It was very difficult getting to sleep the other night. I was preparing for bed and had just cleaned my teeth (every single one of the flippin' blighters - they were so clean that I could've eaten my dinner off 'em), and I was contemplating moving the various small children who'd somehow ended up in the bed. The Stoic Spouse was asleep. Being a 21st century sort of a lass, I checked my phone one last time. There was a congratulatory text from a close friend... something about an Continue Reading
Every Which Way Crochet Borders By Edie Eckman: A Review And A Giveaway
This book review is part of a blog tour* to celebrate the publication of Edie Eckman's new book: Every Which Way Crochet Borders. Waaaaaaaay across the Atlantic in the US, is a woman who likes to live life on the edge. She's based in Virginia** (which is on the edge of the US, you'll note. Coincidence? I THINK NOT.) And this month, she's brought out her second book about ornamental crochet borders. Y'see? Life on the edge. This woman adores borders. Can you imagine living in her house? Borders. 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
Booky Giveaway! Hurrah!
Woah, it's cold. Like, wearing-woolly-hats-inside-the-house-all-day cold. The Stoic Spouse is sporting headgear that makes him look like a burglar, but he refuses to be photographed for the blog. Anyway, who's in the mood for a giveaway to brighten up a dull grey-brown day? Do I see a hand raised at the back, there? (It's hard to tell through all this mist and drizzle.) Yes? So let me tell you about a children's book that's just this minute been published by Bloomsbury. Look! It's called Continue Reading
It’s The Arne And Carlos Giveaway!
Righty-ho, peoples, it's giveaway time. Lemme hear ya say, "Oh really? How delightfully intriguing." So. (At this point TheTwistedYarn sneezes, sits down, clears her throat, and attempts to adopt her best, most official voice. Unfortunately the voice comes out sounding more than a little squeaky. Ah well, no matter.) Those of you who've been following the 'Yarn for a while *waves and thanks you enthusiastically* will know that this blog won the Deramores Award recently, which entailed Continue Reading
Can you hear that noise? That shrill, slightly irritating noise? That's me, whistling. Because I'm a bit over-excited today. The yarny bit of my prize from the Deramores Blog Awards has arrived. I'll show you in a minute, but first I want to feign a serious expression and show you a bit more of what I've been working on. Look! New project further progress, despite rampant over-exuberance:- And as of this morning, it has yarn! (Because my yarny prize from Deramores arrived at Continue Reading