As my regular readers will know, I am having some renovations done at home, which has been going on for a while (seems like since about 2013…).
My new kitchen arrived this week ready for installation to start on Monday. This is super exciting, but living in an obstacle course of boxes is less fun, except for the cat who is loving finding new hiding places amid the boxes.
On it’s website, Yarndale it describes itself as a “Creative festival celebrating all things woolly and wonderful”.
I would say that pretty much sums it up!
I’m going to tell you now that I took a LOT of pictures. There was so much to see that I can’t possibly write about it all, so I put together this montage which gives you a much better idea…
As the weather starts to turn, not that we got much of a Summer in the UK this year, I start getting super excited about all the scrummy winter warmers I get to pull out from last year and, even better, all the ones that, so far, only exist in my head!
Last winter I wanted to make a Scoodie – that’s a scarf with a hood for those who aren’t keen on word mash-ups! I had been looking for a pattern for a while but just couldn’t find one I wanted to make.
I Just wanted to add a little extra post this week because it marks a very special anniversary for me.
I’m currently sitting drinking a coffee, listening to builders bash a hole in my wall (yes, another one) and recovering from a weekend stacked to the brim with creativity and new crafty experiences.
This pattern has been coming for a while.
It was one of those things that came into my head and refused to budge until I did something with it.
In the style of those therapists who tell you to write a letter to your former self (normally telling you not to sweat the small stuff), I’ve been thinking about when I started crocheting and what would have made life easier if I knew then what I know now.
Another Friday has come around, which is fast becoming my new release day, and this week it’s a 100% free pattern!
One of the things I love about crochet is it’s versatility. There’s not much you can’t make with it and if you can’t make it then you can yarnbomb it.
Though I do sometimes think the old adage that “just because you can, it doesn’t mean you should” may apply in some cases – I’ve seen some crazy (but always skilled) stuff made from crochet in the past, but perhaps I’ll save that for another post!
It’s Monday, and I’m in a slump.
I’ve had a flatness niggling me for the past couple of days which seems to have culminated in a storm of “meh” today.
So, in an effort to de-slump myself I’m going to follow the advice I would give to a friend in my situation.