…shawl be right mate…

It was around the time I failed the FQS Block Of The Month quilt that I swore off craftalongs. The formal, follow a timetable, keep up with everyone, kind. The Saturday night, shoot the breeze, chill on instagram type was such more my speed. I did sign up every now and then – Once Upon A Time (slightly started and […]

…toasty waffles…

The last week or two, there’s definitely been an autumn vibe in the air. I even mentioned to my friends, it feels like fire weather. Not that it’s cold, cool yes, cold no. Certainly not cold enough to justify a fire overnight. But there’s something about those cool evenings and windy days, the hint of the scent of dying leaves, […]

…third time the charm…

During the Great Finishathon Of 2020, I knitted a jumper, that sparked a new love of hand knit garments. Ahead of Me Made May last year, I took a look at my handmade wardrobe, and knitwear still remained a rather large large hole in the collection. For an autumn challenge especially, I wanted to add som mid-season knits that could […]

…waffle milestones…

I am a world class procrastinator – just ask my pre-2020 WIP list. I could power through a project, but the second I hit the point I needed to start the final stage, my brain would turn on me and it would be a hard NOPE on progressing to an actual finish. Deadlines, real or imagined, did help somewhat. Then […]

…waffling on…

The last few weeks have been whiplash-crazy, weather wise. One day it will be shorts-and-tshirt glorious, the next, jumpers-and-jeans miserable. I just want winter to be gone already! The last fews days have definitely been more on the wintery end of the spectrum, and the upside of that is bonus crochet time! My waffle blanket, that I had hoped to […]

…on mistakes, fixing and fudging…

A few weeks ago I was having a conversation with my husband, and he said to me – “it’s your first attempt. You do realise you don’t need to be perfect straight up, don’t you?”. I took his comment back to the board, and we laughed for approximately 300 years. It’s kind of cute how even after 17 years he […]

…wip wednesday – deck the halls…

It’s very rare that I can throw out a “would it be crazy to…” suggestion, and get back anything other than “of course not you should totally do it”. In January, however, as I was planning my school year, I finally hit upon the idea that deserved a “maybe”. In fairness, that maybe was, more correctly, “maybe, but you should […]

…i scream you scream…

With three blanket finishes under my belt in quick succesion, crochet has become a well established part of my evening routine. I thought, though, I was ready for a change back to knitting, and so I started a knitted blanket – and promptly hated it and pulled it apart. The idea of a new blanket went on the back burner […]

…well that socks…

At the end of last year, as I raced to tick off as much of my 202020 list as I could, I ordered myself some sock yarn. I started a pair of Fine & Dandy socks, but in the end, failed to get them finished in time to count towards my 2020 tally. I powered through the first sock, and […]

…a golden duck…

Last year, my 100 Days project was a roaring success. I’m not sure if it was the lockdown boredom, or the low stakes goal of each day, but it worked. When contemplating this year’s options, I kicked around a few ideas, but kept coming back to the idea of another blanket, a rework of my sunrise stripe sampler. I decided […]