A Year of Yarning Frugally. #UseUpYarnYear

Okay. Each bag has everything from between 1 and 3  in it. I'm on a mission.

Like most avid knitters and crocheters, I have a yarn stash that would see us through WW3… if only it were edible. My King Sized bed is mainly propped up by boxes of yarn bought for projects that overran or overspilled or never got started or became a work in progress. There is a sizeable […]

My little felt fabric pincushion.

This week I have been learning a little bit of blog DIY and updating a few places to run on Genesis (with grateful thanks to Tim at Colneis for helping me unpick the mysteries of CSS and become a little more enabled in thew world of codey-wodey-timey-wimey stuff). The result is the PoP looks similar […]

Sunday Stitches: Knitting again but crochet too.

It’s been quite a while since I’ve done any knitting but the opportunity to review some yarn came up recently and it was too good an opportunity to resist. The first item is a work in progress but you might have seen me Instagramming it; it’s been quite enjoyable to get back to knitting for […]

Time to start finishing this blanket.


Last night I finished the 180th square of this blanket. If I even mention another blanket any time soon, shoot me. I love this one but two plain granny square blankets in a year is too much. This one has half the squares already in rolls, so hopefully a few evenings will see it finished. […]

Bene's Christmas Stocking.

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  Last year I made Bene his very own Christmas stocking; as a January baby he was just old enough to enjoy unpacking one with some help and I wanted it to be special to him, not just bought off a peg. I have a vivid memory of the girls wanting to buy Freddie a […]

Stash Busting Beanie Hat & Scarf in Variegated Wool


I’ve been trying to get back into knitting with some quick and easy projects to use up the vast quantity of yarn holding up my bed. It’s no fun when even you know you shouldn’t buy any more. Plus, I really love making blankets, but you do have to wait a long time for the ‘finished […]