Hug a hoodie! Capucine/Capuchin/Capuchon

It's been I while.  I can't believe it's Ash Wednesday already.  Pancakes were had last night for Shrove Tuesday including some really quite fabulous savoury pancakes from our trusty vegan cook book 'Peace and Parsnips' by Lee Watson.  Although I'm afraid the pancake part was just the usual half a pint of cow juice, 1 … Continue reading Hug a hoodie! Capucine/Capuchin/Capuchon

To err is human… : Pelican Dress

This project is again using birthday fabric from my mother (aren't I a lucky lady).  I was calling these birds cranes but I think subsequently I stumbled across it somewhere online where they were definitely called pelicans and discovered that the design was named 'Ship Shape' (kind of obvious come to think of it seeing … Continue reading To err is human… : Pelican Dress

Sheep top time: a project from the 2016 vortex

Now, well done if you remember that I had started working on dress 'R' from the first Stylish Dress Book by Yoshiko Tsukiori back at the end of 2015.  I had two metres of birthday sheep fabric that was absolutely adorable and remarkably calming.  It's such a crisp print but the colours are so neutral and muted … Continue reading Sheep top time: a project from the 2016 vortex

Wispy Bridesmaid Shrug

I'm not one to advocate throwing money at a problem. However, my lack of inspiration to knit much of anything, words included, was certainly salved with the arrival of this beautiful yarn. No discounts, no windfalls, just pure excessive expenditure on a yarn that I have in more rational moments written off as just too … Continue reading Wispy Bridesmaid Shrug

Happy New Year 2017 (Goodbye 2016, the year that wasn’t)

I have actually managed to pretend 2016 didn't happen at all on this blog.  I had a vague urge to write something just before Christmas when I could see the full twelve months of silence rising up to meet me.  And then didn't.  The last post I started was on January 15th 2016 where I … Continue reading Happy New Year 2017 (Goodbye 2016, the year that wasn’t)

Merry Christmas!

There are so many things I have been wanting to write about but I have been a Christmas misery this year.  For the first time in my life I had to work Christmas day.  I LOVE Christmas. But this year the run up to it just kept on reminding me that I would spend the … Continue reading Merry Christmas!