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Yarn review: wild wood by erika knight

Fay Dashper-Hughes

Yarn review: wild wood by erika knight

Review of wild wood yarn by Erika Knight I first learned of this yarn in early 2018 and was instantly excited about it.  I love the idea of blending sustainable fibres to bring strength and durability as I step ever further from nylon blended yarns. If you haven't come across nettle fibres in yarn before, then you can do some more digging here.  A general webs search for nettle fibres will yield a lot of readying.   The review I was sent a skein of 'wild wool' in the colour 'mooch' by Erika Knight, so that I could review it.  If you...

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Crocheted Christmas Cracker pattern

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Crocheted Christmas Cracker pattern

A quickie little freebie crochet intarsia project of a Christmas cracker.

You can use it for giving little gifts or as a cracker garland.

There's a full photo tutotial in case you are new to intarsia crochet.

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Sock Yarn Choices

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Sock Yarn Choices

Well hello there fellow sock crocheters! This is the second post in a Blog Hop for the Sock CAL 2018.  Last week, Tamara from @craftyescapism kicked it all off with her blog post on ‘Sock Making Tips’.  Next Saturday (29th) the blog is hopping over to Caroline from Mind and Muse Crafts as she takes us through ‘To knit or to crochet?  That is the question’ and on the Sunday it hops again to Deanne of Addydae Designs as she tackles ‘Sock Anatomy’.  I have popped links to all of the blog hop contributors at the bottom of the blog....

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Sock Crochet Along 2018 - #SockCAL2018

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Sock Crochet Along 2018 - #SockCAL2018

Hello there Crochet Clan!  Some of you reading this blog may not be aware that I also host the Crochet Circle Podcast (Youtube for video version and Podbean for audio version).  I often host crochet alongs (CALs) over there and the latest one is about to start and it's all about crocheted socks.Here is everything you need to know about the #SockCAL2018:The #SockCAL2018 is nearly upon us.Blog hop - It kicks off on Saturday the 15th September with the first installment of the blog hop by Tamara from the Crafty Escapism blog. Every Saturday until the end of the CAL,...

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Winter Making by Emma Mitchell - book review

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Winter Making by Emma Mitchell - book review

Although this book was released in November 2017, I am only getting around to reviewing now because I have made/used three of the projects.  If you know me, you know that I won't review something until I have given it a good road test.  I bought this book from Loop London the day after it was launched in the same shop.  I bought it for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it is a multi-craft book with crochet patterns in it and I feel that this needed supporting.  All too often the woollen craft part of these types of publications is knitting...

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