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
You remember how I felt so good, when I was working on Granny Blues, about stashbusting and reducing the maaassive piles of yarn hidden in various corners of the house? Yes. Well. Ahem. Yesterday I finished the Sunflowers blanket. Yay! No pictures yet, I’m waiting for the pattern testers to finish it up, and then … More The first step is admitting the problem
Don’t you just love sorting out yarn for your next project? All those colours, all that yarn, all those possibilities 😀 a whole new journey just waiting to start.