Last week I weaved in the final ends of my stripy cotton crop top! I'm extremely excited about this one – the cotton feels absolutely gorgeous against my skin, the two shades of blue are lovely and yay for stripes! I made the pattern up as I went along (as usual) and didn't take as many … Continue reading A Day in Stripes and Flower Crowns
Last week I received a surprise package from Lynda, my friend and yarn-lover from the south coast! Inside the package was: a card responding to an email I'd sent earlier that week, and which Lynda referred to as her 'snail-mail madness!' 50 grams of beautiful cotton from Steph's Fabric, a store on the south coast – … Continue reading Surprise gift from Lynda!
Hello! This is a quick update on my pattern-writing progress. I'm finally jotting down notes as I crochet along. I've written out patterns as I've created items before, but all those times the notes were just for me. This time I'd like to publish the notes here on the blog as a pattern, and it's … Continue reading Pattern-writing Update
For the last six months or so, we've had a little knitting group at work. We recently expanded to include crochet too. Every Wednesday lunchtime will see us seated in a circle with our needles and hooks and bags of yarn chatting away about our favourite topic: bagging out everyone in our lives who don't quite … Continue reading Knitting Group: blanket project
I've been busy, busy, busy, so this is just a quick update to say that I received my order of beautiful fabric yarn from Chompa Handmade. Exciting stuff! I'll be turning this into a rug with my 15mm hook. Not sure if I'll want to incorporate any mandala design features. The flowery print is so pretty that I … Continue reading Flowery Fabric Rug
Apart from the odd cotton bikini or denim crop, January was almost exclusively devoted to rug-making. To say that I've developed an obsession is probably an understatement. Addiction has been thrown around by some and, although I'd love to say "I can stop anytime I want!" I really, really can't now. My fabric yarn stash … Continue reading January recap: Rugs!
Current crochet designer crush: Laura aka Susi Miu. Have you seen her Instagram account? Her designs are gorgeous, her photography is flawless, she herself is gorgeous and flawless – I have scrolled through (read: studied in alarming detail) every Insta photo, more than once. I even practised my spanish and read her blog. I came across … Continue reading Learning How to Make a Mandala Rug