Blog — knitting and crochet

Magic Yarn Ball Swap 2014 ::

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So as you may have been aware, last year I hosted a Magic Yarn Ball swap. I loved putting together the ball for my partner, I'm always amazed by how much you can hide within a little ball of yarn! But I won't post much about that, just incase Alessandra hasn't worked her way though it all yet.


However my ball from her arrived the day before we headed away for our Christmas break, creating a perfect...

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Sling Cowl :: A Crochet Pattern ::

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Free Crochet Cowl Pattern from Vicki Brown Designs

One thing I definitely don't really need is more neckwear. I have a bit of scarf/shawl problem, I just love knitting/crocheting these garments and I do put them all to good use. However I've discovered since the temperature dropped, that scarves and baby slings do not make for great companions. I'm always worried about the tails getting in Effie's face and they just don't sit quite right with the...

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Hill Top CAL ::

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The lovely Joanne of Not So Granny, is hosting a crochet a long over on Facebook at the moment. The pattern is her gorgeous Hill Top hat from Issue 10 of Simply Crochet, which is also available as a single PDF download.


Inspired by the thought of crocheting along with a group I excitedly ordered my yarn last week. I went for Fyberspates Scrumptious DKJoanne used in her original sample, in the plum....

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Handmade Baby Gifts :: The Knits ::

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There's nothing like bringing a new life into the world to help realise how many wonderfully kind and generous people you have in your life. I cannot tell you how many gifts this little girl (and her big brother) have received, both before she was even born and in the last few weeks.
Not only that but, my do I have some talented friends too. I really wanted to share with you some of the truly...

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Deramores ::

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I should have posted about this a couple of months ago really, but what with being pregnant and all, it just didn't quite happen. However I am pleased to say Deramores are now selling a range of independent designer's knit and crochet patterns, including some of mine, all of which are available as downloadable PDF's.


I'm a big fan of Deramoresas it is so having my patterns in their shop is a great...

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