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August 14, 2013


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Such a lovely blog! I made your Lemon Drizzle Cake over the weekend. Yummy! Thank you for all your wonderful ideas.


I love your crochet! Its so bright and colourful, I love colour too which attracted me to your blog. Your camping trip looked ace, my partner and I went camping with long time friends that weekend too. Our skies weren't clear for long though so we didn't see many meteors.

Jo Roberts

I have the same wool winder, aren't they just fabulous. I use it for winding balls for my crochet classes but knit and natter group get a bit cross with me now if I don't bring it for them to have a play with! My mate found it in a cupboard when she moved into a new house and gave it me - I can't believe they are so much money! Lucky me. Loving the rainbow blanket. Jo x



Not affiliated with this blog at all, but Ooooo I saw this and thought of you!
Granny Stripe+Ripple=Granny Ripple!



Oh what a wonderful wonderful time. It sounds absolutely fabulous I wish I could have been with you all. xxx


What a wonderful version of cheesy chips (ours are usually just chips, cheese and gravy). Can't wait to let my big lad know! Your blogs brighten up the drabbest days. Thank you and good luck at Yarndale.


You can also get the wool winder on eBay - as I discovered once I saw it on your blog!! Would love the ladybird pattern - although I am hooked on ripple blankets at the moment! Your patterns are fab, thanks. Ps is the pattern for the heart garland anywhere on your blog? Cheers


What a lovely post Lucy. Glad life is treating you well. Love the little ducky! Can't wait to see it in "real life".
Carol xx


Lemon cake..... Cheesy chips, you are not only a crochet enabler but you are diet saboteur also ;) enjoy the rest of the holidays x


Ps Oh yes please - ladybird tute would be super xx


Very very very very envious that you have a copy of Vantastic! I bet it's lovely.


do you ever make S'Mores when camping? you toast a marshmallow till soft, then sandwich it between two graham-flour 'crackers' (ours are cookie-like in flavor but flat like a soda cracker) WITH a good sized square of choccie bar between. The hot softened marshmallow melts the chocolate, m-m-m-m. SUPERsweet but yummy nonetheless.

glad you are all enjoying summer and that the weather finally turned nice for you!


Sounds and looks like you are having a wonderful busy summer. Here too I can feel the change into 'late' summer, but sun is shining and summer is amazing! Your lil' ducky is so cute and love the lady bugs as well. I have a lot of projects I'm working on at the same time...multi-tasking with crochet! :) My bunting is on it's way. Hugs, MO from Canada


Gorgeous pictures from beginning to end! Question--in the first couple of pictures, that beautiful orangey-yellow--is it "Sunshine"?


What a lovely post, Lucy. Your summer sounds as hectic as mine but I think you've made a better job of seeking out balance and moments for yourself than I have. Love all your crochet goodness, and WOW how amazing to be camping when the meteor shower was happening, that's truly the stuff of memories. xx


Don't apologise for the long post Lucy, it's super-duper. Have you tried Leffe Blonde? It's a Belgian beer - it's so sweet, I'm having some right now with some pistachios...mmmm. You can get it at most supermarkets. Give it a go! :-D x


Hi Lucy,

I've been inspired by your beautiful pictures to attempt a granny stripe blankie (new to all this and not attempted anything this size before). How balls of yarn did your take up?

Many thanks, Rachel.


WOW, those little balls of loveliness are amazing. I want a winder thingamejig!
I finally got the hang of crochet earlier this year, with your help Lucy. I have just finished the blooming flower cushion (my first thing I've ever crocheted) and I L-O-V-E it!
Thank you so much for all your brilliant patterns, pictures, and simple no-nonsense instructions. You have made a busy Bee very happy.
Enjoy the rest of the holidays and all your hard work at Yarndale. You are an inspiration x


Brilliant! Wish I was one of your children....


I can see that your summertime has been lovely, and your fabulous crocheting are small beauties with black dots, they are very trendy, too :D


hey there Lucy, glad you are enjoying the holidays, can you tell me where I can get the vantastic book from as I cant seem to find one before 1st of september and I would like to get a copy for my friends birthday many thanks Mandy.


Hi Lucy
Have you by any chance posted the how-to for that square you were hooking for the water under the duck - the blue sort of closed up granny square? I am following some instructions that are not as clear as yours always are and its going lop-sided!

paula bluck

Lovely to read about your summer hols Lucy....tis lovely to see your beautiful pics of Yorkshire - just a wonderful place, cant wait to come up at the end of September!!


A lovely post, Lucy.... you are the best crocheted blogger!!!! Jajajajajajajajaja!!!!!!! The best! I hope you enjoy the summer days! And I loooooooooove, loooooooooooooove, loooooooooooooooooove your new granny stripe blanket! Thanks for sharing your life and your works and words..... thanks for this sweet moments.....
Kisses and a big hug from Catalonia!


I love the bursts of colour in your yarn photos! Thank you for sharing them, they really make me smile.

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