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
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
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!
Yes I know, not even a year in and already I have diverged away! I learnt to knit 'at my mother's knee' when I was really little but never really loved it. However, a few weeks ago, I had a burning desire to take it up again. So I decided I was going to make… Continue reading Harebells…Knitting?
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
Hmmm quite a mixture of emotions is this post! Shall we go in order, then? Naming I've decided on the name for my lacy top which I introduced a few weeks back: The stitch pattern reminds me of the Aztecs - perhaps it's the colour or maybe the squares and geometrical look - but that's… Continue reading Naming, Ranting and Joking