Christmas is, and an afternoon at The Crochet Sanctuary ☺️

What a lovely afternoon had by all!! So yesterday part two of the Christmas is Cal was released, pattern is available here if you fancy Part two it’s going sooooooo well!! We have people that have never crocheted joining and completed part one, which is just phenomenal, it gives @lyndascraftroom and I such a buzz that we are able to give people so much confidence, it’s just fabulous!!

There’s such a real mixture of stitches, and we know we’ve broken so many unwritten crochet rules so that we’re able to get all of these textures in one blanket, but it’s working! And so nice to see so many colours.

Anyway this morning we met some of the girls at hobbycraft Warrington where the lovely Emma has made a sign for us! We’ve only been there for 18 months so much appreciated!

I also had an old friend turn up, all the way from Nevada!! We haven’t seen each other for 24 years so it was so lovely to see her, a few months ago sarah had crocheted a couple of scarves, we got her involved in the Tea on the green cal and she’s finished it and done such an amazing job, she’s now doing the Christmas cal!

As you know The Crochet Sanctuary is happening in February, and we want both of our weekend and day guests to enjoy every single minute of it, so we thought we’d have a mini sanctuary afternoon, just to see how it was going to work, where we want the sofas positioned, and test some food obviously!! Ohhhh we did not want to leave!!! We chilled out on the sofas, fire on, hot drinks, light lunch and crochet! We even took a few crocheted bits with us as a bit of a dress rehearsal, ahhhhh relaxed doesn’t even describe it!

How pretty is our entrance!! I’m thinking of a bobble rug at the front of the door, we’ll have some nice banners outside too

Just so comfortable!! We’ve requested plenty of sofas so people can kick their shoes off, slipper socks on and chill!

And check out the fire, just lovely!!

Best of all though we had a giggle.

We walked out of cranage hall with that ‘just right’ feeling, it’s absolutely thee perfect place for us, and we simply cannot wait!

We’ve sold out of our day passes for February 17th, and we’ve increased the number of weekend passes by another 5 so there’s a few of those left. But with so many sofas I think we’re going to need to whip up a few more blankets!!

Anyway happy hooking xx

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Christmas in October?! 

Not normally for me, I can’t stand Christmas talk before November, but, Stylecraft were advertising a pattern for a Christmas wreath, it looked so beautiful I thought I’d give it a shot


How gorgeous is this?! It’s not mine I’ve pinched it from their website, but I’ve made a good start!


So far I’ve done the three large red flowers, 6 toadstools, 6 mistletoe, 2 out of 6 leaf spines, and 6 of thee most beautiful little cone pines


I love it! I don’t think I’ll use it as a wreath, I’m a bit worried about it getting wet or at worst stolen from the front of the house, but I’m thinking of not putting the big bow on and using it to pop a large tall candle in the middle, so a table decoration.

I’m also half way through round 3 of my sue Pinner carousel, still done zip on my lily pond! 

Oh my Marriner yarn arrived, quite impressed to be fair, not quite as soft as the Stylecraft DK but for £1 I’m certainly not complaining.

My little box of crochet also arrived! A tea cozy!!! Never crocheted a tea cozy before, apparently my tension was a little too big for the cozy because I ran out of yarn 75% way through, so I’ve had to order more, but how cute is this?!


Anyway enough from me

Happy hooking xx