Crochet Progress Update, Ordered More Yarn, Cross Stitch Update

Hi all, sorry it’s been a while! I started a new job a few weeks ago so most of my time and headspace has been spent on that, but I’ve been itching to get back on here! Here is how my Hobbii crochet shawl is going: I probably would have finished it by now butContinue reading “Crochet Progress Update, Ordered More Yarn, Cross Stitch Update”

I’m Learning About Different Knitting Styles

I have been knitting regularly for about three years now, ever since I finally understood how to do a knit and a purl stitch. Yet it is only now that I am learning about the different “styles” of knitting – the way one holds the needles and yarn while doing so. I think you couldContinue reading “I’m Learning About Different Knitting Styles”

Crochet Progress and Watercolour Update!

I think it’s about time I show you how my pompom shawl is coming along! As I mentioned in my last post, I was having some issues with the pattern. I emailed Hobbii and they replied pretty quickly. They were very polite and understanding. I basically hadn’t picked up on the fact that for someContinue reading “Crochet Progress and Watercolour Update!”

Knitting Haul and Crochet Progress

Following on from my last post, I have finally received my gorgeous circular wooden extra large knitting needles after what felt like forever! But was only a few days. “Needles”s to say, I am delighted. They are made of maple wood and brass! Check them out in my video below: I have begun my shawlContinue reading “Knitting Haul and Crochet Progress”

She is purling again! WIP and plans…

I’ve started knitting Christmas presents. I know it’s early but I am a verrrry slow worker! I’m also really excited because I’ve gone on a massive knitting/crochet shopping spree. Here is a photo of what I got off eBay for a fiver, plus my current knitting project (Mr. Happy kit from a knitting mag): It’sContinue reading “She is purling again! WIP and plans…”

Watercolour Progress

A while back, I posted about a picture I was doing in watercolour. Here is the finished product: So, as you can see, it’s got a lot of flaws. Not much control of the watercolour, proportions aren’t perfect etc etc etc. However, I’m quite pleased with it because the image I used (one of myContinue reading “Watercolour Progress”

Cross Stitch: New Video and New Start

I’ve made a quick slideshow of the current progress of my main cross stitch project, Butterfly Kisses by Charlotte Bird, charted by Heaven and Earth Designs! I’m currently on my 9th page. Just 33 more to go! It’s a long hard slog but I started almost a year ago and I’m still enjoying it andContinue reading “Cross Stitch: New Video and New Start”

Watercolour!

I had to do an update about my watercolour because I think I’m really making progress with it! I’ve been doing an online video course via Domestika with the fabulous Ana Santos who creates unique and gorgeous watercolour paintings and teaches it so well even a simpleton like me can understand! Through her no-nonsense faff-freeContinue reading “Watercolour!”

Knit in Public Day 2021, Unpicking and A Little Homebrewing!

Today, Saturday 12th of June was a special day for us knitters: Knit in Public Day! I marked the occasion by knitting in public, of course! I didn’t have anywhere in particular to be, so I chose to walk to my local nature reserve where I could pick some elderflowers and knit there. It wasContinue reading “Knit in Public Day 2021, Unpicking and A Little Homebrewing!”

Shepherdess Update and a Watercolour!

Hi all, thought I’d update you on my second Heaven and Earth Designs cross stitch, which is of The Shepherdess by Johann Baptist Hofner. This one is very slowgoing for me because it is my second HAED and my first one, Butterfly Kisses, takes priority. Many stitchers have what is called in the stitching communityContinue reading “Shepherdess Update and a Watercolour!”