A few days ago, the kids were playing around with some yarn crafts as part of our advent calender, I was passing yarn back and forth, and a set of needles fell out of the yarn basket along with a particularly tangled ball of red yarn (my kids’ yarn basket is, shall we say, less than ideally organised?), which was […]
A month or two ago, I blogged about my frustrations with a cowl I was knitting. I was thinking out loud about whether I give up, or embrace the imperfection and push on. In the end, I decided to frog the cowl and start again. I knew if it was annoying me at that stage, it would annoy me even […]
I can be fussy about my projects at times. I’m a chronic over-thinker – to the point I will procrastinate on fun stuff I am wanting to do because I’m overthinking it or worrying I’m not going to be able to pull it off the way I have it in my head. More than one WIP languishes in boxes or […]
So, that cowl, hey? The one I’ve been working on for ages. That I frogged at least twice. That I was mega excited about? It doesn’t fit. Wonderful. It does, however, look fabulous on my 2 year old. It’s just the right pink for her colouring, and it fits. I think it was a combination of some dodgy tension, possibly […]
It’s so nice to see this little beauty made with yarn from Kayscha (hence the name – thought with Miss Car coming to my rescue with some extra to finish it off, it may shortly need to be renamed that Kayscha Car Cowl!) finally taking shape – it’s been started more than once, so I’m very excited to see […]
It must be getter colder, judging my the number of yarn crafts I’ve been blogging about! I first posted about my plan to make a cowl for myslef from this very pretty yarn (a gift from Kayscha at quilt camp 2011) this time last year. I was wavering on whether to frog it, or include the faults as “character”. In […]
Bear has been desperate to learn to knit for a month or so now. So with Boy2 back at preschool, and a bonus day holiday thanks to a pupil free day (bless you, new national curriculum), we hit up the craft shop, found some chunky yarn and bamboo needles, and merrily tucked ourselves up on the daybed, to get down […]
feeling a bit better cuddling a sick Boy2 knitting a cowl for me writing some L&P bridging scenes eating far too many lollies avoiding packing away the groceries It’s Friday, the weekend looms with the whispered promise of fun with my favourites. Hurry up Boy2 and get well, we have adventures to chase!