Lori Rose

A few months ago I had a Facebook message from Angela of Lori Rose who wanted to use my ‘stitch-sharing’ stitch guides in her monthly creations club. I was delighted to have been asked  – especially as I’m keen to help as many people get started on their own crochet journey. Continue reading

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The Making of my ‘Attic 24 Ripple’ Blanket

I have long admired the waves of Lucy’s Attic 24 Neat Ripple blanket and how the colours calmly snuggle together to make you feel all cosy. My Attic 24 Ripple Blanket Continue reading

Making Bridget the Elephant from Edward’s Menagerie

Edwards Menagerie BookEdward’s Menagerie contains a myriad of adorable crochet animal patterns within its pages.

Although all the animals in Edward’s Menagerie are crocheted out of TOFT alpaca yarn as this is my first attempt at making one of these little cuties I thought I would see how a cheaper alternative (double-knit acrylic yarn) would work.

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A Woolly Wonderland @ Unravel

unravel review the stitch sharerThis time last weekend I was immersed in the Woolly Wonderland of Unravel.

It’s the first time I’ve been to this inspiring annual knitting festival at Farnham Maltings  – what struck me most was the personal and friendly approach that surrounded the whole event.

Around the venue were hundreds of luggage tags where you could leave your own knitting message of “I knit because….” to share with fellow knitters and yarn enthusiasts.

Even this knitted cactus couldn’t escape!

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