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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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November 09, 2012


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If taxes and insurance are paid upfront and have your money back with the amount within 30 days closing super real 1 they must behave responsibly in paying back the money amount.


ahhh, i see you got your nespresso machine. whatelse? ;) Do you have delivery companies for coffee (i mean next day if you get out of coffee) there or stores to buy the capsules?
Portuguese people just drink lots of coffee. ;))

The place where you live is just gorgeous and thanks for sharing your lovely home and beautiful and colorful crochet. xxx

Carolyn.  N.Z.

Hi Lucy,that sounded a lovely lazy family time. I was excited to find the Antiques Roadshow showing in NZ this Sat was in Saltaire, I had never heard of it until I read you lovely blog last week. We watched it avidly, next week is Saltaire again so we will be watching. Sadly I didnt see you there !!! Cheers Carolyn N.Z

Lou @ Make Do Sew

You have been nominated for the 'Very Inspiring Blogger Award' because I love what you do. Click on the link to see the nomination www.makedosew.com


Hi Lucy,

Love your site!!! I live in the Midwest/US in NW Indiana and love looking at your photos of scenery and of your BEAUTIFUL projects! Especially love your use of varied and bright colors in yarn and flower arrangements as well. I use them as my desktop background and they always make me smile.

I too love my coffee frothy and milky and wondered how you got it that way out of the Nespresso??? Do you pour milk as well as water into the machine??? Looks delicious!

THANKS for the info!


I loveeee my nespresso machine - you'll have to update us on your fave flavours :)


Your week sounds lovely! The rippled afghan is GORGEOUS! I knit a blanket once for a friend, and when he used it at first, I was so nervous he would do something to hurt it. But it's so amazing to see something well-used and well-loved, as you intended when you made it.


I too spent most of half term in my pyjamas being cosy inside.
I love Saltaire, it's definitely one of my happy places, somewhere I go to cheer myself up and feel a bit better about life, it never fails.

Amanda Thornton

great photos- my house has been in the same 'do as you wish' phase the past couple days...lots of tv,chess,hot chocolate and knitting :) i finally managed to do somethin a little more productive, I brought in some flowers from our garden and set the table- ridding the dining table of all my scattered coursework!

I shared some lovely photos of the floral setting on my blog: http://thorntonjournal.blogspot.com/2012/11/a-floral-setting.html


Cate  Davis

Hi Lucy!
Another lovely blog that just made me smile. I've been following your blog for a few months since a friend recommended it and I've been inspired to take up crochet again. I've just completed my first project in years (a baby blanket for baby number 2 due in March) and started a new blanket this weekend. I was wondering what kind of crochet hooks you (or any other followers) recommend. Ive been using an old set of aluminium ones that are ok - but not brilliant and debating what to put on the list for Father Christmas this year...
Keep blogging!

Cate x


Looks like a fun half term. I like your slapdash parenting style very much, it sounds just like my sort of parenting! x


Hi Lucy,
Would it be possible for you to share your email?
I would like to ask you a couple of questions. You can email it to me at [email protected]
Of course if you don't mind.
Thank you!

Angela-Southern U.S.A.

Looks like a wonderful time together!I SO miss those den building times,although we still hang out in the pj's from time to time(all-day).We all love a good rainy day(I know we're odd).It's a good excuse to lounge about,doing nothing :0The windows are gorgeous! Funny, I spent part of the day Saturday washing the outsides of mine(sadly not the flip inward type)so it was up and down the latter for me,but a loovely fall day to work outside.
The join as you go granny is looking lovely,I did one in fall colors awhile back,for the porch swing,it's nice to snuggle under and watch the day give way to night(til it gets too cold).Working on a ripple in the round(Christmas)right now,teen colors-black,white and two shades of gray.For it to be maining dark colors,it's turning out lovely.Love bonfires,we like to do them(at home)in the fall and sometimes winter too, set around reminiscing and roasting marshmellows.Congrats on the coffee machine,I know you'll enjoy!

Anne Marie

Love your pictures, it's a part of the world I'd love to move to when we can.

I have a Nespresso but it's the Magimix one which is rounder and shorter, but it was bought in a hurry and was a great bargain in the sale, as it was my Christmas present last year. Husband isn't a 'shopper around' person and so I went for it. The coffee is fantastic bit I've given over trying to 'taste' the different varieties, the novelty does wear off after a while, as if you have milky coffee, like I did after the first few weeks, you can't really be too precious about it.

What I don't like is with the Espresso blends, you only get little shots, so I now buy the Lungo versions and so it doesn't spoil the coffee if you run too much water through it.

Enjoy your coffee and get lots of treats through the Nespresso club!


Hi Lucy... all your photos are spectacular. I am interested in the granny square pattern in thecolorful square blanket shown in the photo right before the firework photos begin... the caption begins with little b had such a great day!. Do you have this particular granny square in your tutorials or do you know where I can find it online? If not, how many do you chain for the befinning circle and how many tc (dc in us terms) do you crochet into this beginning chain circle? Then I assume it is 3 tc (dc) in each space separated by 1 ch and 6 in every corner with 2 ch in the middle of those 6. I read both of your joining granny square tutorials and I think I like the joining granny square technique better than the join as you go technique. Which joining tecnique did you use for this particular blanket?... I think it is the long horizontal and vertical technique instead of the join as you go technique. Am I right? I can tell becoz the colors don't blend into one another. The distinction is crisp and clear colorful squares. Thank you for getting back to me. I really enjoy reading your blog. And if you know of any other interesting blogs that I might enjoy I would appreciate your telling me about them. Besides your blog, the only other one I read is crochetology.net and now that I've read all of Fatima's and all of yours I need another one to help occupy my spare time. ....wishing you another wonderful day (which I am sure you will undoubtablly have today and every other day this year) ...gamzulatova.


Sounds like a lovely half-term break to me - just the ticket to re-charge the old batteries!! I love your new windows - how is it that your lounge window is so much higher than the houses opposite? I just wondered as it seem like you are a floor above them? just fascinated that's all - in our last home in England the living area was on the first floor and the beds and baths on the ground floor!!


Lovely post, I always feel just a bit homesick after reading your blog. Yorkshire lass who lives deep in the SE.

But anyway, I was looking for info/ or an email address for you, but can't see one, so I hope you will see this comment.

I'm doing a Christmas fayre with some friends and I love your snowflake pattern, and have been playing making garlands and hanging decorations. Is it ok to sell them? I can't see any restrictions, so but just double checking.

I thought I would use the donation button after the fayre, seems only fair.

Anyhoos if you'd like to email me my addy is [email protected]



Your windows are wonderful, I'm rather green with envy as the sashs in our house could do with some renovation ok replacement.

Lisa Hepi

So refreshing to hear someone speaking candidly, I thought we were the only family who loves staying at home in pyjamas and making dens:) Btw I am making a cushion based on your summer garden granny squares with a white background. Thank you for your inspiration , I love reading your blog. Mental note to self, need blankets;)


What a lovely happy week ... sounds like everyone had a whale of a time ... Bee xx


Love those beautiful spoons! Your home always looks so inviting! Thanks for sharing, and enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Love the windows. Wish I could find someone as good to do ours (and the funds!!). My kids build dens out of vintage hand embroidered tablecloths pegged together which were bequeathed to me. I sometimes wonder what the dear old aunts who made them would think but they bring so much pleasure being used for den building! xx


I feel so lucky to be able to look in on your youthful, colorful world. Your blog is a bright spot in my day. And I wish I could snuggle Little B off to dreamland. Sigh.... maybe someday I'll have some grandkids. My Baby is now 6'2", and I have to trick him into snuggling.

("Come sit here, I want to show you this . Oh, it's chilly, share this blanket with me. Here, have a little of this hot buttered popcorn while we look at and talk over this . Is that muscle near your shoulder blade still sore? Here we'll put this pillow in my lap and you put your head down here, and I'll give that muscle a nice massage." So, it's therapeutic, but it is definitely NoT "Snuggling With Mummy". )


Sounds a proper Holiday, no pressure. When you have sorted your bedroom, can you come and do mine please Lucy? It is in dire need of TLC and cheering up!


This is all so amaaaazingly beautiful. I think I'd quite like to spend a day with you, having a milky coffee and sitting by the sunny window. You make it all look so divine. I must say, I can hardly wait for the big ta-da on the new ripple. The colors are just spectacular.

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