Archives for the month of: October, 2016

The Mobberley Cowl has been published.  You can find it on Ravelry here

Strangely, the colour is very similar to that of the little cyclamen on the Corfu hillsides and olive groves:

Happy crocheting xxx

 

It’s been a tad quiet here hasn’t it?   That’s because I’ve been away on my favourite island experiencing what the locals call the ‘second spring’ which, in Corfu, means a burst of flowers as autumn begins.

We were treated to lots of flowers but I particularly loved the blankets of cyclamen on the hillsides:

The view from our terrace was lovely, and we had plenty of time to watch boating activities in the bay before ambling down to the waterside tavernas:

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One day we watched a spectacular storm brewing overhead:

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And even experienced a few rumbles of earthquakes in the early hours (sorry no photos of that!).

But most of the time we had sparkly seas and blue skies:

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We did pop over to Kassiopi for lunch one day and a visit to Agathis lace shop.  I had a lovely chat with Agathi and was mesmerised by all her beautiful crochet work, she uses traditional patterns that her grandmother used and the finest of cotton threads.  Of course, I had to buy some:

There are so many stitch patterns in the larger piece, I will be studying it for a long time!

It was a lovely refreshing break.   And quite inspirational!

Happy holidays xx

 

 

 

 

 

3 new crochet blankets made an appearance at Cheshire Fibre Festival.

The first was Sandlebridge Stripes Blanket, designed for the blanket workshop, now available as an individual pattern:

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The second Marthall Baby Blanket, which was part of a kit, but now available as an individual pattern:

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The third Snelson Snuggle Blanket, also as part of a kit, but now available as an individual pattern written in 4 sizes:

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All patterns are available on Ravelry and LoveCrochet.  Find the link on the Designs page

Happy crocheting xx

 

What a day!

Thank you to everyone who turned up and helped create the buzz at the very first Cheshire Fibre Festival at Marthall Village Hall. I’m afraid I had no time to take photos but I have some friends who did!  Here’s the venue:

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We had a fab mix of exhibitors displaying and selling their wares, running workshops and  demonstrating their many talents; Yarns from the Plain, Jenny Barnett needlefelting, Eco-Stitch, Crafts from the Dungeon and me!

We were supported by some wonderful volunteers who helped with everything, including ‘the kitchen’ by serving up tea/coffee/cakes with a smile (and supplying cakes), right down to the tidying up at the end of the day.

We had donations of raffle prizes from some lovely supportive yarny organisations – Mollie Makes, LoveKnitting/LoveCrochet, Crochet Now magazine, Stylecraft and exhibitors.

I’m so pleased to say ‘the kitchen’ raised over £177 for Bloodwise! Actually, I’m not surprised because the cakes were amazing 🙂

I think it’s safe to say everyone enjoyed the day. It had a friendly vibe and I saw so many smiles.

So will we do it next year? You’ll have to watch this space 😉

Happy knitting and crocheting xxx

Thank you to Jenny, Vicky and Louise for allowing me to use their photos.

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Smile :-)

Postcard from Gibraltar

Ex-pat family life with crochet, arts & crafts thrown in.

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my crochet life and more

Of Blithe Spirit

The Pursuit Of Joy

Simply Made Kitchen and Crafts

Wholesome family living, simple recipes and crafts

The Crafty Coup

Finally, you're here! Let's make something!

Loz's Little Crochets

A little place for all My things Crochet

Colouring With Yarn

... relaxing with hooks and yarn ...

LucyAnn &Luna craft

crafting,dachshunds including other bits & bobs

craftfulness

Feeling good!

Baking and Making

Living a slow life in a fast world

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knitting and other things

All Night Knits

Sleep All Day. Knit All Night.

Oddments

Crochet & Knitting Oddments

Happy Clappy Crochet

Celebrating Crochet with a Positive Spin

Knit and Purl Garden

Adventures in knitting, crochet and creativity