Tips

Close up of beanie with leaf like lace

Knitting gifts: fingerless mitts and a lace beanie

Living far from family means missing things. We’ve missed weddings, births, birthdays, hospital stays, a funeral. That’s part of the…
KEEP READING
Granny Hexagon Crochet Blanket in progress

The Big Ugly: My Granny Hexagon Crochet Blanket

I last updated you on my granny hexagon crochet blanket (AKA The Big Ugly) almost two years ago. Since then,…
KEEP READING
An almost-complete Persian Tiles crochet blanket

Persian Tiles Blanket – Progress!

I'm back from holiday, and so is my Persian Tiles blanket! If you missed my last post, I picked out…
KEEP READING
Travel knitting - knitting a complex lace shawl on a train

When Travel Knitting is Everyday Knitting

As crafters, we think a lot about Travel Knitting in capital letters - what to pack for a long plane…
KEEP READING
April knitting, crochet, and more.

April Inventory

April is over and done! I wanted to share April knitting, plus a few of my favourite things from this…
KEEP READING
Yarn Love Challenge on Instagram

Yarn Love Challenge

Are you playing along with the Yarn Love Challenge on Instagram? It's simple: each day in Feburary, you post a…
KEEP READING
Wearing a lace wedding shawl

Amazing Lace Part 2: My Knitted Wedding Shawl

Like a sweater, or a pair of socks, a Really Fancy Knitted Wedding Shawl is a Knitting Achievement. Like passing a…
KEEP READING
Giving Knitted and Crocheted gifts to babies is always worth it.

Giving Knitted and Crocheted Gifts: Is It Worth It?

I know a lot of people don't believe in giving knitted and crocheted gifts, and I get that. I really…
KEEP READING
Crochet with glitter yarn

This Week: Finding Time for Crafting

This week has been about finding time for crafting. It’s been a bit frantic in my part of the world:…
KEEP READING
the only good thing about christmas knitting stress is trying fancy yarns!

Dealing with Christmas Knitting Stress

Christmas knitting stress is a real thing. It’s easy to dismiss it as a pressure we put on ourselves, but…
KEEP READING
Black and white colourwork knitted hat

This Week: It’s Definitely Soup Weather

This week it's soup weather! The weather's closed in, and it has been cold cold cold! I've been knitting a…
KEEP READING
A hat which looks like a bunny on polka dot gift wrap. Baby hats are great Last minute knitted gift ideas

Very Last Minute Knitted Gifts

I'm not talking last minute knitted gifts like, "Oh I should make something for that birthday next week." Really last…
KEEP READING