barbara summers, family photos, crochet, knitting, vintage,

Hello and Welcome! Thank you so much for stopping by.

About this blog:

My name is Barbara Summers and I created this blog MiCrocknit Creations in April 2010, for the simple purpose of sharing my crochet and knit pattern designs and projects. I hope you enjoy reading, commenting and browsing through all the patterns and links.

Barbara Summers, family photos,

About Barbara Summers:

I live in Whitstable, a seaside town in Kent, UK. I enjoy spending my free time designing simple and practical crochet and hand knit patterns. I write my patterns in USA American crochet terms and UK British crochet terms. My crochet designs have been published in Inside Crochet magazine and with DMC Creative World Ltd.

Barbara Summers, family photos,

About my personal life:

Born and raised in Perth, Western Australia to Polish parents, my upbringing was totally influenced by strong family values, Polish culture and customs based on Roman Catholic calendar, as well as the folkloric aspect of dressing up in regional dress and performing in Polish Folk Dancing, as well as the consumption of many home cooked Polish meals.

Today, I live with my English husband in the UK, and I am a mother of two (all grown now) and grandma to one (granddaughter 6yrs). 

I love to travel, walk, take photos, blog, cook and spend time with my family in Australia (when I get the chance). 

I have a huge interest in natural medicine, which led me to study at Southern Cross University, NSW, in my 40's. 

I love exploring what this life is about, which has included reading motivational, spiritual and self-empowerment books and attending self-empowerment courses.

In June 2015 I had a return of breast cancer after 15.5 years, this time the lump grew in my armpit, impacting on the major nerve of my left arm. This has been the major reason for a slow decline in my designing of new patterns.

It is now January 2017, and after radiotherapy, I am still waiting for a return of the use of my left hand in the hope to crochet and knit once more. When that day comes I will be back to blogging about my new crochet and knit creations, in the meantime I hope you enjoy my existing patterns.

February 2018 Update: In March last year I managed to awkwardly knit a Mermaid Tail blanket for my grandchild, later in the year I gradually managed to crochet again. The lump in my armpit was reduced by radiotherapy but is still impacting on the major nerve of my left arm, therefore creating and blogging has been a very slow road. One day this too will change.
I am always happy to share what I know and if you need any help with my patterns please contact me.

Happy crocheting and knitting, 
ciao, ciao!