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Pom Pom Shawl ::

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I have put the pattern for the Pom Pom Shawl (originally published in Inside Crochet) up for sale over on Ravelry.


 I love this pattern so so much, it's so snuggly and cosy, quick and easy to make, but the pom pom edge creates a fabulous splash of detail. It's also super handy as you can slip the end of the shawl through one of the little triangles to hold it in place around your neck.


The sample...

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The Crochet Sock Collection :: CAL Prizes ::

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I'm so very much loving watching everyone's socks grow as the Crochet-A-Long progresses. It's so inspiring seeing everyone's different yarn choices.


I finished my first pair this weekend and immediately started another!

These are the Winter Wonder Socks in Aesthete from Burrow and Soar. I love them so so very much.


The second pair are the Fallen Leaves Socksin a yarn I dyed myself, it's a self...

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A Weekend Retreat ::

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This weekend, I headed off into the countryside where I found myself staying in a cabin on a farm surrounded by the most wonderful ladies.

 

The weekend was a celebration of the birthday of Joanne (Not So Granny), we walked, we ate, we drunk gin and we crocheted lots.



It was the perfect medicine for the events of the previous weeks. I came away feeling so calm and relaxed and inspired.



We stayed in...

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Works in Progress :: Winter Wonder Socks ::

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My wip for Wednesday this week are my Winter Wonder socks from The Crochet Sock Collection.
I making them as part of #thecrochetsockcal (which is so much fun! I'm loving seeing everyone else's gorgeous socks in progress).



I just finished the first one last night, these are so so quick to make, I've barely had any crochet time this week so I'm so pleased I've managed to finish one already. I made a...

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Thoughts on Gauge ::

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A stitch in time can save (much more than) nine, why  and how you should check your tension/gauge in crochet.

As we started the 'crochet-a-long' for The Crochet Sock Collection on Friday, I had some things to say about gauge and why it's important.

If you're a seasoned knitter or crocheter I'm sure you are already aware that you should always swatch before starting a project, but I'm sure there are a lot of you who don't. That's Ok, I won't judge, I am also guilty of going straight on in without doing a...

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