Run Home to Crochet

Run Home to Crochet

Friday, 21 August 2015

knittng n nattering

Hello there - There has been a lot of knitting/crocheting and nattering going on! Yarndale the woolly festival that happens in Skipton every year have appealed for "flowers for memories" which are going to be displayed and then made into wreaths, brooches and corsages and will be sold and all the proceeds will be going to the Alzheimer's Society.  Several of the running girls wanted to join in with this great cause and therefore we had a knit/crochet and natter morning in the local café.


I first showed my friend Coral how to crochet back in February and here we are six months later she is helping Debbie, who has only ever crocheted blankets, how to do a flower.  Justine was a complete beginner that morning and she is starting with a granny square.  The first trick with crocheting is to learn how to hold the hook and wool correctly and then you can whizz through crochet projects and patterns.

Here is Liz concentrating on how to do a sunflower and hey presto - she did it!!
Sheila wants to map out where the flowers she receives are from and the ladies will fill in one of these little slips each and we will be posting them along with the flowers.
We made these on the first morning - Coral had made some of the flowers and then she said "I haven't sewn the ends in" - "ok Coral I'll do those for you then" (HHhhhmmmm I haven't taught her that well then)!!!!!
Some ladies who had to go to work and couldn't make the knit/crochet and natter passed these to me another time.  We are planning to do another knit/crochet and natter session next week and hopefully there will be lots more flowers made by those of us who go along and those of us who have made some at home in between sessions!  We are planning to send them to Skipton on the 2nd September and I will certainly post a final picture of all the beautiful knitted and crocheted flowers that are going to Yorkshire from the Isle of Wight.
We also raised £15.50 with donations that we will also be sending to the Alzheimer's Society
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Christine from Winwick Mum (read about it here) is organising a Yarndale sock line wherein ladies from her sockalong society that she is running on facebook are knitting pairs of socks and sending them in.  They are going to be displayed at Yarndale and then the "pairs of socks" will be passed on to people who need them.  The homeless, terminally ill, women's refuge, bereaved will receive the socks, knitted with love in every stitch as any home made gift is, and they will find their way to a new owner who can then wrap their feet in woolly love.
So of course having been part of Christine's sockalong and having made a couple of pairs of socks because of her help, I had to make a pair.  Unfortunately I have run out of wool and this is as far as I got with them.  I put an appeal out on the sockalong page to see if anyone had used the same yarn and had any scraps left.  Within 35 minutes three people had said they had some of the yarn and would post it to me so that I may finish them.  I will keep you posted on that progress too!
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Meanwhile as well as flowers and socks, the knitting and crochet that has been going on
I made some bunting for the sun lounge
I made this bunting for a friend.
Scanner pockets for parkrun - I need to sew those buttons on by tomorrow morning!
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Back at the beginning of June, Bridget had made 22 centres for a blanket for her daughter,
she needed to do 35 and she has now done them and some more of the rounds
She is joining the squares now and she is making flowers too.
Bridget started crocheting the same time as Coral - whoop, whoop!!
Thanks for popping by
Xx Joy Xx
Plum, raspberry, rose, clematis, petrol, storm, sage, meadow, lime, turquoise, aster, cloud, violet, lavender, parma violet
27 centres
36 centres
50 centres, 25 x round 2, 2 x round 3, 1 x round 6
The harmony blanket is made up of 126 squares - 14 rows x 9 rows
fourteen squares of the same pattern and colour - one in each of the nine rows
On Friday last week Lucy of Attic24 published the beautiful harmony blanket see here the colours, patterns, tutorial and ooooooooohhhhh being a knitter/crocheter, no matter how many projects you have on the go - you have to do it and therefore I have started.  Look at those beautiful colours! How can you not want to make a harmony blanket in those beautiful colours! Oh well, the works in progress are going to have to wait a little while yet eh??!!
What a beautiful granny square pattern!!!
ttfn xx


  1. My favourite one so far Joy! So many wonderful projects, all achieved (or in progress) with love! So glad you have taught me to crochet xxx

    1. so glad you liked it Coral thank you and so glad you love your crocheting xx

  2. Love it Joy, thank you for the mention again :) I love crocheting thanks to you, coral and I are very lucky xxx

    1. glad you are enjoying the read and your crocheting xx

  3. I love reading about your colourful crochet life Joy. You are such an inspiration.

    Well done to you and all your ladies for making those flowers, and the socks too! They certainly look snuggly. Can't wait to see the next batch!

    I must get my harmony pack soon, I have too many wips but it has to be done.
    Loads of love, Sarah xxxx

  4. thanks Sarah. We are loving doing the flowers for memories. Harmony blankie is a definte must - it's lovely xx

  5. Oooh some of my flowers. Sorry to have missed you knit a natter sessions. Love the blog 😍

    1. some of your flowers indeed thank you ... they are being posted to Yarndale on Tuesday. Glad you like the blog thanks for popping by xx

  6. Sorry I'm behind on your blog, I'll do better to keep up :) (I forgot I didn't have your blog on my bloglovin account). It's lovely to hear what you've been up to lately and sounds like you've been really busy!

    Love the Harmony blanket your making, the colours are lovely. I look forward to seeing yours once it's finished :). Like Lucy at Attic24 it's very tempting to use those colours on a cosy stripe blanket, however I need to finish my first one!

    Keep up the great work with the charity makes and raising some extra funds when you get together as a group to crochet/knit :). I hope you get to finish those socks as they are looking great!

    Kind Regards,

    Rosie x

    1. Thanks for popping by Rosie and I'm glad you have caught up - loving doing the knitting/crocheting and nattering and hope you pop back another time. Good to hear from you Joy xx