#FOFriday - is it cheating if it's really small??

Posted: November 10, 2017

#FOFriday - is it cheating if it's really small??

Further to my previous post about an old FO that I've only just got photos of, this post is about a much smaller FO which I did actually make this week... and I managed to get it finished and photographed by Friday..!  For now - these are my Lambing Mitts. This is a pattern by Veronika Jobe for Tolt Yarn and Wool - it's on Ravelry HERE.  I made these to test out a new yarn we're bringing out in a couple of weeks - Bowland Aran. We've had Bowland DK and Bowland 4ply (was BFL Sock) for years -...


#FOFriday - is it cheating if it's old??

Posted: November 10, 2017

#FOFriday - is it cheating if it's old??

Friday = #FOFriday except usually I finish stuff over the weekend and miss it, then don't get pics until at least the next weekend after that.  So my question is: is it cheating if one of them is really old (I only just got pics)??! Let me tell you about it: it's my Morse Code cardi/jacket (I think it looks more jacket-y), which took a very long time to crochet (about a year) and I made too small. Sigh. Although it's not the end of the world seeing as I have been shrinking over the past year, but still.. I...


Introducing: more new Milburn 4ply!!

Posted: October 30, 2017

Introducing: more new Milburn 4ply!!

This has been a long time coming... we finally have our lovely new shades of Milburn 4ply! It takes the collection of shades up to 20, and fills in a few gaps I thought we had (like a proper green). Before I go any futher let me just tell you that a) these are all available on the Milburn 4ply section on the website, and b) I created a Flick album HERE with loads of lovely colour combination inspiration - have a look!  I'll start with the greens - we have Fern, which is a zingy yet earthy green, and...


Hair grips, yarn, and crochet: a couple of useful tips!

Posted: October 17, 2017

Hair grips, yarn, and crochet: a couple of useful tips!

Did you know that hair grips make great crochet stitch holders/stitch markers?? Obviously they can come off, but I've been stuffing my project in my project bag with hair grips marking stitches and holding the live stitch, and it's been fine.  They're also brilliant for keeping your yarn from unwinding! What great #crochethacks or #knittinghacks do you have?


Bram Stoker's Dracula: vampires, a gothic romance, a shawl, and flowers.

Posted: October 12, 2017

Bram Stoker's Dracula: vampires, a gothic romance, a shawl, and flowers.

This has turned into a rather long, rambling back story/context. If you want to scroll down for actual information, please go ahead.  Growing up I had a voracious appetite for reading. I can remember getting special permission to be able to withdraw more than ten library books per week because ten just wasn’t enough. And I don’t mean short stories either, I’m talking about full-sized books. I seem to have read an awful lot of American teen horror because they often featured cheerleaders and prom nights which were pretty alien to me in reality. I’d have loved Buffy - I’m...


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