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Amid the Drama and the Chaos

I am having withdrawals from my sewing machine!!!

The boys stayed home from day care again this week, poor Buddy is sick – it’s the third week they’ve missed and while they are mostly good boys that occupy themselves, I’m really missing having a day to get stuck into my projects – and getting out the sewing machine! 333 more words

Day 19, sunshiny mittens

I’ve worn my thumbs bare tonight, knitting these pretties.

Excuse the tails!

For my first lot of simple shaping, I’m pretty happy with it. I think I need to work on my tension when I’m working with stitch markers, as it is quite a bit looser there, but that’s just practice. 54 more words


She Knits: Confetti CUPcake Socks

Sprout loves my hand-knit socks. I enjoyed knitting this pattern and with this yarn so much (see my Confetti Cake Socks), I toddler-ized it for her. 175 more words


The longest knitting project in the world

Around 18 months ago (possibly longer) I embarked on the ladies jumper project from Aneeta Patel’s Knitty Gritty: The Next Steps.

Unfortunately, what with doing up my house and everything, the project came in fits and starts – as anyone who follows my Instagram account can attest to! 125 more words


Thursday Knit-a-Sock-Along: Week 2

Wow! What a busy, fast week it has been! My husband’s birthday was last Saturday and we celebrated with gifts and a very nice Italian dinner out. 329 more words


Better Man

Pearl Jam was the inspiration for this wee project. I was asked to make a hat using the logo of the Alive album. I did a test square (which will be added to the ever-growing quilt for my son) It came out huge! 53 more words



In the past several weeks, I’ve received two blog awards (the Starlight blog award and the Sunshine blog award) from two very special bloggers ( 882 more words