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Animal hats!

One of my bestest pals got hitched in May and I decided to go off piste with their wedding presents and rather than get them something on their honeymoon list (they’re off to Mauritius… jealous!), I thought I’d make them a couple of woolly hats from… 41 more words


Listening for Inspiration

I don’t quite remember how I got started on this, but a few months back I found the wonderful world of knitting podcasts. Ah! What a veritable rabbit trail of fiber-y goodness and inspiration! 327 more words

Secrets Revealed

Today I can finally show you two projects that I have been working secretly on for the last couple of months. First is a sweater that I made as a birthday present for a dear friend. 379 more words


Knitting with Leftovers

I knit a lot and virtually every day.

Some of my knitting uses thrifty, frugal options, but some of it includes luxury handspun alpaca. It is my hobby and whilst I do try to source eco-friendly alternatives (I never buy standard cotton for dishcloths because it’s eco-footprint is so bad) I have bought some wonderful expensive and luxury yarns for my hobby over the years. 849 more words

Shifting Sands CustomFit Recipe Release!

Three years ago, I knitted myself a cardigan in the beautiful Malabrigo Sock “Ochre”. On a whim I took a photo of myself in the mirror, instead of propping my camera up on a stack of books as usual. 647 more words


My Pink Sheep!

Hello from Italy, folks! I’m home and very happy to be here!!!

This is part #2 of the Outfit Along 2014 organized by Lauren and Andy. 931 more words


My First Rug

Yesterday I finished knitting my first rug. It is not a large rug, but it was lovingly made. Actually, lovingly is probably not the best word for it. 485 more words