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.

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…

Mother’s Day Yarn Club Reveal

Hello! I hope you all had an excellent mother’s day? It’s time to reveal what people got in their mother’s day yarn packages!! I went into this thinking “Urgh, not another flowery mother’s day!”. This time of year is generally very pastel and washed out. Spring brings Easter and duckling yellows, light pinks and powder…

Free Friday!

I thought I would introduce the odd blog for free patterns, titled “Free Friday”. I won’t lie to you and say that it will definitely be a weekly thing. Let’s face it, I’m really not that good at the regular upkeep of this blog, but I am trying! It may be sporadic, but it will…