sea breeze shawl

Sea Breeze Shawl

Its sunny!  Its hot!  No need for socks, feet exposed, sandals on!  Perfect weather for my latest pattern; Sea Breeze Shawl. With all this hot sun outside and the abandonment of socks, I’ve got to thinking of the seaside.  Whenever it gets all sunny and hot I crave the sea.  The sea is on my […]

Magic Ring Tutorial

I use the Magic Ring for a lot of my designs because it makes a nice tight and neat center for blocks and motifs.  You can use the magic ring instead of chain 1 when working in the round. Its easy an easy technique – here’s how to make it… Magic Ring Tutorial Begin with […]

Saturday morning – heavy drizzle

I’m desperate to go out and walk in the woods, the bluebells are out and the trees are decked in new, bright green leaves.  The weather this morning is rubbish (heavy drizzle) so I’m doing a bit of crochet in the hopes that it will be brighter later.  I’m not sure what I’m making.  Is […]


Yes, gorgeous sunshine!  I was alarmed to see a big yellow thing sat in the sky this morning. Where are the slate grey, rain clouds?  I ventured out to take a closer look and, gradually, a little memory of sunshine tickled the back of my mind. The memory grew until I could recall days in […]

Starburst Ripple

I’ve made another starburst crochet ripple blanket for Cumbrian Country Crafts.  I love the colours in this one, really pretty! Hope you all had a lovely Easter and plenty of chocolate eggs.  I spent my Easter break working on this project…   The customer picked the colours and I think they are really gorgeous.  Its […]

A Granny Blanket

Even though I’ve been knitting the Monster Blanket, I’ve done some crocheting too.  Here’s one I’ve just finished… Its a twin (single) sized blanket, edged and joined in olive.  Made for Cumbrian Country Crafts. Oh, crochet is so much quicker than knitting!

A Bit of Knitting

When I say a bit, I mean a lot.  An awful lot.  Enough to keep me busy since November!  Now, this blanket is a commissioned one so I didn’t get to choose the colour.  If I ever see Wendy mode in cypress again I might just scream!  Oh, the browness of it.  Its been a […]

UK Book Release

I can’t quite believe its finally happened – my book is alive.  The UK version of 100 Bright & Colourful Granny Squares to Mix and Match is out!!!!  Yippee!   It’s come out of the press, it’s wedged into boxes housed in big warehouses, its squeezed onto shelves in cosy bookshops gossiping with the other […]

Stella Cushion Pattern

Happy New Year everyone!  Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas too. Here is my first pattern of the New Year.  Woo Hoo!!!  I designed it to go in my sitting room and it will look great in there once I pluck up the courage to scrape off the anaglypta and decorate.  The cushion is […]

Moving and Ripples

I’ve moved house, but enough about that.  Here’s what I’ve been up to when I wasn’t packing boxes and calming cats…     Five little ripple blankets using a made up pattern that turns out to be exactly the same as Lucy’s Neat Ripple Pattern. Right, more unpacking… Happy hooking!