Soon after I opened my lovely (sadly now departed) yarn shop and coffee shop a lady came in and asked if I would be able to work out the pattern for a cardigan she had bought many years earlier. She brought it in and I had a thunk. The thunk didn’t go very far. Now … More When patience is a virtue..
Having recently completed the beautiful Comfort Chronicle poncho by Drops (pattern 172-22) I decided to use my left over yarn to knit some long wristwarmers. I’ve worn the poncho a few times and as I tend to like 3/4 sleeves on my tops my lower arms get cold when I’m out as the poncho also … More Comfort Chronicle Wristwarmers
A quick catch up on why I’ve been so quiet for several months… After much debating I decided to close my lovely little cafe/yarn shop. Personal reasons had made it difficult to continue – including my lovely daughter giving birth to another son. Freddie going home with the blanket knitted by a proud nanny! As … More Catching up
The past couple of weeks have been pretty hectic with lots of decisions needing to be made. Sadly, I’ve decided to call it a day with my lovely little yarn shop/cafe in order to spend more time with my mum and my grandsons and be able to concentrate on my own knitting and crochet. Last … More Nupps!
Here is the second of the individual squares for the Cornwall CAL. The Fishing Boat is working in red, white and light grey (Silver Cloud) on a pale turquoise background. Using 4mm hook and mini-c2c. Follow this link for instructions. When you are on the increase rows the row number will indicate how many blocks … More The Fishing Boat
Well what can I say? Someone has posted tips on how to buy yarn online. To be honest, it reads more like a list of warnings! Yarns are sometimes cheaper online- don’t be fooled into thinking that is always the case. We have become programmed to believe that anything we buy online is cheaper than … More Online versus Local Yarn Shop
I had to send a reminder for the pattern for Day 2 as it hadn’t arrived by mid-afternoon. I was busy working on the Wedding Gift and when the pattern arrived my friends/customers insisted the bit I was doing was finished before I began the shawl. It doesn’t happen very often, but I listened and … More 5 Shawl, 5 Days – Day 2