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Hi I'm Ruth and welcome to my site about crochet bits, bobs & patterns, crafty notes, skills, how tos and other little gems.

London Yarn Shops

London Yarn Shops

I don’t actually live in London anymore, however I visit freqeuntly and do remember when I was there searching for yarn shops was seemingly particularly difficult. Recently there was a Great London Yarn Crawl so I was able to scour the routes and pull together a list of yarn shops [...]

23rd September, 2013 2 comments Read More
Shopping: Episode 2

Shopping: Episode 2

Yesterday I went to the Bath & West Showground where the Creative Craft Show was being held. It was a bunch of stalls showing a massive array of crafts – brilliant! I went with the intention of trying not to buy anything, as I really don’t need anything :S However [...]

28th April, 2013 1 comment Read More
Shopping: Episode 1

Shopping: Episode 1

I went on an outing to Yandles in Martock, Somerset today. I’ve been before, just years and years ago when I was much younger, so it was almost like a new experience for me. They have a ‘Craft & Hobby’ shop, which sells ALL the crafty things: Beads, findings, stamps, [...]

30th March, 2013 8 comments Read More
Dads hat

Dads hat

Yarn Stylecraft Double Knit Special (4 ply) | 100% acrylic | 1246 lipstick & 1063 graphite. Hook 5.5mm. Pattern Happy hooker: Anarchy Hat. Pattern amendments I made it in two different colours of yarn – red and grey. I used a smaller hook, as I think I had a slightly [...]

25th March, 2013 62 comments Read More
What you find when you’re not looking

What you find when you’re not looking

So I’m doing a massive spring clean at the moment – it’s more like a year clean, rather than just spring, trying to reduce the junk I have in my life more than anything. I would say about 70% of the ‘stuff’ I own is ‘craft stuff’ as I deem [...]

20th March, 2013 0 comments Read More
Hello Crafty World!

Hello Crafty World!

Hey everybody, welcome to my new site – it’s so good to see you all ;) A little bit about me I’ve always been pretty crafty and thought it was about time I started sharing some of that around… So I created this blog site. I started to think I [...]

19th March, 2013 0 comments Read More