It’s back!

Think my lack of crojo lasted about a week, which is pretty bad for me, I managed to get it back, I needed a pattern that would give me a push, so I went for my favourite Helen Shrimpton from Crystals and crochet and thought I’d try nameless for @lyndascraftroom birthday, I picked colours that kind of look a little unicorn-y, if that’s even a word!!

So I chose stylecraft saffron, aspen, fondant, white and magenta, and I’ve been hooking like my life depends on it, as her birthday is on 18th July!! I’m stupid really because my last helen blanket took me a month, so I started panicking and stressing a little and decided yesterday that I’ll never finish it in time, it’s hers but she’ll have it at a later date, and I’ve arranged something else just as exciting! So! I can share it!! Here it is so far, another 40+ rounds to go

I do love helens patterns, they’re intricate but she makes it easy.

On Saturday Lynda, Deborah from adorable amigurumi and our abby all paid a visit again to Mrs Johnson’s emporium in Blackpool, if you haven’t been go!!

It was a beautiful sunny day and this time I actually bought something!! Our abby has asked me to make some crocheted short dungarees, so I bought some very blue stylecraft cotton 4 ply and these gorgeous bee buttons to go on them!! Our abby is a little bee crazy to say the least

How cute are these?! I’ve done one and half legs so far, so hopefully they’ll be ready in time for our hols in 2 weeks.

I’ve also been watching and crocheting to Lottie and Albert podcast recently, we’ve been really lucky as Lindsey has agreed to host a guest designer workshop for us in February at The crochet sanctuary so thought I’d watch and find out a bit more, they’re very interesting, and worth a watch for sure. Anyway Lindsey showed some cushions she had made from some fat quarters and described how quick they were to make, I was quite inspired and thought, I should really sew, I should teach myself……well a little over enthusiastically I bought a sewing machine online, it arrived yesterday

Now I’m petrified to open it!! I’ve printed off some practice sheets, bought some stunning fat quarters from Hobbycraft and of course abby had to help….and of course they’ve got bees on them!

Who knows what I’m going to do with these, it’s like a foreign language! I supposed id best start with getting my machine out, at some point!!

Happy hooking

Lisa xx

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Crochet constipation

Happy July!!! Isn’t this weather just amazing? But Urrrrghhhhh I’ve sooooo lost my crojo, after finishing helen shrimpton cosmic CAL I’ve been unable to find any enthusiasm in crochet at all! I’ve started so many projects, bought too many patterns and none of them are getting me going again! I’ve got so many wip too and again none of those are doing the trick.

I thought I’d try the Lilly blanket

Lovely isn’t it? What I didn’t realise is it’s made out of lots of small triangular motifs, and I quickly got bored.

Then I tried helen shrimptons nameless, got to round 7 and didn’t like the Daisy’s.

Then I thought I’d try this

Karroo vintage MAL, wasn’t quite keen on the way the pattern is written, so scrapped that idea.

Then a sirdar beach wrap, got bored of that very quickly.

Then about 4 drops designs, but those patterns are not the easiest to follow are they?!?!

Then I bout some beautiful rico cotton from blacksheep to make a drops pattern I can follow, but now I’ve done the intricate work that’s started to bore me.

Then yesterday I got so excited to start one of these little rico patterns

Started with Karl the bunny, finished the head and two ears, yet one ear is massively longer than the other! So I’ve now scrapped that……what’s wrong with me?!

I’m not sure what I want to be honest, but it’s not like me at all, i did finish my little box of crochet coastal shawl, but since then nothing

A brilliant design by @coastalcrochet and the little box of crochet was amazing!!

On a positive note we’ve only got 1 February 2019 place available for a crochet sanctuary weekend, and we’ve managed to secure Lindsey Newns from Lottie and Albert!!! As our guest designer, which is fabulous!!!

We’ve also got all of our other designers lined up for next year!! Apart from November Christmas event but I’m sure we’ll find someone equally amazing for then too.

Anyway, if anyone finds my crojo can they let me know? I’m missing it massively!!

Happy hooking xx