Well, here it is, at last. The pattern. The pattern... for the crochet house shoulder-bag that I designed. It's been a while coming. Would you like to make one? It's not that hard, honest, just a little fiddly around the windows. But I've explained everything in the pattern. And if you run into any problems, you can always give me a shout. I'm really very, very excited about this thing. Sometimes a crazy idea in your head just works. And it's free! :-) So without further ado, shall we Continue Reading
How To Crochet The Brick Stitch.
Well, noble folks of a fibrous persuasion, I have good news, and I have... good news. Which would you like first? The good news, you say? OK then. Well, I've finally finished writing the pattern for the crochet house bag. Hurrah! I'm excited to share it with you (for free), probably tomorrow unless the universe maliciously interferes. I'm conscious that people don't want to download/print patterns with over a million photos, so the other piece of good (I hope!) news is that today I have put Continue Reading
In Which Life Imitates Art. Or Vice Versa. Or Summat.
Well, I'm back. Properly back, but more on that later. The ridiculous thing was that in my IVF-befuddled state, I clean forgot to mention that my column is in this month's Simply Knitting. Here's a sneaky peek. I really must get on with writing the next one. Anyway, to the point of today's post... There comes a point in many big projects where the novelty of the early stages has well and truly worn off, but the end isn't yet sufficiently in view to draw you closer. You just have to keep on Continue Reading
Brick By Brick
How long does it take to construct a house? Roughly the same amount of time regardless of whether the house is built of bricks and mortar or crocheted with yarn, it would appear. There are too many houses going up on the fringes of our village, and their progress pretty much matches that of the house I'm crocheting which is, by the way, going to be a bag. The front of the house will have all the fancy windows and climbing roses and details and neat roof-tiled shenanigans, whereas the back is Continue Reading