Friday, February 27, 2015

Crochet Pattern Testing...

I like to do a little pattern testing for others now and again and this month I have been helping out the lovely Marta (mrsdaftspaniel@blogspot.co.uk) with her fab new pattern for a Child's Crochet Cowl.


 Hooked up in bright coloured stripes, this cosy cowl is made with a really simple but very effective zigzag/ripple stitch that pulls the fabric together in a concertina effect to make it extra snugly!





The pattern was wonderfully easy to follow and Roo loves his finished cowl.

Marta tells me she is hoping to submit it to a crochet magazine. I can't wait to see it in print!! You can check out more of Marta's work on her beautiful Instagram feed too - she's @MrsDaftSpaniel 





Another pattern I have been testing is this lovely little daffodil for my sister-in-law Michelle over at Lost on the Cloud.


I love daffodils (especially the miniature varieties) and these little crochet beauties are perfect for adding some spring colour to your room.



I really enjoyed making these two - in fact I may have to make more. And maybe some little blue forget-me-nots, purple pansies and white daisies too...



If you would like to have a go at hooking up some pretty little daffodils to herald in the Spring you can find the pattern here.

I've not just been testing patterns for other people this month, I have also been coming up with a few of my own. Here's a little teaser for a new granny square pattern I have been working on.


I hope to share the basic granny square pattern here in a few weeks but I am also working on a full pdf cushion pattern which will be available via Ravelry and my Folksy shop soon too! 

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Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Knits for Men #DebsKnittingChallenge

Knitting for the men in your life is renowned for being a bit tricky.
Take my Other Half for example...
He mostly lives in combats, tshirts and hoodies. In black (or, to paraphrase Lego Batman, ' very, very dark grey'). He would not be seen dead in a fair isle sweater. Or any kind of sweater to be honest!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Book Review - 'Giftwrapped' by Jane Means

Giftwrapped  by Jane Means
November 2014 Hardback £20
published by Jaqui Small 

The Christmas season is nearly upon us and the trend for beautifully wrapped gifts using unexpected embellishments and recycled materials has never been stronger.


In this fabulous book, Gift Wrap Guru Jane Means - gift wrapper to the rich and famous - celebrates her signature style and shares her secrets of a perfectly wrapped gift! 

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

October Round Up

What a lovely month October was! So full of wonderful colour, yummy food and lots of woolly makes.

I love Autumn!


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