Slioche Socks knitting pattern!

As long as you can knit, and you are willing to learn, you can do this. It’s very simple brioche stitches, no brioche increases or decreases. And a great way to learn brioche.

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Gorilla Yarn!! The review.

As I’m sure some of you yarn snobs have seen, there is a new yarn in town and that is gorilla super chunky yarn!! It’s all over Indie Dyer’s Facebook pages and Instagrams. The company responsible for this yarn is Chester Wool Co, who are one of the UKs most popular suppliers of undyed yarn.  Their…

Epic Nature: Sea Sparkle (Aug 2017)

This one took a long while to get out because of summer holidays, and various embarrassing postage mistakes which I am still hanging my head over!  But I hope it was worth the wait. So lets start revealing August Epic Nature. The theme was Bioluminescent Plankton, also known as Sea Sparkle. These are actually living…

Last Minute Teachers Gifts, Anyone? 

It’s about 3 weeks until the end of term here (I think? I am actually hiding from the calendar, because I’m not sure how I will work throughout the summer holidays). I have left it very late to start a teachers gift, but last night I suddenly decided on a knitted cowl for playground duty….

The Candle In The Lantern

It’s been 567 days (and about 3 hours!), since my mum died. Since we watched her gasp her last breath, and feel strangely relieved (well, I did. I can’t speak for anyone else involved). It was on the afternoon of 5th December 2015, and if my memory serves me right it, it was a Saturday. …

My Week! Adventures In Solar Dyeing and An Etsy Update!

This week has been a scorcher, and with the sun comes a valuable heat source which a lot of dyers look forward to! When dyeing protein fibres, one of the elements needed is heat, and utilising the sun is a massive time saver! I almost exclusively kettle dye my yarn. With a 4 ring gas…

Yarn Club reveal: Fire Rainbows!

Yes, sorry, this has taken a really long time to post! I had one customer who had issues receiving hers, but she’s got it now! Woohooo!! I didn’t actually get many photos, I’m really sorry! It was such a massive yarn club and I needed to get it out as quick as possible, so I…

Lurid Mini’s club with prizes!

The reaction to my new monthly minis club has been fantastic! I can’t believe I haven’t done a minis club before. For those who haven’t seen my Facebook post: Lurid Minis is all about being disgustingly loud and bright! Expect neons, speckles, rainbows, variegated and contrasting solids. We refuse to be mild!! To sign up,…

One Of Those Personal Blogs…

I’m having a poo month. I’ve been “fine” for a few months. I was pretty sure that I was getting better, but I’m back to being a bit of a wreck. And I thought I’d put it here. Here’s a load of honesty for you: I’m a functioning human, I get by pretty well. I’ve…

Quick catch up!! 

If you don’t follow my Instagram, here’s a catch up of what I’ve been up to in the last week or so. I’ve been pretty multicraftual. So I ran out of citric acid. It was a nightmare. The only vinegar they sell in the village is that brown stuff you put on your chips. And…

Summer Projects!

As I write this, it is pissing with rain outside. But it’s still light at 7pm, so summer is kind of on it’s way! Someone in a knitting group today asked the question I’ve seen asked a lot, “What do you make for/in summer?”. I’m not really a seasonal crafter inasmuch as I don’t really consider what…

What a week!!

No, this isn’t a Free Friday blog post, but I may do one of those this evening! I’ve had a super busy week, because the Easter holidays start next week. Having a small person around is like shoveling snow in a blizzard! So dyeing will be limited for two weeks. With that in mind, I’ve…

Free Friday #2

It’s that time of the week again! And look at me, doing two weeks in a row! Are you proud? General chit chat first! This week I have been mostly loving socks on Ravelry, which shows on my Pinterest. I found some gorgeous patterns with really inventive pretty heels. Speaking of socks, I have been working…