WIP Wednesday: Cath Kidston Granny Square Blanket

Today, I’m delighted to show you all the crochet blanket I am working on….   Now I must admit that, when it comes to crochet, my projects tend to take a lot longer than any knitting ones. In part, this is because I’ve been able to knit for far longer than I’ve been able to…

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Ta Dah! Potter Socks

Big apologies for my blogging absence over the last couple of months. As I touched on in my previous post, I’ve been going through a really tough time recently and have cut myself off from everything apart from my job. At some point, I expect I will be able to discuss this openly but for…

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WIP Wednesday: Pottering Along

“Happiness can be found even in the darkest times if one only remembers to turn on the light.” ~ Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban   I’d love to say that I am okay right now, but the truth is that I am not. I cannot go into the reasons as to why this…

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Ta Dah! Chance of Snow Cardigan

Although I’ve been knitting for as long as I remember, adult garments are a type of project I rarely embark on. There are two reasons for this: 1) I’ve always been a bit nervous about fit and; 2) I really, really hate the tedium of sewing things together. I can, therefore, count the number of…

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Ta Dah! Little Hoodlum #2

Wow. It feels good to stop and sit down here for a breather. Life has become unexpectedly hectic over the last two weeks, as I’ve forced myself out of my usual comfort zone to start dating and explore more social interactions. It’s been great fun, but with work and general day-to-day tasks as well, I’ve barely…

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Ta Dah! Little Hoodlum #1

Another finished object, which again, isn’t a pair of socks! I’m so pleased with this hoodie, which has been knitted for my cousin’s baby son. The pattern is Little Hoodlum by Julia Sandfield.   The lovely vivid and squishy yarn I’ve used is Radiance Aran, which was dyed by Sarah at Babylonglegs. The trim on…

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Small Things: #5

So, how has your week been? I must say, I’ve been really enjoying my nights in front of the TV. The latest series of Call the Midwife and the new adaptation of John Le Carre’s The Night Manager have ensured my bottom has been rooted firmly to the sofa with knitting and a cup of tea in hand.…

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WIP Wednesday: Little & Large

After the madness of knitting a pair of socks from scratch last week, I’m winding down this week by splitting my time over three different projects. First up is my Chance of Snow cardigan, which has grown quite considerably from my last update. As you can see, I’ve now finished the body of the garment…

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Ta Dah! Mum’s Birthday Socks

That challenge I spoke about last week? Of knitting a pair of socks in under a week? I did it.   Well, sort of. Mum got them the morning after her birthday, but considering we spent that day at a funeral, I don’t think she minded too much that they were twelve or so hours late.…

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Recipe: Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

I strongly believe, that for every amateur baker, there is at least one food item that they struggle to make. For myself, American style cookies have always proven challenging. With cookies, every single batch I’d ever tried to make either spread into each other on the baking tray, crumbled as soon I tried to take them…

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