One year old

The Demelza blanket is one year old today 😀 it was exactly a year ago that I published the pattern on Ravelry, expecting very little to come of it, but very proud of accomplishing what I’d set out to achieve. It had been hard work, at times demoralising and at times thrilling, but publishing the … More One year old

Thank you all for the lovely comments and reactions to the ‘Eve’s Sunflowers’ blanket 😀 I’m so glad you all like it, and I’m so excited to see other people begin to make it. I’m hard at work on my next blanket – three square patterns are written, so I’m a good third of the … More

Eve’s Sunflowers

I am so happy to finally be sharing this with you all! Ta da! Eve’s Sunflowers blanket. Ohhh, this one was a long time coming, but here it is at last 😀 Look at all those lovely sunflowers! This was a special request blanket. My beloved aunt/godmother, Eve, was admiring another blanket I’d done in … More Eve’s Sunflowers

An announcement

I’ve been sitting on this news for a few months, but it’s now official – I have joined Stylecraft’s merry band of Blogstars! I’m so glad I can share this with you all at last 😀 it’s terribly exciting! I love Stylecraft yarns, and I’m looking forward to sharing that yarn love with you all. … More An announcement

My mother and I have a running joke about boxes and tins. Like a biscuit tin, or a tin that some chocolates came in, or a nice, sturdy, decorative cardboard box that maybe had a mug in it originally, or something like that. One of us – usually, I admit, me – will always say … More

Ta da!

As promised yesterday, pictures of the baby blanket I’ve worked up over the last fortnight. It’s been washed and blocked and now it’s all ready to go off to the mother-to-be, whose first child is due in May. It’s a paid pattern (though not an expensive one), Rings of Change by Frank O’Randle. I used … More Ta da!

New project :D

Don’t you love that ‘new project’ feel? The excitement, the anticipation, the glorious mountains of yarn to squish and choose from? I’ve not been idle, the past fortnight, butI haven’t done any designing. I made some little amigurumi Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for a friend’s children (and consequently had the cartoon theme music on repeat … More New project 😀

Happiness is…

…a pile of squares, ends all sewn in, ready to be worked together into a blanket. Is there a better feeling than this? Well, when it’s all finished that’ll be pretty good too 😀