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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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Crafty Update

Last year I learned how to crochet with the help of YouTube and in particular Bella Coco’s channel. Being a left-hander I have struggled to learn over the years, so finding video tutorials for left-handed crochet was a revelation and I took to it like the proverbial duck to water. I’ve found that I enjoy the process of crochet more than knitting so can see myself making baby items, toys and blankets etc. However, for …

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A bit more February!

Oh dear!  I’m really not doing well on blogging regularly am I?  What I really want to do is to blog thing just as they’ve happened. You know, so the memories and feelings are fresh in my mind and heart.  With that thought, I’ve remembers a bit of February that I missed from my last post. Knitting – I completed a cowl for Mason.  A chance to practice my colourwork technique which I’ve been really …

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More Knitting

I really do have my knitting mojo back at the moment and I’m really enjoying it.  The stranded colourwork was a challenge for me but I finished the first mitten and am reasonably pleased with the result.  Yeah, some of the floats are a bit long and loopy but for a first project, it’s not bad at all.   I’ll get around to knitting the second mitt at some point but have found myself distracted …

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