I have been appallingly bad at updating here, over the past few weeks. Life – or rather, chronic ill health – has somewhat jumped on top of me, stomped around a lot, and left me feeling rather battered. Not that I haven’t been crocheting: on the contrary, I’ve been terribly busy, hard at work on … More Keeping busy
A fortnight or so ago, a friend brought me back a present from her recent trip to the Isle of Mull. ‘I’ve brought you some eggs,’ she said, handing me this : Now this seemed a little strange, because my mother and I keep chickens. We currently have five chickens in the back garden, all … More A hen that lays…yarn?
I’ve been asked if I have a colourway for Eve’s Sunflowers using Stylecraft Special DK, so I’ve been having a play with my yarn pegs to see what I could come up with. I will stress that this is not in any way a ‘colour pack’ – I don’t know what quantities of each colour … More Eve’s Sunflowers – alternate colourways
My mother and I have a running joke about boxes and tins. Like a biscuit tin, or a tin that some chocolates came in, or a nice, sturdy, decorative cardboard box that maybe had a mug in it originally, or something like that. One of us – usually, I admit, me – will always say … More
You remember how I felt so good, when I was working on Granny Blues, about stashbusting and reducing the maaassive piles of yarn hidden in various corners of the house? Yes. Well. Ahem. Yesterday I finished the Sunflowers blanket. Yay! No pictures yet, I’m waiting for the pattern testers to finish it up, and then … More The first step is admitting the problem
Don’t you just love sorting out yarn for your next project? All those colours, all that yarn, all those possibilities 😀 a whole new journey just waiting to start.