I've not been very active on Instagram recently. I go through phases with social media where I get very enthusiastic about it, then end up resenting the time it takes up, and feel overwhelmed by it and withdraw to a large extent. In addition, I've been away on holiday, and I always try and keep … Continue reading Anger Management
I've long resigned myself to the fact that knitting has completely taken over my life. At around 2 am, it was brought home to me just how obsessed I am. Since I had my gallbladder removed a few days ago, my kidneys don't seem to have realised that they don't have to work flat out … Continue reading Knitting On The Brain
I'd apologise for interrupting your regularly scheduled knitting and/or crochet programming, except that I've never been much good at keeping to a schedule. However, instead of updating you on the endless flow of shawls and socks falling off my knitting needles, I feel the need to chunter because, frankly, I'm so hopping mad, casting on … Continue reading You Couldn’t Make It Up
Christine, aka Winwick Mum, recently published a free pattern for Split Mittens. I thought these were a great idea and I really wanted to make myself a pair. My only problem was that I had no spare chunky wool and I have put myself on a yarn diet. I was toying with the idea of … Continue reading User Error
2015 Has been quite the year and seems to have flown by. I started the year obsessed with crochet, having finally got the hang of it in 2014. In 2015 I started flexing my knitting muscles again and soon got back into it. I'm finding that I like 'quick knit' projects like shawls and socks, … Continue reading 2015
It amuses me that the pattern for this blanket is called Spring into Summer and the colours in this yarn are autumnal. I just love the colours in this blanket, but it was extremely difficult to get good photos that did them justice. I think I'm going to have to break out the camera instead of … Continue reading Spring, Summer and Autumn
I'm beginning to wonder how I ever found the time to hold down a full time job! So much yarn, so little time... and then there's the sewing. I sprained my ankle quite badly at the end of March. I'm embarrassed to admit that I fell off the doorstep, and even more embarrassed to admit … Continue reading Not Enough Hours In The Day
I've only started crocheting seriously in the last few months. As is my way, once I started to get seriously interested, I started searching out blogs on the subject. I was delighted to find that there are lots of blogs devoted to crochet. Some offer patterns to buy, along with free patterns and tutorials, many … Continue reading What Is Wrong With People?
I can't believe it's been so long since I posted. Life seems to have consisted of a blur of work and crochet. I'm back at work on Tuesday night for my last set of shifts. I feel sick with anticipation, rather like I did as a child on Christmas Eve! As expected, the handover of … Continue reading Freedom, Here I Come!
My resolve to post regularly didn't last long, did it? Well actually, it did but after being away for a few days, I put off posting so that I could edit and upload my photos (still not not done), then as other things happened that I wanted to post about, I put them off as … Continue reading Catching Up