Knitting Can Be A Long Haul Sometimes

2016 eh? What a drag.  Even some of the knitting is dragging, and what you do when that happens is either (a) rip out all the hours of knitting  and thereby gain yarn back into the stash to make something else [silver lining here, I'm looking for them everywhere these days],  ( b) buckle down… Continue reading Knitting Can Be A Long Haul Sometimes

Polymer Clay Creations

I've never used polymer clay before but somehow seem to have some in my possession (I expect it was a buy to take an order into 'free shipping' territory) so, while I impatiently waited for my Actual Pottery Classes to start I thought I'd make some things. I found a spare hour and sat myself… Continue reading Polymer Clay Creations

Haps Again – Montbretia Hap

I knitted Montbretia at top speed, so that's why I am blogging about it about as slowly as I possibly can (any excuse). This was the first Hap I made from the Book of Haps. I was drawn to Montbretia mainly because of the unusual construction and shape; lots of short rows and bobbles, interchanging… Continue reading Haps Again – Montbretia Hap

Haps Are Happening – Nut Hap

I like deadlines, not in the way Douglas Adams did, with the 'whooshing sound they make as they fly by' but because I really am so liable to go bimbling off on a tangent, doing something I shouldn't really be doing,  that a deadline is a good point to concentrate on. I very rarely miss… Continue reading Haps Are Happening – Nut Hap

Over the Sea…

I went to Skye a little more than a decade ago, it is an enchanting,  magical place (I think probably more magical than Tahiti, S.H.I.E.L.D. fans!).  It's so magical in fact that one of my very best friends (the Quilter) and her family decided to up sticks and go and live there permanently. We said 'Cheerio' last… Continue reading Over the Sea…

Stonehenge Lap Blanket – Part III

The swatch is finished. But first a bit of background to the parts of the design not yet seen (until now...fanfare?). Stonehenge stands in a landscape - often referred to as a sacred landscape -  of monuments. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site covering Avebury, the Stonehenge Cursus, Silbury Hill and barrows… Continue reading Stonehenge Lap Blanket – Part III

A Bit of Bunting

There will be a Lap Blanket Part III, I am doing my best to knit a quite huge swatch quickly. This involves transporting an almost bin-liner sized bag of Jamieson & Smith jumper weight around various parts of the house/garden (because, have you noticed, properly warm sun has arrived at last!) and to the boy's drum… Continue reading A Bit of Bunting