Last week I was lucky enough to have a little European adventure. My boredom threshold on planes and trains is pretty low though so there's always space in my travel bag for essentials i.e. a good book and a crafty project. Anne Frank's diary was the book of choice, as I had a ticket to… Continue reading Have Yarn Will Travel
I'd been getting impatient with myself for taking far too long settling on a project for my latest Scheepjes Whirls. Each being a whole kilometre of yarn, they demand quite an investment of time so it has to be right! Now, I reckon the most talked about knitting pattern of 2017 was the 'Read Between… Continue reading What’s Hooking?
My first experience of a CAL (crochet-a-long) was in 2015. I'd not been crocheting for long and had finally mastered the granny square. I was digesting every crochet magazine going and I thought I was ready to move on to a more luxurious yarn and a new challenge. I'd been lured by Inside Crochet magazine. The… Continue reading Baby Love
You know when you nip to your local haberdashery for a bit of ribbon or something and come out with a few random extras that weren't 'on the list'? That's what I did (again) a couple of weeks ago. This yarn was just sitting there in a clearance bucket near the till looking so temptingly… Continue reading A Little Yarn Going A Long Way
This year, just like knitters everywhere, my knit and natter group has been heavily into cake. Obviously we have the baked kind - there would be a riot if we turned up to find there wasn't a homemade offering. Nigella's carrot, walnut and ginger cake was a massive hit at the last meeting. Custard creams,… Continue reading Cake Off
When I'm working on bigger time-consuming knitted or crocheted pieces like shawls or blankets, as soon as the end is in sight, ideas for the next project are already on my mind. In between, I like to pick up something simple and fun that can be completed in a few evenings for a quick stash-busting… Continue reading Inbetweeners