• 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,  Hat,  Knitting,  Scarf

    Winter Woollies

    Last week was a serious uphill struggle. I have the January blues, or rather, so what better way to cheer myself up (and hopefully you!) than by looking at the lovely woolly items I have knitted for winter! Last winter I remember enviously looking at all of the glorious knitted accessories that came out with a flourish during the cold months, and was determined that next year I would knit some of my own, so I did! As a newish knitter I hadn’t quite fathomed that you always need to be knitting a season ahead if you ever want to wear it during weather appropriate months! The first item I…

  • Scarf

    Tartan Warmers

    Whilst my hand is still in a cast (see twitter pic) and my knitting speed has been seriously thwarted, I’ve found myself lusting after all those patterns that are just out of my grasp (literally!!). One such pattern which caught my eye is this gorgeous tartan scarf from Wool and The Gang. Knit in their luxurious 100% Peruvian yarn, Crazy Sexy Wool, the Tartan Lula Hoop (fabulous name!) can be bought from their website ready made, or as a pattern. Once the cast if off I will DEFINITELY be giving this tartan wonder a go!  

  • Scarf

    Stripy Scarf With Pom Poms

    After the Charity Christmas Tress, I finally got started on my niece’s Christmas present. I had decided to knit a stripy scarf with pompoms and as I couldn’t find any patterns that I liked, I decided to have another go at creating one myself. I used my new favourite yarn Rico Essential Merino Aran in Fuschia (015), Eucalyptus (041) and Ocean (029). I love this combination of colours as they’re feminine, but not too girly. My idea for the scarf, stemmed from my desire to create symmetry. I wanted the scarf to be symmetrical and I liked the idea of having a larger section so when putting the scarf on,…