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Cold days and alpacas

Sheffield folk are lucky for so many reasons but one of the main reasons everyone loves living here is that we’re on the edge of some of the most beautiful countryside in England.  Me, hubby and the pug try to get out there as much as possible and recently we visited Mayfield Alpacas in Ringinglow… Read more »

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The preparation has begun

Is it too early to mention the Christmas? Hang on, let me rephrase that, is it too early to mentioning knitting for Christmas? “Hell no” cry a whole flock of knitters! One present is finished already so I’m making good progress. Anything to avoid last years disaster which didn’t end with me sewing in ends… Read more »

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Knit happens…

The ever-so-popular John Lewis (Coles to us Sheffield folk) clearance sale is on which means I’ve been spending my time rifling through big grey buckets full of wonderful delights of heavily discounted Rowan yarn. It’s a bit of a manic push and shove, as this is a popular area of the sale, but you can… Read more »

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Shopping heaven…

It was my birthday a couple of weeks ago and it’s definitely got me in the shopping mood.  There is nothing like gifts of cash to allow you to go crazy.  I dragged the hubby off to York on my birthday and had a very mild shopping trip in Cath Kidston where I picked up… Read more »

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Illness blues…

Ok, I’m not really blue, just ill!  I think I over did it trying to move in to my studio so for the last week or so I’ve been so under the weather that I’ve hardly been enjoying that new studio.  I’ve taken some time for proper rest and recovery which means stopping at home,… Read more »

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Cranberry Collar

Cranberry Collar Originally uploaded by Hand Knitted Things This is absolutely gorgeous! I really love Hand Knitted Things’ collars – I am trying to think of the perfect outfit to wear one with though! I love the colour of this one especially!

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Happy New Year…

Hello and Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas.  Sorry I haven’t been around for a while, things were hectic before Christmas, running to and from the post office, packing up lots of parcels and still working the day job and trying to prepare for Christmas!  What a busy time of year!… Read more »

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I’ve pulled myself together…

You’ll be glad to know that today’s post wont be as depressing as yesterdays! I feeling a little better today, still really tired and sneezy and now with a cough but my head doesn’t feel as foggy. I’ve also been a bit more productive today. Yesterday was mainly all about sleeping again and in the… Read more »

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Knitting, stitching and visiting…

Well, sorry for the delayed post when it’s been a week since I visited the Knitting and Stitching show but silly me has been doing lots of shifts at work and hardly had a moment to myself! My first disappointment when we went to the show was the fact that I took my little digital camera and… Read more »