18th October 2013 Helen

Since my making of the steroid filled sheep and the contrastingly tiny piglet, I haven’t made any knitted toys. However this week’s free panda pattern in the Guardian – and the sad news there will be no baby panda (spot the emotionally charged pregnant lady) has me thinking that is just the toy for our new arrival. I’ve just finished a host of things – from a fabulous new cable jacket for moi to scarves for the kiddies so something nice a small is the order of the day.The Guardian have a whole collection of lovely patterns including some from…

24th July 2012 Helen 1Comment

A post with a crochet pattern for a child’s bag. Sometimes when I’m in the middle of really big jobs – like the seemingly never-ending  Roses and Daisies Blanket, I like to take a little detour and do something quick and handy.  Just a little change of scene you understand. I’ve been meaning to make a small bag for my little girl since she started creche a few months ago – just for bringing in her teddy and ferrying home dirty clothes! I hadn’t found a pattern for one I liked so this is my first attempt at making up a…