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May 11, 2010


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Alicia P.

OMGosh. How wondrous.

The first name that popped into my head was "Marjory." Can't wait to see what she becomes.


Fantastic! Your children have such beautiful memories in store for them! I hope to do something similar with my 4yo, she is always asking if we can go camping... as for the blankies in acrylic wool, go for it! Acrylic is hard wearing, easy to wash, and softens over time with use. Perfect:)


definitely 'Bob'....bob bob bob bob bobbing along....


Miss Daisy sounds like a splendiferous name for your 'girl'.



I'm with J! I think CONNIE is a super great name for the caravan. How much fun you are/will be having with your new charmer. Keep us posted with the updates.


How about Carrie Caravan? She looks like a Carrie. Perhaps she doesn't act like one, I don't know! Sounds like you are having so much fun. I have been looking at teardrop campers for me and my man. Hope my dream comes true.


he he you sound so happy - it is infectious!

I really hope you enjoy it for a looooooooonnnnnnnnnnggggg



Sounds an idylic weekend, I'm so pleased all went well for you. Acrylic wool blankets not that bad - I have a double sized 'granny' I picked up in a charity shop - as still trying to master something bigger than a coaster! It's been used as ground blanket for crawling baby, picnics, bed throw on cold nights, sofa throw ... washed and tumble dried countless times and still same size shape etc so has it's merits.
Good luck with the new adventure ... does the naming come before or after the transformation though? Hows about Henrietta?

Anna-Karin, Sweden

Hi Lucy! It sounded so lovely, on your first "caravan-trip"! Hope Little Lady is feeling better now.
I've don some blankets in acrylic, and they were "cheap" to make and they are so easy to wash. And when you are gonna have them in the caravan, I think it's a wise thing to make them in acrylic. But of course, it's not merino wool, and I think that's just the softest ever...
Have a lovely week!
Love from Anna xxx


dear lucy, really enjoyed your post. how i envy you for all the exitment going on. my name suggestion: harriet. greedy to hear more, more, more about the caravaning gipsy life, jo


How nice to do the first trip - that is always special! Love the pics!


Lucy - have you been to Craven Court wool shop in Keighley or Coldspring Mills in Denholme. Both great places for caravan blankie yarn. Love the name Connie!


Dear Attic 24, thank you, i was worried about the greek crisis and you made me smile and smile again, how beautiful is life isn'it?

French Knots

We have a caravan too and are enjoying making memories in it visiting lots of beautiful places. We joined the caravan club and their sites often have children around, mine always find someone to make friends with and have adventures. An awning is handy for wet days as it gives a bit more space and great for eating ( almost) outside if it is a bit chilly. Also handy for storing the bikes and buggy!


ooh how lovely, I bet it will look super fab when you've hooked your magic through the van. We have a folding camper and I definately get where you are coming from with your enthusiasm it's just so exciting to get out into the fresh air, fantastic. Lucy, there is a gorgeous site at appletreewick (called masons campsite) which isn't too far from you and it's a great site for kids, my son loves it as he gets to play in the stream and run around and have good fresh air fun and games. As for suggested names how about Matlida??

take care
love Jxx


HOW FUN! must have been like playing house the whole trip! i LOVE playing house! and the snaps on flickr are so cool. i imagine the joy of having your soon-to-be-named van all fitted out. the process will be blog fodder, i know, and we all await eagerly each installment! it is even ok being sick on a camp out, huh? hope everyone is well soon! jkj

Fruitful Fusion

Lucy, I've SO enjoyed reading this post! Glad you had a lovely time. Thanks you for sharing it with us!

The Hayfield Bonus DK is nice. I've used it quite a bit but I want to try out the Stylecraft Special now!


Reading your post was like a breath of fresh air, I felt like I was there too.
Everytime I read Attic 24 Im sure I hear my crotchet needles clacking together urging me to come and play. Shame I havent mastered it yet......but im trying.


don't diss the cheapo dk ^_*
I use it for grannygoodness and find it crochets up a treat!
luckily my local shop sells hundreds of colours so choosing is a dream:
*peep here > http://www.flickr.com/photos/chocolategirl64/4557524957/
jealous of your caravan: I dream of a vw!
❤☯ ~~~~ Dee x


Awesome caravan post, looks like you had a fab-you-lous time :-D Excellent stuff.
Now, acrylic-ness. I raided your little LYS on Saturday and scored myself some Stylecraft for my sister's Birthday Blanket (acrylic necessary for a blanket that is destined for a university house lol) and it is really rather good. It's got a bit more stretch to it than wool, but oh my it's nice to the touch. Definitely feels different from wool and cotton, but it is Quite All Right. I used Hayfield/Sirdar Bonus on that ripple (the blue, red and white stripes) and it wasn't nice to work with imo, it was quite friction-y to work with and slightly hard work to pull through the loops. Other people may disagree but I prefer the Stylecraft hands down.
P.S, I can't WAIT to see what you do with your caravan on the inside! I bet she will look just like the ones in the book, that is just *SO* your style.
Lots of love xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


wow! i'm so excited for you and i`m SO jealous...:D

greetings from germany


I'm so glad you all had a lovely weekend out and about (except for the young people's illness - poor things :( )

I completely agree about that first deep breath of air first thing in the crisp morning of camping, I live for that sort of stuff!

Lisa Ferguson

I think you might enjoy this website www.sistersonthefly.com
it is a group of women that love their vintage caravans and love fly fishing and hanging out with other women. There are some really cute trailers in here.


My car is named Buttercup, so I get the need to name the caravan! When I was a child, my grandparents had a travel trailer, and Dad would take us three kids on trips to the coast. On rainy days, he'd bake drop biscuits in the tiny oven and we'd have them with butter and mugs of cocoa. Bliss! As for yarn, a wool/acrylic blend would be washable, snuggly, and affordable.

Kaz Jones

There is a quite extraordinary blog that I read written by an artist in Arizona named Vanessa Valencia. Her blog's called 'A Fanciful Twist' and the latest posting is here - http://afancifultwist.typepad.com/a_fanciful_twist/2010/05/crescendoh.html. She has what she calls a gypsy theatre caravan that she has prettified, there are some pictures on the link above but more here: http://afancifultwist.typepad.com/a_fanciful_twist/2009/12/gypsy_love.html

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