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May 12, 2010

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Caroline

Love love love your first two squares. They are just so delicious in colours. I can't wait to see the finished cushion cover. Loving the new edging as well. I am off to have a look at first4yarns. I know I will be tempted!

Kate/Massachusetts

Lucy, have you ever seen/learned to to tapestry crochet? With your wonderful sense of color/design, I bet you would be a natural at it! Here is her blog link but if your interested in free patterns/how-to's, just google or ravel it. Here's her link:
http://www.tapestrycrochet.com/blog/

I am just learning it and am amazed at the beauty of the technique...easy, too!

Jill Downing

Your colour choice is brill as usual. Just going to look on the first4yarns site NOW!!! can't wait to see your finished caravan . . renovation!!!! Keep up the good work and love reading your blog after being at work all day.

Sarah west mids

Dear Lucy first I know you will enjoy giving your caravan the Lucy treatment. I enjoyed your pictures!
In these credit crunching times I think there is good reason to select other yarns.
The blanket has soft colours and I like the
Rico yarn too.
Like Caroline above I know I will be tempted to order some as well.
Love Sarah x

Delilah

Snuggleability sounds perfect and if it's not in the dictionary it should be. Love your color choices as always. Are these cushions for your new purchase?

Sarah west mids

PS I think the Rico yarn would be good for making a Lucy inspired bag!
Sarah x

Ana

I really like that chalky Kool Kotton (and yes, those Ks would put me off too!). The Rico stuff looks great too. Can't wait to go yarn shopping!

Ana

Wanted to p.m. you about this but couldn't find an email address. Internet shopping is great but stay away from Angel Yarns - seductive website, but I never received my purchases, and judging by comments on the Laughing Hens website, they do this to a lot of people!

Petit Filoux

Oh please tell us what this new way of joining please, how does it work? (yes, I might have been taken over by the crochet bug but I want to be as efficient as possible if I start making a blanket and this looks really nice!)

Fruitful Fusion

You're right, the Rico colours are gorgeous!!!

emma

Ahhhh ... you have wonderful eye for colour Lucy :-)

Cayt

Have you tried using bamboo yet? It's generally very soft, and while it can be quite splitty, it's great in terms of the colours you can get. I like bamboolo, specially for baby blankets. Yum!

anne@andamento

Great! I was just checking your blog to see again the recent links about acrylic and here are even more tempting yarn links.
I like the chalky colours I have to say. I have to force myself to use bright yellow/orange though as you say sometimes it does give other colours a lift.
You've certainly been busy, both "almost done" projects are lovely!

Lisha

I just love your colours. You have a great talent for working the colours together. It brings me such joy to see your work in pictures. Thanks for sharing your hooky experiences.

Lishaxx

Shelley in SC

Yes, the chalky colors aren't quite you, but the blanket is fun and lined with the fleece will be a wonderful, cuddly blanket! Love those bottom cotton colors. Now THAT'S the Attic 24 we know and love : )!

Lynne

Oh oh oh! Delish yarny woolly things Lucy! So lovely to see you back here again with your cosy little caravan to prettify, and your basket of tempting wool .... want, want, want. Thanks to you, and you alone, well and some ladies I bumped into at my local deli who were sipping coffee and had woolly things all over their table, I've finally learned how to Do It. Not 'It' It (I've got four kids, I know how to do that!) but Hooky Madness! The only trouble is now that I can't seem to stop! Can't wait to see what you come up with next. Thanks so much for your colourful inspiration, I'm a happy little hooker now :)

Robbie

Hi Lucy, Loving your last 3 blogs and soooooooo close together. THANKS, we love you!! Love the bright colors best, but I think cotton is heavy!? What do you think.....a blanket be could heavy and maybe loose it's shape!? A little Acrylic is nice with wool, in the US we have Paton/Decor and it is washable and nice to work with and affordable. Just an idea! Thanks for this blog and all of your wohderful creations. Love, Robbie

Yarndude

I can't believe you've been crocheting for such a short time! All of your stuff is gorgeous, especially those last squares. WOW!

Jeannette..aka..Bonzogirl

RICO colours definately have the vibe...re leeds indoor mrkt and garlands...lovely oriental girl selling them in the middle half way down towards the outdoors mrkt...went for an outing from my wilds in wensleydale...and thought hey..themed garden party ..hoola hoola party..garlands draped every where..seriously cool...so me and obviously so you!!!!!and pocket money price..yipeee

Hen

Ah Lucy, I fear I just can't get to like that man made stuff. I made my round cushion cover in 50/50 wool/acrylic yarn which wasn't even that cheap (but a great colour, why is acrylic in great colours?) and I still didn't like it. Then again, I must confess that although I bought a lovely stash of Debbie Bliss cotton recently, I don't like that either (or Rowan cotton), I find cotton too stiff for my arthritic hands. On hols, I experimented with various types of cashmerino type stuff. Oh joy, so gorgeous! The best has to be my alpaca though, swoon. My latest buy is the new Amy Butler/Rowan yarn, have you seen it? Organic 50/50 cotton/wool mix, seriously beautiful colours, as you'd expect, but a nasty price tag (over £5 hence I only bought one ball!) Will be interested to see how you get on in your adventures...
Love Hen xxx

Anna

Love love love the colours in the lat two photos - such a happy selection. Will look into rico creative cotton - always interested in a new yarn (its the yarn obsession speaking!)

Martha

Only two years?? Wow...you are amazing.
I LOVE your color choices.
:o)

Gillie

Lucy, you have been missde up here in the Malverns, then three posts in a row!You must have heard me moaning to the ladies in the charity shop( great source of wool) that my muse was gone, defunct, no more.. I love the fact that you are now looking at slightly less expensive wool options - but what a about an Attic 24 recipe... (please) Love the colours, see what you mean about the yellow and hope that the Little pople are all well and can hardly wait for the posts on the Van - does she have a name yet????

Inga Helene

I like the colours of your latest work. They're so bright and joyful :-).

My take on choosing yarn is quite simple. I always use Dale Baby Wool. It started by coincidence. I needed a woolen yarn to substitute a fairly thin traditional yarn for Selbu mittens (It's those traditional Norwegian mittens in black and white). I wanted bright colours and the yarn was so suitable. It's also soft and can stand a few rounds in the washing machine on wool cycle without looking awful. And you should see the colours! They're definitely Lucyish and as for snuggleability it's got an A+! I don't know what you pay for designer's yarn in England, but this yarn costs around 3 pound pr 50 grams (175 meter).Check it out if you can.

rachel

Hello,it's a very charming place to visit, I'm allways in a good mood when I came here!!!
Thanks a lot
Rachel

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