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Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Knitting Club

Am thinking of starting a Knitting Club. Along the same lines as the Crochet Club which has proved really popular. Just doing some research for ideas and came across these. I love the simplicity and the colours. Got me thinking of some good ideas for the first few projects. Let me know if you're interested and I'll send through some more info soon.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Today's Projects

Besides going to the vet with Poppy to look at her stitches following the removal of her tumour, it's been a crochet/knitting day today.

I received my copy of Fairisle & Nordic Knits, a book I wrote a few months ago now and had almost forgotten about. It's my favourite knitting book that I've done so far. I love Fairisle and this one was a lot of fun to design. I particularly love the yoked jumpers and the Vintage Cardigan in here. It'll be in the shops next week and I'll also be selling it from my website.

I was also invited as a guest to visit Jane's Crochet Group in Lewes. It was amazing to see just how much her students have achieved. A really great group and I like to think there's a group like this in every town!

So now it's time for me to sit and finish my project for the Crochet Club. This is a summer project for July and I want to make a Beach Bag, so I've chosen a Long Wave Stitch, which I thought appropriate for that time of year. Am really enjoying the bright colours and I'm using Debbie Bliss Rialto DK. Here is a photo of it in progress. Next.... finding the right fabric for the lining! Suggestions would be good...

Friday, 25 April 2014

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Crochet Workshop

Next Beginner's Crochet Workshop: Saturday 3rd May. Book here.
Come and learn from the absolute beginning! Learn how to hold the hook, the yarn, make chains, double crochet, trebles and circles. Have a lovely day crocheting with homemade lunch and all materials included.
Tea cosy is from Nicki's Crochet Club June project. See more info and join here.

Friday, 18 April 2014

In progress...

Next Crochet Club project in progress:

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Next Crochet Club project

Just finished my May Crochet Club project...

If you’re like me, you love to drag a cushion out in the garden when the weather is good. But not just any old cushion! This gorgeous cushion uses just simple traditional granny squares and I’ve tried to use some bright vintage colours framed by the black outline. I love seeing old blankets like this, so I’ve replicated it by using a beautiful contemporary soft yarn in a cushion instead. The yarn used is Debbie Bliss’s Rialto DK and Rooster Almerino DK, which I have chosen for the shades I like. This will be released at the beginning of May for my Crochet Club members.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Photo Shoot at my house yesterday

Yesterday my house was used as a location for Rooster Yarns who are bringing out a new collection of knitting patterns. I'm acting as Creative Director on this project which is really interesting and we're at the stage now where the photos will be put into a page layout and then got ready for print. The book is due out on the 1st May. The photographer for this project is David Merewether who has done a brilliant job and Camilla Perkins is the stylist. More pics later to show you of the garments, which were designed by Sian Brown

I thought I'd just show you a few pics that came in yesterday...