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May 26, 2010


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Ooh I get first comment! Those colours are going to look fab all grannied up and stripey! I'm itching to get started on something similar, but a bit naughty as so many things yet to finish (handwarmers for teen, scarf for hubby, baby blankets for everyone I know having a baby = lots). Can't wait to see how it develops :)


lovely photos, ive been trying to convince my hubby that we need a caravan too! i love your crochet, and the colours you choose! fliss xx


Dear Lucy,

it is such a joy to have one's own caravan, I bought my first one when my 18 years old son was about 10 months old. In those days I lived in the middle of Amsterdam, and I longed for a place surrounded with green and trees. And it has given us beautiful memories, live on a camping is quiet and easy going.

I always knit and crochet with wool or cotton, so I'm very curious how it's feeling to crochet with "plastic" yarn (as me and my friend are calling it) Does it feel nice to your hands, not warm and artificiel?
And ofcourse your colours are beautifull again.


Oh I love your new cushion! As for your lovely new yarn, it's so yummy. :)
Looks like you had a great weekend.
Vivienne x

Primrose Beresford

Exactly the same wool I used for one of my granny stripes! - mine are two trebles wide, not like your three. This wool, although acrylic is lovely - not at all splitty and the colours are quite good for acrylic.

(and it washes and shock horror - tumble dries - beautifully, lol)

Here is my version in that wool - the pink Granny vintage stripe:


Best Wishes for yours - I'm sure that it will turn out beautifully like all of your blankets - can't wait to see it.



Hi Lucy, you chose the bestest weekend to go caravanning! I am going camping next week to the east coast and you can bet it will be wet and windy but hey, when you have your hook and wool you can be happy whatever the weather! x


amanda makes

Hi Lucy! I'm green with envy...what a lovely weekend. Your Granny Stripe looks very interesting. How many balls of yarn do you think it'll take? I'm very tempted to join you! Lots of love, Amanda xxx


I came across your blog from another blog and I am so glad I did. I have you tucked away in my Google Reader.
The colours you use in your granny squares are such a treat. I am anxiously awaiting your Granny Stripe tutorial and I will gladly follow along with you!

Alexandra Mason

What a gorgeous weekend. Lovely yarn photos...the colours are yummy xx

Melissa P

So delightful! The Connievan nickname is perfect and sure to add a little extra specialness to all the memories you will be making. Love the yarns for the Granny Stripe too--even the borderline garish ones. They will give an unexpected spice to the project. I am really looking forward to seeing that one completed.

Erika Sews-it-all

Ahhhh - your pictures are great! Wonderful yarn colors, love the squares!


Oh this makes me so anxious to go camping! But like your evening there in England, things here in Idaho have been very cool and un-Mayish. Well that and the fact that my kids go to year-round school means we still have a few weeks of classes before we can declare our short summer vacation officially here.
I've introduced your blog to a few friends and we were just talking about you & your adorable caravan at our last girls craft night last Friday. Little did we know you were actually enjoying a wonderful camping trip! :)


How wonderful to just pack up and go away any weekend you like. Sounds like it's working well for you. Are we envious? You bet!

Love all your new colours and your cushion looks wonderful. Well done.


Which colours are these in your basket, I really like the colours you have chosen as I can't make up my mind about which to choose because there are so many available in the range and I can't afford one of each colour lol


How fantastic!! Love all the pics as usual : ) Look forward to going in our van sometime soon

Sam Terry

Hi Lucy. Sam here. Been meaning to leave a comment for a while. You were asking about the merits of Stylecraft Special dk & going over to the "dark side" of acrylic!! I have to say that I have used the Stylecraft Special dk for quite a few items and couldn't be more pleased. It doesn't split, gives good stitch definition, is soft and comes in loads of really fab colours. For an acrylic it washes and tumbles beautifully which is really important if it's being made into something that's going to get some hammer, ie, cushion or blankie. Glad to see you took the gamble - I'm sure it will pay off. The colours you've chosen are just lovely (as usual). Really jealous of your caravan - I'd love to have one. Slight spanner in the works is a hubby who is alergic to camping of any sort!! Take care & have fun. Love Sam Terry, Ashford, Kent


As I finished writing my blog this evening and caught up with some friends on tinternet I thought I will just check again on Lucy(you know when you get a funny feeling) and yes! You had blogged. So it was lovely sharing in your fab weekend whilst enjoying a glass of rose. I am so simply envious and I don't care who knows it hehe! I think your caravan is the bees knees and I can only imagine the fun you are going to have making her all pretty and delightful. I love your name too, it was my Nans name and is my Mothers name(although she tells people it is Ann!!!) Lets hope the weather perks and you are off out again soon x

Carolina Ellis

Borderline garish? Not one bit. Those colors are a perfect reflection of your beautiful life and the fact that you are living it to it's fullest. Enjoy!


The colours look lovely - and you sound like you had a terrific weekend, I love your photographs. Once again thanks for sharing. I always await your news eagerly I can tell you, you make everything sound so wonderful. Thankyou Lucy.


I think the colors are lovely! I'm envious of your weekend caravaning. I wish that type of activity was more popular here in the states.
I think I will be joining you on your granny stripe adventure. Sadly my colors won't be as nice, as this will be a blanket for our Master Bedroom. More muted tans, creams, greens, reds, yellows and maybe a hint of blue.
But, the curtains I'm about to crochet will be nice and bright to make up for it. :)


I have to agree that the colors don't look garish at all to me, not even slightly borderline. But I think one has to have a few colors that look just a bit too bright on their own to make a colorway of them pop in just the right way.

Anyway, the cushion is turning out to be gorgeous and I'm sure the granny stripe will be as well.

And I'm terribly jealous of your caravaning adventures.


Ahhh... It must be soooo nice to be able to go out for a weekend taking a bit of your home with you ^^
And you are the first person who seems to be as addicted to yarn as I am ^^

Good crocheting time!

Sarah west mids

Dear Lucy lovely colours as always. Up to my eyes in assignments this week but it will be half term this weekend so I"ll be able to get some crochet in then.
Enjoy your time at half term with your family. Looking forward to seeing your first blanket for the caravan!!
Love Sarah x


Im so jealous---what a wonderful time you had
Looking forward to the pattern -----would love the ride with you J Australia


I love to see the piles of multi-coloured yarn balls. Same with fabric. Then I have to force my self to "spoil" it by using it. lol

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