Starting a new Starter and other early year activities

Hello there! I just wanted to pop in before this years blog content continues apace to say Happy New Year. I hope everyone got through the end of the year in good spirits and the new year has started well. I never know quite where the first weeks of the year go and this year is no different. We were in the UK for Christmas and France for New Year, with family in both places. … More Starting a new Starter and other early year activities

Yarn It

Yarn It is an exciting new venture for me. Set up with a friend, we’re developing community knitting/crochet/fibrecrafts projects and collaborations, and have started by offering to organise a knitting and crochet contribution to the International Youth Games here in Lancaster in July this year. The International Youth Games will bring together approximately 400 young people from Lancaster’s twins towns in France, Germany, Poland, the Netherlands and Denmark with local young people for 4 days of … More Yarn It

Autumn Flowers

Over the weekend I was having a play with a crochet hook and some scraps of yarn and managed to come up with the following: I was rather pleased with them. I’m new to crochet and learnt, finally, after many attempts by watching and copying my friends Val and Wynne. You would not believe how many times I had tried and just not been able to get the hang of it. So I am always … More Autumn Flowers

Felted Crochet bowls

Blackpool SMS knitting Group is having a stall at the Super Duper Craft Fair, in the wonderful Floral Hall of Blackpool’s Winter Gardens in November. So we’ve been busy knitting and crocheting things for the stall. Well, to be fair the group have, I’ve been on holiday and was delighted to see the wonderful range of things they’d made in my absence. Indeed, I even wondered if I should go away more often… but then … More Felted Crochet bowls

Phoenix Project

Whilst working on hat patterns I have been doing other things, including a fair bit of crochet. This has included digging out some small crochet squares that I made last year whilst on holiday. The idea had been to make a blanket from squares crocheted at different stages of our travels through France, Spain and Portugal. As it was I got sidetracked by othe knitting projects I’d taken with me and didn’t have enough squares for a … More Phoenix Project