Baby Blanket Progress

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Baby Blanket Progress

My blanket is now coming along nicely after a few changes of direction along the way.
I started with a dozen of these and was really pleased with how the colours were forming using my stripy yarn. I had been using a pattern by Frankie Brown found on ravelry.
Crochet Circle square blanketCrochet Circle square blanket
At this point I thought I should stop and turn a couple into squares to see how this blanket might develop. Read the rest of this entry

Crochet blanket plans

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Crochet blanket plans

With news of other friends’ babies and grandchildren on the way, I’m planning a couple of crochet blankets.

After knitting my cabled fingerless gloves, I thoroughly enjoyed crocheting Bethany’s Bunny and have been itching to start another crochet project.

So a trip to my favourite local-ish yarn shop, Unravel, in Denby Dale, West Yorkshire resulted in the purchase of this.

Yarn for a baby blanket
These yarns are both dk and both a machine washable wool and acrylic mix.
Yarn for a baby blanket
Do you remember my ‘Wheels within Wheels’ crochet cushion cover? Read the rest of this entry

More Day to Night Drape tops

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More Day to Night Drape tops

The Maria ‘Day to Night Drape Top’ certainly lives up to its name.

This one is definitely a ‘night’ top and I even wore it on┬áSaturday night. You can read about this one here.

Maria Denmark Day to Night Drape Top

Maria Denmark Day to Night Drape Top

These two versions are definitely ‘day’ tops.

After much deliberation, I went up one size. I wanted two practical summer tops I could be comfortable in during the day without holding my stomach in or having to consider which bra to wear. (Unlike the ‘night’ version!) Read the rest of this entry

In case you missed it

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In case you missed it

In case you missed it, and let’s face it, that’s all of you that don’t have a subscription to Love Sewing magazine, or haven’t bought one this weekend.

I’m in this month’s Love Sewing Magazine!!!

Love Sewing magazine
Love Sewing magazine

In collaboration with MinervaCrafts they had featured my post about my bright pink Burda Young 7051 top. Read the rest of this entry

A bunny for Bethany

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A bunny for Bethany

It’s so nice to have completed something in super quick time. About a week of snatching an hour here and there. It made me remember how much I love my crochet.

Give a big welcome to Bethany’s bunny.

Haakpatroon Dolf de Paashaas

She is a very sleepy bunny. I’m not sure how she remains standing for so long with her eyes closed. Read the rest of this entry

Bethany’s bunny

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Bethany’s bunny

Recently I was thrilled with the news that one of my old school friends had welcomed into the world baby Bethany.

Now I’m sure Sian is far too busy to have ever read my blog so I think I’m safe to show you the progress on my latest amigurumi, Bethany’s bunny.Haakpatroon Dolf de Paashaas

She looks pretty grim, headless, but there will be a head, arms and ears. Read the rest of this entry

And then there were two.

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And then there were two.

I thought it best that I move straight onto the second of my Beira Fingerless Gloves without a gap in proceedings in the fear that one would never become two.

And what would you know? In a little over a week I polished off the second one.

Ta dah!

I had hoped to beat the daffodils with this pair. Read the rest of this entry

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