Pattern Testing Winter Whispers Hat and Cowl Crochet Pattern for Kerry Jayne Designs


Today I have something a little different to share with you all 🙂 as I had the pleasure of testing a beautiful new crochet design by Kerry Jayne Designs. For those of you that know me, you know that I love her patterns a lot and they are often my go to patterns for hats especially when I often take part in the yearly Christmas Shoebox Appeal for charity. So I was delighted when I was asked recently if I could do some pattern testing for her, of course I said yes 🙂 and this is what I have been up to these past few weeks.

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Three Bears Yarn Review; Grey Black Marl Cotton DK Trial Yarn

I recently had the chance to try some new trial yarn from Three Bears Yarn and I was really excited about this one, as it was Marl Cotton and this kind of yarn is not easy to find especially in the UK. So I couldn’t wait to use it and see what it was like 🙂 and when I saw it I just knew this would be a perfect yarn to make something for my husband!

Three Bears Yarn Marl Cotton DK, Grey/Black.

Three Bears Yarn Marl Cotton DK, Grey/Black.

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Shoebox Appeal – Operation Christmas Child UK 2015

This year I have been helping my mum with doing some shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child, run by Samaritans Purse. It’s the first time I have taken part and I plan to do this yearly from now on :-), as it’s a great cause and a pleasure to be part of. If you’d like to know more about this shoebox appeal click here (Opens in a new window/tab). Continue reading

What happened in May? Part 3

This post is part of 3, if you haven’t already seen part 1 and 2 then please see these first.

Amazingly I was also able to fit in a few other projects as well as these, so as you can see May really was a very busy month for me. Thankfully my health improving nearer the end of May really helped and it was nice to go from crocheting through horrific pain to being able to do it and feeling more like myself, as it meant I could enjoy it more :-). Continue reading

What happened in March?

I’ve been a member of Instagram for a while now and one thing I have seen is fellow crochet folk or even crafty folk doing a collage at the end of the month showing what they have been up too. I love this idea so I thought I would join in too, the only difference is I plan to follow it with a blog post as well. I hope to be a bit more organised for the following month so both the photo collage and blog post is posted either the day before the new month starts or the first day of the next month. I hope you will like these posts and accompanying photos. Continue reading

Testing Hand Dyed Yarn by Young Yarns and My Country Appeal Beanie Hat

About a month ago a lovely lady called Heather at Young Yarns asked if I would like to test some yarn that she had recently dyed, that I had admired on Instagram. The yarn was beautiful, a mix of colours that I love and when I saw it I was instantly in love. Even better, it was cotton so it was suitable for me 🙂 as believe it or not it’s not that common to see hand dyed cotton yarn, you see far more animal fibre bases than cotton although you are starting to see it around more now.

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