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I know I said I was only going to post once a month, but such yarny beauty has fallen through my door, that I just couldn't help it!

I know I have a ridiculous amount of crochet work on.  I know I have to do my tax returns (*strangled gargle*).  I know that I haven't hoovered the house for at least a week.  But as soon as I opened this package I had to take a quick tea break amidst the woolly chaos, and have a quick play.

I feel very, very lucky that I get the opportunity to play with such beautiful yarn.  When I first started out it was DK acrylic, £1.99 all the way.  But the more I've learned, and the more opportunity I've had to experiment with different materials, the more I appreciate and value good quality yarns.  The Bad Boys in my WAK pack are merino, and they are so super soft.  We Are Knitters is also the single most stylish and badass yarn brand.  They SO know what they're doing when it comes to styling, and they certainly don't scrimp when it comes to yarn quality either.

So although I'm up to my eyes in wool and chaos, I've still had to work up a quick sketch for the Bad Boys, for a simple, fairisle capelet, that I will hopefiully get time to crochet before it gets too cold.

I started this blog as a way of charting and sharing my adventure into the unknown realms of trying to make it as a crochet professional.  It's been over 18 months since I took the plunge, and in the beginning I didn't think it could possibly work.  But it's been incredible.

My top tips if you're thinking of doing this yourself?

1. Sell the things that let other make - get the guts up to write those patterns and get them online, making things will never be worth your time!

2. Get your online presence sorted - blog/instagram/youtube you name it, get on it.

3. Don't be afraid! - approach those magazines, ask people if they want to collaborate, he worst you will hear is 'no'.

4. Things take time - it won't happen all at once, give yourself a break and let it grow on its own.

The only thing is, I now have so much work and so many commissions, I have very little time for blogging!  I will try and keep on top of it, but right now, I'm going to commit to posting once a month, in the mean time you can keep up to date with me over on instagram.

In the meantime, here's a sneaky peek of my new book, out on 20th of Septmeber ;) xxx