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Day 20 – Eucalyptus

I’ve been looking forward to this one – it has a CONSTRUCTION element to it (and by that I mean there’s a bit of wire involved) I thought I couldn’t possibly ever love anything as much as the poppy heads (full disclosure, I’ve not made any of the fruit yet so it’s likely I’ll combust … Continued

Days 18 & 19 – Toadstools

A BIG favourite here and – I think – with a lot of you dear readers too. I adore these and they are teeny weeny and, I admit it, a challenge for my previously-mentioned goalkeeper hands but I don’t mind that. I wanted to let you know that they start off really in a very … Continued

Day 17 – Poppy Head

Ok I’ll admit, I thought the thistles were a tough act to follow but crikey these are something else!  They are so clever and so cute and blimey this wreath is shaping up to be spectacular at this point. I do love a bit of back loop crochet, especially when worked in rows like this.  … Continued

Day 16 – Thistles

Oh goodness I LOVE these!  When Nyree and I divided up the days to make, I did a teen-movie-montage-fist-pump thing when I got this one.  It’s just gorgeous.  I don’t know whether it’s because Buz and I had these in our wedding flowers maybe?  Nah, it’s just because they are SUPER CUTE! I get going, … Continued

Days 14 & 15 – Christmas Roses

Well these are beautiful aren’t they?  I love the combination of “Old Pink” and “Gold” especially. Once you get the hang of them, they don’t take long to make but I did trip up a bit so I’ll tell you about that shall I? I fell almost at the first hurdle – those mysterious trebles!  … Continued

Day 2 – Evergreen Pine Fronds

Ok, there’s A LOT of these so I figure it’s a good idea to get snacks: I recommend a mince pie or two! There’s loads of yarn for this one – I did an experiment, having realised that my tension is not actually in line with Kate’s, to see how much yarn I’d use using my regular tension … Continued

Advent 2019 – My wreath base cover thingy: or, Day 1!

I love the idea of making the wreath from the cardboard mailer!  True upcycling in action! In the book, Kate mentions sizes of wreath – 29cm for the outer ring and 19cm for the inner ring. I rummage in the cupboard and find a couple of pan lids.  Turns out I’m terrible at estimating and … Continued