WIPS Whipped

I’ve had a particularly productive few of weeks here. I’ve managed to finished 4 projects! There’s not one but two hats for my brand new niece. A Yoda hat and a viking hat. As well as a cowl, which is yet to be photographed and my first ever pair of socks. So what do you […]

Learning to Craft

When I saw the tweet from one of my friends who owns an LYS here in Edinburgh asking if anyone could teach cross stitch I thought, well why not? Granted it had been years since I last did any cross stitch, but I used to do a fair amount of it – I even found […]

OK I think I have enough now

I’ve joined a stashdown group with the wonderful Dublin knitters. First step – get a handle on how much stash you actually have. This is mine. It’s all logged and photographed and it turns out that I have a total of 68km. This is not an excessive stash. I’ve only been at it for 2 […]

Fancy New Nappy Bag

  I’m so proud of my new nappy bag, just have to show it off! I started this one before Christmas and it’s sat there, mostly done, while I tried to figure out how to finish it. Finally yesterday I got it sorted. Granted it’s not professional-quality finished, but then I’m not exactly trying to […]

Japanese Knot Bag

I’ve been looking to make one of these for a little while and stumbled across some gorgeous fabric at a ridiculous price while out and about a few weeks ago. Today I finally got around to making my Japanese Knot Bag. I used this pattern but changed the dimensions, partly because I wanted something slightly […]

Pattern Dos and Pattern Don’ts – A Rant

I’ve just purchased a pattern for something I’ve been itching to make and upon receiving the instruction set my heart sank. I’ve paid good money for a set of written instructions that are quite honestly woeful. I feel ripped off. I’m sure that the instructions will produce the finished result, but I had to spend […]

HandmAid Craft Day Dublin

A couple of the wonderful knitters in Dublin decided a little while back to hold a fundraising event in aid of the famine in the horn of Africa. Yesterday, Saturday 3rd September 2011 was the day. Held in Damer Hall next to St Stephen’s Green the event comprised tons of craft classes (€10 per class […]

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