Life after the Skimming Stones MCAL

Posted: July 18, 2018

Life after the Skimming Stones MCAL

How did you get on with your Skimming Stones shawl? Did you enjoy the surprise element of it? Personally I am loving it and have particularly enjoyed seeing the excitement from everyone and all the different versions, especially using our yarn packs! So what next? If you fancy something similar, have you considered The Shawl Project Book 3, also from The Crochet Project? The book contains five very different shawl patterns all using smaller quantities of many colours and so is ideal if you have a set of mini skeins or part used balls/skeins of leftover yarn. We do have...


What does semi-solid mean? Your guide to hand dyed yarns..

Posted: July 07, 2018

What does semi-solid mean? Your guide to hand dyed yarns..

Ever wondered what terms like semi-solid, variegated, or OOAK mean? Hopefully this blog post will help explain and guide you through the myriad of hand dyed yarns that are available now. Firstly let me tell you a bit about production of hand dyed yarn, which will give you some context. It arrives from the mill in un-dyed skeins, meaning that the wool is not bleached or anything, it’s simply in its natural colour (in this case cream). When they process it they wind it into skeins (also known as hanks), and add a few ties to keep the skeins neat....


Can crocheters use laceweight yarn?

Posted: June 27, 2018

Can crocheters use laceweight yarn?

In short... yes! My adventures in crochet have taken a new turn with my introduction to our new mohair silk laceweight yarn, Eldwick Lace. As someone who crochets quite tightly and is often guilty of getting my hook caught I was nervous of making a huge knotty mess using this delicate fuzzy yarn but let me tell you, it is a dream to work with! For my first project I have been working on a Diamonds and Tassels shawl by Sanda Paul aka Cherry Heart which you can find on Ravelry HERE. It is a nice straightforward project which once...


The Crochet Project projects by Sparkles

Posted: June 07, 2018

The Crochet Project projects by Sparkles

Hi all, Laura here again with more of my adventures in crochet! You may have seen our recent posts about the upcoming Skimming Stones MCAL from The Crochet Project. I am very excited to take part in this as it is the perfect opportunity to combine crochet and our yarns! This will not be my first attempt at a pattern from The Crochet Project as in the past year I have completed quite a few projects and I would like to share these with you. In September, I had the honour of being a bridesmaid for my friend at her...


Sparkles gets hooked...

Posted: May 24, 2018

Sparkles gets hooked...
For those of you who don't know me, I am Laura, aka Sparkles and this is the story of how I became hooked (pun intended, sorry, not sorry!) on crochet!

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