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
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
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
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
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)
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!
I have been in hibernation mode. I have been making things but mostly gifts and this usually leads to bad pictures taken in haste before I bundle them into the post to arrive for a deadline. My Japanese baby blanket being a case in point. I would love to show you a little Idris inside … Continue reading Big Green!