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  • 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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June 19, 2012


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Hi Lucy, i like your flowery picnic blanket, very cheerful! Thought you might like to see how i used the same fabric! :)


Molly x


Can you share the cupcake recipe (with USA measurements). Looks yummy.
Keep her knitting and crocheting. Just think how much she'll know by the time she is a momma!

mary. D.

its great that both you and your little girl are enjoying crochet time together.when my mother was living,i just wasnt interested in anything other than knitting,my mum done some really nice things in 4ply, i have only started to learn how to crochet and have picked up a few project, just reading your blog,so thanks Lucy


Your world is Beautiful!

B.T.W.How old is your daughter? My son is 7 1/2 and wants to learn crochet. He's not a very patient learner!!!


So beautiful, you and your little gal crocheting together. Her work is perfect, and I know you are just shining, inside and out. :)

Rainbow Prams

What a beautiful summary of a lovely weekend, you must be so proud of your little wool prodigy! That's fantastic. I was just mulling over this very day the fact that I feel a little distant from my little ones, your post has inspired me to create some memory frames and paste all the good things for each one with all my little ones! And create new ones too for memories, hopefully, as wonderful as yours xx


I love your pics of your idyllic little spot. If only I didn't live on the other side of the world! Your ripples are going well! Still LOVE the colors.How exciting Little Lady wants to crochet. She's doing great!


What a lovely blog you have. I came here on the advice of http://amcinnisartworks.blogspot.com/. I am so glad I did! I love the colorful photos and the stories of family bliss. I can't wait until my two are big enough for similar adventures.


Wonderful... and that last photo is my favourite. :)


My mother taught me to knit and crochet when I was 5. I guess they did in those days - I am now 78!! My daughter is handy with the needle(s) too but my granddaughter is hopeless!! Lovely to be able to pass on these skills. I still knit and crochet and have bought the yarn for your ripple blanket. Thanks for sharing your life with us.


It looks like your 're-balancing' is well underway! Nothing like some family time, baking and yarn to help that process along!

Linking to you in today's post


What a gorgeous job she did on her granny square & the beginning of her scarf!


Hi Lucy,

I visit your blog frequently, since more than a year now I think. Everytime I read your writings I feel so happy inside. You really have the quality to see things so positive and it helps me to enjoy my life too! By your writings I stay inspired in living and enjoying life and bring colour to it! Thank you and please continue!

(from Holland)


I taught my 10 year old to crochet a few months ago. She is well on the way to finishing a giant granny blanket, has made tons of bracelets and little purses and pouches. Daddy got a blue one to keep his screws in for Fathers Day!
I share your feeling of joy and satisfaction to have been able to give her this skill so early when I only learned myself 18 months ago


How lovely that your daughter is taking on a skill of yours. It looks like she is also going to be very talented! What a wonderful picnic spot. It's lovely to take time out to do something like that. Rachel x


What a beautiful post, it brought back such happy memories for me of visiting the Dales and falling in love with exactly this stretch of the river for all the reasons you mention. And did you look for the carved mice in Hubberholme church? My children enjoyed doing that when they were small. I was introduced to this spot by a boyfriend from Yorkshire, more than 40 years ago and though we parted I have never lost my enjoyment of the Dales. I took my children there when my son was about 12 and remember driving over into the top of Swaledale from Kirkby Stephen. As we drove along, my son exclaimed in awed tones about the beauty of the landscape and my heart lifted - what a joy to find such appreciation in a boy of his age. Now he is a Landscape Architect, I often wonder whether the seeds for that were laid at that time.
And thankyou for sharing the joy you felt, in your life - we should all appreciate more what we have.
Your daughter is proving an adept needlewoman, this will undoubtedly bring her a lot of pleasure. With my first grandchild - a little girl! - due in September, I have recently rediscovered the joy of crochet (after a break of more than 20 years when I got distracted into counted thread crossstitch which is now proving too demanding for these old eyes!) and I am busy on various projects for her, including a ripple blanket! And hopefully, in the fullness of time, I can teach her to crochet. I cannot knit, sadly, have never got on with it but my mother-in-law was a wonderful knitter, right up until she died at 97 and she taught my daughter to knit - which I know my daughter treasures as a legacy from her Grandma.
Sorry to go on so long, you have stirred many memories for me!


I taught my daughter, 32, to crochet two years ago. She made one pinwheel and gave everything back saying she would never do any. Several months later she asked me to send her some Debbie Bliss yarn(she is in India) and she made a lovely baby ripple blanket for a friend. Funny, this crochet business, how it grabs you. Incidentally, between the pinwheel and the blanket she started reading your blog..... Could that have had anything to do with it?


Wonderful post to browse through and I really appreciate your attitude and values of family and life. I think my next project will have to be a ripple blanket!
It was so good to read about your DD learning to crochet... I was teaching my own "grown up, and married with a family" DD in Germany last week!
I've posted a link to you on my blog in thanks for your inspiration which led me to the resulting cardigan and hat I have just made for my little grandee. Thanks so much and take a peek if you've time. It's on the WOYWW 159 post.
Lv JoZarty x


Yes, the odd perfect day almost makes all the rain worth it - these are the days we remember from our childhood. Your little ones will reminisce about picnics by the river in the sunshine when they have their own little ones.


Perfect. Absolutely perfect!

Linda J

Wow, Lucy, what a talented daughter you have! Such a fast learner! I totally understand the way you feel - there's something really special about a mother and daughter doing things together - it's a very special bond, and one that I'm lucky enough to have with my own daughter, who's nearly 18. I love the Sirdar Snuggly Smiley Stripes, too - I knitted a scarf with the red/orange/pink/yellow one last year - must find something to crochet with it! I just love looking at it in the ball, though - it's like a little ball of sunshine! :-)

Lynda M O

Such a neat thing when our daughters take up what we love. Good for you both. Beach tent is really a welcome item when we are out with our family; affording a modicum of privacy and an anchor to our adventure is how it feels to me.

emmie and emma

that's such a heart warming and joyfully colourful post Lucy, thank you for sharing your life with us, with mess and beauty which we all have in equal measure! the trick I think is simply to love the 'mess' as proof of a happy creative home filled with children! my daughter is now 14 and loves to get creative, very independent now but I am so proud and amazed by what she makes just as you are with your children! xx

Lynne Gill

What a simply lovely post, Lucy, and one which you can come back to when you feel low. You have really struck a chord with people re enjoying being a parent, so often we read abojt the problems and stresses - they might be true, but the good things are true as well. You tell it like it is, good for you.


Hi, sounds like a nice weekend. I wish I paid more attention when my mom and grandma were teaching me. I have started knitting again but will have to go visit my mom for some crochet lessons.

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