Saturday, 21 November 2009


The weather has been awful by us but on the plus side I have been able to curl up by the fire with my crochet and dare I say it... a mince pie!! I've finished a buggy blanket for my little one but as you can see it seems to have been adopted by our Purdy cat who has been a real home bird since our other cat died. I've also made a scarf for my eldest using some lovely soft yarn and am now making some crochet robins thanks to Attic24's tutorial (the best crochet blog ever...thanks so much!). I attended a crochet course at Marmalade Yarns in Frome and I can highly recommend it, even if you know crochet already they have the best selection of tempting yarns I've ever seen so do pop along if you're around. Hope its not too rainy and wild outside by you.....perhaps I should have a mulled wine to go with the mince pie?


  1. Oh I should say so! Loving your little kitten.
    She's gorgeous - Dusty?, or having got her in all this bad weather Misty!

  2. Good for you C....crochet is so soothing. Seeing you love crochet and you need a kitty name, maybe..... 'Treble'.

  3. Oh Clare,
    I'm so sorry to hear about Milton. We become so attached to our pets, I say pets - obviously I mean 'members of the family'.
    I'm glad to see you have Pardy to spoil with your beautiful crochet work.
    Are you just saying you are eating mince pies already to make me feel better?
    Yep, guilty - actually making no apologies for it.
    I can't wait for Christmas.

  4. i am sorry to hear about your cat but this one is looking very at home! mty cats do the same thing with my blankets. glad you're enjoying the winter evenings! we are having a get together for xmas crocheters on the 10th dec 7.30, if you fancy it, give us a call. lol maxine

  5. It's a lovely blanket ! I don't know making crochet ... unfortunatly ...
    Your pussy seems to appreciate it !
    I like Autumn's & Winter's evenings too ... hot chocolate, a book, cross-stich, hubby, perfect evening.
    Have a good day.

  6. Yep the weather has been pretty wet here too. And very cold. But actually i kind of like the fact it has started to feel wintery.

    Loving your crochet. Its not something I have ever had a go at and I am useless at instructions! love the colours you have used too.

    What a pretty little kitty, she is so cute. Really would love to have a dog and did catch DH having a look at some website the other day..... Well you never know! lol. Have fun with your new family member.


  7. Hello Clare

    The crochet looks fantastic! I agree with you, Marmalade Yarns is a great place to learn. I love that shop! All those lovely yarns to choose from...
    Have a lovely weekend
    Warm wishes
    Isabelle x

  8. Hi there,

    wow you seem busy making!! Thanks for your comment on my blog and it's nice to come and see what you are doing. You may be interested in, and my sister's just started a blog over at: and she does the most beautiful crocheting too!

    I'll be back.