• Crochet

    No One Cares About Your Plans

    It’s talen me over a week to write this post. A week in which I’ve not done much. You remember my plans for this year? Well it turns out people don’t care about your plans. They don’t care about the months you spent building something you love. They don’t care how much you need that space. Why steal yarn? Somewhere between 11th and 12th January, a selfish little git broke into the shed. They took the sewing machine, plastic drawers full of craft projects, in progress blankets, and yarn. A lot of what was taken will have no value to anyone else. I hadn’t left notes as to what the…

  • Tadah

    Highland Heathers Blanket

    I was desperate to try out Stylecraft’s new Highland Heathers yarn from the moment they shared photos. Then Deramores offered 20% off all Stylecraft yarn, so I bought a ball n each available colour! I’d seen the knitted projects, and Patchwork Heart’s granny shawl, so I wanted to make something different. I opted for solid granny squares edged in Shale. I used Shale to join, then crocheted a linen stitch border using all the shade. If I do another blanket like this, I’ll go up to a 4.5 mm hook for this, as it is a little tight. Stll, I was happy enough to post the finished article to Stylecraft’s…

  • Yarn Review

    Stylecraft Highland Heathers

    Highland Heathers is one of Stylecraft’s autumn releases and it. Is. Gorgeous! It feels very like Batik to crochet, but it’s 100% premium acrylic, making it ideal for everyday wear. Each of the 12 shades is a blend of two colours, creating a subtle heathered effect. The palette is influenced by the Scottish countryside and sees purples and pinks alongside greens and blues, with a couple of greys for contrast. Being tonally similar means the shades harmonise brilliantly. Of course, the big question is what to make. I’ve only gotten my hands on 7 of the 12 shades, so I think I’m going with a basic solid granny square blanket.…

  • Crochet

    Why I love crocheting

    I taught myself to crochet in 2015. I had two copies of Your Knitting & Crochet magazine, one open on the pattern, the other on the how-to section. I made an elephant. It was imperfect and wonky, but I loved it. And I’d fallen in love with crochet. Since then, I’ve made several projects and even designed a couple of my own. When Stylecraft brought out their Mystique yarn, I had an idea immediately and bought three balls from Black Sheep Wools. The resulting bag was chosen as one of their #CleverCrafters and was later published by Essential Crochet. At the end of 2018, my husband had a stroke. He…

  • Tadah

    Rose Blossom Blanket

    Hot off my hook is this baby blanket from Stylecraft Special Aran yarn in purple, pink and cream. The squares are the first 5 rounds of Priscilla Hewitt’s Sunburst Granny, sewn together in pink. I then worked a border of my own devising using trebles and star stitch.