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Saturday, 15 February 2014

Week 6 - Hooky Anniversary!

CrOcHeT CeLeBrAtIoNs

I am celebrating my 1st year Anniversary on Monday 17th February with Course Craft who host my Online Crochet Course.
If you would like to win a FREE beginners course 1 (left or right handed - UK or US versions) then all you have to do is  Email ME the answer to the following question:

What is the stitch that is used in the video 
You will find this info by enrolling on my FREE https://coursecraft.net/courses/z9NcZ course

Good Luck


Would you like a free Crochet Pattern? Well help Inside Crochet magazine celebrate it's 50th Issue Celebrations by popping over to their website and hooking a pattern that I designed!

Image (c) of Tailor Made Publishing.


If you don't have a wool winder (my best purchase of 2013) then you should click on this link


We have had storms here in the UK these last couple of days.

The bad news is that this tree has fallen across the line of our local Train Station

The good news is that the station closed on the 8th March 1966!


One of my lovely X pupils paid me a visit this week & brought around a HUGE box full of lovely crochet squares.  I went through every single one with genuine "ohhs" and "Ahhs" as they were all so lovely.

Here's a few of them to give you an idea of what I had the delight to go through.

EK has come on leaps and bounds since her last Crochet Workshop & has a GREAT eye for colour.

She's the lady that organises this wonderful Vintage Fair....

And I can't wait to take the Drop In Crochet Workshop on the day!

Oh I nearly forgot to tell you, she sold me this lovely Wool Swift.  It was made in 1942/3 from recycled pieces of wood.  I can't wait to get my first skein or hank of wool on it!

I went to the hairdressers this week & look at what they have on their little tables....

Wool & Button Tissue Boxes!!
I so want one of these.

My Improvers are all making Baby Cardigans this week - a project that I set them last week to improve their pattern reading skills

And KPK who comes for private lessons

Has made a pair of booties

To compliment her baby cardigan that she completed in previous lesson

We had to adapt the pattern we used in the book once we realised that we needed a smaller size.  We seem to be doing a lot of that in our lessons & it's great fun (plus a good learning curve!)

Now for Sparrow UK in Shaftesbury & over to my Improvers class there....

I love it when this class arrive we always have a great time looking at what they have been up too with their crochet hooks!

This is Crochet Hooks Unleashed!!

First is a pretty Crochet Hook Bag which will have a flower added & is fully lined with red polka dot fabric!

Next is a "trial" of colour combinations, which all look amazing to me & then we have this amazing bag which was started last week.  There was a slight delay with it's progress as there was a fault in the pattern!

And last but by no means least is the start of this "Plaid" blanket which is going to look amazing.

This is the Granny Square Blanket that Sarah the owner is making.  She loves to sneak in for extra tuition when she can!

 She always provides us with lots of refreshments, home made cake plus tea & coffee
However this week we had Thorntons Chocolates as it was Valentines day!

I was rather a little piglet and had one of each + a piece of cake


Here they all are hooking away

And as it was Valentines Day they all made hearts

They (a) learnt to improve on reading a pattern
(b) learnt to increase & decrease &
(c) learnt how to finish off invisibly! 

And finally.....
If you have an old vegetable rack that you are about to throw away


Recycle it as a wool rack! 

p.s. today is Day 46 so I have a few triangles to make to catch up!


  1. beautiful makes!
    Thanks for your enthusiastic response to my box of squares. . .I was quite nervous about their first public showing!

    1. Hi EK - you shouldn't have been nervous at all - every single square was a joy to behold! x


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