Afternoon Tea socks and EYF and all the amazing things

Well then. Fell off the blogging planet for a little while there, while simultaneously in the real world experiencing SO MUCH fibre and crafting-relating amazingness that now I’m in front of the computer I hardly know where to start. Hello though! How’re you?  Good start to 2019 so far? Sooo – let’s kick off with…

Once upon a sock in November 2018 – yikes!

Yikes for more than one reason, too. Firstly, how on earth is it November already? Secondly, I’ve not blogged for a while and I have MISSED you guys! And thirdly I don’t have all that much sock progress to show you, though I do have some little bits and pieces of sock-related news. First off,…

January warms

Hello hello! Gosh, January is kind of bleak, isn’t it? We live just south of London and have mostly had the drizzly cold grey end of the weather rather than the apocalyptic snow I know lots of you have faced, but that’s been bad enough. The very cold but clear days are glorious, while the…

Knitting for comfort

I have written the intro to this post in my head half a dozen times, and none of those versions have been quite right. So. The reason I have been quiet on here for the last month is due to various complicated and difficult family health circumstances, of which the most abrupt and shocking was…

Once upon a sock in August – still twisting

So: sockwise there has been small but significant progress since my post at the beginning of July. Namely, this: I finished the first Twisted Soul sock, blocked it and… it pretty much fits! I won’t lie, it’s a snug one, but blocking did relax it a little bit. Also the end result is just so…

All the colours. All of them

You GUYS, I had the best time at Pomfest on Friday. Did you go? Did you see pictures? It was such a blast – an array of gorgeous vendors, many of whom were new to me. Piles and piles and even more piles of the prettiest yarn. Nice food and interesting talks from interesting knitters….

An ode to Edinburgh

Edinburgh is brilliant, and so is its yarn festival. I’ve had the perfect weekend, largely focused around friends, food and drink. And yarn. Honestly no downside. My trip seemed to get off to an inauspicious start, with my train being two and a half hours delayed. As it turned out, I was surrounded by friendly funny…

New places, new skills

In other news, I have two exciting crafty weekends coming up in March. Weekend number one is all based around a visit to the Edinburgh Yarn Festival. I am SUPER excited about this for lots of obvious reasons! I can’t go to Unravel in a couple of weeks because I’m away for work, but an…

Sneak peeks and party season!

I have LOTS to blog about, peeps, but no decent pictures to show so I’m behind. Not even mentioning the items from the blog wilderness years that are still waiting patiently to be immortalised in type. At least I’m not short of things to write about in 2017. For now, here’s a couple of previews…

Yarnporium!

I have had the loveliest time at Yarnporium today! Such a friendly event and So. Much. Amazing. Yarn. Me and the knitting ladies hit the tube at 9am and spent all morning there before a happy lunch and a swift journey home, which meant I’ve had a good couple of hours to (watch Liverpool win…