• crochet,  diy wardrobe,  sewing

    Making Plans for 2021

    Usually, at this time of year I like to set myself some goals and start thinking of things I would like to achieve or do before December. I don’t make resolutions, as I know I will just fail within a…

  • four large balls of yarn in rainbow colours
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    Another Lockdown Blanket Update

    It has been a while, but as we are now in lockdown again, I feel it is time for another lockdown blanket update. Much like 2020 itself, the making of this blanket has posed questions and dilemmas. The biggest problem…

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    Sky Blanket 2021 is GO!

    In case you missed it, 2020 is finally over. This can only mean one thing: my sky blanket 2021 is GO! Really, that is probably the only thing that changed with the new year. We are in tier four, my…

  • crochet,  diy wardrobe,  sewing

    Make Nine 2020: a review

    Way back in January, when 2020 stretched out before us as a fresh, exciting new year, I wrote my make nine list. I, like most people, had literally no idea that 2020 had some serious other plans. In all honesty,…

  • A view over fields at sunrise - inspiration for Rosie's Sky Blanket 2021
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    Sky Blanket 2021

    A few weeks ago I started thinking about doing a sky blanket next year. Since then the sky has been putting on a pretty amazing show, almost as if it is telling me that I absolutely must do a sky…

  • crochet

    Sky Blanket

    The other day I dusted off an old WIP. I have been missing making my lockdown blanket in the evenings, and wanted something easy to occupy my hands. After months (possibly at least 12…) of neglect I reached for my…

  • crochet

    Why is a Granny Square called a Granny Square?

    Over the last few months I have spent a lot of time working on my Lockdown Blanket. The simple, repetitive stitch has been good for my anxious mind during these very strange times. Last week I taught my daughter to…

  • Lockdown blanket dilemma: a new ball of rainbow yarn on top of a crocheted blanket
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    Lockdown Blanket Update

    A couple of months ago I faced a Lockdown Blanket dilemma. I had finally found two balls of yarn after weeks of trying. Unfortunately they turned out to be very different colours to my original yarn, despite being the same…

  • Crovember 2020
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    Crovember 2020

    It is now October, the nights are drawing in and it’s time to start snuggling under blankets in front of the fire. That can only mean one thing: Crovember 2020 is on it’s way. What is Crovember? Crovember is a…

  • crochet

    Lockdown Blanket Dilemma

    A few weeks ago I ran out of yarn for my lockdown blanket. Way back in March I had bought five of the lovely Caron cakes thinking that would be plenty to make a granny square for a double bed.…