We have professional pics!!

But I’m only going to share one with you for now, we’ll save some for another day! It’s probably the most exciting part for me, once the blanket has gone to Knitcraft it then goes in for testing and photography, it’s amazing how the photography can help to make your finished item come alive!! Here’s one for now

Just a little one!! Looks so good doesn’t it? Can you believe myself and @lyndascraftroom designed this? Eeeek!!! Sometimes when we’re designing and we have to make an item as a big as a blanket I do get to the point where I’m glad it’s finished as it consumes so much of your time, but I have to say I’ve loved every minute of this one. It’s big too, it’s a nice 1.3kg and 56 inch at its longest point, I’m so proud of it you can really tell how much we’ve improved from Tea on the green to this. Proper high five moment for Lynda and I!! So the CAL starts on 30th March yarn packs are on sale now, if you’re thinking of buying use link on my page! The CAL will run for 7 weeks in total, but it doesn’t end there, we have a fabulous bonus pattern for after too! And made sure everyone has enough yarn to complete this too. The yarn used is Knitcraft cotton blend and it’s just a dream to crochet with it really is!

So I’ve been busy crocheting until Monday just gone, I’ve had to have a little break as I have rather embarrassingly given myself a bit of a crochet injury! Pain in my right shoulder, I couldn’t lift or lie on my right, and was in a bit of pain, I have a rotator cuff injury, can’t be through anything else but crochet, so I’ve had a couple of nights break from it, but it seems to be on the mend.

I treated myself recently to Mabel from Wool Couture company oh what a treat!!

She’s beautiful, the yarn is 100% Merino, and amazing to crochet with, on Sunday I managed to do her head, body and one ear admittedly I’ve not done too much on her since due to my shoulder but she’s just divine!!

I’m also a little conscious of the lack of crocheted blankets at The Crochet Sanctuary so I started a star of wonder by Helen Shrimpton they’re huge so it’ll drape just nicely over one of the sofas. I’ve also tried to use colours to match our logo, I’m way further on than the pic below but it’ll just give you an idea

And this morning I’ve had my Little box of crochet delivered, so cute designed by kornflake and stew, I won’t share too much but I did well up a little with this beautiful been brooch

The bee is so gorgeous! And never meant that much to me until the Manchester Arena bombing, after my gorgeous Abby was caught up in the incident and a night of absolute hell, they now remind me of how lucky I am, so to find one in my Little Box Of Crochet this morning was just lovely.

Happy Hooking xx

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Knitcraft Spring CAL!

Well, well, well 30th March it is! The spring CAL will be our 3rd CAL with Knitcraft and we really do enjoy doing them. We’re so proud of this one, it really does say spring! Cannot wait to share pictures of it. The yarn bundles will go on sale on the hobbycraft website next week, if you do fancy buying it online use the link on the side of this blog I might make a penny or two!!

Now that it’s finished and been sent to Knitcraft HQ for testing it’s been odd to have a some time to crochet, you think I’d concentrate on finishing some WIP but I haven’t, we’ve been designing things for The April Crochet Sanctuary we’ve got some amazing things planned for our guests, it’s so exciting, we have people coming from all over the country, even someone from Germany!!!

One thing I have crocheted and can share is the Zeens and Rogers Easter egg, I need to make another really, but enjoyed it and the WI yarn was lovely to use. There’s a lot to be said about my embroidery skills though, or lack of!!

The pattern is free and can be made in any yarn, so I’m definitely gong to make more!

I’ve also managed to get half of my Embrace shawl by Little box of crochet not so little box!! Some may think its expensive, it’s more self indulgent, but we all deserve it right?! The yarn is amazing!!!! The colourway is stunning

Now we’ve also given a room at The Crochet Sanctuary to Little Box if Crochet for them to run a prize draw, so for every person that has bought the Not so little box, their name will be entered into a draw to win and entire weekend! Not bad!! Plus they would get to sit in on Amanda’s workshop on the Saturday afternoon, so this is open to anyone! But the box get entered, even if you don’t win the box is worth every single penny.

Now recently our little Knitcraft social has become not so little too!! Our table is now full plus and extended table! We’ve got so many regulars now it’s fabulous!

Today we had someone new join, Mike, I don’t know about you but there is something lovely about a guy that crochets, even more so his work! Check this out!!

A huge crocodile stitch blanket!! Mikes been crocheting for about 12 years, I personally think it’s fab!

I’ve also been working on my Coastal crochet seaside stash buster and thoroughly enjoying it!! I’ve not completed fridays yet but I’ll crack on with that tomorrow.

Also this morning I was sooooo chuffed. Christmas 2016 my next door neighbour who has 4 gorgeous girls asked me (a week before Christmas) if I could crochet 4 mermaid tails, I said yes, and finished the last one 03:00 Christmas morning. Well the youngest of her daughters has been dragging her tail around with her everywhere, it’s a real comfort to her, which I wasn’t aware of, so this morning they popped into hobbycraft to see if I could stitch the tail back on as not surprisingly after 15 months it’s showing some wear. But I was so pleased that something I have crocheted has been loved so much!! I mended it as best I could, but I am going to make her another and see if she’ll replace it. But she also mentioned that she has two reborn dolls, and one day maybe I could make a cardigan for her. So I’ve grabbed some of my hayfield blossom, which I’ve been itching to use and I’ve whipped up a quick set for her in a couple of hours, the yarn is so cute!! It’s not perfect but I’m sure she’ll appreciate it

I think that’s about it……other than we still have a couple of rooms left for April, which obviously need booking! June’s is 50% booked, September 75% booked and November is surprisingly 50% booked too!!!

I think that’s all for now

Happy Hooking 😘