Hello from Cambridge! I have survived Freshers Week - and Freshers Flu - and here we are on the other side commencing the second Cambridge week (weeks start on Thursdays in Cambridge for some unknown reason - maybe someone wanted two weekends?!). As you might have guessed from the title, I am joining in with… Continue reading #SpicierLifeCAL – Week 1
Okay, maybe the all-caps was a bit over the top - but I do have some very exciting news to share with you - or news I think is exciting, anyway! But first, let me say hello to you all and to all the new followers! I have not been around this little space for… Continue reading THREE BIG ANNOUNCEMENTS!
Hello everyone! I'm afraid my posting here is going to be few and far between for a little while, so apologies in advance (well, I suppose it has been a bit like it already). Sorry. But there's nothing I can do, it's just going to be a busy year. And hopefully a productive one that's… Continue reading Uni Stash Blanket
My Granny For Grandma granny stripe blanket is complete! Not many words today folks - but who needs them? For my border I did a round of dc (US: sc) with 2 dc in the end of each row and (dc, 3ch, dc) in each corner. Then I did 3 rounds of tweed stitch (1dc,… Continue reading All Done!
Hello! Once again, I am joining Jennifer at Thistlebear's Winter Project Link Party! You can find all my posts from last year's link-up here. Today I am introducing a new project, Granny for Grandma which I am making for my Grandma's birthday in November. This is a Granny Stripe blanket made using Lucy of Attic24's unbeatable Granny Stripe pattern.… Continue reading Winter Project Link Party: October
Wow, it's been a while hasn't it? But you know what that means? I have a huge pile of stuff to reveal to you! First of all, look what I won in a giveaway over at Lazy Daisy Jones! I am IN LOVE with this book! Just look at these dinky garden shoes! So far… Continue reading I’m back!
The celebrations went very well and my flowers were great as decorations (not that I have any bias or anything!). The only issue was that there was a slight breeze but thankfully none moved very far! My job now is to sew some together and create a mat as a momento for the birthday girl.… Continue reading Summer Makes
You may remember when a while back I was talking about my Laced Cream cardigan that I mentioned it was for a birthday celebration (in case you were wondering about the cardigan's progress, I still need to make another sleeve and do the edging). Anyway, I thought, as it is a big celebration, I would decorate… Continue reading Scattered Flowers
It is my birthday today, so obviously yesterday I just had to finish off Maya so I could wear her today (and please do excuse the awful late-night photography!) And please forgive the awkward long arm selfie. She fits beautifully and I know it's going to be hard not to wear her everyday - as… Continue reading Happy Birthday to Me!
Just look at her! Isn't the stitch pattern beautiful? (Ignore the incredibly old and un-beautiful towel beneath!) I credit the steam blocking that I tried out using the lovely Jayda's YouTube tutorial. I've never done it before and I was nervous because I was scared the yarn might melt - though it's pure cotton so there… Continue reading Trying Out Steam Blocking