Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Tricot Tableware Complete: Happy Anniversary!

bunch of wedding pink and white wedding flowers, a handful of tulle, a posy in a jam jar with the Pacific Ocean in the distance.
Wedding View
of the Pacific Ocean

Today I wish special loved ones


for it was on this day three years ago that we celebrated their marriage at Dee Why beach.

Part of my gift was a set of 'breakfast placemats'
as a memento of their special day.

This blog entry features the finished items and technical details about my tricot design (Tunisian crochet) such as taming curled edges, a common issue with tricot fabric.

An introduction to this project can be found in the blog entry, "Tricot Tableware - a Special 'Tunisian' Crochet Project" (11 March 2016). Information about my choices of project, fibre and reasons for tricot are explained, along with some photos of my inspiration, Dee Why beach (New South Wales).

Friday, 25 March 2016

Autumn Updates

close up of silk mohair scarf in progress with a bamboo crochet hook resting next to it on top of some handwritten pattern notes
G'day and welcome to Lupey Loops, especially to many new visitors recently.  I appreciate very much that you take time to say hello and share your thoughts.  

I love hearing from my online friends.  You can find me on Ravelry, Google+, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest too, or email

No new finished crochet projects to share today but an update on my week, WIP* and new bits and pieces around the blog and  garden.

Friday, 11 March 2016

Tricot Tableware - a Special 'Tunisian' Crochet Project

Crochet in progress on a long double-ended tricot hook is laid out on a beach towel next to a crocheted bag. The scene is a sandy beach looking across the water which has no surf, just gentle foam lapping at the shoreline.
Blissful crochet on the beach.
More beach weather this week:  34°C today with 37°C forecast across the working week. Why not continue the beach theme?  Especially after Kwokkie Doll donned her 'Bondi Bikini'!

Back in 2013, I designed a very personal and special tricot* project which had a few extra challenges and learning opportunities.

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Handy Shower Gel Hanger: New Pattern!

Left: a yellow mesh bag with a long drawstring loop; right: a 60 ml bottle of shower gel
Shower Gel Hanger
60 ml bottle
fun gift
Hooray! My first shower gel hanger has been revised. I sat myself down with the graph paper and properly worked out a neat join for chain mesh in the round.  The much-improved pattern (and chart) is now here for you to use!