Monthly Archives: November 2016

Sock update

Hello readers!

Just a quick one today, I’ve finished the leg of one of my socks! Yay! I have a feeling that making the second one is going to take a while! I will also be putting socks on hold until Christmas as I keep on coming up with new present ideas (yes I know I’m actually a bit late for that but I’m only just getting inspired now!)

Anyway, here is the sock. 

More about those presents on Friday 😉




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Joyful world – March finished

Hello lovelies!

I have completed March for the joyful world calendar from the Snowflower Diaries. Yay!

Again the design is slightly changed as I have all my months enclosed in the one border rather than having an individual border for each month. 

I’m putting this on hold until next year as I have Christmas presents to focus on for now 🙂 

Have a great week!



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Stitch, stop and roll afghan – part 1

Happy Friday!

My mum is visiting for Christmas and I asked her and dad what they would like for Christmas (as she will be able to bring something decently big back to France). They settled on a blanket to cuddle under to watch TV during winter. 

I’ve got this kit forever (actually I got it for Christmas last year) so it was time to make good use of it. So far I’ve done the 9 full motives until row 4. 

The colours are so gorgeous and the yarn is such a pleasure to work with 🙂 I can’t wait to get more done 🙂 


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Pineapple doily WIP

I’m sure I don’t need to remind you but Christmas is fast coming! Which means I really need to get cranking on those presents! We got our secret santas last week and I know the person I got would enjoy a handcrafted gift, so I’ve started on a new project (I need excuses for those right? 😊). 

Recently I was gifted loads of crafty things from someone in my family in-law. There were so many cross stitch magazines and a few crochet books. 

I’ve decided to go with the iconic pineapple doily. 

That’s what it will hopefully look like when I’m finished 🙂 

And that’s where I’m at for now. I’ve calculated that if I do one round per day I should be done by Christmas!

Just a few other projects on the go but I should manage!

How is your Christmas craft coming along?




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October SAL with Helene

Happy Monday! 

Last months SAL was pretty long but it looks amazing. With winter on its way in Europe, where Helene is based, the October design seems perfect. 

Now, onto November!



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Snowflake Afghan – finished

It is finally done!

After a few years of putting it off, I have finally finished the snowflake afghan! I’ve named it like that because of its colours, it reminds me of cold and snow (not that we have much of that here in Brisbane). 

I love the straight edges, so thanks so much for everyone who suggested it 🙂 



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Crochet earrings

Hello lovely readers!

Today I want to share with you a really quick project that would make a great Christmas present. 

For that, I used some wire, earring hooks and cotton thread. So far I have made 2 different kinds, one with a small ring and the crochet part on the outside and one with a bigger ring and the crochet part on the inside. 

I winged the blue ones but the pattern for the purple ones is as follow. 
Make 2


Sc – single crochet

Sl st – slip stitch

Ch – chain
Work in the round 

Sc 25 in the metal ring 

Sl st 7, *ch 5, sl st in the 3rd stitch* repeat 3 more times, sl st 6 

Sl st 7, *in the 5 ch gap, sc 3, ch 3, sc 3* repeat 3 more times, sl st 7 

Cast off 

I can see a lot more of those in the near future as handmade presents for Christmas 🙂 

Do you have quick projects for Christmas? 



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Joyful World WIP – Snowflower diaries

Hello readers!

I have progressed quite a lot with my joyful world calendar. I am currently stitching March and I think it will be finished by the end of the month. 

The whole thing so far. 

And a close up of March. 

I’ve also had some ideas for quick crafty Christmas presents, so I’ll try them out and let you know about it in the near future 🙂 



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My first go at proper socks 

TGIF! I hope you guys had a great week, mine was positively exhausting!

You may remember that I got some lovely yarn from Amsterdam in July and that my wonderful husband got me a really cool book to knit socks for my birthday. 

So I have finally decided to give it a go and I’ve found it quite fun so far. 

The hardest part was to get the round knitting going on my circular needles. I have knitted in the round before but only on double pointed needles, so this was a bit of a challenge at first. 

So far I’ve done the cuff for sock #1 and 2 rounds of the leg pattern (out of 9 repeats), so I still have a fair bit to go 🙂

My goal is to finish at least one sock before the end of the month, we will see how I go with that! 

Have a great weekend 



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WIP Wednesday – snowflake blanket 

I know, I know, I should really finish this but I just wanted to show you the edging I was thinking of doing for this blanket. 

First off, I have finished all the hexagons and half hexagons I need. I really love the straight side edges and I’m so glad I went with it. 

Still in serious need of blocking but I’m getting there 🙂 

So I looked into my knitting and crochet bible (this book is just so great!) and I found an edging that I think will go great with the general feel of the blanket. 

What do you guys think? If you have other suggestions I’d be glad to hear them as well 🙂

In the mean time, happy crocheting everyone!



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