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  • Hello! Thank you so much for visiting me in the Attic, it's lovely to see you. My name is Lucy and I'm a happily married Mum with three children. We live in a cosy terraced house on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales in England which we are slowly renovating and making home. I have a passion for crochet and colour and love to share my creative journey. I hope you enjoy your peek into my colourful little world x

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May 12, 2010

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Kelley

I just LOVE the Vintage Vertical Stripe pattern, and started to make my own, but... all those ends! How do you deal with them?

Caro

Made my Lucy Yarn Bag too big, so it became a cushion. Am about a quarter of the way into the summer flower granny square blanket, and now more colour love! This is an excellent find! Will be following the hordes towards Rico Creative Cotton. Thanks Lucy. PS Could we have the joining stitch you used in your squares?

Sally

Thank you for the mention of your Ravelry group! I wondered if there was one, and there it is. :) Btw, your blog is amazing!

Emma

snuggleability is definitely a word!

Thankyou for writing this. I'm very new to the world of crochet and have found a lot of rather pretentious blogs saying you must use this or that yarn and it's always very expensive (and often only to be found in America!). Thanks for a more honest and , to me, reassuring post. I will definitely check out the Rico creative cotton and your Ravelry group

:)

Carolina

Hello! It's been a while...
I'm here just to share a beautiful thing I found on Flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/babukatorium/4447081260/in/faves-13789570@N08/

It's in my faves' and I just fell in love with it... I'm still trying to figure out how she managed to make such a combination of yarns...

Big hug!

limecat

I am very, very envious of your yarn stash!

kathleen

Hi!

I'm currently working on an Attic-inspired granny squares blanket and I'm using some of the Rico cotton. I was instantly drawn to the bright colours in my local yarn shop, like nothing else in there! I agree, though, it's very splitty! It makes work a little slow. My local yarn shop in North Lincolnshire has a website, and they do it for £1.82 a ball. They also sell my knitting bags, needle rolls, and needle cases too (although she never has got round to putting them on her site)!

Wendi in Biarritz

Hi Lucy,
Did you happen to wash your Ricco designs yarn to test it and see if it was color fast? I bought a ton of Rico Designs "Romy", 100% cotton 50 gram balls, 85m suggested hook size 4 to 4,5 and I hooked up a beautiful baby blanket for a friend. It was in pinks, lavender, purple and white. Well when I washed it in cold water the white was no longer white, it was light pink. I also made your big crocheted bag out of the same yarn-and I'm scared to death to wash it. I've got about 20 balls of the stuff left but I'm now afraid to use it. I hope you have better luck!

Amanda

just joined ravelry - hurrah

this is a weekend of firsts- my daughters first night in her own room- a new diet for a new me - a new fab knit group - summers coming and it all looks great!

Amanda

those poor ladies at the yarn place obviously dont know whats hit them - well done lucy!

Emma Veenhuizen

Thanks you so much for the links! I live in Australia and it's so hard to find cotton in such vibrant colours. I just did an order through First4Yarns and I'm SO EXCITED! I love looking at your blog for inspiration, so thanks!
Emma

Dorien Ruben

What a great idea to just fill up your basket and use up everything. And I love that you have bright colours again :)

Carolinagrrl

"We have sunshine in the bag again" I just love that sentence :-)

Sarah

I *love* your color combinations!!

Rona

Hope you are on commission! Your work and choice of colour shows everything off to its best!

Froukje

I've only worked with polyacrylic yarns so far, out of budgetary concerns (very tight budget here). But I'm very pleased with the softness of some of them. They don't really split, it's very easily washable as well.

My favourite is ONLine, Linie 50. 50 grams for just under a pound... I order online from a dutch store, But I'm guessing it'll be more widely available elsewhere. It's a German brand.

My other yarns are cheap ones (under a pound for 100 grams) from Dutch chainstores. One of them is nice, the other ones are too muffled and a little coarse for my taste...

Jacquie

My blog roll tells me you posted yesterday but when I try to link to it it doesn't work !!
I'm so frustrated .Has anyone else had a problem?
Jacquie x

Erica

Beautiful squares so far! Like you, I prefer more vibrant colors, but the softer shades make a nice change, too. Very much looking forward to the progress of your new blankie. And I absolutely adore Yarn Talk. If it were a TV program, I'd tune in regularly! I need people with whom to discuss yarn. INTERESTED people, I should clarify. :-)

Christina

Such a fun post! I just finished a very small baby blankie and am feverishly in search for my next project. Know that feeling? Your colors inspire me - I've always had to make things 'match' so I am excited to go buy a rainbow of yarn! See you on Ravelry - thanks for the invite!

Laura

I bought Kool Kotton yesterday! Admittedly it was pricier than yours, but then I was in central London. I liked the purple enough to try it out, but looking at your squares, I think I'm going to have to go over to Creative Cotton, because those colours are just gorgeous.

*cough* That is, once I've used up the milk cotton that I picked out of the bargain bin at John Lewis, and the Cygnet DK that I'm in love with at my local charity shop...

Cilla Cameron

Hi lovely colours but I know what you mean about missing the orange and yellow it gives a bit of pizzaz! I don't buy much yarn as I only dip in and out of crochet and knitting once in a blue moon........but since coming across your blog I have crocheted your lovely bag and a couple other bits...I buy cream DK or aran and dye it myself it works out about £1 per 50 grms .. the fun of dyeing it is sooooo exciting..I am a wool baby and not keen to use acrylics...I usually buy wool offers from ebay or charity shops . I use acid dyes you only need a small roasting pan and the 3 primary colours and black and hey presto.......have fun and thank for your inspiration Cilla

jeane

i love your topic yarn talk and the tangerine goes well with pistachio!! it is so your style!! and oh, the mute colors does look nice too on close-up.

Claire

As always you share everything with us! No wonder you have so many followers of your blog. Thanks!

Jennifer

Hi Lucy! I am working on the crochet bag you created a tutorial for. I've also made the hexagon blanket and ripple blanket you shared too! If you have a spare moment, which I know is difficult when you have a little one :), I would like to know how you make your circle connections so perfect! When I connect a round with a slip stitch and start a new round there is a big gaping seam, but your's doesn't seem to have that. Just curious. Thanks. I love reading your blog! Thanks for all the hooky inspiration!! keralara@gmail.com

Pati

Hi Lucy,
Those last colours are gorgeous!! And yes, please let us know how you do the border, I love it! Night, night... xx Pati from London

Joey

So great to see your latest finds...and I have just purchased some of that yarn in the blues to have a go at making a smallish blanket. Love checking in daily to your blog-your words and colours are uplifting to the soul!! Thanks Lucy.

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