So for Halloween one of my plans involved going to see The Cabinet of Dr Caligari at the Castle Keep in Newcastle. But as a Grade 1 listed building, it has no heating! I know from experience how cold it gets in there, so I decided I’d need something to keep my head warm. As it was … More Dragon Watcher’s Hood
Way back in March, I bought some gorgeous 4ply yarn from the Edinburgh Yarn Festival. My original intention was to knit the Bette top from Knit Vintage but the pattern was so fiddly I gave up and knitted something else. I give you the Cranberries top! But this isn’t what the top is supposed to look … More What two mistakes did I make while knitting the BEPPU top?
Way back in March I posted about this beautiful Sweet Georgia Tough Love sock yarn by Purlescence that I picked up at the Edinburgh Yarn Festival. A week later I cast on the Faerly shawl by Tall Yarns, and I was amazed at the speed that it knitted up. Then again, I guess knitting 4ply … More The finished Faerly shawl!
What do you do if you want to cover your head somehow in the sun, but you don’t want the bulk of a hat? Enter the kerchief! I posted last week about the fact I wanted to make one, and here it is! Shockingly, I started it on Saturday morning while travelling down to London … More The finished kerchief!
After attending a Book Making Workshop, I can answer that question with another question. Why wouldn’t you make a book by hand? Various art venues around the north east run craft workshops, but I’ve never looked at the BALTIC before. I randomly saw a tweet promoting a Book Making Workshop as part of their Book … More Why would you make a book by hand?
I’ve decided to dispense with a sun hat this summer in favour of a kerchief! As much as I love the raffia sun hat I found in H&M today, floppy hats can be a bit bulky, and I’m trying to keep my packing to a minimum! As I’m going away on 27th June, I wanted … More New yarn for a new project
Back in March I bought two skeins of this gorgeous Acadia yarn by the Fibre Company from Fig Tree Yarns! Just one of many purchases from the Edinburgh Yarn Festival! I bought it because I wanted to make the Bellisfaire Beanie from the Crochet One-Skein Wonders book. The skeins cost £12 each, which was a … More Bellisfaire Beanie – Finished Project!
The internet is already awash with April Fool’s jokes, but this particular post is most definitely not a prank. As we’re slowly creeping into spring in the northern hemisphere, I’m having a 15% off sale across the affordable knits section of my Etsy shop. By affordable, I mean the yarns used are acrylic premium blends, rather … More 15% off April sale at IcyHandmade!
Last week I posted about my yarn haul from the Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2016, and I’ve already gotten stuck into this Sweet Georgia Tough Love sock yarn that I bought from Purlescence. I would have started sooner but I had a slouchy beanie hat I wanted to finish first! Either way, I dutifully set up … More 4ply Faerly Shawl – WiP
I popped up to Edinburgh on Saturday as a belated birthday treat for myself for the Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2016. Held at the Corn Exchange, it was a heaven for all things yarn. I’ve been to knitting and stitch shows before and I’ve often been disappointed by the bias towards sewing, while the Pins and … More Was the Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2016 any good?