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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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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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Proud all round!

Well my biggest news for this post is that my brilliant eldest son, Michael, had confirmation yesterday that his PhD Thesis has been accepted meaning he has passed and is now officially a Doctor of Computer Science. He actually passed his Viva last year but with a few corrections to be made. Having recently re-submitted the thesis, he was awaiting the result which came by email last night. He rang me immediately and sounded absolutely …

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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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