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Crafty Update – 2022

It’s ages since I did one of these, the last one took us to the end of 2021 and here we are halfway through 2023, I’ll tackle 2022 first shall I? So, what I have been making? Well, lots of different stuff as it happens. All Ravelry links below for the knitting and crochet, to credit the patterns. Picture gallery at the end of the post. First to be started and finished in January 2022 …

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Crafty Round Up 2020-2021

The last crafty round-up was included in my Review of 2019 so this is long overdue! The past two years have definitely been more about crochet than knitting. I find I enjoy the process of crochet much more and am more inclined to make gifts just because I enjoy doing it. Projects finished in 2020 below, all Ravelry links: In January, I made a quick knitting project to use up some stash. The Take it …

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Trapped Nerve and Other News

I’ve had a trapped nerve in my shoulder for the past three weeks causing great discomfort and grumpiness. Worst of all, I have been unable to knit or crochet as it’s been too uncomfortable, as well as needing to rest.  I’m four sessions into osteopathy treatment though and feeling the improvement slowly but surely.  I have so many craft projects on the go at the moment and plans for many more so it is really …

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Going Green

Like most of us, I’m concerned about the environment and the way humankind has devasted our planet with our wasteful and lazy ways.  On a more personal level too, we are not doing ourselves any favours with our easy, throwaway lifestyle choices.  I’m more than a bit worried about the negative impact plastic has on our bodies for instance.  We ingest tiny particles of the stuff everyday through the food chain as well as bits …

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Crochet Blankets

I’ve discovered a new crafty love! Crocheted stripey blankets (or throws, whichever term you prefer). I ended last year with the Granny Block Blanket for Michael as a Christmas gift and started this year with the V-Stitch blanket I had hoped to do as a Christmas gift for Mason. The patterns from HanJan crochet are part of her yarn stash series, designed to use up stash. However, as I liked her colour schemes for both …

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