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Watham Abbey Wool Show

Hi All,

I am sooooo excited/nervous about Sunday… We had such a terrific show last year, that I am swinging between emotions really quickly!

I am confident in the organisation, that the hotel is prepared, that all our lovely exhibitors are ready (except me – and that puts the panic back).

I am nervous about how the workshops will go – just the organisational part – we have some great teachers!

Kate and I love twitter – we have had all sorts of lovely people re-tweet about the show.

I guess my hope is that everyone who comes has a great time, from the exhibitors & attendees, volunteers & tutors

Of course if you don’t know about the show do visit our website  and find out all about it!

See you Sunday!

Diana

Age UK Warm Homes Crocheted House

Hi All,

I have been a bit busy since the Knitting and Stitching Show at Ally Pally, and it was with something I wanted to do before I penned a review.

Since Mum died I have been supporting charities that help the Older Peeps, particularly
Age UK. Our Chain ‘n’ Chatter and Stitch Night groups have made a lot of blankets, scarves, hats and gloves, which I will be posting about later when I have some piccys!

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Anyhoo, I met up with a lovely lady called Alice, on the Age UK stand on Friday, they were promoting their Warm Homes campaign, and were giving out a free house pattern by and asking for Knitted houses to be made, this is a linky to their blog post about it.  The knitted pattern is by Julia Marsh, her website is handknittedthings.blogspot.co.uk.

Sooo in my haste I asked if they would like a crocheted house pattern, well Alice was really pleased and when I saw her on Sunday she said she had been asked quite a lot about a crocheted pattern!

I started on the Sunday with the base (although after checking with the knitted ones I realised it should be a bit smaller, so I undid what is in the piccy below!)  after thinking about the construction on Friday and Saturday.  I would have prefered to work in rounds, but thought that might be a bit tricky, once you get to the roof!

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So it is worked in a strip, Front, base and back, then the roof attached first to the back then the front, sides are added, door and windows made, and sewn on, sides sewn up, stuffed, thenroof crocheted together, and finally the chimneys are crocheted on.

And Here Tiz…

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The pattern is available as a free download both on my website, and Ravelry, I will post to Facebook and twitter if I can make it available on Etsy.

Enjoy making your house and I look forward to seeing lots with embellishments on – I quite fancy roses round the door!