Lucias Fig Tree

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Voilà ! the macaroons blanket.

31stof March! just in time…. You probably have already seen some previews on my  Instagram. I finished the macaroon blanket last week, but I have been so busy trying to finalise the last details of the ” secret project” plus I had a few deadlines at work . However, I am now finally sitting down, writing the recipe for the macaroons blanket, so you can all make one for yourselves! Firstly let me tell you,  it will take a degree of patience! The squares are very easy to make  ...

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Never mind the macaroons…mini grannies are like Marmite!

An unusual title, I know…but if you are acquainted with Marmite you will know exactly where I’m coming from! For those of you that haven’t the faintest idea what Marmite is, I will explain.. Marmite is a thick, sticky paste made from concentrated yeast extract, a byproduct from brewing beer. German scientist Justus Liebig invented accidentally the concoction in 1902. Marmite has a very distinctive flavour. The taste is so unique as to defy description, but think of a  ...

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Yarn,friends,more yarn,macaroons and a family’s ceilidh…part one

Let’s start with a question: Do I need more yarn? ABSOLUTELY NOT !!! Do I WANT  more yarn? ALWAYS!!! Saying that let me start telling you about my weekend. Every year I go to two yarn exhibitions: Yarndale and the Edinburgh Yarn Festival. The reason why is because I like the spirit behind them. They both are a gathering of mainly independent producers, dyers and designers. And they are so worth going to because of the amazing talent and creativity behind those stalls. On Friday  ...

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More about the macaroons blanket…

I meant to write more about this month’s blanket at the weekend but I got sidetracked by non-crochet related things… So back to Paris, macaroons and obviously crochet! I thought selecting the colors for my new blanket was going to be an easy task this time, as I have so many lovely pictures of macaroons to use as inspiration, but the reality is that having too much inspiration complicates things! I  must have pulled out most of the yarn I have, to try an choose a reasonable but  ...

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