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April 06, 2009


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Oh i love today's post!!! So many memories!! Yes, 4 children I've had to run behind as they learnt to cycle!! The last just WOULDN'T get it!! At the end of the 2nd summer, I gave up and asked a friend to help. He offered my little boy £10 if he could cycle around the block independently. And what do you know - that cheeky boy wobbled off, completed the block and claimed his tenner!!! And Ilkley Moor!! Those pics of the climbing rocks???? Well Lucy, that's exactly the spot where same fraidy cat cyclist learnt to climb and abseil - aged 4!!! Later, when I'm home from work, I will scan in the photos of him dangling off rope for my blog. That was an amazing day - thank you for returning that memory to me!! Cow and Calf I think the rock is called!!! Boo xx


Ooh I am so jealous of your bargainous baby cashmerino - the colours are fab. I must say I will never ever get bored of your blog. I know this because not only due I obsessively log on to catch up but I frequently go back and reread favourite posts/ look at the photos again. Which makes me think it's time you started thinking about writing your book...


beautiful colours, and the rock photos are wonderful. I enjoy your blog, and visit for a daily colour hit.

Nina - Tabiboo

Oh wow Lucy, such beautiful photos I could never get bored!!

Even though we live by the coast and I love it I also love to visit your blog for the scenery I miss 'yes' I'm afraid I'm a land lubber!! trees, hills, woods, birds... the whole thing does it far more for me than the coast so 'thank you'

And of course all that colour, just what is needed on even the sunniest of days!!

Have a lovely day,

take care,

Nina x


I check your blog every day to enjoy the bright, colourful photos, and the happy text that always accompanies them. I can't imagine myself getting bored of your blog!
Very jealous of all that bright colourful yarn, I want more hours in the day to crochet! :o)

Linda O

Lucy, looks like you had a great weekend,my 4 year old can't get bike riding yet either, too much like hard work for her!!! Stunning scenery!
Love your bargain yarn, and to get it from an actual shop,and not have to buy it from the internet is a bonus, there is only one shop locally to me that sells wool, and the range is very poor.
I for one would never get bored with your blog, such beautiful colours, wonderful projects,and happy, happy words, keep it up, love it!!!
Linda xxx


Your blog is still my favorite one of the moment, i havent got fed up of it yet! Yes it is predictable and samey, but thats what i like about it to be honest. And although i love all the shabby chic blogs, they are rather pretentious at times, and your blog isnt. I love your use of colour (although im a pastels girl at heart i am beginning to revert back to your colours which i used to like when i was younger). I always look forward to reading your blog (which i do almost daily), already looking forward to coming back tomorrow to see if youve posted again!

Aqeela xx

Alison Hutchison

Oh Lucy I love that your blog follows the same pattern, with wee side bits added on. It's like sitting down with a latte, meeting a favourite friend, walking in the sunshine. I'm making my own little house picture inspired by you to go in the new place that we bought last week. Move 7 weeks today...not stressed!!! Would love to share a picture of it with you but not sure how? Have a wonderful week x


oh dear, can i have a ball of ur yarn pleaseee?? they looked so yummy, u sure cant wait to start on those yarn, can u?
the rockie mountain were as stunning as u were, lucy. lol..


Don't worry Lucy, we will never get bored of your blog. It is so wonderful to read your posts and see your lovely bright, cheerful and colourful pictures.


don't change, please, don't change a thing


Love your posts. Wish my DH was as understanding with crochet everywhere. His mum and sis would fill the house with aran and fair isle knitting and I think this put him off woolly goods for life!

I have two furry cats too that shed fur like there's no tomorrow. So any coloured wool would soon be hidden behind white fur.

I do love my life as it is, but come on here for a wee look-see at how it would be if I could keep cats, crochet and a home covered in woolly rugs entirely seperate.

As Kerry says, if it aint broke, don't fix it.


Oh I so covet your new yarn....
The colours..I can feel the sofness from here...
Does the shop have a web site, an email address, would they send to Greece???
I love the open space of the Sunday trip, I hope your daughter gets confident soon.
I'm just about finished my squares, it's a gift to a friend for her birthday at the end of the week so I'm madly darning loose ends etc. I hope you pop by to look, after all, if it wasn't for you I wouldn't have got my interest in crocheting back.


Great photos of the moors. Looks like a fab day out. *drool* at the cashmerino haul too - there's something about big piles of yummy yarn that makes me all warm and fuzzy inside. I can't wait to see what project you come up with for it.



My favourite crochet yarn, I've made numerous blankets out of this. What a bargain!


I jolly well hope you sang this on your day out!

Ilkley Moor Bar T'at

Where 'as tha bin since ah saw thee, ah saw thee
On Ilkley Moor b’ah t’at
Where ‘as tha bin sin ah saw thee
Where 'as tha bin sin ah saw thee

On Ilkley Moor b’ah t’at
On Ilkley Moor b’ah t’at
On Ilkley Moor b’ah t’at

Thou's bin a courtin Mary Jane, Mary Jane
On Ilkley Moor b’ah t’at
Thou's bin a courtin Mary Jane
Thou’s bin a courtin Mary Jane

On Ilkley Moor b’ah t’at
On Ilkley Moor b’ah t’at
On Ilkley Moor b’ah t’at
Tha’s gonna catch tha death of cold, death of cold
On Ilkley Moor b’ah t’at
Tha’s gonna catch tha death of cold
Tha’s gonna catch tha death of cold

On Ilkley Moor b’ah t’at
On Ilkley Moor b’ah t’at
On Ilkley Moor b’ah t’at

Then we shall ‘ave to bury thee, bury thee
On Ilkley Moor b’ah t’at
Then we shall ‘ave to bury thee
Then we shall ‘ave to bury thee

On Ilkley Moor b’ah t’at
On Ilkley Moor b’ah t’at
On Ilkley Moor b’ah t’at

Then t’worms’ll come and eat thee up, eat thee up
On Ilkley Moor b’ah t’at
Then t’worms’ll come and eat thee up
Then t’worms’ll come and eat thee up

On Ilkley Moor b’ah t’at
On Ilkley Moor b’ah t’at
On Ilkley Moor b’ah t’at

Then ducks’ll come and eat up t’worms, eat up t’worms
On Ilkley Moor b’ah t’at
Then ducks’ll come and eat up t’worms
Then ducks’ll come and eat up t’worms

On Ilkley Moor b’ah t’at
On Ilkley Moor b’ah t’at
On Ilkley Moor b’ah t’at

Then we shall come and eat up t’ducks, eat up t’ducks
On Ilkley Moor b’ah t’at
Then we shall come and eat up t’ducks
Then we shall come and eat up t’ducks

On Ilkley Moor b’ah t’at
On Ilkley Moor b’ah t’at
On Ilkley Moor b’ah t’at

Then we shall all ‘ave etten thee, etten thee
On Ilkley Moor b’ah t’at
Then we shall all ‘ave etten thee
Then we shall all ‘ave etten thee

On Ilkley Moor b’ah t’at
On Ilkley Moor b’ah t’at
On Ilkley Moor b’ah t’at

Phew! teach it to the little people, they will love it!

sarah x


Beautiful! All of it...from the rough landscapes to the gorgeous new yarns...beauty everywhere! Even envisioning your Little Lady on her 2 wheels! We're still working on getting our 6 year old onto 2 wheels...she's still quite reluctant. Oh! And that stripey rectangular blankie in the greenhouse? Well, now "next new project" has been added to the top of my list to try, meanwhile I'm doing the tiny squares with your clever crochet together tutorial...coming along quite well I must say though this is just practice with a cheesy inexpensive yarn, then I'll break out the softness...
Thanks again Lucy!


Hi Lovely Luce,
How funny - I was just writing a little add on to my blog post about you, when you left me a comment!
I have raved about your tutorials as they are simply the best. THANK YOU!!

The Antidote

While studying, I learnt that routines make babies feel safe and secure and nurtured, and I believe that carries throughout adulthood. Your blog (like mine and so many others) is repetitive, but the ryhthmic quality of it feeds the soul. I think in such uncertain times they beauty found in the simple things we do should be cherished.
It is a little daily dose of colour which picks a lot of people up when they could be feeling a little down. Please don't think we will tire of it any time soon!
On another point, obviously your crochet is inspiring (everytime!) but there is a picture of a little girl in pj's in the Boden catalogue, and behind her there is a beautiful granny blanket with a cream background that just won't stay out of my head!
Goodness, I have gone on a lot today x


On Ilkley Moor b’ah t’at
On Ilkley Moor b’ah t’at
On Ilkley Moor b’ah t’at

I'm singing along ;o)

BORED ?!?!?!?!? EH?! WHAT?!? NEVER?!?!?!?! NEVER EVER, EVER!

I really, really Love the view! and the rocks! I would so love to visit them.

I cried - a lot (and I mean a lot) when I watched Charlotte's web.

Am about to have a hunt in my cupboard for cookie ingredients, but before I go I want to wish you a very lovely week... Oh and someone can go to the post for me on Thursday, so if we want to send me an email...

And of course I can't leave without mentioning your delicious yarn - the baby cashmerino is gorgeous!
I rather naughtily spent my life savings on wool last week, but I haden't bought any new wool for ages and ages and ages. I loved your rowan and when I saw all the gorgeous colours it came in, I totally impulsively bought 22 balls in 22 different colours and I haven't got a clue what I am going to do with it. How mad is that?!! Mind you it was worth what I paid for the enjoyment I've had just sitting looking at it and stroking it, Bliss!
I have put up a really easy-peasy egg tutorial, you mind find useful if you haven't already done your eggy stuff. I made couple of nice eggs but for some reason they look really awful in the photo's. Have yet to get the hang of indoor photography.
I just love Easter week :o)
Hope you and your little ones have loads of fun xx


Green- greener --greenest : ) Bit jealous and envious seeing all that wonderfull yarn. But I'll be looking forward to see what you're creative magic will turn it into and make it even more beautifull.

Don't wonder bout your life or the blog. You can tell by the amount of readers we all LOVE it.

To me it is like you remeber me about how good and nice every day life can be if you just learn to look at and cherish the simple things.

I said it before and I'll say it again, you manage to put a smile on my face every time I read your blog. Keep going and ENJOY ! ; )


your blog is never boring - you make ordinary things interesting and to be honest i find taking pleasure in say a bit of knitting, or crochet or reading is just great - doesn't take much to make me happy!

Kris Van Allen

I'll never tire of your blog!

I love DB baby cashmerino....I made a granny square blanket out of in for our king sized bed...just yummy. And it blocks so beautifully!


Hello Lucy, and thank your for taking us along on all your adventures.

The views glimpsed from behind those huge rocks is splendid. You are a brave parent to let your Little People safely play there, without letting them become fraidy cats.

And as for the lovely new yarn ... the colors and the texture seem a perfect match. We never, never have yarn sales like that over here in New York. I think the shops really keep a tight control on their inventories, and when sale time arrives ... say for discontinued colors ... there are usually only a few skeins left.

I know you will have a fine time discovering what your newest project will be.

Best wishes!


your blog is never boring - why - because it's filled with honesty, passion, love, euthusiasm and excitement - and that's infectious to all your readers. Like someone else said, not only do I look forward to the day's new entries, I also like to look back over previous entries and savour them again.

Sounds like a very active sunday with all that bike riding and climbing. We are just tackling the two wheels stage too - although my son is too like me - ready to give up when the going gets tough. He'll get there though. The moors look wild but wonderful - and a spot of hooking and reading sounds like the perfect counterbalance to all that activity and excitement.

Keep on keeping on please. We love it. xx

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