… It’s my middle name. Smurf by name, Smurf by hair colour Black kitty hat is almost finished, just needs pompoms. Started the purple and yellow kitty hat, at the decreases now (These hats knit up so quickly, and to think I was putting off knitting them!). The crochet hat went to the frogging pond […]

New crafty obsession?

Rubber stamps and ink pads Alas, I’ve discovered that The Range (A chain of stores that sells random crap, to be honest) also stocks a multitude of rubber stamps and ink pads. All really cheap. Need I say more? Swap package from Emily LOVE IT! There’s a fabulous dress pattern, (I’ve never used a pattern […]

Spinning etc

3rd attempt at spinning Merino top All three spun tops knitted together So I knit starting with the 3rd attempt and finishing at the 1st. You can see I’ve gone from a horribly overspun yarn to a ridiculously slubby, underspun yarn. Arrgh! I’m looking for a sock pattern that I can knit using Lorna’s Laces […]

Very Bazarre, London

Was great! (When I finally got there, after getting lost in Clapham Common and phoning my mum asking for help) There were some lovely stalls, and such nice people too. I met the lovely Nush, whose mum made the best cupcakes I think I’ve ever tasted. Seriously, they were DELICIOUS! I sat at Nush’s stall for a while and we tried to do some […]

Knitting and Stitching Show 2006

It was brilliant!                                                                                  Click this image to see the whole photo set. I loved it!  My mum and I met Rachel John, who is an extreme knitter – she was knitting a rug with 60 strands! There was a second set of needles and pile of yarns, and people could sit down and knit a row. […]

C’est fini!

Branching Out Finished! I’m so happy with how this turned out – blocking worked a treat. I was quite nervous about blocking, but it aaall went OK. Knitting and Stitching Show, tomorrow! So very excited – hopefully I’ll have lots to blog about when I get home. I think that’s about it for now…  x  Edit: […]

Oh la la!

Branching Out I LOVE this colour! Knitting this has been an endurance test. It’s been knitted, ripped out, re-knitted, hurled across the room in anguish, and knitted some more. Only a few more repeats to go, but I don’t want to touch it because I’ve dropped a stitch somewhere in the last repeat and I don’t want […]


Nope, not Jaywalkers… Obligatory silly photo Jaywalkers-pattern scarf! Made with three skeins of 100% new wool (mmmm, itchy) that was found in a charity shop for £1.29. Score! After ripping it out and starting again seven or eight times I finally got it going. I’ve been taking it to college and knitting on the bus […]

New Blog

Messed up my Blogger blog. Ooops. I start college tomorrow – studying the International Baccalaureate. I don’t anticipate being online nearly as much as I have been the last couple of years. I really do spend obscene amount of time online. Not much has been happening on the craft front. I’m currently knitting a scarf in rather […]