Review – Weekend Makes: Stash Knitting

This week I have a new knitting book recommendation for you. Written by Emma Osmond, this is a fresh, modern take on the perennial stash knitting theme (and let’s face it, most knitters and crocheters have a sizeable stash of yarn bought for projects we never completed or simply loved too much to leave on the shelf). The projects are mostly simple, knitted in beautiful … Continue reading Review – Weekend Makes: Stash Knitting

New Books Now Here!

I’m very happy to share the news that 200 More Crochet Stitches and Crochet: Learn It, Love It are finally here and I can send out signed copies to those of you who requested them. Both books are available in your local book store or online. Also, several libraries (Including my own, here in Cheshire) are stocking it. I have been selling copies at workshops … Continue reading New Books Now Here!

Books, Books, Books

Hello there! well, it’s been a while since I dropped by. But, I have been very busy and have lots of news, patterns and “secrets” to share. First of all, I still have a few copies of the “Woman’s Weekly Guide to Crochet” for sale via Etsy. You can order a signed copy, with a personalised message here (just let me know the message you’d … Continue reading Books, Books, Books

Happy Birthday Rowan (review)

Rowan: 40 Years 40 Iconic Hand – knit designs To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the iconic Rowan yarn Brand, this  new book celebrates the best of Rowan’s inspiring  magazine patterns. Beautifully presented with a combination of original images and new photos this is a fitting tribute to one of my favourite yarn and design companies. The hardback cover features a collage of original front … Continue reading Happy Birthday Rowan (review)

Review: Noro Kureyon 3oth Anniversary Collection

I fell in love with Noro yarns when I first began work in a yarn store and it wasn’t long before I completed my first project in Noro Kureyon. I knitted myself a wildly colourful oversized jumper that I wore and wore on weekend family camping trips. It’s still in my wardrobe. A little bit felted and still smelling of woodsmoke, but the colours still … Continue reading Review: Noro Kureyon 3oth Anniversary Collection

Saturday Review: Mini Crochet Creatures by Lauren Bergstrom

This is certainly the cutest and most adorable crochet book to land on my desk in recent months. I have loved exploring all the different animals and possibilities this new book offers. Published this month, Mini Crochet Creatures really does qualify for the  description “adorable”. It really is delightful, and if you think you can’t be charmed by tiny crochet then  take a “sneaky peek” … Continue reading Saturday Review: Mini Crochet Creatures by Lauren Bergstrom

Saturday Review: Granny Squares Weekend by Emma Varnam

Today sees the publication of Emma Varnam‘s latest book “Granny Squares Weekend” – congratulations Emma – another beautiful book! Like her previous volume Granny Squares Home, Emma has curated a collection of her favourite granny square makes and updated them with her own blend of contemporary colour palettes and GMC’s modern styling. I just love her vibrant granny tote which is featured on the cover. … Continue reading Saturday Review: Granny Squares Weekend by Emma Varnam

Granny Squares Rock!

Yesterday was “International Granny Square Day”, you didn’t know granny squares had their own “day”? Well everything has it’s own day in the spot light  these days and so it’s no surprise someone decided to celebrate the humble granny. (Check Suregal27 ‘s Instagram feed for more background and pictures). Even though I learned to crochet as a young child, I didn’t make my first granny … Continue reading Granny Squares Rock!