New projects, lots of planning!

2020 started with a click of the needles and another new cast-on! So on top of the six projects I started over the Christmas break I now have another item on the needles – and there are another eight to come too. I spent some time over the last week looking through patterns for projectsContinue reading “New projects, lots of planning!”

2019 – my year in review

Where did 2019 go? One minute I’m knitting in a coffee shop in Manchester and planning a blog, next minute I’m trying to work out if I need to sleep in order to finish some projects to hit my target! I’m really pleased with my crafting efforts in 2019 despite not hitting both of myContinue reading “2019 – my year in review”

Christmas cast-on day 6

We made it – day 6, and the final day of my cast-on adventure! I’ve really enjoyed starting some small projects that have been hanging around in my stash for quite some time, I’m a big fan of knitting ‘out and about’ so these will be perfect for taking to coffee shops (and also perfectContinue reading “Christmas cast-on day 6”

Christmas cast-on day 5

My final knitted cast-on and it’s another pair of mittens using more wool from the Countess! I’m a visual learner and much prefer to see someone demonstrate a technique if I’ve not done it before. I’m also quite happy getting lost down a YouTube hole watching different videos/podcasts/tutorials. My go-to knitting help on YouTube isContinue reading “Christmas cast-on day 5”

Christmas cast-ons

Last year I cast on a small project for ‘me’ on Christmas Eve, I’m not one for mounds of yarn being turned into Christmas gifts, but I’d been working on a few projects for others last year so it was nice to make something just for me. I planned the same for this year butContinue reading “Christmas cast-ons”

I’m back…

I’ve neglected this blog (again!) but haven’t neglected the knitting or crocheting. My last post I lost my way… but I won’t feel guilty was in June and in the lead up to that I found it difficult to regularly blog. I wasn’t in a routine and in trying to track my progress I endedContinue reading “I’m back…”

I lost my way… but I won’t feel guilty

I started writing a blog as a way to track my progress and hold myself to account (to myself!) But it’s been 6 weeks since my last blog and I’ve ended up feeling guilty for not writing – that can’t be right, can it? I don’t have a huge following on here (get your tinyContinue reading “I lost my way… but I won’t feel guilty”

April week 14

Staycation = perfect for crafting! Week 14 – 1st to 7th April Projects cast-on = 2 Projects finished = 1 Days knit = 7 Hours knitting = 28 hours Two new projects started this week and one finished too! It’s been a great week of rest at home which has led to lots of knittingContinue reading “April week 14”

March week 13

What a difference a week makes with a bit of focus and direction! Three finished projects this week – yes that’s right, three! Week 13 – 25th to 31st March Projects cast-on = 1 Projects finished = 3 Days knit = 6 Hours knitting = 13 hours Three official ‘finished objects’ all blocked and sewnContinue reading “March week 13”

March week 11 and 12

Life got in the way… I missed a week of blogging… I was out all day last Sunday so had planned to blog on Monday, but then that became Tuesday, which became Wednesday… (you get the picture!) so sit back and read this weeks bumper edition! Week 11 – 11th to 17th March Projects cast-onContinue reading “March week 11 and 12”