As promised, here is my post-Christmas ‘ta da!’ post, filled with pictures of everything I’ve been busily working on over the past few months! Mostly it’s been hats, scarves and fingerless gloves – quick projects that mostly use a single skein of yarn, or less. Stashbusting, as you all know, has been a Major Goal … More Post-Christmas ta da!
So who else has been playing with Stylecraft’s new(ish)* Colour Pool yarn? It comes in six gorgeous colourways, which all make it absolutely simple to get a delightful Argyll effect. And when I saw it, I knew I had to have a play 😀 Stylecraft do have a range of free patterns for it, but … More Ta da! Colour Pool Scarf
I have finished something! I am abnormally pleased by this, because it means my WIP list is smaller. And also, because I’m quite worn down at the moment, the ‘finished’ buzz is more rewarding than usual. I can’t do x/y/z at the moment but look, I can finish a project! Two, in fact, as you’ll … More Ta da! Stardust Melodies blanket
So, hands up who else forgot it was Mother’s Day on Sunday? No? Just me then? *headdesk* in my defence, I spent last week in a hazy fog of ME exhaustion, plus my mother is actually in hospital at the moment (heading towards three weeks now, ugh) and one way or another, Mother’s Day just … More Tiny ta da
I love Advent calendars. Opening up a door each day, counting down to Christmas…I love it. When I was little, my mother always found us ‘proper’ Advent calendars, with beautiful pictures and lots of glitter. No chocolate calendars for us! Her mother (my grandmother) was German, and always had traditional glittery Advent calendars sent over … More Ready for Advent
I promised I’d be better about updating, so here I am with a quickie. Nothing to show project-wise (though I’m halfway done with that decorative design I mentioned the other day) but I got some lovely yarn the other day, for making a Christmas present, and I just had to share my excitement at finally … More Winding fun
I have been appallingly bad at updating here, over the past few weeks. Life – or rather, chronic ill health – has somewhat jumped on top of me, stomped around a lot, and left me feeling rather battered. Not that I haven’t been crocheting: on the contrary, I’ve been terribly busy, hard at work on … More Keeping busy
A fortnight or so ago, a friend brought me back a present from her recent trip to the Isle of Mull. ‘I’ve brought you some eggs,’ she said, handing me this : Now this seemed a little strange, because my mother and I keep chickens. We currently have five chickens in the back garden, all … More A hen that lays…yarn?
I’ve been asked if I have a colourway for Eve’s Sunflowers using Stylecraft Special DK, so I’ve been having a play with my yarn pegs to see what I could come up with. I will stress that this is not in any way a ‘colour pack’ – I don’t know what quantities of each colour … More Eve’s Sunflowers – alternate colourways
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