I’ve been busy conquering my ‘to-crochet’ list. I made another lace shawl for my mother. She had asked for a shawl to coordinate with this hat I made her for Christmas using Teddy Cozy Toez yarn. Cozy Toez (the spelling pains me) is a budget priced 75% superwash wool, 25% nylon sock yarn which is exceptionally soft and snuggly… Continue reading More Handspun Crochet
I have been busy with some crochet projects over the last month (photos coming soon), but I have been managing to get some spinning done too. I spun some of the merino and silk blend lap waste that I bought at World of Wool, and they look amazing. I’ll definitely be getting some more lap waste next time… Continue reading Spin all the breeds!
My fascination with sheep has grown over the last couple of years, but I think it really started when I was about eight years old. I grew up in a house at the side of a potholed track, surrounded by farmland. On the opposite side of the track was a field which often contained sheep. My parents… Continue reading Sheep are Brilliant
Late last year I mentioned on facebook that I was saving up for a spinning wheel, and some family friends made an incredibly generous offer to buy me one for Christmas. I could hardly believe it and at first I felt that I couldn’t accept their offer as it seemed far too much, but they were… Continue reading Spinning on a wheel!
Today I’m going to discuss crochet hooks, and review some of the hooks I own. For the first few years of my crocheting life, I owned one hook, a grey metal 3.5mm hook of unknown brand, and I used it for everything. Eventually I invested in one of the sets of cheap hooks you can… Continue reading Crochet Hooks
It’s a New Year, which means new goals and intentions. I have made my usual resolutions – lose a few pounds and do a bit more exercise – but they will be forgotten as soon as I realise that it’s freezing outside and sitting indoors with a mug of tea munching biscuits is more appealing than hiking across the moors in… Continue reading Woolly New Year’s Resolutions
I know it has been a couple of months since my first and only blog post, but I do have a good excuse. I have been trapped in a whirlwind of Christmas crochet! I decided that this year I was going to make make accessories for my family, and because I like to make things more… Continue reading Christmas Crochet