Welcome to Amy's Five on Friday Anniversary Special! One year already! Congratulations! So many people from all around the world have joined in.
Quite a lot of us have a woolly project on the go, so this week I'm looking back at some of the people and their websites that have made me pick up a ball of wool after many years of other things.
One - Loani Prior
A friend took me to Wisley Gardens and whilst browsing in their bookshop I noticed a book Really Wild Tea Cosies by Loani Prior. It was really quirky with bags of colour and I just couldn't resist it! I learnt how to knit in the round and then after a while, I produced this crocheted tea cosy and I was hooked (literally!)
Two - Loving Hands
I then decided that it would be good to make a few things for charity, looked on the internet (what would we do without it!) and found the Loving Hands website full of patterns and suggestions. Before I knew it, I had made hundreds of items from baby things to sailors hats to chicken jackets and pillowcase dresses. I found a group of ladies who also inspired me to have a go at crochet and with all the you-tube tutorials managed a few bits and bobs. I helped at the Farnborough Make-It Show and then the group split up and people went their separate ways and it wasn't the same anymore. I'm still making things though.
Spurred on by the internet and definitely hooked on crochet now, I found Lucy at Attic24 who is such an inspiration - so many exciting things to make and all so well explained. I'm sure you all know about Lucy.
I've made quite a few blankets, mandalas, wreaths . . . you just can't stop can you!
4. Sue Pinner
The Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace was my next inspiration, so much to see and take in. By now I had come to love the Stylecraft Special DK with all its fabulous selection of colours. On their stall at the show, I met Sue Pinner who is a designer with some fantastic ideas and writes books. So now I'm having a go at some of her things. This is a photo of her work.
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You never cease to amaze me with all your ideas and creations. I've collected a few of your blogs on my blog so that I can keep up to date with what you are up to. I've really enjoyed seeing your projects grow. So thanks very much and thanks to Amy too as I might not have found you without her.
Have a great week.