Yesterday, a friend and I went to see alpacas. Doesn’t sound that amazing, but it was probably the best thing I’ve done in AGES!!! Alpacas are the best! (Not including cats, or penguins, they’re in their own leagues). Anyway, early Saturday morning we made the long 75 minute drive down to a farm on… Continue reading Alpacas!
I have been a member of my local WI (Women’s Institute) branch for around a year and a half, six months ago a position opened up on the committee and I was asked to fill the position of Campaigns Coordinator. It doesn’t sound like a lot, especially for the WI, I mean all we do… Continue reading Yarn Bombing
I went to The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show at Olympia, London today with a bunch of lovely ladies from my WI branch. After going to The Handmade Fair last year I knew how dangerous it was seeing lots of pretty and shiny things; I somehow ‘lost’ some money too ;). I thought I’d be… Continue reading The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show
My love affair with this pattern first started when I laid eyes on it in the Rowan Knitting & Crochet Magazine No. 53 back in 2013. The loose flowing fit, the floral pattern, it was just so beautiful! I bought the magazine mainly just I could gaze at the front cover in awe. At this… Continue reading Santorini
Happy heart day people! Whether you’re spending it with an SO, family, friends (including furry ones) I hope you do what makes you happy.
Like every good crafter, each year I vow to make my own Christmas decorations and each year I fail. Miserably. Not this year though! Even though I one day want to make cute fairisle baubles, these were quick and easy; and with no bias at all, pretty cute! I made these at a recent WI… Continue reading Christmas Yarn Baubles
A bit slow on the update front, but I’m making a mid-year resolution to write more! At the moment I have two WIP’s on the go: a baby blanket and my beloved Santorini by Rowan! Baby Blanket This is going pretty well. I have FOUR friends all expecting before the end of the year… Continue reading Wippity Wips
I made this little outfit for a friend of mine who recently had a bubba (well, obviously, would be weird if she didn’t have one or wasn’t even expecting!). She’d seen some pics on FB of some other knitting and crochet items and asked if I could make an outfit for her little boy. I… Continue reading Baby Cardigan & Trousers
It was a work colleague’s birthday last week and I didn’t have any time the weekend before to go shopping to get her anything, I felt so awful! But then I had a complete lightbulb moment – make something! It’s no secret that I love yarn and hoard great amounts of it. I like to… Continue reading Knitted Headband
It’s been AGES since I last posted! Life’s been a bit crazy since my boy moved back to the UK. For those of you who don’t know, he’s been living in LA since 2010 so it’ crazy exciting that he’s back!! It’s just all starting to settle down now which means I have more time… Continue reading Baby Hat & Booties