A right good yarn…

Well … today I can share some of my brand new makes using my hand crafted miniature knitting needles. It all began as I wanted a knitting themed hair slide. I searched online in the usual places to no avail so decided to craft my own. They turned out so gorgeous I soon crafted some brooches to match.

I wore mine today and almost the first person I talked to commented on my beautiful hair slide. I think they are the perfect gift for a yarn lover. With Mother’s Day fast approaching I can gift wrap and post out directly to your lovely mummy enclosing a gift card and your personalised message. Or why not simply treat yourself to one?

£7.50 each plus £3 p&p for something quirky, unique and very different.

Which yarn colour would you choose?

All knitting great and small …

I set myself a bit of a challenge this weekend. I have lots of huge knitting needles – 35mm, 25mm, 20mm and 15mm but no teeny ones. It all began because of my desire to have miniature knitting needles that I could make into hair slides (if they turn out ok then that will be the next post I guess!). However as I could not find any teeny needles to purchase online I decided to make some of my own using dowel. Then I wondered if I could actually knit with anything even smaller and of course the challenge was really set! Check out my miniature knitting using needles made out of cocktail sticks and also match sticks. Oh and yes I can actually knit with them all!! Click On the video to see my demonstration! ❤️

Transformers … cardies in disguise …

I recently acquired two men’s V-neck pullovers, one in grey and one in green. Now, given The Husband is more likely to flick a V than pick a V, I wasn’t quite sure what todo with them both. After a bit of a ponder, I got out the scissors and with a slice up the middle, a crop of the sleeves and a slash of the waist, a quick overlock on the sewing machine a few rows of crochet and a bit of creative knitting, these totally cute little cardies were created.

A proper transformation huh? Which is your favourite … the cherries or the daisies?

Knitting for All Illustrated

A kind friend gifted me a wonderful and much loved knitting book, inherited after the sad death of an elderly aunt. The book is undated but Mrs Google believes it was printed back in the 1940s or 1950s. The knitting patterns are simply wondrous with photos of each gorgeous pattern accompanying the simple to read instructions. I was so excited to start knitting from the book. There is everything knitted from stockings and bras for ladies, to some mad hats, to a “fashionable” housecoat. . After a delightful nostalgic ponder I decided to start with this Two Colour Turban, using old money size 10 pins previously used by my knit-loving mam, (who needs 3.25 metric pins huh) but I’m really having a little giggle to myself thinking that maybe my next knitting project from the book should be this vest and pants set for The Husband ❤️

Nautical Knit … I have been playing with my knitting machine …I truly love how creative I can be … I see something in my head and then create it by making a swatch and using some maths. Here is an absolutely unique nautical knit by yours truly … I love it with my 50’s style jeans … what do you think?

For the love of knitting…

So I love to knit … my beautiful mother taught me and my sisters when we were little. I always remember her knitting us such  beautiful clothes and then of course knitting for our children. It hasn’t been that long since she hung up her needles really! We three sisters have all had our creativity gifted to us by our mother.  Recently I have knit a ‘Trashcan’ jumper for Lee, baby clothes for friends, and dolls clothes for a dear little girl. I love this relaxing, old fashioned expression of art so much.  Inspired by all this I asked Lee to design me a tattoo that would represent the love and creativity of my mum and my own love and enjoyment of knitting.

I simply adore this …