discovering a simpiler life

discovering a simpiler life

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

a gluttonous wife....hooks

As many of you long time readers will know, last year I taught myself to crochet.  I've never had a hobby other than cooking so it feels so good to finally be in that group of people who feels like they are doing something they are passionate about and love.  It started as a bit of fun to help fill in time as I have a lot of it on my hands but I never thought it would amount to much and I'd be onto the next thing as soon as I could master a granny square.  I never thought of myself as one of those 'crafty' people but it's really been one of the biggest blessings and surprises to come along in my life and I will be forever thankful I decided to give it a try.  

I started an instagram page @agluttonouswifehooks and have been busy with orders which is wonderful to help feed my addiction!  On the down side, my cooking and blog has taken a back seat but I'm still here hiding with my hook and yarn.  I've been drawn to doing beanies and baby goodies but I've also had a few blanket orders which I also love doing.  Most of the beanie designs are my own apart from the basic beanie tutorial which can be found here, although I've been using this sizing chart that has been fabulous from here. Here's a bit of what I've been making and a few links:

These baby packs are proving popular and so cute!! The bootie pattern is from here, the heart from here and the ripple blanket from here


baby butterfly from here
this flower is just a scalloped boarder rolled up and these booties from here

I taught myself to do these letters late one night

this teacosy from here


There's alot more on my instagram page if you feel like having a squizz....so that's me all caught up!

If you are interested in placing an order or finding out more, feel free to email me at agluttonouswife@hotmail.com
Ciao, Jan x

22 comments :

  1. Oh Jan these are so gorgeous!! I have a friend who is about to have a baby. I may be back with an order soon! ;)

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  2. those booties are just the cutest! If I could crochet I would make myself a pair. Everything looks fantastic Jan :)

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    1. aren't they just Tandy, almost makes me want another baby!! Almost ;) Thanks for your kind words x

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  3. I had no idea you were doing so much! Well done you. As you know I share your crocheting enthusiasm although I'm not as creative as you. You are right - it is a blessing and something I've become passionate about too - I've taken my crochet hook with me travelling this year and I'll often try and find 20 minutes a day where I can sit and crochet - maybe it's our meditation?

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    1. Thanks so much Nancy my fellow hooker! I agree about the meditation, it's a very mindful thing to do I find - I look forward to seeing more of your hooking xxx

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  4. You certainly have been busy and you do beautiful work. I do love the blanket in the last image xx

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    1. Very busy Charlie :) thanks so much, that ripple pattern is lovely to hook. xxx

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  5. You are just amazing, Jan. I can't believe you've only been crocheting for a year - everything you made is just beautiful! Perfect baby gifts. Looks like you might have a business going here. Good luck to you.

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    1. Oh thanks so much Susan, that means a lot to me :) x

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  6. I have been following you on Instagram Jan! I didn't realise you were relatively new to crochet, that is unbelievable with what you are doing. That actually gives me hope because I really want to get into it. A friend of mine is going to give me a few lessons...I have tried to teach myself but I'm not the best with things like that.

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    1. Jem you are a sweetheart! I learnt from youtube, I'll email you some links that I found really great - I look forward to hearing about your progress! xxx

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  7. Wow, these look amazing, like you have been doing it your whole life. Great work!

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  8. well done!
    so glad you are thoroughly enjoying it! it's very addictive (so is knitting)
    thanx for sharing

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  9. Damn girl--there is nothing you cant do! Truly inspiring, and I LOVE that last ripple blanket--maybe an order coming from my way soon too! Have you thought about an Etsy page...
    I an so proud of you Jan, you find joy and passion often when others would give up with all the really tough obstacles life can throw us.

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    1. Oh Robyn you are a sweetheart, thank you lovely :) xxx

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  10. Love your work Jan......love your friendship! xx

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  11. Saw this and thought you might like the link.......https://www.etsy.com/listing/178971940/original-wood-wool-harlequin-pattern?ref=shop_home_active_1&zanpid=2095364598747587584&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=zanox&utm_campaign=au_buyer&utm_content=1517766 Kathy

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  12. Oh, those beanies are so adorable! Keep up the good work, Jan!

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