Newly re-listed in my Etsy shop today, are my better-than-even gingerbread brooches.
This year they are made in 100% British wool that has been specially hand-dyed for me by Caroline of The Occasional Purl.
I’m delighted to announce the arrival of the Little Conkers crocheted snails! They’ve been a bit slow getting here, but then they are snails…
Scroll down for the snail crochet pattern.
Did you know the collective noun for snails can be a walk, rout or escargotoire? The collective noun for slugs is a cornucopia.
Those of you who’ve known Little Conkers for a while will recognize these little faces. But new today is that you can now use my pattern to make these simple toddler wash mitts for yourself.
Scroll down for the pattern links.
I first designed and made these wash mitts for my own children when they were toddlers. Anyone with little children knows that normal flannels, sized for adults, are just too big for little hands to handle independently, and carry too much water, leading to lots of puddles on the bathroom floor. Read More
Well, it’s certainly been a while since my last blog post about the crochet blankets I am making for two of my children!
Now we’ve all felt guilty about projects that have hang about for ages because we just didn’t really like making them. This is not the case with these blankets – the reason for the extremely measured progress is Read More
Three blog posts in the space of two weeks! This is a record for Little Conkers!
Firstly I want to let you know that Little Conkers is now on Ravelry! And secondly I have a new pattern to introduce. Read More
Hello lovely month of May!
(I think May is my second favourite month, after September, but who’s counting).
The month comes with two powerful scent memories for me, from two sides of my life.
First is the powerfully evocative scent of may blossom (hawthorn) and cow parsley together in the sunshine.
I’m constantly crocheting, but my family have very little to show for it, and you wouldn’t know it to look at our home!
So this year, I’m trying to make a blanket for each of my children. The aim is to have all three ready for Christmas 2014, but even that might be a stretch!