Southwold garland

This Summer we went back to Southwold in Suffolk, a place very close to my heart.  We were there for two weeks and I took plenty of yarn to keep me busy, including some DMC Natura cotton that came from Kath Webber‘s recent de-stash. A couple of years ago James bought me issue 79 of…

Rag rug – ta dah!

In a post from 2014, I introduced a rag rug I started way back in 2012 and was struggling to finish. Well, I recently had a huge clear out of my clothes, found loads of old, unwanted tshirts and decided to resurrect this long-neglected project. If you want to know how I made my rag…

October workshops

Get hooked on crochet this autumn! Over three workshops on consecutive Sundays you will learn how to hold a crochet hook and yarn, have a go at making a retro granny square, and create a cute amigurumi potted cactus. The workshops will be held at a new venue, The Steam Room in Harborne. They do…

Scheepjes Whirl shawls

I have a new yarn addiction!  I’m completely in love with Scheepjes Whirl. This gorgeous yarn comes in 200g balls and 24 different shades (with new ones being announced every couple of weeks).  The colour changes are really subtle and seeing a new colour emerge is so exciting! So far I’ve bought four shades: Cotton…

Harborne in Bloom – ta dah!

Earlier in the Spring I put a shout out for contributions towards a community yarnbombing project in my area of Harborne, Birmingham.  The plan was to wrap 14 trees on the High Street in green yarn squares and flowers to bring some Summer colour. I was absolutely thrilled to receive over 140 crochet, knitted and fabric…