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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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September 27, 2023


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Lynne Wilcox

My friend’s husband has just been diagnosed with dementia. He is just 65 years old.


I sat here to read your blog. The tears flowing down my cheeks. I too am living the life with my 91 y/o Mom. She had a mini stroke in 2015. Since then life has been cruel to her. My Dad passed away unexpected ly April 2022. I've now put my world on hold to move in and care for my Mom 24/7.She has the trifecta of Alzheimer's, dementia, & Parkinson's. My husband is holding the fort down at our house. Luckily I'm 2 blocks away from my home. It's hard to pick up the yarn and hook to concentrate on counting stitches. There are good days and really bad days. I have learned to let those bad days roll away and hold tight onto the good days. So much love and support coming your way. Hugs and breathe deep.


Hola Lucy.
Q hermosa manta , tus tejidos son hermosos y coloridos.

Soy tu seguidora en tu blog, me encantan tus rutinas diarias, y como las ,compartes.
Las fotos tan calidas.
Deseo ,tu papa este soportando con valor su situacion que sera molesta.
MIs buenos deseos para ti y tu familia , a la distancia te acompañamos .


You have lots of support from your followers. There are many of us who have experienced the dementia journey with family and friends.It is a horrid disease! Take time to be kind to yourself at this difficult time!


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Crafty Cath

Beautiful Starbright blanket. Can't wait to do this one!! Sorry your Dad is unwell. Such a cruel disease. Big hugs xx

Bev Farrow

So good to hear from you again Lucy. Sending loads of love and thanks for filling our lives with colour and joy. xx


Hi Lucy so good to see you again, thank you for posting your wonderful photos they are always full of beautiful colour. Your crochet retreat sounds idyllic and am hoping one day to join you on one, the places you have been to look so stunning, tranquil and your crochet projects very pretty as always! I came up to Skipton last weekend and it was so lovely to be back up in that part of the country again. I’m so sorry to hear your dad’s dementia has worsened, it really is a horrible time for you all. Take care of yourself and keep doing what you’re doing, you’re doing brilliantly even if it doesn’t feel like it. With love and hugs to you. Becki xxxxx 🥰🤗

Al Steel

I have been very moved by your recent posts. I’m sending you the very best vibes to help you cope.
I am eternally grateful to you for showing me how to crochet. I love your ideas, blogs and colours. Now, I’m delighted to show others how to do it and refer them to Attic 24 for detailed tutorials.
More power to your crochet hook!
Thank you for all your work and for brightening up the lives of so many people.
Please take care of yourself as well as your family
Al xx


"Hanging on in for the ride" is a very good way of putting it...Pleased you have had a lovely sunny wooly break; enjoying the gorgeous colours of Starbright; glad you found time to manage a blog post, and sending love! Cx


I discovered Attic24 while caring for my mother. She had vascular dementia. I was surfing the internet and stopped to look at photos of the English countyside. Your photos. Then I saw the crochet. Thank you, Lucy. I rediscovered crochet. About the time B had surgery on his hand. I can't tell you how much that means to me. How much I value your work. I wish I could support you as you supported me. Take care.

Debbi Robertson

So many people sending you love. . .


Dear Lucy.Love reading your blogs and your beautiful blankets. So sorry about your Dad.Sending lots of love and support to you and your family. Know exactly what you are going through. Look after yourself xxx

Mary Jo Budh

Cannot wait to get the yarn and instructions for this gorgeous nee blanket!! Your blankets brighten my days!!! Give 'em heck, kid--this crocheter is rooting for you every step of the way! Love and hugs to you and your entire family!!

Winwick Mum

Hang in there, lovely friend xx


Lucy, so sorry for all you have to deal with regarding your father's dimentia. I'm sure you are doing the best you can and will have absolutly no regrets with your decisions. Your beautiful, cheery blanket will bring so much joy to us during the Winter months ahead. I also love your Island Bag, I wish I could attend one of your retreats. Take care and remember to "stop and smell the flowers".


Your new blanket looks absolutely stunning. Those colours! I love them. Sorry to hear about your Dad, sending positive thoughts your way <3


I've been a reader of your blog for many years now,your creations and your writing always bring joy to my day. So sorry to hear about your Dad , please take care of yourself!


Dear Lucy,
Thank you for getting back to your blog in spite of all these events in your family. I would like to support you and wish you being strong, patient and loving. And your followers here, in Attic24, will be with you all the time.
Best regards from Ukraine.


Your bag is beautiful, the Sunflowers compliment it perfectly ♥


Dear Lucy,
Sending you thanks for another blanket to brighten our days. It once again shows the power of creativity to get us through tough times. Here’s hoping that you keep strong in Dorset knowing that you’re making the wisest choices for your dad.
Lots of hugs from down under xx
PS. So happy that you’re doing blogtober again :)


So sorry to hear about your dad, such a hard thing to deal with. I’m glad you have your crochet to put you in a good place. Take care xx

Mary Ann

Dear Lucy,
So many of us have been on that horrible dementia journey...me, in 2001 with my mom. Find some special moments to help you remember the good times. Remember to breathe and take care of yourself, too!
Sending a prayer and a hug to you.
Mary Ann in New Jersey, USA


Hi Lucy, I have followed your blog for many years and have made many of your blankets. I'm more of an observer on your social media, and never really comment. When I make a blanket, it feels like part of me, my soul enters it. The emotions I feel at the time of making it, become a part of each stitch. I can't wait to join in the starbright journey. You really have made me feel so much joy when I crochet - the colours and patterns are glorious.
I hope your time in Dorset is rewarding and a you find a pathway forward for your Dad. Please know that you have a community of your online crochet people supporting you.

Diane Langley

I’m sad that you have to follow the dementia journey with your dad. I’ve travelled that road, and it is vile. It’s just coming up to ten years since the start of his final illness which hurts. There were some awful times (not of our making) but such bright precious moments too, and I will never regret doing what I did for his Best Interests. You will do the same, and then you will have no regrets. . I hope that you can make some good memories too, and the crochet/crochet community will help you too.
Take care

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