Did you hear that Knit Picks is having a 40% off sale !!! WOW !! Great time to stock up on all those yarns you have been swooning over.
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Did you hear that Knit Picks is having a 40% off sale !!! WOW !! Great time to stock up on all those yarns you have been swooning over.
Over the week end hubby had a day off work and we both needed to get out of the house and away from the stress of working hard. Clearing your mind when you have a high demanding job can do wonders ! Neither of us find our jobs "stressful" but you know what its like when you just need some "me" time
So we jumped in the car and drove about 20 minutes south to look for a cafe for breakfast, even though it was 10 am so it was closer to brunch hahaa. We have a few favorite cafe near us so we always know that we are going to get good service and great food. I am a sucker for a good chocolate and hubby loves his Mochahccino . Personally i can not have coffee because of the caffeine, make me all shaky, but if I did I would be sure to have some chocolate in it
We had a lovely breakfast and enjoyed the warmth of the cafe (its winter here ) then we drove down to the lake. Being winter and a partially fresh day, there wasn't too many people around, perfect ! I found a big rock at the lakes edge and sat and soak up the warmth of the sun, the only thing that could of made it more perfect is if I had brought my crochet. I try not to take my crochet out because I have to give me hands a rest at some point. Even though me head is saying "WHAT are you doing you silly women, you might find a few minutes to fit in some crochet !"Not that it worries me in the slightest, but i also get the look from hubby that says, can you not put that crochet down for 5 minutes hahahhahaaaa no, no I cant ! I am a true addict, crochet and yarn all the way !
I recently made a crochet tutorial with a free written pattern on a pretty shawl
Video tutorial https://youtu.be/z7X5Tw57-Uo
Free written pattern http://www.bobwilson123.org/scarf-cowl-gloves-and-mittens.html
After I finished the shawl decided to block it and the video tutorial is below
Blocking helps the stitches relax and opens up the pattern. Blocking can also help stretch a project if it has turned out a little small
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Hello !! Did you know its been 6 weeks since i uploads a crochet tutorial !?
Time flies when you are having a much needed break. My new tutorial is for a shawl and if you use the yarn suggested in the tutorial is make s a soft ans squishy shawl and light enough to wear when you just need a light layer. Of course the shawl will look amazing in any yarn you choose and I can see lots more being made in my future :)
Along with the video tutorial there is also a free written pattern
Just in case you missed a recent post about my hand dyed yarn update, here are some of the items that will be available for purchase :)
You can purchase them here https://www.facebook.com/groups/1058957830792602/
I am really excited to asked to road test the Yarnit. (blog post coming soon ) Yarnit is currently having a kickstarter to get enough funds to produce the larger size ...The big Sully ! If you would like to help Yarnit get the Big Scully into production click HERE, every dollar helps :)
They turned to Kickstarter because without your help, they won't be able to make the Big Sully! Yarnit is proud to be American made and always will be - but manufacturer's set-up costs to tool the factory are nearly $100,000! We need your help to get over this one-time hump so we can produce Big Sully's for years to come!
The big Scully has
The Yarnit is a nearly indestructible globe that keeps your yarn safe and protected from grime, pets, and accidents. Now your yarn will always stay by your side - no more chasing it across the floor or down the isle of a plane or peeling it off your car’s dirty floor mat. No more tangled messes - the centrifugal force design means your yarn easily flows from the globe helping you maintain an even tension.
PLUS, the Yarnit's special rubber base holds securely to all surfaces AND provides a storage well to keep those “never can find ‘em when you need ‘em” items like stitch markers, scissors and darning needles. To top it off, the top of our globe has needle docking slots to keep your needle tips protected and stitches safe on your line when you are taking a break!
Hello and welcome to another post
My 3rd update will be this month and I will have project bags, hand dyed yarn (by me) available for purchase
New to this update will be bag and yarn sets plus more !
Join in all the fun and for more details visit my Facebook group Stitchy bits and bobs
** I can not afford to update my website at the moment and for now my Facebook group works for me :)
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I love my Amour crochet hooks and Knit Picks is having a sale ! 30% off and I think they are well worth the investment, I get less hand cramps than I do when I use the hooks with out the soft handles
Click the photo of the underlined text above for more information
I have also done a review on these crochet hooks and you can see my review here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlkGRGyv1jo
(Any purchase made through these links help me keep my business going and my patterns and tutorials free)
Omgosh have you seen the Chroma over at Knit Pick? Such pretty colours and a great price for a long colour changing yarn. Its 70% superwash wool and 30% nylon blend yarn.
I can see a really pretty shawl made in this yarn .....I am going to daydream about all the different variations I can make
If you have already made something with this yarn, please share it on our Facebook page or tag me onInstagram
Hello ! Do you follow me on Instagram ? I have been having fun making a scrap semi solid square blanket. I have been crocheting for a long time and with that comes lots of bits and bobs. I have a heap of Style Craft special DK in the solids and I am on a mission to use up my stash. I have enough to make a blanket that would cover the house HAHAA so i think I will make it big enough for two people to snuggle under
I was asked if I have a plan. Originally I was going to make a heap and then join them together....but as usually i changed my mind and now I am doing a join as you go method. I looked at my square that I have already made and couldn't bare the thought of having to join them after I had made the square
I am really enjoying the join as you go BUT I already had a HEAP of ready made squares (see image of them in the shoe box below) so to join them I have to make new squares ...yep, new ones ! I make them with 3 rounds and then I join them to the 4 rounds already made ones. Its a bit like playing tetris
I started the first square in January 2016 and I plan to have it finished by January 2017. I do get bored easily with blankets, but changing colors is keeping my attention, so I may have it finished before then
Hello and welcome to my new Vlog, More works in progress and lots of yummy yarn for my first Unwind retreat. Grab a drink and your crochet and hang out with me for the next hour and a bit
Vintage Purls http://www.vintagepurls.co.nz/
Holly Berry Designs https://www.facebook.com/hollyberryyarns/
Ginger Mint http://www.gingermint.nz/store/c1/Featured_Products.html
Heavenly Wools http://www.heavenlywools.co.nz/
Let them knit http://www.letthemknit.com/
Outlaw Yarn http://www.outlawyarn.com/
Dark Harbour https://www.etsy.com/shop/darkharbouryarn
Holland Road Yarn company http://www.hollandroadyarn.co.nz/
Natural Star http://www.ravelry.com/stores/brenda-green-designs
Knit and Sttich bits https://www.etsy.com/shop/KnitandStitchBits
Stitchy Bits and Bobs https://www.facebook.com/groups/1058957830792602/
Bobwilson123 project bag from South Paw Creations https://www.etsy.com/shop/SouthPawCreation
Erin from Gimmeyarn418 on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/user/Gimmeyarn418
Adult sweater tutorial https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBAl2EuIYeKt9xXEmXNUqg-WYtqnFcUr0
Child sweater tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJcu9NRnNk8
V neck cardigan adult https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBAl2EuIYeKvEszffnNc4g4SDKqWwBtb2
V neck cardigan child https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4EBumdGxo8
Cable scarf and blanket https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYBpwYGvpSc
Linda Cable hat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kcIqHLPTCo
Cassiopia Cable hat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8c07_QsmvY
Hello, welcome to another post :)
I am so exited to bring you my latest designs and even more excited to bring you my new ones that will be released over the next few weeks !! #excited
I have had more requests than I can remember for adult and children garments. These patterns were literally a year in the making. Every time i went to film them I got a horrible phone call and had to be by my mums side for months at a time. So you can imagine my nerves when I finally got to film the first tutorial. By this time my mum had passed away and I was 99% sure I wasn't going to get another horrible phone call, but I was still as nervous as anything
So the storm of chaos has cleared and I am back to teaching and designing (YAY)
Each design can be made with short sleeves or long, 1 or 2 colored. The bodies can be made in 1 color or 2, striped or plain and can be made in MANY sizes !
I have 4 new designs coming up and they will be able to be made in baby to adult
The photos below are clickable and if you want to go to the video tutorial click the photo and if you want the written pattern you can click here or this link http://www.bobwilson123.org/wearables.html_ (if you can not click the photo here is the link to the video tutorials https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBAl2EuIYeKvXgBA77SCIErCumdvYnThS )
This cute little cardigan can be made from preemie to teenager. This project is unisex so it is great for the whole family.
Free written pattern http://www.bobwilson123.org/wearables.html
Video tutorial https://youtu.be/bq502WvdNNM
Exciting things happening here at bobwilson123 headquarters !
I have compiled my very first eBook. I am so excited to bring you this eBook and I have more planned for the future. These hats a great for the whole family and can be made from baby to adult sizes
Packed with helpful tips, sizing information, conversion charts and more ! Each pattern has a bonus video tutorial !
Making hats can be a little bit scary if you have never made one. You might follow a pattern and it comes out a different size to what you need. In this book we talk about why this happens and how we can learn how to rectify the problem YAY no more hats turning out big enough to fit 3 heads or small enough to fit a mouse – yes I have been there so I understand the frustration O_O
I hope that by using the information that I have included in this book will make you love to make hats. Once you have the skills needed you will be able to use them to make most hat patterns and get a great result
To say thank you for your support I am having a 15% off sale - regular price is just $5 USA that's less than $1 a pattern and you get the bonus of helpful tips and tricks AND video tutorials !! Woohoo !
You can click the photo or this link http://www.ravelry.com/stores/bobwilson123-designs
Coupon code: CELEBRATION
Offer ends midnight on 31st January 2016 Australian Sydney time (AEST)
This hat pattern is my very first cable stitch tutorial and was lots of fun to create
click the photo to be taken to the video tutorial. Click the link below for the written pattern.
Welcome welcome welcome to the 12 days of Christmas giveaway !! Yippee :)
I want to say a HUGE thank you to my subscribers for all the support you have shown me this year (and all the previous years) WOW what a year it has been and is nearly over
Enough chat, not to the exciting part. You will have a chance to win 1 of 12 prizes
Here is what we have up for grabs
Day 1: 1 set of stitch markers from Small Finds on Facebook
Day 2: 1 set of badges (shown in image above) from Buttons and Things on Etsy
Day 3: I set of cotton labels from Yarn hookers (sample shown)
Day 4: Bobwilson123 project bag, it is fully lined in a complimentary fabric and features drawstring closure
Day 5: 1 x 100 grams of Toomuc Valley yarns in the colourway Lavender Fields (The image shows 4ply/fingering weight yarn but the giveaway prize will be dyed up on 8ply/DK yarn) approx 200 meters - 100% Australian super-wash Merino
Day 6 : Bobwilson123 project bag, it is fully lined in a complimentary fabric and features drawstring closure
Day 7: 1 set of stitch markers from Small Finds on Facebook
Day 8: 1 set of badges (shown in image above) from Buttons and Things on Etsy
Day 9: 1 set of stitch markers from Small Finds on Facebook
Day 10: Bobwilson123 project bag, it is fully lined in a complimentary fabric and features drawstring closure
Day 11: I set of cotton labels from Yarn hookers
Day 12: 1 x 100 grams of Toomuc Valley yarns in the colourway Lavender Fields (The image shows 4ply/fingering weight yarn but the giveaway prize will be dyed up on 8ply/DK yarn) approx 200 meters - 100% Australian super-wash Merino
The giveaway will run from the 1st - 12th December and winners will be announced on the 15th of December
To enter the giveaway you will need to go to Ravelry and find the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway thread
Here is the link to our Ravelry group http://www.ravelry.com/groups/bobwilson123
Winners will be notified via Ravelry - Ravelry is much easier for me to use for giveaways as it numbers all the posts (making it easy to use random.org) and has a great messaging system :)
Open to everyone no matter where you live (as long as it is on earth :)
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE !!!!
My sister Danielle has been designing again. Lots of new designs and colours !
Click the link to check them out
Hello and thank you for reading my blog post :)
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Why become a patron ?
I teach people how to crochet via YouTube and my website. Many hours go into the designing, filming and editing of each pattern and all of my content is free to the viewer including my written patterns
I would be so honored and thankful if your are able to become a patron
Thank you for becoming a patron and I look forward to this new adventure !
Its been 4 months since i filmed a crochet video tutorial
I sat down about an hour ago and went to turn on the camera and I completely bawled my eyes out :'(
Many tissues and lots of distracting myself on YouTube and Facbook I feel much better
I just sat down to film the first part of the tutorial (the chain) and had to turn the camera off to chain the rest that i need for the project. I thought I would share with you the real life behind the camera.
Grief really really sucks ! Oh gawd does it suck ! I am only about 6 weeks in and I am over it already ! I know I know, it takes time and bla bla bla but is it time to be back to work yet ? LOL
I never take time for myself before all this cancer/looking after mum/hospital visits stuff but now its time for me and to get back on track with the normal boring life stuff (oh gawd how I have missed you my boring life)
It feels so good (now that I have stopped crying) to be back behind the video camera and hopefully this Friday (no promises) get you a video tutorial that is long over due :)
Raise your glass of wine/fizzy/juice/coffee/tea or in my case water and say - here is to a happy, healthy and awesome life !
We are so very blessed to wake up every day and I plan never to forget that
Im gona stop there before I start the tears again and get cracking on my chain stitches YAY !!!!!!!!!
I have crocheting for over 13 years and I have quite the hook collection. Some I don't use anymore, some I don't like and some I LOVE ! Check out my whole collection in the video below
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Craftsy has discounted all craft supplies for today only! Prepare for holiday gift-making with great deals up to 70% off.
ALL craft supplies discounted. Discounts will be UP TO 70% off! This includes project kits, yarn, fabric, art supplies, cake decorating / baking supplies and paper craft supplies.
This sale is too good to miss. 15% off any order with promo code ART15 Best thing about this promo is the codes lasts all the way till December 31st Woo hoo !!
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How awesome are these PJ's !! Dear Santa ... I have been good :) They are so cute, crochet hooks and yarn balls, every crochet addicts dream pair of pajamas
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Hi! My name is Clare and I am the voice behind bobwilson123 YouTube channel, a place where you can learn to crochet. I love teaching crochet and even after six years, I still can't believe I get to do this every day! I have met many wonderful people through crochet, many of which have become great friends. I hope your crochet journey is as enjoyable as mine.
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