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….

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…

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…

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.

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…

First post of 2017!!

Hello lovelies, I hope the year has been reasonably kind to you so far? I thought I’d write a blog about nothing specific,  just general ramblings and info. So, let’s kick off with new years resolutions (some of you recoil in horror, I know it’s no longer cool to have them!). Anyway, this year I’m…

Layer Me Up Mitts

The last couple of weeks, I have taken a break from the relentless Christmas gift making, and have made something for myself! Toni at Woolgasm (Also known as Craftgasm!) has created the most fantastic fingerless glove pattern, and I just had to try it out. The pattern consists of several layers, knitted together, to make one glove…

It’s Like Christmas Every Day!

Working with something I am so passionate about (not to mention addicted to!), can be quite hard if you have absolutely no self control!!  I couple of months ago, I dyed Radiodread on a base I affectionately refer to as “yarntestines”. I remember making a strange noise when I saw how it turned out. You…

A few customer projects from Rav.

I love seeing what people have made with my yarn. When I am labelling the yarn, packaging it up, and posting it off to it’s new home, I often imagine what it would look like worked up and what it will become. I often don’t get to see how it turns out, as a lot…

Little Aphrodite

I thought I would share my current WIP with you.  At the moment I am working on the Little Aphrodite sweater by Marion Crivelli. I’m not massively experienced with knitting (I am far more experienced with crochet), but I’m capable. I’ve made a whole lot of socks, a few shawls, and the odd children’s dress.  The pattern…