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Running and crochet saved my sanity

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As an aside before I kick off, is there any way to take a picture of your feet where they don’t look like something that belongs to a hobbit and where you legs don’t look strangely larger than they actually are?

 

If you’ve followed the saga going on around here over the […]

Woolly weekend

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What does an entirely normal person do when things start to get too much and they have a to do list as long as their arm?

Obviously they get wool obsessed for the weekend and end up designing their own pumpkin tea cosy because there isn’t a perfect pattern ANYWHERE on the internet…

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Weekend crochet project – rosy tea cosy

how to make a crochet rose topped tea cosy

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I saw this last week and loved the way it looked – I have a very utilitarian steel teapot – lovely and big but not beautiful and even when standing on the Aga the tea doesn’t stay warm for all that long

I did fiddle with the pattern – my cosy needs more increases […]

The Granny Patchwork Blanket tah dah!

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I have really, really loved making this granny patchwork blanket – it has been super speedy (just over a month from start to finish AND all the ends sewn in) probably because it is so portable and I could carry around a few squares to crochet on the go and join them all up […]

Small hats of loveliness

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There have been a lot of babies being born recently (and many more to come, if you’re wanting a baby make sure you either work with me or are friends – the pregnancy rate is mind blowing, especially given it STILL isn’t working for us…) which has meant a lot of rapid fire knitting

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Blanket addiction

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I’m afraid important things like sleeping, housework and blogging are rather taking a back burner at the moment – I’m immersed in a new blanket project and everything else will just have to wait ok?

Inspired by a granny patchwork post over at Attic24 and following Sarah London’s granny square pattern (which makes lovely […]

Commuter crochet – or the art of controlling small things

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If you can’t control the big things in life, find something small, grab it and make it do what you want to and you will feel better – and baby step by baby step you’ll find yourself getting bigger and bigger things under control

Or at least that is the theory – great plans […]

Last minute Valentines heart hairclips

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Had a Bad Mummy Moment tonight.

 

In the heat of it all – work being crazy busy, trains being delayed and the such like – I realised that not only was I not going to see the girls until tomorrow night (I got home too last to see them at bedtime thanks to […]

Tah dah – the Far Too Big Blanket is done!

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I’ve written a few posts in the past about the granny stripe blanket I have had on the go (here, here and here for starters) – turns out that it is a perfect lesson in not biting off more than you can chew and certainly in not thinking that another foot or so of width […]

Reveal – snugly ribbed blanket

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I’m rather impressed how this turned out given the idea came from a scarf pattern that I wondered if it might make a nice throw to curl up in when we got the house back

 

And as you do I then ended up buying a small stash of wool and setting to work.

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