About

Thank you for visiting my blog; I hope you find something inspirational on these pages, as I have been inspired by others.

I am a mother of four grown children so I now have the luxury of time in which I can indulge my creative self. I work full-time in a small family business but am able to explore woolly projects in the evening and at weekends. I love to knit and crochet and I’m developing a growing interest in gardening and photography, as well as an intrigue into how these projects may intertwine and overlap…

I have enjoyed browsing through other people’s blogs over the last few months, finding so many knitting and crochet patterns, and tutorials, and quite simply feeling totally inspired by the generosity of the multitude of interesting and talented folks out there who are so willing to share their knowledge. I very much wanted to join in with this creative and limitless venture and hopefully, in time, I will contribute something that others may find useful and inspiring. Please ‘like’ the posts you find most interesting to help guide me with future content and feel free to comment and let me know what you are doing, I would love to hear from you.

Thanks again for visiting and I hope you enjoy surfing this blog!

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86 thoughts on “About

  1. Janet August 10, 2016 / 13:20

    You are so sweet. That’s a lovely offer. We won’t say no to one of your adorable additions but please don’t feel obligated! For the vines, we actually carry finished felt projects from DZI which are hand made and fairly traded from Nepal. We have a few felted leaf vines that we are hoping will work out well for this.

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  2. Janet July 27, 2016 / 16:28

    We are a small yarn store in Avon CT and are thinking about doing some yarn bombing of our own just to decorate around the shop. We LOVE your pieces and especially fell in love with your lighthouse. Do you ever offer tutorials on how to recreate pieces like that? We have two tall pots outside of our door that we would like to create seasonal yarn bombed pieces with some height and the lighthouse would be perfect for summer as we are in New England USA.

    You are truly talented!

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com August 2, 2016 / 08:45

      Thank you so much for your kind words. I can certainly recommend yarn bombing as it’s so much fun to do, there are no limits so you just let your imagination run wild! The lighthouse was created my my lovely friend Bernie who crochets free hand so sadly there is not pattern. I can tell you that it is created using upturned plantpots decreasing in size. In the top to make the light is a solar powered garden light. I really hope this helps and that you have lots of fun decorating your shop. Please, please share some pics and if there is anything I can do please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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      • Janet August 2, 2016 / 14:07

        Thanks so much for getting back to us. We’ve decided to start with a fall theme and are planning to purchase a trellis and decorate it with knit pumpkins, vines, gourds, and indian corn. When it’s done, I’ll definitely send a picture. Hopefully the lighthouse will be something we can do for next summer. Thanks so much for sending those details!!

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  3. Tamee Thomas October 10, 2015 / 23:59

    Hey thanks for liking my post on Tamakes! πŸ˜€

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  4. Arlene September 27, 2015 / 23:37

    Thank you for liking my post “Beanie Done, Started Wrist Warmers” at OUR RETIRED LIFE.
    You have a nice blog. I liked your Yarn Bomb posts.
    Arlene

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  5. iamsimplyhooked March 5, 2015 / 20:15

    Hi – If you read my post from 2nd March 2015 there is some news for you…….

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com March 8, 2015 / 15:25

      Thank you, you have just made my day, I haven’t been onto the blog for a few days so it was a lovely surprise to find your comment telling me I have won one of your lovely dishcloths. I will email my address to you, thank you again.

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      • iamsimplyhooked March 8, 2015 / 15:53

        (please delete email from comments page once you have used it – thanks!)

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      • iamsimplyhooked March 11, 2015 / 18:22

        Sorry – no email yet. I checked in my spam folder too. Can you reply to this message with a name and postal address?

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  6. Anita October 10, 2014 / 16:57

    I liked your yarn bombing projects a lot. Such creativity!

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  7. Betti October 8, 2014 / 21:02

    Just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the β€œOne Lovely Blog Award.” Now I see you already have it. lol. You’ve been doing an awesome job! I truly enjoy your thoughtful and fun posts!
    Betti
    crochetably.com

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com August 18, 2014 / 21:48

      Thank you so much, I am honoured. Would you forgive me for not responding for a couple of weeks, I just need to get my life back after the yarn bombing is all done. I am so pleased all is going so well but it has rather taken over my life at the moment.

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      • ourworldheritagebe August 18, 2014 / 22:19

        No worries at all πŸ™‚ It took us a month as well πŸ˜‰

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  8. iamsimplyhooked June 12, 2014 / 20:08

    Would love to join in the yarn bomb – my email got sent back undelivered 😦

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com June 13, 2014 / 18:10

      Oh no, I am so sorry, I did not make the link properly at first but have fixed it now. email address is thegrangerange@hotmail.com . Looking forward to hearing from you, I will be doing another post this weekend with more information and some pattern links so I hope that will help. In the meantime thank you so much for your kind offer to help us make this yarn bombing idea a reality for our patients.

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  9. Flip Coast Creations May 30, 2014 / 02:58

    Hello! Thank you for stopping by my blog and finding something you liked! I adore your creations and look forward to keeping up with your posts, all of which seem to be full of lots of color and smiles. Thanks again!

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  10. sherry May 30, 2014 / 00:29

    Thank you for visiting us. My “kid” and my “granddaughter” are my inspiration. I love you your site.

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  11. sannywannatell January 10, 2014 / 10:04

    Nice blog πŸ™‚
    btw, where are your location?
    Am from Indonesia πŸ™‚

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com January 15, 2014 / 09:54

      Hi and thank you for visiting, I am based in a small town on the east coast of the UK, population about 65,000. Loved your little android, so colourful.

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  12. Sandra November 28, 2013 / 10:27

    Hi!!. I wanted to tell you that your crochet’s projects are beautiful, full of joy. I love everything!
    Also, thanks for visiting my blog.
    Sandra

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com December 4, 2013 / 21:17

      Thank you so much for your lovely comments. You are so right about the joy in projects I feel that a little bit of me leaves with each one.

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com November 26, 2013 / 21:15

      I am so embarrassed to be replying so late. I am so honoured to have been a winner but have been absent from blogging due to work commitments for the majority of this month. Huge thanks to prettylittlethingsinanbox for sharing such lovely projects.

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  13. loobyloucreations October 28, 2013 / 19:45

    Your blog looks amazing! Can not wait to see more of it I love the elephant, so I can not wait to look back on your blog entries to see more πŸ™‚

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com October 28, 2013 / 20:16

      So happy you like him, I look forward to welcoming you back again soon, in the ,meantime I will pop over and see you.

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  14. grannywillis September 15, 2013 / 21:05

    Thanks for stopping by! Loving your blog – definitely one I’ll be keeping an eye on πŸ™‚ x

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  15. carmelasnelbaker August 23, 2013 / 15:19

    I am so glad that you found my blog and liked my post about my angora bunny Jack! I love your blog and your work is beautiful! I am looking forward to following your blog. With respect, hope, joy and love, Carmela

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  16. Patty August 22, 2013 / 11:17

    Hello GrangeRange, thanks for visiting my blog! Today I have some extra time to explore yours and from the little I’ve seen, I will be paying more visits. Your work is lovely and quite an inspiration source. I feel in love with all your baby blankets as well as the bear booties and I’m sure the more I see, the more I ‘ll like! So, keep up your astonishing work!

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com August 22, 2013 / 21:27

      Hey there, thank you for browsing my pages. So pleased you like what you see and I look forward to you visiting again soon. I love all your activities with your family, I bet your house is a bundle of fun.

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  17. knotaknitter August 20, 2013 / 01:44

    Good evening! thanks for stopping my blog! I hope to be able to see more of you πŸ™‚

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  18. jsletto August 19, 2013 / 19:47

    Thank you for following my blog. πŸ™‚ We have things in common don’t we. πŸ˜€ Pretty blog!

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      • jsletto August 23, 2013 / 02:05

        I hope so too! πŸ˜€ I love to make them! Also they are awesome to have and show off πŸ™‚ I’m always open for suggestions. I’m sure you’ll love yours too (if you get one) πŸ˜€

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  19. girlinknits August 15, 2013 / 22:56

    Hi, thank you very much for visiting my blog and your support. I look forward to reading your blog and getting to know you. It was nice to ‘meet’ you,

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  20. JLC August 11, 2013 / 12:22

    I found your blog because you found mine first. Thanks for your comment on my new blog– I consciously decided it wasn’t going to be about crafting (maybe I’ll start another blog on that subject someday) but the Irish crochet thing just had to get in there!! Your crochet work is both fun and beautiful!

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com August 13, 2013 / 19:22

      I loved reading your blog. Your philosophy on life during the holidays about learning new things is really inspiring. Will come back and see you soon.

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com August 16, 2013 / 22:30

      Thank you so much for the nomination, I am extremely honoured and have great pleasure in passing on the nomination to 7 more bloggers.

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      • *Wisher* August 18, 2013 / 03:06

        congratulations to you again and I love reading your blog.. πŸ˜€

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      • thegrangerange.wordpress.com August 18, 2013 / 08:47

        Thank you so much, I love having you over to browse and it’s great to share in your ideas too. see you again soon.

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  21. Heidi August 7, 2013 / 10:10

    I just found your blog and have become a follower. I can sort-of knit and always mean to practice more, hopefully seeing your beautiful creations will inspire me! πŸ™‚

    I really like the ‘Like this:’ widget, and want to add it to add it to my blog, could you tell me what its called, as when I try searching for widgets I just end up with lists of facebook like ones!

    Thanks, Heidi

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com August 10, 2013 / 21:32

      The like option is on the same page as when you write a post, it is just beneath the writing box, you just need to click on the box to turn it on. The heading is Likes and Shares. Let me know if you manage to do it.

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      • Heidi August 12, 2013 / 09:03

        Thank you, I managed to get it working.

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      • thegrangerange.wordpress.com August 13, 2013 / 19:16

        Great well done. I am pleased with myself too, that I actually managed to help. I usually have to resort to getting my children to help me!

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  22. sgsy August 1, 2013 / 14:49

    You have a wonderful blog! I’ve subscribed and will check in often to pick up new crochet tips from you. πŸ™‚

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com August 5, 2013 / 22:41

      That is so nice to hear, I love the world of blogging where we all share our ideas and skills. I have also found much inspiration from other bloggers, including your good self. Unfortunately I am not so great with needle and thread!

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      • sgsy August 5, 2013 / 23:17

        I’m with you – I love the world of blogging too. It’s amazing how many ideas are out there. I’m currently one year into not buying new clothes and trying to refashion or make them for myself. I’ve been pondering over the feasibility of crocheting lace. Seems rather time consuming! I wish i could devote all my time to crafting.

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      • thegrangerange.wordpress.com August 6, 2013 / 18:06

        I have been given a velvet jacket and after looking through your blog I am inspired to have a go at jazzing it up. I was thinking about adding other various colourful fabrics to the pockets and lapels and maybe crocheting some flowers to go up the sleeves. What do you think? Could it work, have you got any tips?

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      • thegrangerange.wordpress.com August 10, 2013 / 21:45

        Wow, that is fab. I think it may be a bit ambitious for me though, sewing is not my forte, my Mum and Sister are much better so maybe I could enlist their help. Thank you so much for the link to tips. Will let you know how it goes but don’t hold your breathe, I think it may take me a while.

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      • sgsy August 10, 2013 / 21:54

        No worries. It should be fun and stress-free. You can always turn it into a throw pillow. :p

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  23. Colleen Sharpe July 29, 2013 / 00:48

    Thank you for following my blog! I will have fun poking through yours, too!

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  24. shockabsorb3r July 26, 2013 / 22:13

    i love your blog! you do amazing stuff…and pics are so pretty too;D

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com July 25, 2013 / 18:26

      Thank you so much for the nomination, I agree that it is a great way to promote blogs to each other that we may not have come across. I love the whole blogging community thing, the sharing of crafts, patterns and ideas with like minded folk. Congratulations on receiving your award too!

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  25. 1craftsmittenmama June 14, 2013 / 18:00

    Hello! Thanks for visiting and for the follow. I love your blog. I know I’ll be learning a lot from you. Take care and Happy crafting! πŸ™‚

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  26. knitxpressions June 14, 2013 / 12:57

    You have such a colourful blog! I’m so glad I found it. I’ll be checking in often πŸ™‚

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  27. LadyPennyworth April 26, 2013 / 00:19

    Thanks for finding me! Love your work πŸ™‚

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  28. offthehookbykeke April 24, 2013 / 18:32

    Hi πŸ™‚ what a nice intro. Thanks so much for visiting me. Great to connect with you. K

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