Saturday, 23 September 2017

Top five favourite vendors at Yarndale

Crochet and tea

Possibly the biggest U.K yarn festival event of the year is happening in Skipton, North Yorkshire this weekend.

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Autumn and Winter plans

Photograph of three skeins of yarn

If you are reading this on the day it is published - Saturday 16th September - today is the start of the Back to School Sweater CAL! The CAL runs from today until 17th November.

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Back to school sweater CAL | Yarn substitution

Back to school sweater CAL logo

Hello, thank you for visiting my blog today. It's my turn to host the Back to School Sweater CAL blog hop today and I will be looking at yarn substitution. I will be thinking about some of the reasons you might want to substitute the yarn recommended in the pattern, how you might go about doing it and sharing some example of when it's worked and when it hasn't.

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Festival of Finishing and my first knitted sweater

Folded blue hand-knit sweater

Earlier in the Summer I shared with you details of the Festival of Finishing, a craft along organised by Fay from The Crochet Circle Podcast.

Saturday, 19 August 2017

A postcard from the Isle of Wight

Beach scene with a striped knitted sock in the foreground

As you read this, we'll be packing up and making our way home after our break to the Isle of Wight.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

I can crochet...what next?


My post today is inspired by a conversation with a friend who is learning to crochet. She had quickly mastered chain stitch and double crochet, whipped up two lovely pen pot holders and was wondering what else she could create with crochet stitches.