The Travelling Scarf Swap

As I have mentioned before I often take part in swaps on Ravelry. It is sometimes time consuming, and sometimes turns out to be expensive, but is worth every hour spent knitting (never wasted!) and every penny. I have received some fantastic, thoughtful gifts from all over the world. As a knitter who knits for…

Morning Has Broken

I am not a Morning Person. I am one of those people who would cheerfully stay in bed for most of the day, alternately dozing, reading, knitting and listening to Radio 4. Mischief and Mayhem, however, are the exact opposite. Every morning they are up at first light and by the time their eyes are…

Bring on the product reviews

This week I have started knitting with a new yarn and bought two knitting magazines so I thought now a good time to share my thoughts. Yesterday I began knitting a hat with Cascade Pacific in Christmas Red. Its 60% superwash merino wool and 40% acrylic, and not a bad price at £4.99 for 100g. Its…

Of yarn, guilt and mermaid tails

Happy Friday everyone! Once again we are at the end of the week, and I am on the horns of a dilemma. More specifically, a yarn buying dilemma (this will become a regular feature of this blog I’m afraid -please bear with me folks haha). I have wanted to knit Silver Lining for some time. Its a…

Tears at Bedtime

Insofar as knitting goes, I don’t have much to report. I have been working on the front of the Ravelympic jumper and it’s going well. I would like to have the front finished by tonight, as I want to start something new tomorrow, but more about that in tomorrow’s blog. So todays hot topic is Bedtime,…

Knitty Deliveries

My blog is a little bit late today – apologies to those who like to read in the morning. I had an early job at a big supermarket first thing this morning, and then we have been to see my stepbrother, who comes to visit once a year (affectionately known as The Royal Visit). So…

The Ageing Process

Yesterday I did a Stupid Thing. I could have blamed it on a number of things – the bad behaviour of Mischief and Mayhem while out of the house, the fact I am constantly rushing around and have a million things on my mind, the cashpoint was obviously faulty…. but if the truth be told…

A Long List of Future Projects

This morning I am feeling pretty smug. Its 7.20am and Mischief is still fast asleep (Mayhem is up and about but their power is neutralised when they are apart), my flat is reasonably clean and tidy, and I have finished the back of my Ravelympics jumper by day 3 of the Games. Today I will be…

Family time! 💙

Originally posted on Mammy & Wife Life ❤️:
Well today Mr Chef has been off work so me him & bud have had an amazing family day! We haven’t been anywhere or done anything fantastic, but just being able to stay in out pyjamas and spend time as a family is so important to me. Mr…

Easy like Sunday morning

Well, not so much. Mischief and Mayhem are entirely unaware of the concept of Weekends, or Sleep, or Quiet, and they were up causing chaos at 5am. I managed to get them to go back to bed with their tablets, but the end result of that has been having to listen to Angry Birds at…

Let the Games begin!

I did it. I stayed up and joined in the Mass Cast On during the Olympic Opening Ceremony. Coverage started at midnight in the UK, and ended around 4am. I didn’t see all of it. In fact, I didn’t really see much of it because, as I discovered, I’m not so good and knitting AND…

Stash and burn

Today is Friday, otherwise known in this house as Pay Day. And once I have paid the Important Things that grown ups need to pay (gas, electric, rent, childcare, food etc) I like to place an order for some yarn on Wool Warehouse. Its my little treat to myself after  what has invariably been A…