8th December 2015 Helen 1Comment

If you’re looking for a funky, quick and easy Christmas hats then look no further. These are fabulous. The Garter Ear Flap Hat from Purl Soho was definately my go-to pattern of the last year, I knocked up a plain black version using Alpaca yarn from my friends at Hushabye Farm for our other friend’s baby girl last year.  It was a really quirky pattern and a fast knit so I was delighted to give it a bit of a tweak and run up a stash of hats for a few friends and my own kids just in time for last…

4th June 2014 Helen 2Comment

I really needed some auto-pilot knitting the last few weeks. Waiting for Woodie’s last test results had me tired and narky – and not in the mood for counting. We’re well engrossed in Sons of Anarchy so I really wanted something not too distracting lest I miss some very dodgy Irish accents or a murder or three.  The husband suggested not knitting. Lucky for him no needles were within reach. So I ditched my to-do list and let some easy knits for Yoda and some little friends hop to the top of the queue. Talk about running with it -…

15th November 2013 Helen

I finished this knit cardi / jacket back in September just in time for the colder weather but the main reason it’s taken me til now to post is it’s a bugger to photo! The usual excuses of kids hanging out of me and a rapidly expanding pregnant belly haven’t helped matters but the real reason is that this is one of those long draped cardis that in a nice happy forest setting looks elegant and lovely, but laid flat on the dining room table / in a badly shot selfie, closely resembles a misshapen mountain of wool. So, anyway…