Mummy Knitting – Part 3, (The Crochet Edit…)

Here is the final post sharing pictures of the knitting (and crochet!) that I’ve been doing for my baby daughter. This time, the crochet stuff.  In this post I shared details of the crochet blanket that was made for her.  I’m of the opinion that you can’t have too many blankets and so I have […]

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Mummy Knitting – Part 2

As promised, here is part 2 of my knitting adventures as a new mum! I couldn’t resist this pattern by Shja.  This is the Tiriltunge Pullover.  It’s knitted using fingering weight yarn (my favourite!) and I used some sock-yarn to make it more durable to the inevitable washing cycle! I couldn’t decide which colour buttons […]

WIP Wednesday

Hello friends, it feels like a long time since I have shared a WIP Wednesday post. Sorry! I’ve been doing a lot of designing recently and so things have mostly been written and then re-written, knitting attempted and then ripped out when it didn’t work out as I thought it should.  Therefore I’ve had nothing […]

Lucy’s Lucky Shells – Design Published

A few weeks ago I came out for help testing a new shawl…the shawl with no name.  Three wonderful people came to my rescue and following their hard-work and feedback I’m pleased to announce that Lucy’s Lucky Shells Crochet Shawl Pattern is now “live” on Ravelry! If you’re interested you can find it here! I […]

My Crochet Between the Lines (CBTL) Shawl – WIP

Hey Folks!  Recently I’ve been getting my cro-jo back on and I’ve been working on this new shawl design from the super talented Tammy Canavan-Soldaat.  She has created a knitted one called Read Between the Lines and a crochet one called Crochet Between the Lines. I’ve done a lot of knitting projects recently so I […]

How to knit and measure your “gauge”

In this post, I’m going to talk about “gauge” and specifically, how to use a gauge swatch to measure your gauge. Why is “gauge” important? The pattern will describe the “gauge” the designer used.  This simply means the number of stitches and rows in a specified measurement.  Gauge is normally measured over either 4″ or […]

30 Day Sketchbook Challenge – Week 2

Hello Folks!  I’m persevering with this sketchbook challenge.  I have to say, on balance the pictures haven’t gone as well as Week 1. As promised, I’m going to share the good and the bad though, so here goes! Day 8 – “Flowers” I decided to get my watercolours out for day 8.  Unfortunately, after some […]

Random Stripe Cardigan is finished!

Let me start by saying (quietly, just in case anyone has a hangover) Happy New Year to everyone of my lovely readers and your families! I hope you had a lovely evening last night and brought in 2018 doing something you wanted to do!  Mr Jo-Creates and I had a fun night with some very […]

Sunday Snowday. Getting in touch with my inner child!

Like a lot of the UK, we woke up yesterday morning to a blanket of snow. As my cousin (Who lives in a ski-resort in France) pointed out, snow isn’t all that exciting to a lot of people.  For us in the wet and a bit too warm midlands though, the last time I remember […]