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…

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…

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….

Life outside of knitting (but still also actual knitting, obvs)

OK then. It has been one hell of a week in my world, thanks to a series of big national events beyond anything I could ever have imagined happening recently. This isn’t usually the place where I bang on about those kinds of things, but I am just too full of Thoughts and Feelings not…

Yarn in the garden (lazyblogging video edition)

Item 1: I received a very cute package of yarn from a friend this week. Item 2: I am too lazy to write a proper blog post about it. Item 3: It is beautiful outside this evening, so I filmed myself opening it in the garden instead. Item 4: Gareth and I are about to watch the…

Finished project – actual proper storage

A post for the truly knit-dedicated, this one, and/or anyone who loves a satisfying bit of organisation-of-things. (I count myself as being in both camps, and I don’t care if that makes me sound like a 50s housewife.) So if you ticked the first box then you’ll know that knitting comes with a certain amount…

Finished project – Dad’s Knotty Inglis mitts

Happy seasonal greetings to you! If you are on holiday (or have been on holiday recently) then I hope you’ve had an excellent time. We have had a pretty gorgeous Christmas season visiting various family members before coming back to our own little hideaway, and right now I’m savouring the last few days off before…

A bit of blue (what are the chances?)

Bit of a blog hiatus at present thanks to gastric flu (no really, THANKS GASTRIC FLU), which has been about as much fun as you’d imagine. Ugh. I’m on the mend but haven’t been up to achieving much yet. However I have been (intermittently) working on something new and relatively quick – here’s a preview….

Is this thing on?

Well hello there little knitting blog. A little dusty in the corners, and could perhaps do with a repaint and a spruce up, but you’re looking surprisingly fresh considering I’ve neglected you for six years*. Six years! Blogging stopped due to life getting busy, while knitting continued but at a slower pace. And, I suppose,…