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February 16, 2014


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Can't wait to see the new bag design!! :)

Fiona Marchant

Having completed a crocheted storage basket bag thingy this week, I have been inspired to do a granny striped blanket. Going well, apart from the ache in my forearm from too much hooky xx looking forward to seeing your new bag xx

Michele Pinney

Lucy you constantly make my day. Thank you so much xxx


James C Brett chunky is ok to use and not expensive. I used it to make an infinity scarf for my sister.


Daffodils, Wales' national flower, my favourite :) I love the colours in that chunky blanket, really cosy. I think a stripe blanket like this will be my next project. I must finish this on first though haha!

Cathy x


Hi Lucy,
I discovered your blog only about two weeks ago, as I was searching for a ripple pattern to use in two blankets destined for two handmade doll cradles (courtesy of my handy husband) for our just about two-year-old daughter and her cousin.
Thank you for brightening my world with your warm-hearted accounts of your life and crafts. We live on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada, but I grew up in Germany. Your pictures of the cobblestoned streets, centuries-old homes and checker-board fields on your beloved hills make my heart ache for the tidiness and history of Europe, but also make me take a loving look at the details of our wilder version of things here.
You are an inspiration. Thank you. I hope you have a wonderful start to the week! Hanna


Snow! Wow! All we have had is rain and rain and rain. The hooking looks good. Will enjoy seeing the bag. I have only been crocheting hearts and the mood blanket. But it has been great fun. Pop over! http://eclectichomelife.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/valentines-and-crafting.html?m=1

Anne Marie

I can just 'smell the coffee' and know exactly what you mean, having a Nespresso too, (we've discussed this). Your poached egg picture makes me want to make one right now!

I would love to try some Blue Faced Leicester Aran, which appears to look rather chunky too. If you wanted cheap chunky but not cheap cheap yarn, look at my favourite local Yarn barn The Black Sheep, who have all sorts of fantastic yarn on very very good offers at the moment, particularly the chunky stuff, as Spring is hopefully on the not too far horizon.

Ruth @Shabby Chic Crochet

Hi Lucy,

Its getting warmer where I live. Crocheting is most fun when its cold.. :)

That's a beautiful color scheme!! BTW, your FB page just got an additional like.. :) I would be honored to have you visit mine.. :)

Have a great week


Cygnet yarns quite nice ;) for chunky x


Okay - so maybe you managed to resist squeeeee-ing at us, but just so you know there is squealing going on here at the prospect of a new Attic24 bag!
Oh no, is it too soon to order chunky - my two Attic24 packs for granny stripe blankets only arrived last week and that represents quite a lot of hooky.


The weather is truly crazy isn't it, we had gales here in Cambs UK too, nearly lost our carport with our vintage camper in it :-/ Spring will be here soon, do not fear ...... I CANNOT wait :-)


Looking forward to the new bag design, would love to see a bit of snow here instead of all the rain and gales, have a good half term lets hope for some more sunshine like today
Clare x

Angela-Southern USA

It seem to be the common feel for a lot of people, me included, this non settling feeling, wanting to deep clean, and make something, all at the same time it seems. lol We've had a colder than normal winter, with several snows(not the norm for southern US.)The kids were out of school most of the week due to snow, then today it reached 60F, one day it feels like winter, the next spring. I vote for spring to stay!:) With the chunky yarn, I thought maybe a rug was in the works. I've been hunting some chunky yarn in neutrals, for a basket idea that's been bouncing around in mine. Happy hooking!


Sad :-( that your snow only stayed on the hills and the little people could not sledge .. beautiful day here today and we spent the afternoon walking around the grounds of Osborne House and a guided tour inside ... there were daffodils out in the grounds and the starts of rhubarb peaking out of the ground in the amazing walled garden. Looking forward to the ta-dah on the new chunky bag :-) lots of love Joy xx

Melissia Barron

I have been following your blog for a few months now. I can honestly say that you brighten my day!! Thank you for the glimpse into your lovely life and family.


I don't do facebook but here's a thousand virtual LIKES for you anyway. I'm squealing with you on all your excitement. \=D


I know just what you mean about cobwebs - maybe it's that time of year! I whizzed around yesterday and twirled them all away - so satisfying! Good luck with your cleaning and new bag project. I'm still quilting like a fiend - just can't stop - just can't wait till Spring!

Patchwork Fairy

I am going quite slow with my ripple blanket as I get pains in my hands if I do too much crochet :( It is keeping me lovely and warm now but if the weather gets warmer I will be too hot to make it! I like James C brett chunky variegated wool for some things too, as Jean above said.

Anne Holt

Big cleaning and tidy up day for me too tomorrow Lucy. Once it's done then no guilt feelings when I spend time crocheting and sewing.
Have a good week xx

Chel C

The weather has been truly awful and the hurricane force winds were what really made me miserable, so much destruction! Today was a beautiful respite of blue skies. So glad to see the colourful stripes on your post to brighten the day. Keep warm and safe x


Spring feels like it's so far away! I love using chunky yarns in my knitting projects, but I haven't used any yarns bigger than a worsted for my crochet projects. I can't wait to see your new design!


Oh, I'm loving seeing those cold pictures - quite the exact opposite weather here 'down under'. And random seems just about right for extreme cold (or hot) exactly how I'm feeling - going from one thing to the next and trying out some new sewing projects, some which will get posted on my blog and some which won't! Enjoy the last bit of winter and before you know it all the spring flowers will be in bloom (I remember Yorkshire in spring with such fond memories....).

 Annie epps

I just love following you. You are turning me on to colour, I think I must need it.
My home is ALL white and many neutrals with much texture.
BUT your colours make my heart sing. I've got a lovely basket full of autumn colours tapestry woos and have crotcheted about a dozen small leaves, I love them. Your autumn wreath just inspired me, I just HAD to make some. Now MUST do a hedgehog .?
AND I've just seen the little rabbit on today's blog.
Just the inspiration I have needed this long wet cold dark miserable winter.
I am a full time unpaid carer for my long term partner who is in his 4 th year of Alzheimer's and only 57 now. it's a. Challenging boring existence and lonely so thank you for raising my spirits, interest in crotchetin again and for the COLOUR. Xxxx

Elena Hunt

We have the same weather her in our mountain town in California USA... I love Chunky yarn and can't wait to see what you end up with for your bag!!

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