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Knitting and Crochet Projects

Knitting was always what I considered to be my most favourite of crafty pass times but as time has gone on and my comfort zone has been stretched beyond my wildest dreams I have found that I turn more and more towards crochet. 

Don’t get me wrong, I still always have at least one project on my knitting needles.  If I’m completely honest I actually have three cardigans, 2 jumpers 2 baby cardigans and a bobble hat on several sets of knitting needles, all at various stages of unfinishedness at the moment.  Oh dear I definitely have a problem.  Note to self, finish UFOs in the new year.

Anyway, I started this absolutely gorgeous shawl pattern a few weeks ago.  A lovely customer called Lynn had downloaded this free pattern from Ravelry, (I know can you believe that such a lovely pattern was free?  The amount of work that went in to the design of this must have been immense) and she was having trouble reading the pattern.  Crochet patterns are notorious for being difficult to understand and many people fail to move on from basic granny squares because they never master the reading of a pattern.  Maybe this should be the basis of a workshop?  Sorry folks I digress.  Lynn decided that she needed a couple of crochet lessons to get her over the more  tricky areas.  As a result of this and in order to stay one step ahead I also started making the shawl and so far this is what I’ve done.  It was designed to be made in one of the Scheepies yarns but although Lynn had the yarn she later decided to do like me and work it in Stylecraft Special DK which was much softer and more forgiving.

I’m sure you’ll agree that the overall effect is very pleasing.  I now need to finish this as my Mum has her eye on it for an Auntie’s  Christmas present.  Oh no will it never end?

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    Hello Paula I have recently moved back TO Worksop and was looking through the Worksop life when I came about your advertisement. I am desperate to learn how to crochet and wondered if you could help me please?
    Kind regards Karren x


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      Paula Rusling


      My apologies. I replyed via my phone but note that this may not have got through to you. Just in case I can confirm that we do do crochet lessons on a one to one basis. If you are still interested please give me a call on 07906 847829 any day but Tuesday. I can then check my diary and get you booked in. The cost is £5.00 per hour. I suggest one hour at a time over approximately 4 sessions. This should give you the basic skills. If you wish to continue beyond that then that is something we can discuss as it becomes appropriate.
      I hope that this helps and look forward to hearing from you.
      Kindest regards


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