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A knot in Scheepjes Whirl and I have a meltdown

A knot in Scheepjes Whirl and I have a meltdown

People have been going nuts about the uber long graduations of Scheepjes Whirls and what you can make with them. So much so I’ve finally succumbed and started knitting one up into a shawl. My pattern of choice for this being a Stormy Sky Shawl, […]

Ecoegg – Magic for your Washing?  Honest Long Term Review

Ecoegg – Magic for your Washing? Honest Long Term Review

Have you considered using an Ecoegg for your washing?  At the beginning of last year (about 15 months) or so ago we decided to try one the egg things that you put in the washing machine instead of washing powder/tablets/pods etc. So what is an […]

A Sparkly New Focus

A Sparkly New Focus

A Sparkly New Focus for the blog, after all there isn’t much point writing a blog unless you have something to say 🙂

What do you do when you can’t Knit, eek!

What do you do when you can’t Knit, eek!

When you’re a knitting adict, what do you do when you’ve broken your finger and can’t knit?

A new sock knitting design

A new sock knitting design

I knit a lot of socks, but I don’t often add patterns or embellishments that I’d designed myself. Over years I’ve refined a pattern which I carry around in my head for a plain sock which usually forms the basis of all the socks I make. So when I finished the ‘Long long Witchy Socks’ and immediately cast on a pair of ankle socks I was slightly surprised to discover I really wanted to add a small amount of patterning.

Spring has Finally Sprung

Spring has Finally Sprung

Spring has arrived and I’m sock knitting in the sunshine with the cat.

Long long witchy socks

Long long witchy socks

Sometimes you just need a really long pair of knitted socks to go under your boots, enter the ‘Long long Witchy Socks’….

The Great British Cuppa – Completely Ruined!

The Great British Cuppa – Completely Ruined!

Do you have a ritual with your knitting? I do, I love a nice cuppa tea, but it’s all been ruined for me…

Listening to the world and a bit of pyromania

Listening to the world and a bit of pyromania

The weather here in the North East of England is living up to its unpredictable reputation and after a load of sleet, this last weekend it was wonderful blue skies and sunshine. Naturally, we’re forecast snow for next weekend again.

Sometimes it’s ok to just knit.

Sometimes it’s ok to just knit.

Sometimes you just need to knit round and round in circles when your head is foggy with grief.