Ravelry Worldwide Shawl Exchange

Today I am working on my shawl for the Ravelry Worldwide Shawl Exchange. I don’t want to post any pictures on the off chance the recipient reads this blog and I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but I figured it was OK to post a picture of the yarn I’m using ūüôā The lady¬†to…

Ship Ahoy!

This weekend the Tall Ships have been visiting Blyth, on the South East Coast of Northumberland, and it’s kind of a big deal. According to the marketing it’s the biggest event Northumberland has ever staged so, being from Northumberland, I gathered up Mr Busy Knitter, Mischief and Mayhem, and off we went to have a…

Something different

I’ve joined a knitting club. Well, not really…. it’s just a very thinly disguised reason for putting a picture of Brad Pitt on a knitting blog. What I have done is subscribed to Yarnbox¬†-which I suppose is kind of like a knitting club. A tenuous link, but a link nonetheless. I have flirted with subscription…

Stitch by Stitch

Last night I had a chat with a good friend who suffers from anxiety and depression and is having a hard time at the moment. Not being a sufferer myself, I find it difficult to relate to the condition and I struggle to understand the causes. I can, however, appreciate that a friend is in…

Back to school!

The end of the school summer holidays is drawing nigh, and parents all over the UK are breathing a sigh of relief. Seven weeks is a long time to keep kids entertained and, even if your children are well behaved and easily pleased, they get bored and restless. This is not one of those blogs…

Please Mr Postman

Yesterday turned out to be a really good day for deliveries, which is one of my little pleasures in life. I love receiving post, which is why I take part in the Ravelry swaps. Few things give me more pleasure than opening a surprise package. I got one such package from a lovely lady yesterday…

A Northern Morning

Its a bit miserable and damp this morning, and I wonder whether summer in the North East of England is over. I like autumn, but I wouldn’t mind a few extra days of sunshine before the boys start school. The hat in the picture is the test pattern, Shifting Bricks, which I finished late last…

The Busy Knitter is, well, busy

So yesterday I was too busy to update my blog. I did have an inkling this would happen sooner or later. so I’ve made my peace with it and got back on the horse today. Happy Sunday everyone! Friday was filled with misery and only 3 rows of the mohair wrap so the least said…

Do I need more yarn?

Its Friday, it’s payday so the answer to the above question of course is Yes! Actually I did need to put an order for more yarn in today. No, really. I had to get some green 100% cotton for the Travelling Scarf swap, and as Scheepjes Catona is only 99p for 25g I had to…

Making Memories

We have very few days out as a family – Mr Busy Knitter and I both work, its expensive, and entertaining Mischief and Mayhem in public is tricky to say the least -so when we do have a successful day out, we treasure it. Yesterday we went to the Forbidden Corner. If you have never…

WIP Wednesday

Again, I must apologise to my regular readers for the lateness of today’s post. As you know, I write my blog first thing in the morning before Mischief and Mayhem become completely uncontrollable and I can manage half an hour where I can avert my eyes freom the chaos.¬†This morning, however, my internet was down….

A visit to the Doctor

Today’s blog will be a short one as I am taking Mischief to see the doctor this morning. It’s something I’ve been putting off for a while, as I neither want to admit there’s a problem, not enjoy talking about it if I’m honest, but yesterday we reached a point where I have accepted I…