Crochet Club and Competition

What a busy week ?

It’s been a busy time both at Poppys and work. I have been in London for most of the week working in head office.

Sue Pinner Pattern Club July 17 – Lilly Pearl

I took my current WIP with me the Lilly Pearl (Pink and Cream) from Sue Pinner’s Pattern Club July 17. Its such a beautiful pattern, But in all my travels I didn’t manage to get anywhere near it. I did however manage to squeeze in a few squares on the train home. It’s coming along well now, I’ve nearly got 20 squares complete and I’m looking to get it completed this week.

Thanks to everyone who has purchased a Sue Pinner pack from Poppy’s, recently we have sent out parcels to Australia, the USA and France as well as all around the UK, it’s great to see how everyone is getting on with their projects. Check out the pack here.

August 17 – The Big Blue BeastieThe pictures are out for the August 17 pack, it’s beautiful Blanket in a Bag.
As well as the original blue and cream colour combination we have put together some alternate colourways too.
You can see them all on our dedicated Sue Pinner page here:

There’s also a chance to win a pack on Facebook with a like and comment prize draw, see below.

New in Stock:  Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino Tonal’s

We have added some new exciting new wool onto Poppy’s site this week , the whole range of the Debbie Bliss Tonals to compliment the range of solid colours. Stock has arrived already and I think I am in love with the new shades.  Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino is definitely my favourite wool to work with at the moment.

The look and feel of the yarn is pure luxury and the colour palette is beautiful, I have so many ideas for this wool but I need to finish the rest of my WIP’s first!

Stylecraft News

Last week I was invited to visit Stylecraft with some other business owners where we got a great tour of the mill as well as a sneak preview of the re-coloured Janie Crawford Persian Tiles Blanket. I would love to get started on one of these, but I am working on so many other projects at the moment.

Poppys Crochet Club

Last weekend, a number of crochet enthusiasts who are reasonably local to Poppy’s met up for an afternoon of crochet, afternoon tea and general chit chat.

We had a great time sharing our WIP’s , learning new stitches, squishing new yarns, especially the new Debbie Bliss Tonals, and helping choose alternate colourways for Sue Pinner’s August project, the Big Beastie, mentioned above.

Everyone discussed a new joint project for charity to be donated for auction in support of the Princes Trust, more about this next month.
In the meantime, everyone is working on tension squares to make sure the group are all working to the same dimensions.

Finally Poppy wanted to get in on the action and practice some slip stitch too!

Love this picture.

Until next time, keep calm and crochet on.