New House: Kitchen Must-Haves

I’ve really not talked about our new house on here, as seemingly everything that could have gone wrong has gone wrong so far and I haven’t wanted to jinx it. We certainly won’t relax until we have the keys in hand, but tomorrow marks 2 weeks until we get those keys! A little background… This time […]

Ombré Baby Blanket FO

If you’ve seen my Instagram, you’ll probably have seen my most recent project, an ombré-style baby blanket. The yarn is Cascade 220 Superwash, which is a firm favourite and my go-to yarn of choice. I wound this into a skein folded in half, so I could knit double while only using one skein. This did […]

Recipe: Simple Healthy ‘Slaw

I was inspired to come up with this because I’m really rather partial to coleslaw, but the shop-bought kind is often packed with unhealthy mayonnaise, oil and cream, and I prefer to keep my vegetables on the healthier side. This recipe is pretty much fat-free, full of veg and really tasty without being gloppy and […]

Recipe: Orange Hot Chocolate

I’ve really developed a taste for orange-flavoured hot chocolate this winter. I don’t normally drink hot chocolate but we’ve been making frequent boredom-busting trips to coffee shops and I don’t always fancy a coffee. Costa do a delicious orange hot chocolate using orange simple syrup and so I decided to make my own version, using […]

2014

Happy New Year! As usual, I’m a liiiittle bit late with my New Year post! 1. Beanie hat, 2. Mittens, 3. Mini Christmas stockings, 4. Fingerless gloves, 5. Vanilla syrup, 6. Mittens, 7. Ishbel shawl, 8. Bias-knit scarf, 9. Avocado + Beetroot Tartare I’ll be honest, 2014 hasn’t been a good one. House purchases have […]

FO – Mini Christmas Stockings

If you follow me on Twitter you’ll have seen me tweet about mini Christmas stockings. I’ve been thinking of making these for a while but as I’m not used to knitting socks and am quite the perfectionist, it took many many many attempts before I came up with a pattern that I was happy with. […]

Recipe: Vanilla Simple Syrup

Calling this a recipe feels very, very wrong as it is (barely) three ingredients and takes 5 minutes to make, but that’s how I roll. I love this in coffee (I’m one of those terrible people who can only drink coffee when it is a syrupy latte; please don’t hold it against me) but it […]

FO – Ishbel

Yarn: Malabrigo Sock (100% Merino), Violeta Africana I’m not a shawl person. Shawls strike me as being rather lady-like, and a lady I ain’t. But I couldn’t resist knitting another Ishbel, taking into account changes I wanted to make to previous projects (mainly, using a softer yarn and making the larger version). I much prefer […]

August Scarves

Well life’s gone and done that thing again where it all goes a bit tits up. My response to this has been to knit. A lot. My favourite online yarn shop shut down recently (just to clarify, this isn’t what’s gone tits up, but life sure does like to pile it on, right?) and so they […]

Recipe: Avocado and Beetroot Tartare

This recipe was inspired by a recent meal out – I had a similar dish as a starter and it was so simple and delicious I had to try it. The original dish used mosto cotto but balsamic glaze or even regular balsamic vinegar is fine too. Ingredients (per serving) 1/2 avocado, diced 1 cooked […]