Normal service to resume next week…

Howdy folks! It has been a very busy week and weekend over here in Fizzypetaldom. Kidlet things and finishing up the twin baby blankets. I’m not the fastest crocheter, and an even slower seamstress. And there is sewing involved with attaching the letters to the blankets. Not the easiest of tasks when dealing with the … [Read more…]

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Vintage Inspired Scarves

I’m a huge fan of vintage clothes…I sometimes think I was born about a hundred years too late when it comes to fashion. Fortunately, I am not alone. With the resurgence in knitting and crochet, vintage patterns are reappearing many decades after they were first printed. More and more crochet artists are creating and publishing … [Read more…]

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Colour Pop: Bunting

In my days before crochet, fabric, paper or foil bunting only appeared at birthdays or Christmas.  Now crochet bunting adds a happy pop of colour to our home all year round. My first foray into bunting making was for a friend.   At this point I’d been crocheting for about a year.  I wanted to do … [Read more…]

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Marvellous Mandalas

2017 was the year I discovered the joy of mandala making.   Mandalas are a beautiful and versatile decor accent for the home, office or other environs.  Relatively quick to work up, mandalas make lovely last minute gifts.  Go bold with multiple colours or keep it simple with a single shade – anything goes. I like … [Read more…]

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Stacked Stitches and Russian Joins

Howdy Fizzypetalites! This week I’ve been working on the twin Ranger blankets when at home and on my Trio Blanket when on the road or on my stationary cycle.  I love working to new patterns because I often learn techniques that I can use for other projects. Felted Button’s Trio Blanket uses a stacked stitch … [Read more…]

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Memory Blanket

As we rocket through yet another year, my mind has turned to Christmas.  It may seem a bit early to be thinking about it, unless like me, you are going to be making your gifts by hand. Recently we visited my sister in law and her husband to meet their first child.  When I gave them … [Read more…]

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Scandinavian Heart Pattern

Do you remember the Scheepjes Hygge CAL I mentioned in my Guide to the Crochet Along?  At the end of the project, the designer, Kirsten of Haak Maar Raak,  released free bonus patterns, one of which I am particularly fond of: the Scandinavian Heart Motif. Last summer, I gave my son’s teacher end of year … [Read more…]

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Always Read The Pattern…

Always read the pattern before you buy the yarn.  Not just the materials list.  The entire pattern.  This is my latest note to self. The Trio Blanket by Felted Button is made with Scheepjes Whirl.  The 220gm cakes are available in a variety of super scrummy colourways – several blocks of non-repeating colour in each cake.  … [Read more…]

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Rainbow Granny Stripe Blanket

Howdy FizzyPetalites! The Rainbow Granny Stripe Blanket was my first large project very early in my crochet journey.  Far from perfect, it was a great learning experience and a very satisfying make.  The tutorial I followed is well written with plenty of images to guide the crocheter.  LuAnn, the creator of the tutorial,  even includes … [Read more…]

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Fizzy Favourite: Textured Stripes

I found a couple of pictures I took of blankets I made for a special couple near and dear to my heart.  The dark blue blanket I thought I’d forgotten to photograph.  I was pleased to discover I hadn’t.  So much more than just blankets with tons of love into each stitch.  Warm hugs from … [Read more…]

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