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!
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
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?
A little while ago, I did a stash addition post about this beautiful Sirdar Sylvan yarn. I already knew what I was going to do with it before I started, so over Christmas I knitted a fun super slouchy beanie for my Etsy shop. It took me until last week to finally get it listed, what … More Hat made from Sirdar Sylvan now in my Etsy store
I’ve never been a big fan of New Year resolutions. I can never remember them as the year goes by, so I’ve no way of knowing if I’ve actually achieved them or not! So this year I’m going to restrict myself to craft-based resolutions, and I’ll put them here so I have a way of … More 3 Crafting Resolutions for 2016
I came across this gorgeous neck warmer on Ravelry a couple of years ago, and just had to knit it! The Lady Jessica Neck Warmer The pattern is free, and it’s by Veronica O’Neil. I love its Victorian styling, and the pattern itself isn’t as complicated as it might first appear. You knit the neck straight, and … More Pattern Spotlight – Lady Jessica Neckwarmer
I was out Christmas shopping on Monday and I decided to treat myself to some new yarn! I’ve been looking at this Riot Chunky yarn by King Cole for a while, and I picked up two skeins. This is Rhinestone (1692). It’s a lovely colourway, shifting between yellows, creams and heathery purples. And this is … More New King Cole Riot Chunky!