• Knitting,  Knitting Shows,  Yarn

    #KnittingandStitchingShow

    Wooo! I was so excited for The Knitting and Stitching Show 2014. Not only because its awesome, but also because this year I was taking mum and was thoroughly looking forward to spending the time with her! My experiences from last year had taught me to be prepared with a list, but I still felt completely daunted when we walked in the door and had to do some serious ma herding to get her to stick to the ‘up and down the aisles’ plan! With a stop in the middle for lunch we were there for 6 hours and by the end I was seriously flagging. I loved that mum…

  • ForKids,  Knitting,  Patterns

    Charity Shop Pattern Finds

    Over the weekend J and I did our usual charity shop rummages and look what I found! These amazing vintage patterns were tucked away in a corner, found after some serious rummaging! These patterns made the grade:   J has requested a Father Christmas jumper, and I can’t wait to knit a small person a Spot The Dog jumper! These, although awesome, didn’t quite make it home! Celebrity knitting patterns, what a genius idea! Not sure how much input Billy Connolly would have to his knitting pattern though!!

  • Cardigan,  Knitting

    Paloma Cardigan

    A while ago I tweeted about the Paloma Cardigan pattern on Ravely from Thea Coleman. I love this cardigan soooo much, and once I have finished the little people’s animal hats, this will be my next project! I can’t decide on which yarn to use though. The pattern uses O-Wool Legacy Bulky in Desert Blush. This colour is amazing, but I’m slightly worried it’s too close to my natural skin colour, so I’m thinking about using something else. A current contender is Drops Paris in Raspberry. I’m hoping one of the stalls will sell it at The Knitting and Stitching show in October so I can check it out!

  • ForKids,  Knitting

    Seagull Love

    A while ago, J and I were lucky enough to be on the pre-Bestival boat party and I developed a very real attachment to Barry, the plastic seagull!                   Ever since then I have been wanting a seagull of my very own, and now I think I’ve found the answer in Nicky Fijalkowska’s knitted seagull pattern! It’s very cute, and I think he would replace plastic Barry nicely!

  • ForKids,  Knitting,  Toys

    Snap The Aligator

    This pattern for a knitted alligator toy is SOOOOO cute!! I’m going to put this on my ‘things to knit next’ list as I think it would make the best toy ever!!