Crafternoon How-To: Pincushion #1 Mushrooms

Pins are my nemesis.  they get everywhere, I drop them everywhere, I step on, lean on, knock into, pick up, prick up the little nightmares of usefulness constantly.  My fingers are practically colanders!  So I thought it was about time I made a pin cushion or two.  I did some googling and saw some great ideas but none that were quite what I was after … Continue reading Crafternoon How-To: Pincushion #1 Mushrooms

To throw or not to throw? My scrap guilt breakdown

I’m having a scrap guilt breakdown. To throw or not to throw?  I feel torn in two and potentially ethically questionable?  My main concern is the fact I’m even allowing my scrap guilt to take up this much mental space. I should be fine hoarding.  I like to use my house, desk, life as a great big cosy crash mat on which to juggle everything I’m working … Continue reading To throw or not to throw? My scrap guilt breakdown

A stitch in time saves nine… or ASK JESSICA

A selection of knitting disasters faced in the last few weeks – and how my wonderful knitting mentor Jessica solved them!  I’m allowing myself to reach five issues before posting in the hope that the number of posts of my knitting dilemmas will start to dwindle as I get better! Knitting Nightmare: 8 rows in and I have just realised that the reason my beautiful ribbed … Continue reading A stitch in time saves nine… or ASK JESSICA

Knitting in Transit: Pearling down the River

I had my first experience of knitting on the tube today. 3 things I have learnt:  Knitting is a great conversation starter!! Some people look at you weirdly if you knit on the tube I have not yet perfected the changeover moment with my needles as I finish a row and the opening and closing doors of the tube add a whole new element of … Continue reading Knitting in Transit: Pearling down the River