Breaking silence……

There’s been a lull – yes, quite a lull. I haven’t blogged for over a month.  But today the silence is over.

The truth is that I lost my cro-jo for a while but I don’t think I was alone in this.  Maybe there’s been a crochet lull around the world because some of my friends say they have lost their cro-jo and I’ve just read an article about a designer who also lost their cro-jo for a few months. With me, though, I think I managed to wipe myself out in March.  I was still running the annual blanket CAL and made a very late decision to run 4 mini CALs to celebrate International Crochet Month.  I love CALs but running so many in such a short space of time was ambitious.

During the last month I have settled into making a few items from other designers’ patterns, which has meant my crafting is relaxed and easy.  I’ve had 2 shawl designs languishing on the hook for some time, not too far from being finished, but to finish them seemed like hard work so I left them languishing.  But something has just clicked – I’ve started some garden bunting using jute twine…….


Those colours are gorgeous aren’t  they?  This bunting uses the pattern for Yarndale Brooches but using Nutscene jute twine.  On a 5mm hook one mini spool makes just one (actually it varies and I did have to adjust the number of sts on the last round of one of the flags). This will brighten up the garden in summer.  And when the summer is over, if the bunting is weathered and worn out, it will go on the compost heap.

Also I have just designed a third shawl which is now on my hook and starting to race along. I’m calling it One Es Es because it is a one skein shawlette. We all have some lovely single skeins in our stash (some of us have a lot – that’s another story!) so a single skein shawl is a great way to use them.

I am hopeful that there will be 3 shawl designs released in the next few months. Sneak peeks will come soon 😊

Happy crocheting xxx