Christmas knits

After the RESOUNDING success of the football scarf I knitted last autumn, the recipient promptly declared that it was the best thing since sliced bread, and that he simply HAD to have another one, in his team’s away colours. Of course. Cascade 220 on 4.5mm circular needles in stocking stitch But that wasn’t the whole story. Oh […]


Happy New Year! 2013’s been a funny one. In the respect that, bar graduation and a couple of other (very special) things, it really wasn’t very memorable. And that makes me a bit sad. (It’s also made writing this post rather difficult which is why it’s so late…) 1. knitting-4, 2. Red Grape Margarita, 3. […]


I love this time of year. It’s dark by 4.30pm, the weather is obnoxious and my feet are perma-cold – and yet it’s still my favourite time of year. Not least because I get motivated to knit again! My first big project of the winter was this *ahem* football-inspired scarf. Definitely not for me… But […]

7 Years (and 1 day…)

I’ll be honest, it’s been a while since I’ve even looked at WordPress. And as it happens, apparently yesterday marked 7 years since I joined WordPress. 7 years and 165 posts. Terrible. I do cringe when I see my first posts (please tell me I’m not alone in that…) but then I remind myself how […]

Red Grape Margarita

Because why not? It’s been a hot day, and a frustrating day (Credit scoring, what the eff is that all about?!) Anyway, I make it Margarita O’Clock. Ice (of course) 2 tbsp Tequila 1 tbsp Triple Sec/Cointreau Juice of 1 lime Dash of red grape juice Ahhhhhh, lovely x

Aaaand breathe…

All that stress was totally worth it: I now officially have a Bachelor’s degree 😀 And I now (semi) officially have a place on a Master’s degree in September 😀 Phew! Anyway, now I’m excited and much less stressed (ha!) I can get back to crafting and blogging! (HA!) First ever cushion cover – can’t […]

Procrastination Season

It’s that time of year again. Exams in the next month. Dissertation deadline in six weeks. Then final exams. AND THEN THE REAL WORLD apparently. So of course I’ve found lots of things to do that don’t involve libraries and remembering 29 different tenses in two different languages and research and panicking about life, the […]


I knew it. I knitted one hat and now I can’t stop. Aqua/Grey Superwash Beret Olive/Grey Superwash Beret Red/White Hearts Superwash Beret Can you tell that I’ve had exams recently…? And that I’ve been avoiding having to read all this…? Just a little light dissertation reading…! (~15 books there…) All available on Etsy. Speaking of […]

Practical knitting

This past month has been all about quick, practical knitting. Chunky Moss Stitch Scarf First was this ridiculously chunky scarf. I had about two days to do this before the “Snowpocalypse” arrived (about 4 inches of snow, but in Britain, it may as well have been 40) and ready I was. I’ve had some Mystery […]


My first FOs of the year! First, was another Ishbel – intended as a favour, then a Christmas gift, and finally it ended up being a late Christmas gift… Could have saved myself a lot of aggro if I’d used lifelines from the off… Second was a Cerus Scarf – also intended originally as a […]