Yearly archive for 2016

Can’t knit on short needles because you knit with a needle under one arm?

Can’t knit on short needles because you knit with a needle under one arm?

I’ve always been very envious of Sock Knitters. “Why would that be?” I hear you ask.  It’s because I cannot (no matter how hard I try) knit on short needles therefore, circular needles, DPNs and anything knitted “in the round” are like tantalising fruit, just out of

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Snowflake and Holly, The Winter Fairies

Snowflake and Holly, The Winter Fairies

So, we’re on the run up to Christmas and the Winter Fairies are very excited about it!  They are both hoping to find new Christmas Trees to live in this winter, preferably in a warm and cosy home.  If you’d like Snowflake or Holly to come and

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Party on Girls!

Party on Girls!

‘Tis the season for partying so Anna-May and Elsa-Beth have cast aside their winter woollies in favour of party dresses, new shoes, bags and of course a wrap so they don’t get completely frozen! This knitting pattern is available FREE throughout December 2016 when you purchase the knitting

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Happy Halloween! Trick or Treat?

I wanted to crochet something for Halloween but like the idea of making it useful as well as decorative. Here is the result…..looks pretty straightforward doesn’t it?  Just a pretty ordinary Witch’s hat? Aha! But it has a secret! Just lift up the top and you have a crocheted bowl,

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Thomas B Ramsden and the Advent Christmas Tree Crochet Along CAL

I spent a slightly surreal July in a very hot conservatory crocheting Christmas Decorations!  Why would you do that I hear you ask?!  I was actually working on a design for a company local to me (Thomas B Ramsden).  They wanted to create a crochet along (CAL),

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Who’s hoping for minions of Easter eggs? (Day 4)

Who’s hoping for minions of Easter eggs? (Day 4)

This is the final post on making a crocheted Minion to hide your secret Easter Egg chocolate stash in! Today we’re making his arms and finishing off. If you’d like to catch up, Day 1 tells you everything you need to know about materials and abbreviations. The posts

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Who’s hoping for Minions of Easter Eggs?! (Day 3)

Who’s hoping for Minions of Easter Eggs?! (Day 3)

This is part 3 of the instructions on how to make this little blue and yellow guy. He’s very well trained in helping you hide your secret Easter Egg chocolate stash. Here are the links if you’ve missed the previous posts, Day 1 (Lower Body), Day 2

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Who’s hoping for Minions of Easter Eggs?! (Day 2)

Who’s hoping for Minions of Easter Eggs?! (Day 2)

This little chap is highly trained in subterfuge and able to cunningly disguise the fact that he is on a secret mission to keep my teenagers from finding my (did I say it’s MY?) chocolate Easter Egg! Continuing on from my previous post this is the second

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Who’s hoping for Minions of Easter Eggs?! (Day 1)

Who’s hoping for Minions of Easter Eggs?! (Day 1)

Me?  Personally I don’t find chocolate remotely despicable but neither do my teenagers so I have to resort to hiding what I consider to be “mine”.  This Minion is helping me out.  I’ve told the teens that he’s a crochet hook holder but actually he’s hiding my chocolate

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Stash busting Pop Art campervan cushion cover

Stash busting Pop Art campervan cushion cover

I’m pretty sure most of us can’t resist squirrelling away lots of yarn, even those little bits and bobs that have been rescued from partially created items.  It seems such a waste to get rid of them yet they aren’t quite long enough to make into “proper”

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Sheep Dip Island Resort – crocheted happy place!

Sheep Dip Island Resort – crocheted happy place!

I’ve had so much fun creating this! The Sheep first made an appearance at Yarndale last year and they seem to have been well loved.  They’ve had a busy year and I thought that they might appreciate a break.  So, here it is – Sheep Dip Island!

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