• Allotment,  Knitting

    New Year New Knits..Kind Of

    Hello! I can’t believe it’s February already! Where did January go? Happy New Year to everyone, sorry that is so late! So far 2018 is already looking to be a good year! In our most recent exciting news, we have an allotment! We got it in January and I love it already! We were really lucky because the gentleman who had it before us left it all turned over and in a really good condition, so all we need to do is some weeding, planting and semi-structural work like building some raised beds. It even has a shed!

  • Accessories,  Knitting,  Yarn

    Crafty Wool Gift

    Just under two years ago, we left London and moved back to our home town of Derby. It’s been the best move ever, but I was sad to leave behind my friends in London and also the work Craft Club, where I’d learnt to knit and had completed lots of really fun projects and learnt new skills!

  • Knitting

    Designing Butterflies

    In under a months time I’ll be yarn bombing a tree as part of the local arts trail, EEEEK! The theme for the yarn bombing is Winged Things. I’ve asked friends and family to get involved and as the theme is quite broad I’ve left it up to each person to decide what they want to create.

  • Knitting,  Wednesday Pattern Share

    Wednesday Pattern Share

    This week’s Wednesday Thursday Pattern Share is slightly selfish, but it’s a great pattern so I didn’t think anyone would mind! In the UK spring is most definitely well underway. The sun is shining and all of the plants are finally getting going. This lovely weather though has highlighted something I’ve known for a while, but have been trying to ignore; I have a serious deficit in the spring/ light weight knitwear section of my wardrobe! I have a long, cotton, crocheted cardigan I bought from Gap several years ago, and some cheap, slightly too small and ill fitting cardigans, but apart from that everything else is super warm and thick.…

  • Knitting,  Patterns,  Wednesday Pattern Share

    Wednesday Pattern Share: Knitted Farmyard Pencil Toppers

          I often need some inspiration on a Wednesday so I thought I’d start a new blog series ‘Wednesday Pattern Share’. Every Wednesday I’ll be sharing with you a pattern I have recently found which I really love, and I hope that you like them too! To start with I wanted to share these lovely knitted Farmyard Pencil Toppers from Amanda Berry. I have written before about how much I love Amanda Berry’s patterns so it’s no surprise that I’ve completely fallen in love with these pencil toppers I found on Ravelry. They’re sooo cute! I love their little googly eyes and I could definitely see me with a pig on the…

  • Knitting

    Hello 2017

    Hello! Happy New year! I am writing this on the last day of January, so pretty much the last day it is acceptable to wish someone ‘Happy New Year’! 2016 for me, has been a very eventful year, thankfully in a good way! We moved back to Derbyshire from London, I started a new job, J started a three day commute to London and we began the process of adjusting to our new, lovely life away from the capital! And if that wasn’t enough, at the end of the year we started looking for a house to buy, and HURRAH we’ve bought one! We moved in last Thursday and I am…