Hello! Welcome to this blog post with some crochet updates and news from my coastal corner…💙
Thank you so much for the wonderful response to my new ‘Postcards with Love’ blanket which I’ve designed for King Cole. I’m really touched by so many kind and encouraging words that have been shared with me and it looks like lots of you will be crocheting along which is just so lovely!
Here’s another photo which I can now share…
The crochet-along starts in 4 weeks time on 23rd May and the excitement is building! 😄
The Knitting Network who I have worked with for a few years now have yarn packs in stock. I earn a small amount of commission when yarn is purchased through the links below with no extra cost to you.
Lots of other stockists also have yarn in and there is still plenty of time… of course lots of you already have your yarns at the ready which is great… yay! 😄💙
Big Value Packs:
For me, the momentum is building for a really wonderful crochet along together. I’m so looking forward to it! The design is complete and the pattern is written, so of course the big bulk of the work is done for me but there is still lots going on behind the scenes. I will be translating the pattern into US terms which I know will be appreciated by many and Iris from Een Mooi Gebaar is translating it into Dutch. The team at King Cole are doing the video tutorials and I have many more photos and postcard inspiration to share with you all in the coming weeks too.
Shade cards have been created exclusively for the CAL by Veronica at ‘Simply Shade Cards’ and they’re available here… http://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/1205626874
Veronica has made these for my previous blankets. I don’t earn any commission for these…this is just a nice way for me to support independent sellers and people have the opportunity to have something nice and useful to accompany the crochet along.
Stitch markers are coming soon too! So watch this space… 💙😁
I took my blanket with me on a recent family break to North Cornwall and North Devon… oh so many wonderful photo opportunities!
My husband caught me unawares on camera – here you can see ‘Coastal Crochet’ at work! 😁🌊
And here’s a sneak peak at the end result of that photo shoot…
And here I was actually posting some postcards!!😄
And I myself received the coolest postcard through my letterbox this week! 😁 I’m so looking forward to all this postcard love… 😁💙
I’ll be sharing a ‘postcard’ blog post each week thoughout the crochet along so I have plenty more to share with you. Stay tuned and do follow my blog by email if you don’t already, so you won’t miss anything!
We had a lovely few days away over Easter to the south west coast. It’s always good for me to visit a different coastline…
We enjoyed some beautiful coastal walks… the scenery really is so dramatic and so very beautiful. I really appreciate the simplicity of our days when we’re away… coastal walks, lovely places to visit and the odd Cornish Pastie and Cream Tea too… perfect!
Now we’re back at home and we’ve been enjoying really gorgeous spring weather which is always a pleasure. The coastal flowers are coming into bloom… yes, it’s that time of year again!
As well as the humble but magnificent daisies…
In other news I have a variety of workshops scheduled at Made and Making in Hassocks and YAK in Brighton so do have a look if you’re in the area…
Classes at YAK: https://yarnandknitting.com/product-category/classes/
Including Tunisian Crochet…
Classes at Made and Making: https://madeandmaking.co.uk/events/
Including Crochet Flowers!
My contribution to the ‘International Yarn Bombing Festival’ to be held in Milan from 10th – 12th June has been posted off and is flying across Europe as I type!
I myself will be flying to visit the festival in June and have been commissioned to write an article which is very exciting. Here’s a sneak peak at my yarnbomb which I’m really happy with…
Oh I can’t wait to show you the rest!! 😃 I’m super happy with how it turned out.
I’m currently in the midst of crocheting over 200 granny square type motifs for a new commission. That’s proving very time consuming and has taken over my life a little! 😆 But I’m slowly getting there…
I really want the commission completed by 8th May because that is when Morgan our eldest returns from his adventures in Costa Rica with Raleigh International. He completed his 10 week expedition at the weekend and is now travelling for 2 weeks independently with new found friends! 💚🇨🇷
I want to be able to give him all my attention as we welcome him home and help him ease back into local life. He has had the very best of experiences and it warms my heart enormously to know he has embraced such a wonderful opportunity.
Here are some photos which he has managed to send us and are certainly worth sharing… it looks incredibly beautiful and they’ve participated in some brilliant work!
My daughters prom dress has taken a back seat for a little while… but that’s ok… I have until 30th June to complete that. If only I could crochet a little faster!
But it has to stay Happy Crocheting doesn’t it… not too much pressure! Take care… and till next time… 😊💙💙💙
Your blanket looks amazing but I also like that fleece you are wearing in some of the photos. 😃
Awww… thank you! I love it too… treated myself in the sale! 💙 https://www.urbanoutfitters.com/en-gb/shop/uo-landscape-mountain-fleece-mock-neck-jacket?category=SEARCHRESULTS&color=048&searchparams=_gl%3D1%2a190xejx%2a_up%2aMQ..%26gclid%3DCjwKCAjwjZmTBhB4EiwAynRmDwRZ7bp3ud6pZj2AElpvOCsFfdMIxbytk4xeGU0HXJrIcxDkxW_J6hoCvg0QAvD_BwE%26q%3Dfleece%26sayt%3Dtrue&type=REGULAR&quantity=1
Yarn ordered can’t wait todo this blanket, your news is always received with a smile and oooh to what your doing. Your sons photos look fab and look forward to seeing your daughters prom dress xxx
Thank you so much as always Julia! 🥰🙏💙
Salty is beautiful and what a special name. I also have a schnauzer, 8 years old and his name is Scooby. Luv your site.
Love from RSA
Awwww… Scooby the schnauzer sounds adorable! 😁💙🐾
Thank you for your amazing design, and for translating into US terms! Can’t wait to make this blanket. Your pictures are so beautiful too.
Thank you so much Michelle! 🥰💙
couldn’t say it any better than Michelle. Love all you patterns and your photos.
Awww.. thank you so much Janice! 🥰💚
Beautiful pictures of your vacation and your son’s trip!!! Thank you for translating the new Cal into US teams 🥰🥰🥰
So excited to crochet another of your CALs!!
Thank you so much Becky… 🥰💚
Such beautiful colours in all your work. 🥰. And what a lucky lad is Morgan!
Thank you so much! 💚💚
Hi I have made one of the blankets before could you tell me if this is one big square or small squares?
It’s a combination of squares and rectangles with larger rounds going all around in the middle… 😄💙💙
Gorgeous Blanket! Beautiful Pictures
Thank you Shiela! 🥰💙
I might just have bought the pack for this blanket which I couldn’t resist despite having the tropical shores kit to start! I couldn’t resist as your blankets are so beautiful and the patterns are so well written. I’m actually finishing an Osmond the Octopus at the moment. Again a great pattern. Thank you so much for sharing your talents.
That’s lovely to hear Hazel… thank you! 💙
Muy hermosa su manta ,los colores bellísimos,y q alegría q su hijo haya tenido una buena experiencia en mi país,un abrazo desde Costa Rica 🇨🇷 pura vida
Geweldig mooi, kan niet wachten om te beginnen!
This looks fabulous – I will be away for a long road trip so can’t do the CAL- but I want to buy the kit – does it include the written pattern? Thank you
Hi Debbie.. the pattern will be available online from 23rd May… 💙💙
So excited for this new CAL! Using stash as I have enough of almost the same colours to complete this in DK. A bit of of going rogue may be involved but that’s part of the fun. Just got to remember to read all the rows back to front or my words won’t make any sense – I’m left handed! Thanks Eleanora
You’re more than welcome Tessa! 🥰💙💙
I’m really excited at the thought of crocheting “Postcards with Love”. I’m currently on row 117 of your Seaside Stash Buster blanket and must get a move on if I’m going to be ready for 23 May! Thank you for giving such clear instructions – I’m amazing myself!
That’s brilliant to hear! Thank you so much… 💙💙
Hi Eleonora, How wonderful, another delicious blanket, you get better and better, love the new one. Yarn ordered and crochet hook at the ready for the 25th. However you will not be doing the tutorials, as I understand from your blog. This is terribly sad and disappointing as you are by far the best at tutorial videos. Clear and precise, plus we get the added bonus of seeing you and lovely Salty and your gorgeous coastline. Your videos are the best, and your tutorials so easy to see and understand. But most of all, will we still get your gorgeous pics and videos? Please reassure all who love your videos, your dog and your glorious coastline, that these will continue.
Hi Jacs… thank you so much – I’m really happy you like the new blanket! Please be reassured that my videos and photos will continue… whilst King Cole are doing the tutorials, I plan to do some fun postcard related photos and videos to accompany the CAL.. 😄💙🥰🥰
Thank you! 🥰
Another wonderful CAL… thank you so much! Like another CC follower I’ve got stuck into this one even although I haven’t finished tropical shores! 😅 oh dear!!
Just love this one Eleonora… you are a superstar!!
Awww…. Thank you so much Carol! 🥰 There are things I haven’t finished too!! 😆💙💙💙
Wow!!! This is so beautiful!
Thank you! 💙