Archive for category : Crochet and Knitting


January 9th, 2012 | Crochet and Knitting, Sewing | 5 Comments

I have this really old wool cardigan it’s shrunk and has seen a moth or two but it goes with everything (at least I like to think it does) and I can’t find one to replace it and I haven’t got round to knitting a replacement either and I can’t bear to part with it so […]


September 26th, 2011 | Crochet and Knitting | 7 Comments

:: Friday night Browsed Ravelry and found a free pattern for these ‘Duffers’ felted slippers. I thought they might be the perfect slipper for me. Decide a grey pair would be nice. :: Saturday morning in the yarn shop buying the felting wool, ignore all grey and choose bright green and variegated. :: Saturday afternoon knit, knit and […]


March 1st, 2011 | Crochet and Knitting | 2 Comments

I’ve been knitting constantly the last few weeks and have the messy house and the sore hands to prove it. But, I also have a lovely, well- fitting cardigan it’s a free Rowan pattern, Asta and as you can see, mine looks completely different from theirs. I haven’t decided if I’m a ribbon person yet (and if you didn’t follow the link, […]


March 4th, 2010 | Crochet and Knitting | 7 Comments

It’s not worth a blog post really, after all it’s just scrap yarn and a few short rows of garter stitch. But I like it. Just not as much as these neckworms. Scrap yarn and garter stitch at their best.                      


December 9th, 2009 | Crochet and Knitting | 10 Comments

So far this week I’ve taken a very muddy walk with the boys. And knitted a pair of stripey fingerless gloves for a friend for Christmas. I just copied everyone else (as usual) and made these.   The rest of the week will be spent making Joe a camel costume. It has to be in school by Friday morning.  That’s […]


November 8th, 2009 | Crochet and Knitting | 9 Comments

You’re right I have been knitting a Clanger! It was good fun too. A bit fiddly here and there, but fun! Here’s the free pattern I used if you’re tempted to make one for yourself.  This one is a present for a good friend of ours who loved the Clangers as a small boy. Whether he’ll actually want one […]

Pink thing

November 6th, 2009 | Crochet and Knitting | 14 Comments

This week I have been knitting this strange pink thing. I couldn’t finish it last night because I didn’t have any pipe cleaners. Can you guess what it is yet?   Now, this is completely unrelated, but Sew Mama Sew have started their handmade holidays and have very kindly included my blue sky thinker tutorial. I guess […]

Another lucky find

November 3rd, 2009 | Crochet and Knitting | 10 Comments

I seem to be on a roll with finding vintage jumpers at the moment. My latest thrifty find is a hand knitted Aran cardigan. It’s a little big for me and Tony hates it. But tough I’m wearing it anyway! Once I’ve changed the buttons that is.         Because when I wear […]

Thrifty find

October 6th, 2009 | Crochet and Knitting | 6 Comments

Lucky, lucky, lucky me! I just found a 100% pure wool, fairisle jumper made (according to the label) by the Shetland Knitters Association Ltd; at 111, Commercial Street, Lerwick. (Which is now home to a soap making company). And what did I pay for this treasure? £8. I know! How jammy was that? I can’t find […]


September 4th, 2009 | Crochet and Knitting | 10 Comments

Over the summer holidays I treated myself to some mindless knitting. No pattern, no shaping just a chunky yarn, big needles and moss (seed) stitch. The only challenge was remembering to change colours. And I didn’t manage that reliably either. Perfect holiday knitting. And just in case you’re wondering; no, I wasn’t too hot to knit it. […]