14th June 2014 Helen 4Comment

Last year a friend posted a lovely invite on Facebook to become involved in a Craft Swap where – at some point that year, you’d send something handmade to any friend who volunteered to do the same to one of their friends, and so on.  I pushed my dates slightly into 2014 (usual excuses apply) but have at last gotten around to nearly finishing my treats for my three friends, and now to posting them. One of my very good friends has just moved into a new super stylish house – and her freshly painted walls and immaculate carpets are…

25th January 2014 Helen 2Comment

As part of my recent yarn cull, I at last sorted out those straggling bits and pieces of wool that have been knocking about my stash.  Last year I had used up loads of odds and ends on the Roses and Daisies Blanket but plenty of left-overs have appeared in the meantime – not least because I have at last gotten around to ‘frogging’ at least two finished but hopelessly big items (mental note: never start a ‘fitted’ cardigan 6 weeks after giving birth and while you’re still in the ‘who cares if I stay this size forever’ zone). I…

9th November 2013 Helen

Domestic bliss was interrupted about 6 months ago when my husband realised I’d colonised about half a wardrobe with wool.  After deftly avoiding any sort of explanation about the sizeable stash, I had to admit (just to myself you understand) that it had all gotten a bit out of hand.  I’d knocked out those few knitted toys earlier in the Summer in an attempt at stash-busting, but truth be told it was going to take an industrial scale clear out to make a difference! My Mum and Auntie – both avid knitters, obliged and accepted donations.  My Mum ran herself…

5th July 2013 Helen 2Comment

So, a while ago I wrote about my very ambitious plans for all those unfinished things that are lying at the bottom of my basket.  Somewhat stupidly I also self-imposed a sort of ban on starting new things.  Now, however unrealistic my plans for a sprint finish on the other stuff was, that was never really going to happen!  So while I’ve gotten stuck into new things it has been with the aim of stash-busting – with perhaps a little ulterior motive on the side. Well the short story is that I’ve managed to finish off quite a few of…