Saturday, 20 January 2018

Tchaikovsky hat and mitts


Tchaikovsky hat and mitt samples in silver and pastel pink yarn
I appear to have had a productive start to 2018 with three finished projects including the two that I am going to talk about today.

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Book Review | Making Winter by Emma Mitchell

Flat lay of a Making Winter book, necklace and preserved leaves

Back in November I visited Loop in London with some friends. One of the highlights of this beautiful shop for me was its window display by Emma Mitchell.

Saturday, 6 January 2018

2018 knitting and crochet plans

Happy New Year! This post was meant to be all about my knitting and crochet goals and plans for 2018. I set some crafting goals in 2017 and they proved to be a helpful way of keeping me focused and on track as the year progressed.

Saturday, 30 December 2017

My crochet and knitting year

Blackboard saying 'my crochet and knitting year' and some hand-knit socks in the foreground

We seem to have reached the end of the year surprisingly quickly; December passed in a flash and I'd blinked and Christmas had gone. Naturally at this time of year attention turns to goal setting and plans for the coming year. Before I do that on the blog I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the year just-gone. Rather than gamboling through a list of completed knitting and crochet projects I thought I'd look at the year in a different way - in the hope I can share some of my insights and learning from the year.

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Christmas at Number 14

I planned to make this Christmas the most handmade, crafty Christmas ever, but life seldom goes to plan. I am spending December and early January wrapping up and leaving an organisation I've worked at for over 10 years - this is a good thing - but it has required me to recalibrate my handmade Christmas plans. It's not all out of the window and today I'll share some lovely festive crafty fun I've had so far this year.

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Crochet baubles

Instagram is awash with crochet baubles this year so I am feeling very on-trend with this week's planned post! In today's post I will share details of the pattern I've been using, my yarn choice and some tips for getting a good result.

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Yarn Review | Aire Valley DK

 If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen that I have a new design out in this month's Crochet Now (Issue 22).