This week, I finished a thing. Is it just me, or does everyone have a Guilt Project languishing in a basket somewhere? I'm talking about the mega-project that seemed like a r-e-a-l-l-y good idea several years ago when you bought/inherited/spun-from-raw-antelope-fibre the 80 balls of yarn that it requires. The Guilt Project is always three quarters complete - you've come too far to frog it - and it nudges you into a flicker of shame every time you trip over it on your way to the wine-rack Continue Reading
Christmas, With Yarn.
I've heard a rumour - and I must stress that at this stage, it remains only a rumour - that it's nearly Christmas. I know! I bet you're as gobsmacked as I am! Most years, Christmas takes me utterly by surprise, despite the fact that its fairly reliable occurrence on 25th December could be said to lend it a certain predictability. Also, some of my friends are the type of sociopaths people who start posting 'Only 364 days until Christmas!!!' on Boxing Day, and the harsher judges amongst you might Continue Reading
Don’t Try This At Home, Folks…
YES! THE LOVELY, YARNY GIVEAWAY IS STILL OPEN FOR JUST A FEW MORE DAYS! ENTER HERE! Meanwhile, would you like to make some super-easy Christmas decorations? See the links under the photos throughout this post. It has been brought to my attention by my children, as well as via the subtlest of hints on social media, that it's nearly Christmas. Now I realize that you and I may be sitting on opposite sides of the table regarding the matter, but personally I have a very strict routine for Continue Reading
The Moo-Cowl Pattern. AKA Simon The Cowl.
Before we knuckle down to the knitting, allow me to remind you that the absurdly overgenerous Wool And The Gang (WATG) giveaway touted in my previous post is still very much w-i-d-e open for business. Can I just say how much I've loved reading your warm, witty, woolly comments on that thread? Do pop over and enter (but only if you fancy a stonk-load of soft, fluffsome, chunky, Peruvian, pure wool in shades of your choice – no pressure). Oh and whilst you’re entering, I’d be most eternally Continue Reading