Archive for category : Crochet and Knitting


June 20th, 2015 | Crochet and Knitting | No Comments

 I bought this wonderful kit to knit a Badger head from Sincerely Louise months ago. I had intended to knit it in secret and give the finished Badger to Tony for Christmas. Of course, I soon ran out of time and Tony never got his knitted badger after all. Last week I decided enough was […]

Green beret

March 3rd, 2015 | Crochet and Knitting | 7 Comments

I’ve decided to stop being scared of knitting in the round. I want to knit socks, mittens and hats and possibly even a proper garment one day! So, last time I was in London I took myself to Loop and asked the lovely ladies there to help me and help me they did. First I […]

winter evenings

December 2nd, 2013 | Crochet and Knitting | 1 Comment

I actually really like the long winter evenings. In the spring and summer I always feel I should be out ‘doing’ and making the most of the light, and so I do. But in the winter I can just curl up in front of the wood burner with a hand sewing or knitting project and […]


September 11th, 2013 | Crochet and Knitting | 4 Comments

Mum gave me a sweet little purse kit from’ The Craft Closet’ for my birthday in June and last week I actually sat down and made it. I really enjoyed it too! The kit has everything you need (even thread, pins and needles) to make the purse although I did line mine with a precious […]


January 9th, 2013 | Crochet and Knitting | 2 Comments

Despite being Spaniel/ Retriever the boys and I decided Betty looked most like the Red Setter knitting pattern so that is what I made (leaving out the jowls and making her nose less pointy) and learnt a new loopy stitch in the process. Next time I have to learn a new stitch I won’t do […]

U.F.O or W.I P?

November 28th, 2012 | Crochet and Knitting | 5 Comments

When exactly does a ‘work in progress’ become an ‘unfinished object’? How about after 6 months without a new stitch? One lovely day about ten years from now this will be a Fyne vest. Truth is, I’m finding fair isle knitting very hard. And I knit to relax. So there it sits. Just making me […]

bobble hat

November 22nd, 2012 | Crochet and Knitting | 5 Comments

                                                                         I’ve just spent the best part of half an hour wandering round the house taking photos of myself wearing a bobble hat. Having a blog makes one behave quite strangely at times. :: Hat pattern taken from Sarah Hatton’s ’10 more […]


October 16th, 2012 | Crochet and Knitting | 2 Comments

(adj) of this earthly world rather than a heavenly or spiritual one. Hand knitted dish cloths: mundane but lovely.    

Bobble hat

March 5th, 2012 | Crochet and Knitting | 7 Comments

I’ve been quietly adding a few rows to this hat all week and last night I made the bobble and excitedly tried my new hat on. It’s ridiculous! Too big and floppy to be a proper woolly hat and not enough structure to be a beret. Not to be too melodramatic but that’s what life has been […]

brown cardigan

January 13th, 2012 | Crochet and Knitting | 9 Comments

This is the knitting project that taught me the importance of checking you have bought yarn with the same dye lot. Because I grabbed 10 balls for a great price in a yarn sale (last year) without thinking and now I have a three toned cardigan! Still, it fits well and was a pleasure to knit. It’s ‘Blaze’ by Rowan. […]