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June 06, 2016


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Hi lucy,
I am new to your blog and was wondering if you had a page showing the full colour placement of your colourwash granny square blanket? I am thinking of attempting it but i am not confident about colour placement. Thanks Laure


I enjoyed knitting. I used to knit the sweater in winter.

Lisa McGraw

Lucy I've been following you for about a year now & you have been a huge inspiration & joy in my life! I went through a leg amputation 1 1/2 yrs ago at age 57 & your blog has probably saved my life!
Peace & love always....Lisa xx


gaaaahhh I must be very thick. I do not understand the join as you go method?! any chance of a tutorial for joining thee solid granny squares....? perhaps its just me. Can't. engage. brain.

Kathy Hulse

Hi Lucy, Glad your back! I love your work and enjoy reading about your life in your part of the world. xoxoxoxoxoxoxo


I'm glad you're okay, I don't follow each blog post individually, but wait a while then binge read. Its understandable that you've had to take time away, everyone has times where they lose the inspiration to write, or craft, though often looking through your blog does reinspire me. I can't believe the nasty comments here, and I can't help but feel they are childish. This is my first comment, though I've followed your blog for two years, as I have a question that is rather frustrating me. How do you stop your yarn from tangling in storage? It seems to be that no matter how I wind it or don't wind it it still tangles.
Really hope you continue to feel better and I look forward to reading more posts, but only when you feel ready.
Passing on much love and virtual hugs

Lisa Thompson

Thank you, Lucy. Well done for stepping back and taking a break. We all need time to breathe sometimes. Never feel obliged to blog - it should be something you enjoy doing, not a pressure that makes you feel anxious. Looking forward to seeing your new projects whenever you feel ready to share. Light and love to you xxx


Buying you a cuppa to celebrate your return, and raising my cup in your direction from CA in a cyber-clink, acknowledging the need for breaks to refresh and recharge the batteries! It’s just plain ridiculous that some would think you owe us something. Pay them no mind. Your blog is a gift. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself with us.


Lucy, I realized last week I hadn't seen any beautiful hooking from you in a minute and came over here to see that the blogging had become more haphazard lately. Please know that when you are ready to start up again we will be here--life gets in the way, whether the way we want it to or not.


Hello Lucy,
I have been reading the comments about your absence from your blog, and note that the majority are about how positive an effect your creativity and words have on other's lives, and the colour and inspiration you bring to life.
The mean and uncaring remarks are unnecessary and upsetting, as you "owe" nothing in this blogging world, but give generously when you have the will and time to do so.

I very much look forward to your return, and wholly encourage that it's in your own time and with a readiness to do so.

It will be an absolute delight to see you back. X

Sue Ingram

How nasty are some people, some of the comments on here are disgusting, especially yours JANE, bloggers have other things to do apart from keeping YOU occupied x Have some compassion, you have no idea about what may have been going on in Lucy's life for a few weeks, give her some space, she will be back when she is good and ready x Though with comments like yours it wouldn't surprise me if she never came back!!!!


Wow----could not believe the mean, snarky mindset in these comments. Get a life people. This is a blog. Written by a human being. For whatever reason, it is not being updated at the moment. Instead of criticizing and writing hateful things, accept the humanity. Go crochet something. There are enough free designs, ideas, tutorials on this site alone to keep everyone crocheting for months. Be thankful. Get a soul. Be kind.
Lucy--thank you for all of it. Sending good and healing thoughts your way.


Hi Lucy,
I hope you and your family are well, that’s what is important and matters most. Your blog updates are missed by lots of people but most of us will still be here when you’re able to write again.
I am a great fan of your work and your inspirational colours. Your easy-to-follow, reliable instructions even got my 81 year old mum crocheting! She is an accomplished knitter but has always said I can't crochet/never done it/too late to learn now. She made her own ripple blanket and then finished mine for me.

Take care and keep well, best wishes Pauline


Hi Lucy, I like others have been concerned about you. I had assumed that with 3 children in the last few weeks of school that you were justifiably overwhelmed with the workload but whatever the reason it's no one else's businnes. However, I was truly appalled to read some of the comments from people believing that you 'owed' us posts. You certainly don't! You are extremely generous with your regular posts, wonderful photographs and incites into your life, not to mention the free patterns and instructions. It would be quite bad enough to criticize you for being too busy but such writers should be even more ashamed to discover that there has been even more good reason for you not to have written. Hopefully it will be an 'educational experience' for them but dear Lucy please don't think that we all share that perspective - we certainly don't! With much love and gratitude for all the colour and inspriation that you've brought to many lives x


Oh - and on here. Lucy - as long as you're OK that's all people wanted to hear. As for anything else, well we all go through funny times or sometimes life gets so overwhelming. It's not so easy when you're in the public eye. As I said - maybe take the summer off. Take care now.


There we go. A comment from Lucy on Facebook. So thank you for that Lucy and I hope you get all sorted out. Now everyone can let Lucy do her thing and I wish her happy times. Maybe it might be a good idea to take the school holidays off!!! I remember them well.


Hi everyone!
It's not often I write a comment here as I usually prefer to respond to each individual by personal email,but this seems the better way this time. I am so so sorry to have been gone so long from this precious space of mine, and for not having the courage to pop up a post to explain my absence. The truth is, I just haven't been able to find the words to describe how I've been feeling of late. I am (right now) uploading some pictures and preparing to dig deep to tell you about about the weeks that have gone by in a hazy blur. I am sorry to those of you who have felt disappoinetd, or let down by my lack of presence here. I'm sorry for that, truly. I'm easing myself back...more soon! xxxxxxxxxxx


I think a comment from Lucy wouldn't go amiss given how concerned many people are. As for Jane - she doesn't owe me an apology, free speech and all that. And whilst I don't agree with all what she says, it makes a change from some of the gushing adoration that is sometimes posted to be frank!


Let's all be kind and positive and understanding following the golden rule " do to others what you would have them do to you "
The creative life is
quite exhausting and in order to feed it time out is needed. Let's give her permission to have a holiday and we can enjoy all the lovely creative projects accessible on the blog lots love Jenny xx


jane, comments like yours, that you own this blog, are what drive decent people who are brilliant bloggers, like the petersiks, off the internet. you own nothing here. you need to apologize to all of us for your extraordinary hostility. we won't stand for it. i'm sure that those of us who are longtime readers of lucy's blog will join together to make sure rules of decency are observed in the comments. shame on you.


I do understand life gets busy. But there is no recent mention of the technical hitch on Facebook, and she hasn't replied to anyone on the visitors posts, or updated Facebook itself for almost 2 weeks. Instagram shows her seemingly well with her cats, but again, she doesn't answer anyone with a direct question to her blog/projects. I'm new to crochet, fell in love with the colour wash blanket, ive seen it finished.....but I can't complete mine without a colour order, and that's frustrating!! If there is a personal issue, that's understandable, but I'm a little confused as to why no one is answering here, on Facebook, or on Instagram. :-(


what I'd like to know is why doesn't Lucy answer these comments, if not on her blog then on face book it would stop all the bad feelings, because what ever anyone says it is rude of her to ignore us.


The only 'technical issue' here is that Lucy can't be arsed posting anything. To drop the blog like a hot potato is one thing, to blatantly disregard all the followers who are genuinely concerned about her is another. Shows a complete lack of respect to her readers - those who have enabled her Yarndale experience - by not even acknowledging that concern here on her blog. Obviously her priorities have changed - fair enough, life happens that way. But to ignore those who are genuinely worried? Rude. Rude. Rude.

ann clements

jane what a horrid thing to say what part of technical difficulty don't you understand? its not lucys fault she cant update her blog.i am sure lucy is doing everything she can to try and get the blog up and running again

Louise El Fadhel

Lucy, thank you so much for your generosity and the inspiration you give to so many people. I always look forward to reading your blog, it makes my day feel a little brighter. So much colour, I love it!

I am relieved to read on here that your long absence is due to a technical problem and nothing worse. Hopefully you will be back soon, we miss you!

The vast majority of your followers are grateful for all that you have shared so regularly over the years, you have given up countless hours of your time creating a wonderful blog that is always a huge pleasure to read. We are glad this has opened doors of opportunity for you, you work hard to achieve all that you do. Please ignore snippy remarks from entitled people who overlook the enormous amount of time and effort you put into a FREE blog that inspires crocheters worldwide. Thank you for everything.
Lou x

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