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The Saga of the Perfect Scarf

Many a year ago I bought some very expensive yarn to make two scarfs. They were Rowan aran Pure Wool in Red & yellow and green & grey (or Gryffindor and Slytherin colours). And if I can remember correctly they were about £8 for each 100g ball. By far the most expensive yarn I've ever… Continue reading The Saga of the Perfect Scarf

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Linen Stitch Scarf FO

I finished my linen stitch crochet scarf and thanks to all your helpful comments it is now long enough. And, if I do say so myself, rather pretty. I went with the colour most of you suggested, although I think its a bit different than it showed up in the picture I had taken but… Continue reading Linen Stitch Scarf FO

JJ Writes

Taking Breaks from Creativity

If you've been reading my blog lately you'll know, because I've mentioned it a lot, that I'm currently editing a novel that I've written (and wow, editing is so much more work than writing). I've been editing it for a couple months now and its a full time thing. Getting my brain to focus and… Continue reading Taking Breaks from Creativity

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Life Update

In which I tell you I am so completely snowed under. I should point out I mean metaphorically just in case anyone thinks we've had yet another springtime snow storm. I have books to read for review. I have books to read to beta. I have MY book to read because I am editing and… Continue reading Life Update

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Holiday Crochet FO!

Guys! I actually finished the scarf I started crocheting on holiday while ON holiday! Normally I bring a new project with me just to crochet when I feel like it and end up finishing it over the following weeks after I got home but I finished it! This has a lot to do with the… Continue reading Holiday Crochet FO!

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Pre-Holiday Haul

There's nothing like a holiday to burn a hole in my bank account and I'm not even talking about the actual holiday or the travel insurance that I had to renew. It's all those little things you have to buy in. Some of them are boring holiday stuff like suntan lotion but I'm going to… Continue reading Pre-Holiday Haul

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2017 Goals – How did I do?

At the start of the year I wrote a post about my goals for the year. All of them. From my craft goals, to blogging, to reading, to Spanish, to my etsy shop. All of the things I planned to do this year. You can check it out here if you want to but I'm… Continue reading 2017 Goals – How did I do?

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Christmassy Crochet – Wrist Warmers

I bought some lovely new yarn last week. I felt like I deserved it and, after years of trying to work through my stash, I think my will power is finally dying. In my defence I needed some 4 ply yarn for the thing I wanted to make and I didn't have any of that.… Continue reading Christmassy Crochet – Wrist Warmers

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Tunisian Crochet cats… I mean hats.

Last week I told your about my habit of starting new projects while I'm at my busiest and my failed attempt at knitting socks. Well this week I'll show you what the other projects I mentioned were. Basically, hats. Tunisian crochet in the round hats because that has always seemed like a brilliant idea to… Continue reading Tunisian Crochet cats… I mean hats.