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A whole new world

One of my Christmas gifts was a yarn winder. I saw Mikey on The Crochet Crowd show how they could be used and I thought then that in the future one could be useful. I liked the idea of having balls of yarn that would definitely pull from the centre and being able to stack them sounded great.

Ball winderThe photo above makes it look like my feline assistants helped… they did not. I was struggling to find a surface I could attach the bracket to. The cat’s activity center/scratching post worked quite well 🙂

The balls produced are smaller and stackable 🙂


My stash is already looking deceivingly smaller! I’ve only wound up the balls that I’m currently using in projects, when it’s all done I’ll have lots of room for more wool 🙂


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Wrapping up warm.

It’s definitely feeling colder now in the UK and Winter is on it’s way.

Currently, I’m wearing a neck warmer that I designed myself and wristers that I made as part of one of the crochet crowd challenges.


The wristers follow a nice easy (free) pattern that only takes a few hours to work.



I edged both the neck warmer in a wool, that added a subtle splash of color, and really liked the results.

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Pinterest, you are stealing my life!

Massive discovery!!! The Crochet crowd have Pinterest boards http://www.pinterest.com/thecrochetcrowd/ ! I could be gone for some time lol

Oh! Here’s a link to my Pinterest crochet board http://www.pinterest.com/markdobson/crochet/. It mainly consists of things I’d like to make… so much inspiration!


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