I’m crocheting an avocado. Say no more – it deserves a post of its own, and that’s what it’s going to get in the next week or so!
I’m listening toSays Who? Says Who? isn’t a podcast about the US election. It’s a coping strategy. I’ve really been enjoying it, and there’s only a few more episodes before the election is over, so listen while it’s relevant!
I’m obsessed with this bag my friend Rabia gave me. It’s from “one of those junky shops that sell everything” and came with some felt tip pens: I coloured it in! It’s just the right size for a pair of socks or a hat. (She says the blanket is “just right” by the way: she and her new husband keep their balcony doors open in the evening for breeze, and she needs something to snuggle under then!)
I’m stashing this organic yarn. Organic! How good is that? (I’ve been a little obsessed with organics since I had some really good organic wine. In fact, I’ve been frequenting the local organic store for just that reason.)
I’m eating homemade granola with yoghurt and berries. Out of a mason jar. It’s not organic though,
It’s based loosely on a recipe from Hungry and Frozen (probably the best food blog in the world). I don’t measure anything, but covered my largest baking tray with oats, and smooshed in half a jar of very cheap jam and a few glugs of canola oil (for crispy-ness, and so I could use less jam(sugar)). So far, this recipe costs about 20p – I love a cheap breakfast – but then I mixed in walnuts, cranberries and sultanas, before bunging in the oven, stirring occasionally, until done. I made it even more decadent by layering with berries (from a bag of frozen) and yoghurt. The little clippy jar comes to work with me, and I eat it at my desk, delighting in something that’s more or less healthy, and not toast.
Living far from family means missing things. We’ve missed weddings, births, birthdays, hospital stays, a funeral. That’s part of the deal: we choose to live far away, we choose to miss out. But oh it hurts sometimes. At least we can Skype. And there’s always the option of knitting gifts as well. My mother in […]
I’m so excited to share my first published pattern: Might Be Macrame Crochet Plant Hangers in Crochet Now Magazine Issue 28. The team at Crochet Now were so lovely to work with, and I feel honoured to be included in such a fantastic mag. After all, Crochet Now is the UK’s number magazine for crochet […]
When my niece was little (well, littler), my sister dressed her in a sweet baby Aran sweater. It was densely cabled and handknit by some “local knitting ladies” for the charity shop. At village fetes they had a stall, piled sky-high with sweaters and booties in pastel acrylic. “Those local knitting ladies are my rivals,” […]
I last updated you on my granny hexagon crochet blanket (AKA The Big Ugly) almost two years ago. Since then, I’ve been chipping away at it… slowly. It sits on the end of our bed, and adds a lot of warmth, despite being unfinished. (I’m never going to iron our duvet cover – you’ll just […]
I knit a pair of Evil Eye Gloves for the March for our Lives, because how inspiring are these young people? Like the Pussy Hat, Evil Eye Gloves are a form of protest. And, they’re from the creator of the Pussy Hat too. As Krista Suh says on her website: The evil eye symbology goes way back. […]
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