Saturday, 30 October 2010


Isn't this amazing? One seriously dedicated knitter ! The effect is fantastic and perfect for the Halloween weekend. It was created by Ben Cuevas and was exhibited at the Wassaic Project in New York State. Read about it here.

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Show and tell.....more wool

Stumbled across Spud and Chloe the other day who sell lots of tempting wool in plenty of gorgeous modern colours. I particularly love Grass in Sweater weight. Find them here

Lots of cool free patterns on their blog too which are well worth looking at. I love these mittens.
Anyway, before I make another wool purchase I really do need to finish the Tricot cardigan in grey - its nearly there, so photos to follow shortly.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

I've been a very good girl this girl....... I feel justified in adding this to my Christmas list. You can buy one here (Father Christmas please take note)

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Not much time to blog this morning (kids running wild and outlaws coming for lunch) but I wanted to share this great little Etsy site full of lovely eco-friendly packaging, bags, tags and ribbon.

Lots of lovely things for Halloween too. Find it all here.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Off my needles....

The red baby jacket I have been working on came off my needles last night. It's cute and I'm pleased with it but I have to say I didn't really enjoy the Debbie Bliss pattern (its half knitted in pieces - sleeves, front etc - and then you pick up everything half way. I found this to be a very unsatisfying knit as you feel like you're getting nowhere until it comes together in the last row) Its from the new Debbie Bliss book 'Design It, Knit It, Babies' which is worth buying. The colour combinations are inspirational, particularly the fairisle.

Next up I'm knitting another baby cardigan - this time a short sleeve one in grey.

I've also finished a couple of practise bibs with fabric I had in my stash. I've decided they should really be backed in flannel and a purchase has been made for making the next few.

Monday, 4 October 2010

some news....

....and the news is we are expecting a baby in April. We are all very excited despite the fact I have been feeling shocking with "all-day" morning sickness and weird food cravings (anyone for a supermarket steak pie at 8am). Yuck. I'm hoping it will pass soon. We had the first scan last week and everything looked great - it was amazingly clear and we could see the baby sucking its thumb. So cute! As most of you know we have two girls, 4 and 2 years so the introduction of child 3 is going to mean a busy time ahead.

So with babies on the brain at the moment I've been taking inspiration for my knitting from Little Hooligan which is full of lots of gorgeous baby handknits and lusting after some flannel fabric from Saints and Pinners - I'm thinking about making lots of baby bibs this time around.

Hope you had a great weekend and Happy Monday everyone.