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.
Gansey, guernsey, jersey. What on earth am I talking about? A sweater, of course. You know the sort I’m talking about. A deliciously cabled, blue sweater, perfect for cold days. You might call it an aran sweater, or a jumper. You almost certainly do not call it a ‘knit frock’ like old books do. Whatever […]
I’m so excited to share a new free knitting pattern – multimodal split bike mitts. This split mittens pattern is designed with biking in mind. I’ll tell you all about it, but first: Download the free split mittens pattern or view on Ravelry. I got a new bike for my birthday, aren’t I the luckiest […]
It shouldn’t be hard to find gifts for knitters and crocheters, right? After all, you can always buy them yarn, right? Wrong. Knitters and crocheters love yarn by definition, but they’re also fussy about it. Not just colour, but merino vs alpaca vs silk and worsted weight or worsted spun, and don’t get me started […]
Why bother lining a hat? After all, any knitted hat is probably plenty warm, right? Usually, but not always. Jesse requested a new winter beanie, one which was really warm, please. I thought I’d make him a colourwork hat, as the yarn which floats behind the pattern effectively adds another layer of warmth. (Looking for […]
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