Well I never!

The Wee House Of Crochet

Believed that our CAL would be so popular! So much so someone posted on the Facebook page if we could design a Christmas CAL……so now we’re working on a Christmas CAL design in conjunction with Knitcraft! So exciting!!

We’ll have two colourways right from the off, but that’s all I can say for now!!

Part five of the Knitcraft Tea on the green is now available on the hobbycraft blog Knitcraft Tea on the green Block 5

We’ve got almost 1,500 people on Facebook alone working on the CAL we’re not quite sure how many outside of Facebook but there are some on twitter and Instagram which is just fabulous. Considering we thought it was successful at 300 it’s completely exceeded our expectations.

What it means is that we’ve literally only got 7 rooms left at The Crochet Sanctuary for February which is just phenomenal! And so very exciting!

I’ve…

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The First Spin

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As you all well know, a bit over a week ago my Schacht-Reeves arrived on my doorstep in two very large boxes. Of course, as is only right, we’ve been spending the last week or so getting to know each other.

Do you hear angels singing a glorious chorus when you see it, too?

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Or is that just me?

I’ve been sharing progress shots as the spinning of my very first project was happening, but I thought it would be fun to bring it all back and show the full project unfold in one post.

It all started with the wheel, of course (cue angels singing), and this braid of BFL from Three Waters Farm.

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Named “Lost in the Rain,” this is one of those super special colorways that I added to my stash simply because it was so pretty and I knew one day, I would…

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Thank heaven for little boys 💞

The Wee House Of Crochet

Just a quicky so I can post my bobble blanket, couldn’t post it yesterday as it was a gift.

I became a godmother yesterday to a beautiful little boy, he’s just edible!!!

Anyway I made this


Not a great pic as I hand to stand on a chair to try and get it al in, but it was made from hobbycrafts WI aran, all 1200g of it!

Such an honour to be asked, I’m not too sure if people take it seriously anymore, ok I’m not religious but I do strongly believe in the principles behind it!


And isn’t this lovely!!!

Anyway was just a quick update to show my blanket off.

Happy Hooking xx

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Sapphire shawl

Emma Crafts Design

Happy Monday!

I hope you guys are all ready for the new week, I certainly am! I have finished my Age of Brass and Steam (or Sapphire) shawl, using the beautiful yarn I got gifted by Tracy 😍

I just absolutely love the colours, it didn’t pool at all and just turned out so pretty! I really like wearing it as a scarf, it sits nice and cosy around my neck and the yarn is really so soft 😊

It’s good that I have finished this, as I’m planning to knit a jumper next! That should keep me plenty busy over the move, when I don’t have access to all my normal material.

Have a great week ❤️

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Spring Dream in the Heart of Summer

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With all the spinning news lately, Knitting Sarah here is excited to share a knitting project with you!

In mid-June, I received the fabulous Spring Dream Kitfrom Heart of the Mitten.

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The kit contains the pattern, 3 skeins of Be Sweet Bamboo, 2 skeins of Be Sweet Skinny Wool, and 2 skeins of Mango Moon Twist — so just add needles and you’ve got yourself a project!

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The stitch pattern is very fun and highly addictive. I’ll admit I was nervous about holding 3yarns together as I went, thinking the possibility of them getting tangled had to be very high, but I think the combination of the yarns — especially the influence of the bamboo which has zero grip and grab next to other yarns — made it actually super easy to work with.

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Utilizing consecutively smaller needles to create a super loose swing at the bottom and…

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WIPs this Week: Marled Magic Sweater and More Jelly Rolls

Yarn, Books & Roses

I really dug in and worked on my Marled Magic sweater this week. So many colors. So many combinations. So much fun. Seriously, this is addictive knitting at its best with a big side of stash busting. I blogged about this project earlier and showed off all of the yarn I had collected to use in the sweater. I am now well into the second section of the sweater and I am feeling the magic for sure. This sweater is going to be great this winter and I am having a great time dreaming/knitting it.

Sweater in Progress. The gray colored section at top is the first one in the sweater. I am now about half way done with the pink section in the lower part of the picture.

The sweater is knitted with one strand of fingering yarn held together with one strand of mohair. As the two are knitted together they…

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Knitting Cables While Pondering The Fate of My Chosen Craft(s)

I love the love the look of cables. This looks like a good pattern for a dishcloth.

Of Snailmail, Books & Vanities

I was inspired to learn knitting because of the prospect of moving to Australia where colder weather was to be experienced.

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Oh the shawls, mittens, hats, sweaters, socks and what else I would knit!

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Now that we’re back in sunny, tropical Indonesia however, I’ve temporarily lost my mojo (this includes crochet) 😟 😕 🙁 ☹️ Will it just be doilies and curtain tiebacks henceforth?

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But my hands are restless and want to create, so while I’m assessing this tangled situation that I am in I decided to knit a Kindle cosy and practice knitting some cables while at it 😌

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Turned out pretty okay 😁 I shall find my crafting way very soon. Like next week soon. Because the best way to get back on track is to just do it 😊

Have a wonderful weekend, y’all! 💋❤️

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