Stylecraft Special DK that you need to complete each blanket. Sew & Sew are a small official stockist of Stylecraft Special DK, as well as making and selling … More Colour packs

Ta da! Freesias.

Completed freesia! I’m pretty happy with how it’s turned out. Now to make another dozen or so, to make a proper little bouquet. Hopefully now I’ve done the first, and written the pattern, the rest will be easy 🙂


My current big WIP is a Mandala Madness blanket, but this weekend I’ve distracted myself into a smaller project. My grandma is dying of liver cancer; it’s very aggressive, and it’s been a very quick decline. Before this year, she was healthy as anything and seemed likely to continue that way for a good many … More Distractions

‘You’re Demelza. God broke the mould.’

When I decided I’d like to try my hand at designing a blanket inspired by Demelza Carne, from BBC’s Poldark (2015) and Winston Graham’s novels, I was absolutely terrified. Inspired and enthusiastic, but terrified. I had never designed a blanket before. I’d designed – badly – a square that I then used in different colour … More ‘You’re Demelza. God broke the mould.’

Demelza blanket CAL

It seems incredible to me, but the Pippin Crochet Club on Facebook are embarking upon a crochet-a-long of my Demelza blanket, beginning on the 25th August. It’s a great opportunity to work on the blanket with other people – particularly if you’re less confident with some of the stitches, or newer to crochet. I hope … More Demelza blanket CAL