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Knitting gifts: fingerless mitts and a lace beanie

Living far from family means missing things. We’ve missed weddings, births, birthdays, hospital stays, a funeral. That’s part of the deal: we choose to live far away, we choose to miss out. But oh it hurts sometimes. At least we can Skype. And there's always the option of knitting gifts as well. My mother in law asked us if we remember B. Yes of course we do. Lovely man, always wears a hat, adores music and went to that concert with us that time. He is also the person who lost a finger dramatically. We heard the story of this…
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Might be Marcame Crochet plant hanger pattern

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I'm so excited to share my first published pattern: Might Be Macrame Crochet Plant Hangers in Crochet Now Magazine Issue 28. The team at Crochet Now were so lovely to work with, and I feel honoured to be included in such a fantastic mag. After all, Crochet Now is the UK's number magazine for crochet patterns! It's packed with patterns and inspiration. Here are some of my favourite projects which I can't wait to try... The Jupiter Footstool by Claire Gelder This project is worked with a 60mm crochet hook - you read that right! It's about the biggest hook…
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A sweet and cabled blue baby aran sweater

Baby Aran Sweater

When my niece was little (well, littler), my sister dressed her in a sweet baby Aran sweater. It was densely cabled and handknit by some “local knitting ladies” for the charity shop. At village fetes they had a stall, piled sky-high with sweaters and booties in pastel acrylic. “Those local knitting ladies are my rivals,” I said. “Don’t be silly,” said my sister, buying another sweater. I could never hope to march the output of an entire squad of retirees, but instead decided my niece should have a new sweater annually. In merino, preferably. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bg0iT5LDE4m/?taken-by=amiguru.me Now I have a new…
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The Big Ugly: My Granny Hexagon Crochet Blanket

I last updated you on my granny hexagon crochet blanket (AKA The Big Ugly) almost two years ago. Since then, I've been chipping away at it... slowly. It sits on the end of our bed, and adds a lot of warmth, despite being unfinished. (I'm never going to iron our duvet cover - you'll just have to excuse the wrinkles.) How unfinished? Well, not only have I not woven in all the ends, I haven't attached all the crochet hexagons. Heck, I haven't even crocheted all the crocheted hexagons.   See that big gap? Yeah, I need to add some…
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