It’s live!!

The new Knitcraft falling leaves CAL is live! Eek!! And I’m a bit proud of me, for the last 18 months I’ve been making the YouTube tutorials for our CAL’s, I’ve not been able to edit, pause a video, add music nothing, it was very much what you see is what you get!! Well my gorgeous girl and I sat down together last night and we created 1 long video πŸ˜‚ some of you may laugh because you’ve been editing for years but for me it’s so new ha!! Man I feel old! So instead of 5 separate videos we now have 1, anyway, the CAL is now live!!

Happy hooking!!! X

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I wrote a blog post a little while ago about a lovely lady that had made contact with me about learning to crochet.

She came along to our Knitcraft social with her mum, they had a specific idea in mind about making clothes for premature babies.

It was only a few hours in when Sarah mentioned that her baby Fern 🌿 was born too soon, too beautiful for this world, just 5 days before.

She was born 23 weeks gestation, and just 1lb 1oz Sarah was finding strength in trying to give back to Warrington hospitals butterfly ward, as they had given her lots of tiny baby items for fern, but some of those were too big. Sarah wanted to make micro preemie, so clothes for a gestation age.

The picture below is a stamp made from a print of ferns tiny foot πŸ’•

As a group we were all gobsmacked at her strength, we all had a little bit of a cry and decided we would help. So we set about arranging a crochetathon to make as many micro preemie items, knowing that these clothes would make a difference, having something pretty to put on baby and something that actually fits.

We found 1 blog on the whole of the internet, an amazing lady that designs patterns for babes at 8 week gestation to premature, Here’s the link sarah lives and works in Thailand and was home for a visit when fern made her entrance, so sarah has had to go back to Thailand, but we kept in close contact with Sarahs mum Susan, and the whole family arrived today, along with one amazing people that we only ever speak to on social media!

Prior to today @lyndascraftroom has been receiving parcels of yarn and hand made items from all over the world, people are so kind!

So today was the Crochetathon, held at Hobbycraft in Warrington, Hobbycraft kindly allowed us to move things around and bring in extra chairs and tables, we were quite disruptive as at one point there were 30+ of us!

Susan, and Julie (ferns nannas) packed the items and also popped a gift tag on every parcel so that the recipient knows where it came from

Each tag had ferns footprint on the back, Sarah has made all of these. She’s also been making beautiful boxes pictures and selling them to raise money for the butterfly ward.

So here’s a few pictures from the day and a massive thank you from all of us at The Wee Hookers group to everyone that donated yarn, crocheted items and to Hobbycraft for allowing us the space and the yarn donation πŸ’•

It’s been a long day, but a good one.

In memory of baby fern 🌿 happy hooking xx

I’ve left it too long again

But in all fairness it’s been so busy! I don’t think I’ve blogged since the end of August!!! Well we’ve been up to lots since then, that’s for sure.

We’ve finally finished the Knitcraft autumn CAL yayyy!!!!! Although I’m slightly nervous it might be a little marmite but it certainly different to anything we’ve done before. Hopefully I can share some pictures soon.

We had the September Crochet Sanctuary and it was fabulous!!! We had the lovely heather from @kcacouk host a fabulous workshop for us, we made the most gorgeous relaxing Ralph’s, they were so cute!!!!

We started our Friday evening with Wool couture Mabel bunnies!! I mean how fab is that?! Designed by petals craft and home Alison Holloway who just so happens to be hosting a workshop for us next year

I’ve pinched a few pics as I’m ashamed to say I’ve not finished mine just yet. But I will!! I’ve also bought Lionel the lamb from wool couture and Mr Penguin!

The next day everyone worked on hot water bottles designed by myself and @lyndascraftroom

Then of course the gorgeous relaxing Ralph’s !!

Then the Sunday consisted of finishing off items, it was just a great weekend all round.

On the Tuesday after we attended the opening of wool couture in Sheffield, I’ve liked wool couture for quite some time, since finding Mabel bunny, but to see their new store was something else, I bought Lionel there and a wooden wreath which is love heart shaped to crochet around, unfortunately they’re still in the boot of my car, according to Mr Wee House Of Crochet my yarn addiction is getting out of hand πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„.

Anyway!! We were back again at wool couture the Saturday after for a workshop on macrame! I’d never tried it before but I remember my mum making owls with conkers as eyes when I was tiny, how I don’t know because she’s soooo not a craft person! We thoroughly enjoyed the workshop hosted by Claire

I would definitely recommend a workshop there, and David make the most amazing scones!!!! The price was so reasonable and what I really liked was that it was due to finish at 13:00, but Claire just carried on she did ask if anyone minded, which was great because I half expect at these workshops to be finished dead on the dot, but we carried on until we’d finished.

Whilst I was there I noticed Mr Penguin, even though Lionel was still in my boot! Mr Penguin wasn’t for sale so we thought they might of been waiting for yarndale, and they were!!!!!

Because on Sunday just we attended yarndale!!! Told you we’d been busy! We even got some cheesy crochet Sanctuary hoodies made up for it ha!!!!

Yarndale was good, we still had trouble parking, I think next time we’ll just head for the park and ride

We met poleivie!! And I got a gorgeous hook from her stand

Plus Mr Penguin, it was a good couple of hours out and fab to see some of our fellow hookers!!

So the CAL was posted yesterday to Hobbycraft yayyy!!! Which means I can finish some wip and finish planning for November which is going to be phenomenal!!! We’ve also got our one of Christmas 1 day special in December by the way we’ve still got one of those available if anyone wants it……..Book here and!!! We are also hosting a morning and afternoon workshop for amanda blooms big sale in altrincham, which we are really excited about!! I think there might be 3 spaces left! Book here! It’s Β£5 to get in and proceeds go to The brain tumour charity in memory of Jenny, then if you want try our workshop it’s an additional Β£10, and it’ll be worth it trust me!!

Before then though we’ve got our crochetathon in memory of baby fern 🌿 where we will be spending the day crocheting item for babies born too soon, we would like to thank everyone that has donated items and yarn so far, it means the world to ferns family, Sarah ferns mum is raiding money for 2 very worth while charities, she’s doing this by getting crafty and selling boxed photo frames, they’re simply stunning please find her on Instagram and Facebook I’m struggling to add a link!! But here’s and example it’s just lovely

I was completely overwhelmed to receive this.

Anyway I promise not to leave it too long until my next post!!!!

Happy hooking xx