Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Vintage Tea Party

The ladies all came round to mine on Saturday night for some cocktails and some top baked goods by yours truly (even if I do say so myself).

Recipes are found in this fab book and the night itself was inspired from this lovely book.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

A stroll by the Lancaster Canal

It was a nice crisp Autumnal day, so myself, Sal and the boys decided to go for a walk.

We parked up at Carnforth and strolled along the canal, up in to Bolton-le-Sands briefly to then turn back along some rather muddy lanes and back along the canal to Carnforth. So glad I decided to wear my Hunter wellies.

Here are some pics of the day. On the crafting front I am feviourishly trying to finish some X-stitch and knit a shawl for Christmas Day. Pics to come of finished objects soon I hope...

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Kat the Hat

As winter draws ever nearer it is an excellent excuse to knit more hats - a girl can never have enough hats...

I picked up the pattern book 'Precious' by Kim Hargreaves recently and have started the pattern Kat from it; knitted in Rowan Kid Classic.

Really shouldn't have started another project, as I have oodles to do on the needles already. Ah well...

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Ysolda at Purl City

The wonderful knitwear designer Ysolda Teague visited Purl City Yarns in Manchester recently, and Jen and I bobbed along to check it out. She was there to promote her latest collection - Little Red in the City, so I took along my copy which she kindly signed for me.

All her sweaters were there in the flesh so everyone could try them on, and we are now inspired to create our own for Autumn/Winter 2011.

I resisted the urge to add to my stash whilst at the store - it was quite hard. There are some lovely yarns. But I still have a skein of some gorgeous purple Scrumptious to ball up yet - think I will be calling in on Jen to make use of her swift and winder...see you soon Jen.

Monday, 16 May 2011

Mollie Makes

A new craft magazine hit the shops on Friday, and it is rather nice. Within it are articles with crafty types, projects, gorgeous pictures and it is very inspirational.

Issue 1 came with a free gift to make your very own i-pod / smart phone holder, so I fashioned my very own to keep my Blackberry cosy.

Subscribe here.

I have...

Sunday, 6 March 2011

New Hobby

Oh dear, knitting has taken a back seat as I am currently obsessed with cross stitching. It is very addictive and calming.

I grabbed a couple of small kits from Hobbycraft to get the hang of things and the latest edition of Cross Stitcher magazine and did the free kit from that. And now I have a frame and large piece of aida and threads to tackle a bigger design. It is made up only full stitches, no halves or fiddly bits.

I am also loving the great Subversive Cross Stitch book and will attempt 'Bite Me' next.


Saturday, 12 February 2011

Knitting Iceland

I recently signed up to the Knitting Iceland newsletter and low and behold I only went and won the monthly draw!

Got some lovely lopi yarn and cool DVD on how to knit those fabulous Iceland sweaters.

Huge thanks to Ragga, Berglind and the team at Knitting Iceland...