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…

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…

The Scourge Of The Roving Blankets

As a knitter or hooker, you will probably get an awful lot of “helpful” friends sending you links and pictures of the latest cute or amazing trends in knitting and crochet. Over and over and over again. The constant tags on mermaid tails, and those knee high socks with the flowers and stripes. Well, last…

One Skein Wonder Favourites Feb!

Last year I was horrendous at taking photos of One Skein Wonder yarn club! So I am making more of an effort this year. This post is simply a bunch of photos of my favourites from the month of February. The yarn club is fully customisable and you can sign up for one or all…

Yarn Club Reveals; Jan & Feb

So to recap, January yarn club was the quarterly  Epic Nature club, themed around Northern Lights. February was Valentines, so I did a Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo & Juliet theme. Starting with Northern Lights then! The yarn was, as always, superwash merino/nylon sock (unless specifically requested otherwise). It was named Aurora Borealis, obviously! And it was…

The Price Of Our Work….

I’m sure a lot of my customers are in the handmade business. If you aren’t, you still understand the time and talent that goes into crafts. Yarn dyeing is no different, and I thought I’d take some time to write a little bit about why “we” charge what we do (whether it be yarn, clothing,…

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…

Yarn Club Reveal: Year In Review.

My end of year/Christmas yarn box theme was 2016; A Year In Review. I hope to do this theme for Christmas every year from now on. So lets get started! The box contained the following thing: An eyeball. This is Glenn’s eye! October saw the premiere of The Walking Dead season 7. Episode 1 contained…

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…

Yarn Club: Hocus Pocus

It’s that time again; Yarn Club reveal!! Obviously, October means Halloween! So this month’s theme was Hocus Pocus. Starting with the yarn, I used my usual SW merino/nylon sock, but some of you asked for DK and I happily obliged. The name of the yarn was, of course, Sanderson Sisters. After re-watching the film, I…

The End Of The Year Is Looming…

Having a mental health day! I haven’t written anything in a while, I think the last blog post was a yarn club reveal. So I thought I would write something. I recently posted on Facebook about cancelling my November Childhood Favourites yarn club, and finishing the year with my 2016 Year In Review club at Christmas. So…