Hello and Merry Christmas to all!

Hello and Merry Christmas to all!

I just noticed that my last blog post was way back in early November! Goodness me!
Time does fly!
I hope everyone had a beautiful Christmas. I’m so looking forward to 2014, I love this time of the year.
The Sarah London Yarn Club launched in November, palettes to inspire were sent worldwide.
My husband and I found the perfect house (we had been looking for quite awhile)!
We were given the keys to our new home two weeks ago, so we have been moving house in between Christmas festivities.
A peek inside! Once we get settled and I catch my breath I’ll give you a little tour.
A few people had thought that we had moved to the ocean and were living by the sea. No, we are still in the country, it’s the third home that we have purchased in the same suburb over the years.
Beautiful blooms!
We were invited to the street Christmas party and we got to meet all our new neighbours.
It was a lovely evening, I did a simple platter.
We had a fab Christmas Day, the kids opened their presents in the morning and then we went over to my brothers for Christmas dinner. I was asked to bring some Fried Rice without egg or prawns due to my nephew having allergies.
Robert, the sous chef (Emma’s fiance) chopped all the ingredients for me within minutes, we tossed and fried and made the biggest batch of fried rice. And, it was scrumptious! I’m going to make another lot soon, I’ll post our simple recipe for you when I do. We substituted shallots with a leek as the grocery stores were all out of bunches of shallots on Christmas Eve! I think I’ll not bother with shallots at all and always toss in a leek!
Santa was good to me! A sweet Tiffany horseshoe pendant and the pair of Steve Madden shoes I’d been coveting.
I best get back to the unpacking and sorting!
I’ll be back soon with a PDF pattern party to welcome in the New Year!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 Leave a comment

New Pattern! Sophie

New Pattern! Sophie

Saturated with bursts of bright colour, Sophie is new for 2014!
If you’re expecting this year or know someone who is, then this is a quick and easy blanket to hook . . . to gift or keep!
Raid your stash for oddments of yarn, it’s not necessary to go out and purchase skeins of yarn. Each round is worked in a different hue, so utilise left over yarn from previous projects.
Sophie | Sarah London
Of course, this pattern would work well made to a single bed size also.
Rectangular in shape, make a bassinet, cot, stroller, pram or big bed blanket!
Sophie | Sarah London
Select colours to co-ordinate with your decor!
Sophie | Sarah London
Unwind and relax whilst working each round . . . it’s so therapeutic!
Sophie | Sarah London
The PDF pattern for Sophie is available now, in the store!
I hope your New Year has begun well.
Happiest of New Years to all!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Leave a comment

Yarn Club … Palettes to Inspire!

Yarn Club … Palettes to Inspire!

Delivered direct to your door each month, you’ll be able to touch, feel and absorb the colour saturation of the yarn I’ve currently been crocheting with.
You’ll be able to pop the curated colour card into your handbag and whilst shopping for yarn refer to it – matching locally available yarns with the palette. You will also receive detailed information as to where the yarns are available online for purchase.
Details and sign up are below!
Subscriptions are currently open.
Every month, members will receive a scrumptious yarn sample card. A beautiful curated palette to inspire and guide you when auditioning hues for your future projects. Included with each yarn sample card is info detailing specific information regarding yarn composition, gauge along with where to purchase information. Members will also receive a free complementary PDF crochet pattern each month.
You may choose to pay your subscription in full or opt for monthly payments if you prefer. 
Subscriptions are limited so be quick to secure your membership!
Monthly subscription rates (shipping included) are as below:
Australia $8 AU
Rest of the World $13 AU
Sign up for your membership today!

Sunday, September 8, 2013 Leave a comment

Cathedral Windows Quilt

Cathedral Windows Quilt

Cathedral Windows Quilt
My easy to piece, Cathedral Windows quilt featured in Australian Quilters Companion magazine, Issue 33 back in 2008.
The complete step by step instructions are now available FREE online here!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 Leave a comment

FREE Motif Monday: Sunburst Granny Square

FREE Motif Monday: Sunburst Granny Square

FREE Motif Monday: Sunburst Granny Square | Sarah London
Sunburst Granny Square
Ch 5, join with a sl st to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, work 15 tr into ring, join with a sl st into top of beg ch-3.
Fasten off.
Rnd 2: Join new colour in any tr, ch 1, work a puff st in same tr and in each tr around, join with a sl st into top of 1st puff st.
Fasten off.
Rnd 3: Join new colour in any ch-1 sp, ch 2, work a cluster st in same sp, ch 2, * work a cluster st in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, rep from * around, join with a sl st into top of 1st cluster st.
Fasten off.
Rnd 4: Join new colour in any ch-2 sp, ch 4, work 2 dtr, ch 2, 3 dtr into same sp, * work 3 tr into next ch-2 sp, work 3 htr into next ch-2 sp, work 3 tr into next ch-2 sp, work 3 dtr, ch 2, 3 dtr into next ch-2 sp, rep from * twice, work 3 tr into next ch-2 sp, work 3 htr into next ch-2 sp, work 3 tr into next ch-2 sp, join with a sl st into top of beg ch-4.
Sl st across to ch-2 corner sp.
Rnd 5: Ch 3, work 1 tr, ch 2, 2 tr into same sp, work 1 tr into ea st around, working 2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr into ea ch-2 corner sp, join with a sl st into top of beg ch-3.
Fasten off.
Rnd 6: Join new colour in any ch-2 corner sp, ch 2, work 1 htr, ch 2, 2 htr into same sp, work 1 htr into ea st around, working 2 htr, ch 2, 2 htr into ea ch-2 corner sp, join with a sl st into top of beg ch-2.
Fasten off.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Leave a comment

Luxury Yarns

Luxury Yarns

Yarn Samples
The lovely Abby of Luxury Yarns recently sent over a beautiful parcel full of gorgeous yarn samples. Scrumptious silk and cashmere yarns and a sweet chocolate golden heart – thanks Abby!
Yarn Samples
Luxury Yarns stock exquisite yarns from all over the world. Fine Italian cashmere, Shreya Silk, Artesano Alpaca Yarns just to name a few.
I love the colour fluency of the Manos Del Uruguay (Alegria) yarn.
Abby explains,
Alegria is a wonderfully soft hand painted machine washable sock yarn that is perfect for many other projects as well. It comes in 12 stunning colour mixes and a pattern booklet that has 13 original patterns, all of which only use 1 skein. As with all Manos Del Uruguay yarns there are no dyelots and each skein is unique and signed by the women who made it. As such if you are using more than one skein they recommend knitting using 2 hanks alternately.
Manos Del Uruguay Alegria
How spectacularly colourful are the Symfonie Wood range of crochet hooks & knitting needles!
If you’ve been looking for a delectable yarn for your next baby knit, then look no further! Di Lusso Baby is so very soft and utterly scrumptious.
Abby explains,
Di Lusso (meaning Luxury in Italian) is made from 100% cashmere and as such it is buttery soft, and is perfect for even the most delicate skins and makes wonderful heirloom knits. I have created this yarn as a ‘baby/sport/5ply’ weight which is between a DK and a 4Ply. It can be knitted on anything from a 3.25 – 4mm needle and works perfectly with all patterns created for Debbie Bliss’ Baby Cashmerino.
Di Lusso Baby
Pop over and visit Luxury Yarns and say hello to Abby!

Sunday, March 17, 2013 Leave a comment

Crochet Talk: Changing Colours

Crochet Talk: Changing Colours

How to Change Colours | Sarah London
I’m often asked the question . . . how do you change colours at the end of a row?
So today I thought I’d do a quick how to!
Work rhythmically, row by row in dc (sc).
How to Change Colours | Sarah London
To change colour, partially complete the last dc (sc) of a row as shown below.
How to Change Colours | Sarah London
How to Change Colours | Sarah London
Select a new colour and join with a single knot as shown below.
How to Change Colours | Sarah London
Complete the last dc (sc) with the new colour and continue.
How to Change Colours | Sarah London
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Sunday, March 10, 2013 Leave a comment

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