Hello everyone and the first blog’s entry for 2017!
Firstly I would like to wish to all of you, out there, may you have hope, peace, joy, good health and more during this coming year.
Second, now that it is official, I can let you all know I am an STYLECRAFT BLOGSTAR!!!
How exciting is that???
I have to thank not only Stylecraft to invite me to be part of their group, but more so I have to thank you all for liking my page, sharing what I do and supporting me and my crochet adventures !!
It still amazes me that I got the opportunity to write and share my experience with you all, simply because crochet doesn’t have borders, crochet it is what we all got in common, and it links all of us together regardless nationality, culture, language and social background and I think, you will agree with me ,
it is a beautiful thing.
So you might wonder how did I become a Blogstar… well actually I m a bit surprised myself!
It all started with Lucy’s blog Attic24. I just stumbled on it a couple of years ago, while looking at crochet projects, and chatting to a friend of mine, Yvonne, who loves crochet as much as I do.
Lucy ‘s blog was, and still is, amazing! Full of colours, beautiful images, advice, lovely projects and tutorials, to the point that I decided to buy a kit for her cottage ripple blanket and give it a go. The price was very reasonable, the colours looked amazing BUT….
big, BUT, it was…ACRYLIC!
My memory of acrylic yarn was of an unpleasant,scratching ,shining fibre, which, if you rub it on, will make your hair standing like a porcupine!!! But it wasn’t the case… when I opened the pack, I got a soft, squidgy lovely yarn with beautiful hues, exactly how Lucy had described it on her blog!!!
I loved the yarn so much that that year I made LOADS of blankets and I bought every single shade that was available!!
So when STYLECRAFT launched a competition for a new shade, I had to be part of it!
My entry was Lobelia, and I was lucky enough that Lobelia got selected, with other beautiful hues, and became a permanent colour in their special DK range.
From there it is all history… emails, a visit to their HQ in Yorkshire, I met Sue Pinner at Edinburgh yarn festival last year, more blankets, more designs and here I am a blogstar…😊So this year is going to be a BIG one, and I will try my best to bring you lots of colours and projects, to share my journey and last but not least to HAVE FUN!!!