Pssst, have you seen Stylecraft’s new yarn? The Naturals Bamboo+Cotton DK. Look at all the colours! As a Stylecraft Blogstar, I’ve known about this new release for a little while*, and ohhhh I’ve been so looking forward to talking about it, because it’s lush. Absolutely gorgeous. It’s silky-smooth to work with, with a beautiful twist … More New yarn! Exciting!
I am slowly, slowly ticking things off my crochet to-do list. Well, it’s less of a list and more of a ‘argh must do this, must finish that, must sort out ALL of that’, so maybe I actually ought to start a list, and then I might feel less swamped? Anyway, things are Progressing. Some … More To-do list and a little ‘ta da!’
One of the bonuses of working with Stylecraft as one of their Blogstars is the chance to see and work with new yarns before they’re available to the general public. Which is great! Because it means I can have a play with new yarns or new colours and spring a new pattern on you all … More Round Ripple Bunny Lovey
As promised, here is my post-Christmas ‘ta da!’ post, filled with pictures of everything I’ve been busily working on over the past few months! Mostly it’s been hats, scarves and fingerless gloves – quick projects that mostly use a single skein of yarn, or less. Stashbusting, as you all know, has been a Major Goal … More Post-Christmas ta da!
So who else has been playing with Stylecraft’s new(ish)* Colour Pool yarn? It comes in six gorgeous colourways, which all make it absolutely simple to get a delightful Argyll effect. And when I saw it, I knew I had to have a play 😀 Stylecraft do have a range of free patterns for it, but … More Ta da! Colour Pool Scarf
I have finished something! I am abnormally pleased by this, because it means my WIP list is smaller. And also, because I’m quite worn down at the moment, the ‘finished’ buzz is more rewarding than usual. I can’t do x/y/z at the moment but look, I can finish a project! Two, in fact, as you’ll … More Ta da! Stardust Melodies blanket
So, hands up who else forgot it was Mother’s Day on Sunday? No? Just me then? *headdesk* in my defence, I spent last week in a hazy fog of ME exhaustion, plus my mother is actually in hospital at the moment (heading towards three weeks now, ugh) and one way or another, Mother’s Day just … More Tiny ta da
I love Advent calendars. Opening up a door each day, counting down to Christmas…I love it. When I was little, my mother always found us ‘proper’ Advent calendars, with beautiful pictures and lots of glitter. No chocolate calendars for us! Her mother (my grandmother) was German, and always had traditional glittery Advent calendars sent over … More Ready for Advent
I promised I’d be better about updating, so here I am with a quickie. Nothing to show project-wise (though I’m halfway done with that decorative design I mentioned the other day) but I got some lovely yarn the other day, for making a Christmas present, and I just had to share my excitement at finally … More Winding fun
I have been appallingly bad at updating here, over the past few weeks. Life – or rather, chronic ill health – has somewhat jumped on top of me, stomped around a lot, and left me feeling rather battered. Not that I haven’t been crocheting: on the contrary, I’ve been terribly busy, hard at work on … More Keeping busy