Monday, 29 February 2016

Loving this "v" stitch blanket.

I have just finished this "V" stitch blanket and I am totally happy with it. That is not always so. I am forgiving of my mistakes. I don't sweat over crochet. I love it's forgiving crafty nature. But I hate wonky sides. Those sides that have either suddenly gained stitches or lost some.

In my world it makes me cross with my lack of counting,slapdash approach, multi tasking etc,etc,etc.

But this one is ready for a lovely couple who don't want to know if they are going to welcome a little boy or girl into the world. They are a thoroughly " Modern Millie " kind of couple and I think the soft colour palette will be loved.

If you fancy making a blanket that grows quickly,is gently repetitive and simply a pleasure to crochet have a look at this lovely blog.

I don't add a chain between the clusters and I love it. Stylecraft yarns and size 4.00 mm hook. Happy days !!!


Monday, 15 February 2016


I have loved knitting this little cardigan... Or it could be a dress if you turn it around.

It's knitted all in one so no sewing up. How wonderful is that. The pattern is easy to follow, works out every time and Is just SUPER!


Oh! And be warned they are a little addictive.

How I love using the random yarn and adding a hat.

Now if you love patterns like this have a look at this wonderful ladies blog.
She designs and gives these patterns for knitters totally free.
That is even more SUPER!
And lastly when she sees a picture of something you have loved making she leaves wonderfully supportive, kind comments.
Not just SUPER! But amazing generosity of spirit and it's been pleasure to have got to know Marianna and I hope she knows how much I appreciate her.


Wednesday, 10 February 2016

How can you fix a price?

We have a wonderful Charity Shop here in Spain. The whole organisation does amazing work helping people suffering from Cancer. I love popping in but it's so hard to see brand new beautiful items being priced so cheaply.

This morning I willingly paid a little extra than the 2 Euros being asked for this gorgeous hand knitted set.


I haven't got a baby due to be dressed in such a gorgeous set. I bought it to add to the parcel of charity items on its way to help babies in the world. I know every single penny or cent counts. I know every little helps but somehow I was saddened to see that someone had spent so much time, yarn and buttons for so very little.

What do you think?


Saturday, 6 February 2016

My latest!

I have been busy making a selection of items to try and help Dementia patients. A local crafting group are interested in helping! Wouldn't that be wonderful?

The teddies on my header bar was the result of such help a few years ago.I still love that picture so much. A testament to what can be achieved when people join together for a common goal. A wave of generosity and kindness. It warms my heart.

So, I delivered these samples to try and inspire these lovely people.

I hope it works!