Well I haven’t blogged for a while, so you may think I have nothing to say. But that isn’t the case – I’ve been rather busy, or perhaps I should say engrossed, recently. And I have been a little spontaneous.

I have been working on the last 2 designs for my crochet ebook – Crochet Diamonds are Forever……. The book was published on Ravelry a few weeks ago and I’ve been adding designs to it. The latest was published today – this is it:

Wild Diamonds Shawl

Wild Diamonds Shawl

I just have one last design to finalise and then it is all complete. The book is a result of my obsession with a crochet stitch that I have used in all the designs. I think my obsession has run its course for now…….but who knows? Those little diamonds are lovely and go with so many things………

I was so engrossed with the diamonds that I almost overlooked a special date. On the 27th August my forum on Ravelry is one year old. So it is time to celebrate! And how am I celebrating? I didn’t take much persuading – I am doing a KAL (Knit-along) and a CAL (crochet-along) on the forum. But for these I decided I should design something new, so whilst finishing my diamonds I have also been busy designing a crochet scarf and a knitted sharf. I can’t show you the finished designs yet, but they are well advanced and will be revealed soon. All members of my forum on Ravelry will be able to join the KAL and/or CAL and they will receive the pattern free. I love these CAL/KALs – I get to see my designs in many different yarns and colours, which is special to me.

For now I will give you with a tiny sneaky peak at each one:

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Finally my spontaneity was a visit to The Festival of Quilts at the NEC. It was an opportunity I could not miss, and I am so glad I went. I saw so much, bought rather more than I planned and was so inspired! But I think I’ll leave that for another blog!

Happy knitting and crocheting xx