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Sunday, 21 September 2014

Weeks 38 & 39 - Lets crochet sock it to them!!

Just look at the improvement here.  In BLUE we have practice at home (homework) and in PINK is the same homework revisited in class with "teacher" helping!

"H" was so thrilled with her "improved" swatch.


In another class

We "dabbled" in a bit of Tunisian Crochet

It really doesn't take long to get hooked

On this version of "Knit & Crochet" combined.

We all had fun & all the class went online to Amazon or EbaY to buy Tunisian hook sets

I didn't want to waste time travelling in a car, so I took my Crochet along!

My dogs having a run 

And here they are helping to raise money for Greyhound Rescue

One of my pupils made this GREAT bathroom mat from cotton.
I love the popcorn star, don't you?

Sock Workshop was held on Saturday 20th

All was prepared & ready to go the night before

With lots of love Merino mix wool ready to use

These are my "workshop" pair

I put the sign on the gate

And socks were made!!

Lovely colours

Cosy Toes

A "Quick to Work" Pattern

Made it easy to make a crochet sock

And finally

SC brought in her finished Bavarian Crochet Blanket


Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Weeks 35 to 37 Guilty as Charged!!

I know, I know I am guilty as charged for not updating my blog for ages

I have been run off my feet, taking lessons / workshops, organising lessons / workshops, finalising the coach trip (which is now fully booked) designing for magazines & books 
PLUS as you will see below, making the final blanket for my dog Perry

Here's the edging going on

Oh & I started to make another jumper for ME!!

I love working with this wool

Ah! here's Perry testing his new blanket out in the lounge

And this is ME at the Vintage Fair in Blandford

I had a lovely stall & took a "pop up" crochet workshop there

This blanket was made by Sarah, who not only owns Sparrow UK but hosts Crochet Workshops there, which I take for Beginners & Improvers.

One of the improvers have tried her hand at chevrons - I love it

And someone else is making good use of varigated yarn

& also lining these adorable bags too!

I recently took a button covering class

We used DMC Petra Yarn - Didn't they turn out well??

Back to the dogs blankets - this is Scrumpy all cosy and comfy under his blanket

However these blankets are for their night beds



Scrumpy & Perry

Scrumpy the next morning!

Did I mention that I was getting a Tattoo done?

I love it - it's a work of art 


Until next time hookers

Friday, 22 August 2014

Week 33 and 34 Socks, socks and a few more things to report....

I found ANOTHER crochet sock book for the bargain price of £2.50, so I just had to have it.  The great thing about it was that it had a few patterns in DK, so that was a bonus as I have been working in the norm of 4ply recently.

I decided to try out 100% cotton as I had some in my stash

And this is what happened!

Another pair I made were in 4ply in this lovely rainbow yarn

Aren't they just super snazzy!

Ah! here I am in class, showing off my new DK 100% cotton socks

I also decided to make another "Loren" Jumper in Red this time, which I work on in front of the TV at night as it's an easy no look type pattern

And now for some class news.....

I know, I know I am supposed to be taking some time off & catching up on commissions & my own work (as per the socks etc. above)

 But I was in demand!

This beautiful blanket is by the totally addicted "Dorset Finca" who is also addicted to Attic24
I can't blame her as Lucy is crochet amazing!

And here's another addict - a cushion addict

I have also had a bit of a classroom makeover this last week - I bought a table cloth to lighten up the room & I have a new wool stash thanks to Lemonade Yarns

It looks brighter

And well stocked!

Ahhhhh more rainbow socks!

Thank goodness it's nearly sock weather again
(pattern by Claire Montgomerie in Inside Crochet)

I also made over my Crochet Class sign that I hang on my gate when I know a new hooker is arriving

What do you think?


I will be taking the following crochet classes at the following venues in September:

All of the classes listed currently have places
All workshops run for 4 weeks & for 2 hours a week

Week Beginning  
Wed Sept 3rd - Beginners at Sparrow UK (Shaftesbury) 10.30 to 12.30
Thursday Sept 4th - Improvers at Get Hooked (Shillingstone) 3 to 5pm
Friday 5th Sept - Improvers at Sparrow UK (Shaftesbury) 10.30 to 12.30
Monday 22nd Sept - Beginners at The Slipped Stitch (Sherborne) 10.30 to 12.30

Please contact the venue direct for prices & to book your place