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February 21, 2014


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Had a very similar half term here...fighting off the "think I'm coming down with a cold sore throat" all week. Have had some lovely afternoons hooking on the sofa in front of the winter Olympics. The only spoiler is a touch of crochet wrist...wondering if there are any top tips for avoiding achey elbows, wrists and pointy fingers?
Hope the colourful cosiness has recharged your batteries

Christine Gregory

I sorted my wool stash out this week, it's so exciting thinking of new projects. I've made bunting for my granddaughters bedroom and lots of snowflakes.
I'm not sure what next week will bring!


It's a very pretty stitch, and I love the chunkiness! Ohh for some reason I thought it was a cowl, can't wait to see the cushion :-) xxxx

Winwick Mum

We've had germs too - I think it's that tired-out-before-half-term thing that comes and gets them all. It's such a shame as they spend their holidays sniffling. I've managed to avoid them so far - they'll probably come and get me when the girls are back at school! Hope your family's all well now xx

Catherine Pritchard

a really feel good post, even if you are not so good! Hope you all fell better soon. I know what this pattern reminds me of. Bargello work!


Beautiful buttons !
Very beautiful stitch.


Thank you so much for sharing your lovely patterns with us.
I am so looking forward to instructions for this new stitch...it's beautiful....and may be just what I'm looking for. I want to do some pillow covers for the pillows on the sofa...they are so tired looking.
This might just fit the bill. I've learned so much from your tutorials - and just love the colors you put together...
almost feel like we're friends, though we're oceans apart!

Thank you again...Keep on Hooking!


I just wanted to pop by and apologize for the noisy angels singing - I just ate my first piece of the no-knead bread you posted, and the heavens have opened up and the choirs of angels are quite loud!! Oh, WOW!!!! I really can't believe how good this stuff is! Hubby is on his way home from the store, and I can hardly contain myself until he can try a piece, too! Thank you soooo much for posting this recipe!


Get Well Soon, People...


Sandra Licher

I love that stitch! And the buttons too!

Ingrid Taylor

Such a lovely, cozy site. Thanks for sharing!

Astrid Jansen

Always a pleasure to read your blog. At the moment I'crocheting a blanket for the bed of our grandchild and a dolls blanket for the doll he's playing with.
After that a blanket for the sofa, but that needs the right colours , maybe I can use your new pattern , which I love.
Thanks for sharing your passion.

Angela-Southern USA

Oh it all looks yummy! Sending L.B. get well wishes.xx So much is percolating in my head, it's a wonder it doesn't run out of my ears.lol
Happy weekend! :)


I love the new stitch and the buttons are perfect. The Debbie Bliss yarn is very tempting but I've read bad things about merino production. Do you know if Debbie Bliss is cruelty-free? Thank you for sharing your work; it's lovely as always!


Chilling out is just what half terms should be - hope they're all feeling better for the weekend. I'm battling with a lace weight yarn atm and those sides - they're so difficult. I haven't actually touched it for over a week. Maybe I'll unpick and start something else - it's been unravelled 3 times already! Your chunky yarn is lovely and such beautiful colours - there's nothing like 100% wool - love it!


I second Rowena's Texere recommendation, it is absolutely amazing and has three floors full of all different types of yarn, I think they're only open one weekend a month or something like that at the moment though
I really like the colours you've chosen, especially the top row of blues together, so dreamy


Can you find Knitpicks yarn in the UK? Their acrylic (in DK, worsted, or bulky) is my favorite acrylic by far!


hooky looking lovely and glad you have had a chilled week. I ordered yarn today ... wahey roll on Monday and hopefully it will arrive and hopefully the pattern will soon be written up too. Happy days ... lots of love Joy xx

Rowena Oakden

I think you are based 'oop North' too... Have you visited Texere Yarns in Bradford? They stock this wool and many others including their own brand which is great value. Their sales are great too... I got some fantastic bamboo wools for a baby blanket at half price (end of range). They also do mail order but I love going for a wander in the old mill - such an Aladdin's cave!
Very strange opening hours though!
PS. I don't work for them ;)


Nothing like a bit of button therapy looks like you've had a good week. I do love a good post day, the internet is such a crafty life send.
Clare xx


When is the bag pattern coming???? I need a new purse lol. I would love it if you did a pattern for a cross body type bag!

Mary Nolan

lovely as always.....the color is fabulous!! I must say you have motivated me to use more colorful yarn! Got a poncho project brewing in my mind thanks to you!!!

Marion Peters

Hi Lucy. I'm quite new to your site but have a big thank you to say. Haven't crotcheted for 42 years since as a child of 10 an elderly lady taught me to make old fashioned and intricate doilies!!! Somehow the years have rolled past. Husband, career and 2 boys (now young men). A lot of home furnishings and cross stitch but no crotchet. This Christmas, very wet and windy down here in Surrey made me decide to relearn crotchet and I found your blog on line. Thank you thank you thank you. Two days of reading, practising and unpicking and I'm back on track. Now completely obsessional I love your designs, your use of colour and your wonderful ability to celebrate the wonder of everyday life. Sorry - a long winded post but I wanted you to feel appreciated. All best wishes. Marion

Alison Kalotka

Curious what's your hubby's hobby?

Andrina T

Ahhh I love your life! :) And the buttons are indeed scrummy -makes me wish I could order some of the Rice melamine cups.
I know we ask so much of you, but at some point would you be so kind as to show us how you create a cushion? I have tried to make them in the past and the results were just pitiful! My main interest is how you connect the front and back. Thank you dear lady!

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