Introducing my Chicken Arabiatta Soup Recipe. “Another soup recipe!?”…what can I say, I love making up new soups. I particularly love the “meal-soup” type recipes. They are great for taking to work for lunch, or as a quick meal in the evening! I enjoyed this Chicken Arabiatta Soup so much that I had to share […]
My WIP Graveyard – the crochet edit!
Last week I shared my knitting WIP shame. As promised here it my Crochet WIP list. This list is MUCH shorter (yay!) but I still feel a little shame-faced! Exhibit 1 (m’lud) What is it?: This a blanket that I use every day, even though its not finished. It still has the ends that need […]
Scheepjes Whirl Pattern – Rough Diamonds Shawl now released
You’ll have seen in this sneak preview that I’ve been creating a new Scheepjes Whirl Pattern. For a few months now I’ve been busy designing and testing a new shawl using Scheepjes Whirl. I LOVE a Scheepjes Whirl pattern! It’s such a lovely yarn to work with! Rough Diamonds – a Scheepjes Whirl Pattern So […]
Making Yarn Overs and Picking up Dropped Stitches. Learn to Knit for Beginners – Lesson 5
Welcome back to my Learn to Knit for Beginners course. In this lesson we’re going to explore some of the reasons you may have ended up with a greater or fewer number of stitches. When you didn’t intend to! In particular we are going to look at making a yarn over accidentally. I’ll also show […]
How to knit a simple cable. Its not wizzardry!
Hello, here is a quick “knit-bit” lesson for you! This post is to describe how to knit a simple cable. It’s REALLY simple, not wizzardry and once you learn how simple I’m sure you’ll be off cabling everything…because other people think you are magic!!! 🙂 For this tutorial you will need a pair of knitting […]
Another quick and easy Hat Knitting Pattern for you! – This time with cables!
You’ll have seen in this post here that I’ve been designing some new knitted hats. Because I love to share, I thought I might as well share my hat knitting pattern, just in case you wanted to have a go at a knitted hat yourself! This knitted hat pattern is super-quick. Like my other hat […]
Too many WIPs – a tale of someone who gets bored easily! – the Knitting Edit
This is definitely one of those posts that I’m almost ashamed to write. I have to write it though as I promised CelineDay-Jardinz that I would share her shame and post the WIP lurking in the WIP Graveyard in my house… I have a couple of other genuine WIP projects, which I am working on […]
Learn to Knit for Beginners – Lesson 4, “tinking”
Welcome back to my Learn to Knit for Beginners course. I’m sure by now you are getting into your knitting and may have been making some easy knitting mistakes. If you’ve missed them, you can find the Introduction to this Learn to Knit course here. In Lesson 1 and Lesson 2 We’ve been learning how […]
Super-quick (and free!) Hat Knitting Pattern
With the weather turning slightly cooler, my mind has turned to winter and Christmas. I love making something to give to friends and family. I really don’t have a lot of time though so I want them to be “quick-knit” type gifts. This knitted hat pattern is super-quick, you can easily make one in an […]
Scheepjes Whirl Shawl – New Pattern (sneak peek!)
I’m sorry…I can’t wait any longer to show you this new Scheepjes Whirl shawl pattern that I have been working on. It’s been a looong time in the making and after several failed attempts, I finally have something that I’m REALLY happy with. Anyone who has been following or reading my blog for a while […]
Minestrone and Bacon Soup
I hate to say it…but winter is coming. Not in a scary “Game of Thrones” kind of way. A more real, “its a bit chilly in the mornings and the evenings are drawing in” kind of way! To get you through the autumn / winter months, try this yummy minestrone and bacon soup recipe. This […]
How to read a knitting pattern – Learn to Knit for Beginners Lesson 3
Welcome to this Lesson 3 of the Learn to Knit for Beginners course. In this lesson we’re going to look at how to read a knitting pattern. I’ll also share my favourite place to find knitting patterns and how to decide if the pattern is right for you. I’m using the pattern for a knitted […]