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May 12, 2010


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Lisa Whittle

Hi Lucy, Love, love, love your blog! Right now, I’m working on the “Bella Dia Blog” baby blanket - you inspired me when I was reading through your Yarn Talk of May 12 2010 (using Kool Kotton). I’m wondering how you finished up a border? I kind of like the way the ends of the 2 dcs at the end of the rows look, but not looking forward to darning in the ends - lol! Just curious.


Love to have the pattern crochet stripe blanket.


Hi I was wondering do you have the pattern for this blanket as not being a confordint crocheting expert I would love to give it a try as you said it was just one stitch so where could I go wrong. Ha ha

Beverly Jones

Hello my name is Beverly , l just love making blankets also and love all your pallets of colour and l have just place an order with WoolWareHouse .

Robin Summers

I never got your address Lucy. Can you send it to me? I really would love to send this box to you!!

Robin Summers
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Robin Summers

Yes Lovey snuggleability is definately a word. May not be spelled right but I think it is a word. I worry whenever I have a blanket that I am making it is feeling stiff. But in the end worries aren't necessary. The more manipulating you do with the yarn the softer it gets. I would give an arm to go yarn shopping with you. That would be just the cat's meow. LOL I so wish I had your addie. I have a lovely package here I want to mail to you. I am just not sure you are still using the po box you had for the mandelas. If you can let me know I would so enjoy sending this package to you. Here is my email. Remove all the spaces a c c t i n g m a j o r @ y a h oo .com Lots of hooky love Luce!


I LOVE Rico Creative too and it's very good value. I'm wondering what you think are the benefits of acrylic vs cotton/wool. I tend to use things like Rowan hand knit or merino and I try to live as natural a life as possible in this modern world. Obviously price is a pro for acrylic and I've seen some beautiful colours by Stylecraft but I've never enjoyed working with it and I don't know if it's just the yarn snob in me! x


This is the wool: http://www.mullocksauctions.co.uk/wmsimages/nov10images/199.jpg


Hi, I write from Italy to know if you have, or if you can get hold of this type
of wool: CHADWICK'S WOOL AND NYLON 477, it is an old wool darning.
I look forward to your feedback Yours faithfully

Francesco Contarini


Nice to find this post and review of Rico cotton as I'm about to order it and it does seem very tempting. They have some other attractive colours like - clay and nougat and vanilla... ehhh

Love your blog, thanks for sharing! :))

Nikki Slade

Hey. I really love your vintage stripe blanket and would LOVE the pattern for it like how big you made it and how exactly you made it. I would really appreciate it if you would/could. Thanks let me know something please!


Lucy....did you ever finish off the vintage stripy blanket with edging and backing?

I'm nearing the end of one using all my old scraps....it's already been claimed by my 3 year old!

Just looking for ideas to edge... xxxx


Hi Lucy, I wondered if you could help me. Im doing a vintage strip blanket and have followed the pattern on the link. The only problem is the blanket seems to be growing each row! If I continue like this the top will be half the size of the bottom! Kate xxxxx


Do you know of another place that sells Rico Creative Cotton? The selection of yarn at that site isn't that bright and colorful anymore. Oh and would need to be shipped to the States


Could you please share the DC join-as-you-go method? It looks fantastic.

Emily Macfadyen

I'm pretty new to crochet but getting more and more enthusiastic every day. Your blog is the most brilliant thing I've found so far. Thank you so much! :>


Carole Cohen

Is Petrol black? Looking for black. Can't I call and place an order?


Hi Lucy, I need your help, pls could you tell me your e-mail adress? I will send you a photo of my wrong grannie and my questions for this mistakes.
Thanks a million in advanced.

Tine Juhl

I would really like to know how much yarn I should order to make a beautiful blanket like this? Is it 15 balls, and what are the measures for the blanket?
I hope you can find time to answer my questions.

I love following your colorful blog!


Hi Lucy..
Just to let you know that I love this place!
Lovely pictures, colours and projects!
Just decided to make a Vest, a hippie vest in your choice of colours!!
Lets seee!!!


Hi Lucy, your fairy cakes are beautiful...can you share the recipe?


dear lucy
i only just discovered your site.
I decided to pick up my long lost hobby crocheting but forgot a little how to do it so decided to look for some new inspiration on the internet. Well i can say i am inspired a lot by your blog!!! Beautifull things you have made and your enthousiasm is really contagious. Unfortunately i am dutch so have to surf a little more for dutch sites for fabrics etc. Will certainly visit you blog again..


I am colombian living in Swindon, south of England, I did learn crochet when I was young... now I want to crochet again!!
I love your blog!!
I love your work!
I love your choice of colors!!




just bought my "Lucy" pack from First yarns....did you know they had a pack named after you!? Too much fun. I can't wait to get my hands on it. I can never find pretty yarns in my own town, too small.....

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