Yarndale 2017

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Today I went on a lovely road trip with Lisa from The Wee House of Crochet, her daughter and our friend Renika to Yarndale!

It was absolutely heaving (which I expected it to be!), the car parking situation was horrendous and disorganised but I really enjoyed browsing the stalls and seeing what Yarndale is all about. The decorations outside were really awesome too, I took loads of photos!

I didn’t actually buy anything in the end, though I didn’t go with any specific purchases in mind. I just hoped something would catch my eye (like a bag or a yarn bowl, I really didn’t want to feed the yarn stash!) but alas nothing grabbed my attention.

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They had a gorgeous mandala on display, it’s a whopping 14 feet across. It’s called Hesters Giant Mandala and it was beautiful 🙂

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Finally, I couldn’t resist taking a photo of the gorgeous red Yarndale bus. This was after we had been on it all the way into Skipton, then back to Yarndale as we got on the wrong bus! We needed the orange one but of course we found this out a little too late! Typical!

Thanks for stopping by

Lynda-Rose xx

 

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#daisiesforvicky

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On Saturday 21st October myself and Lisa from The Wee House of Crochet are holding a crochetathon at Hobbycraft Warrington to raise money for Victim Support, in memory of Vicky Wynne-Jones.

Victim Support is a charity that supports people affected by crime and traumatic events in many different ways. Hopefully the crochetathon will raise a lot of money for such a worthwhile cause!

At least one big daisy square blanket will be constructed using squares that are crocheted on the day and squares that have been sent through the post from the lovely people who would like to take part but are sadly too far away. Ideally squares will need to be received by Friday 20th October to be used at the crochetathon. However, any squares arriving after this date will still be used.

If you would like to be the proud owner of the #daisiesforvicky blanket all you need to do is donate to Lisas Just Giving page, every £1 donated gives you a chance to win!

If you would like to make some daisy squares you will find the pattern pdf below, it includes all the information you need, including where to post your squares. We are grateful for help from anyone that has tie to take part!

Daisies for Vicky

Thanks for stopping by!

Lynda-Rose xx

Sweet Caroline mini CAL

I’m really loving the new mini CAL from Helen Shrimpton! Every time I pick it up I start singing though lol.

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The idea behind it is to use up all those little balls of leftovers in your stash, however I decided to pull out one of the Knit Purl yarn packs I picked up in Hobbycraft a while ago (on sale for £5, bargain!) I was just to eager to get started and I have that many oddments I could of been there forever choosing a colour combo.

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I’m only using five of the colours – the first, third and fifth balls in the top row and the first two in the bottom row. I’ve completed the first part of the pattern and the second part was released on Friday so I’m hoping to get on with it later on! I’m going to make it into a cushion as suggested, and I’m thinking about making a second one in pinks for my craft room

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Thanks for stopping by!

Lynda-Rose x

Surprise birthday gift!!

I love Saturdays as its Knitcraft Social day at Hobbycraft Warrington! We start at about 10.30 and we aim to leave around 1 (although we have been there till gone 2 on occasion!)

Lisa and I took along a few nibbles to share with the other ladies to celebrate the launch of the CAL yesterday and she surprised me with a lovely gift for my birthday! (I was 32 on Tuesday, arrgh!)

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How adorable is this gift box from Homespunwonders! It’s themed to your birthstone which is a very cool idea, I really love the beautiful yarn!! It’s very soft and squishy and it’s 400m 4ply, I can’t wait to make something with it!

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Not only do you get gorgeous yarn to stroke, there are lots of other bits and pieces in there too. Paul has already pinched the sweets (no bad thing after the huge amount of cake I ate this morning lol).

Thank you so much for the fab birthday gift Lisa!

Thanks for stopping by

Lynda-Rose xx

 

The forgotten cactus

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I was rummaging in the bottom of one of my many project bags on the hunt for a stray stitch marker when I found this adorable cactus I finished over a month ago! (I know it’s been that long as I have an app on my phone that I use to track my projects – I load the dates of starts and finishes, the yarn I’m using, the hook etc. It really helps with my shocking memory)

The pattern is by Super Cute Design and can be found here, her patterns are so adorable and can be purchased in bundles which save you a few pennies, always a bonus! As with most of my amigurumi makes I have used Stylecraft yarn.

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I think it makes a cute addition to my bookshelf, and with it being crochet it wont injure the cat if she decided to investigate it!

Materials used:

  • Stylecraft Special DK in black, white, grass green, walnut, bright pink, lemon and candyfloss

  • 8mm safety eyes

  • Hobbycraft toy stuffing

Thanks for stopping by

Lynda-Rose xx