Join me as I look (and make) my way through Snuggle and Play, Little Happy Circus, and Beatles Bugs and Butterflies.
I’ve taken the unusual step of making this newsletter into a post on my blog. I know, it’s been a while since you last had a newsletter from me and you might have been wondering where I’ve been…
This post covers everything from the cute new Catona colour packs to colourblindness. Along the way, I tell you a little bit about The Secrets of Colour by Kassia St Clair. Grab a cup of tea before you start!
I cannot tell you how hard it has been for me to keep this Sophie Stool a secret!! Every time I walk past it (or steal it back from the boys), I get such a rush of happiness. I’m so pleased that I can finally tell you about it :)
It is hard to believe that it has been a year since I attended Yarndale for the first time. Just like so many of you, I wasn’t able to go this year. I’ve been feeling a bit sorry for myself all weekend, and that simply won’t do! I decided to remedy this by revisiting last year’s show and taking you along for the ride :)
Mandala 21 was designed by my friend John Kelly 3 years ago and remains one of my most feel-good crochet makes. The pattern is suitable for adventurous beginners.
Jenny has been a very busy bee! She has fallen head over heels in love with Scheepjes Whirl and every time I see her, it feels like she has started another Whirl project. Of all the Whirl projects she has made so far, her Whirl Sophie is my favourite! It is just so bright and beautiful.
Ever since I first started working on the Namaqualand Blanket Pattern, I have wanted to know what it would look like in Colour Crafter Velvet. Now I finally know, and I LOVE it! This version turned out slightly larger than the Stonewashed version and the colours are more Autumnal and rich.
Quick Crochet for the Home is a beautiful collection of 20 designs by the talented Tamara Kelly from Moogly. The patterns are interesting without being complicated, and the instructions are clear and easy to follow.
The Midnight Garden Lapghan I designed for Yarn 2 is a celebration of moonlit walks and simple crochet pleasures. The pattern is easy to memorise and the motifs are small, making it the perfect choice for an on-the-go project. Although the colours aren’t traditional baby colours, this blanket would be great as a gift for a new baby.