Monthly Archives: March 2012

Oh I do Like to Knit Beside the Seaside!

This week will be mostly spent knitting on the beach, perfect! We’ve handed our house over to our trust friend Nic for the week while we get some rays in Cornwall. And I don’t want to jinx anything but so far the weather is like summer!


This is the first post I’ve made by phone – we have no Internet in our little slate cottage, so while Chris is spending time in the surf I have been knitting, taking photos and exploring some lovely beaches!


This is the third beach I’ve sat on this week, watching life go by, dogs chasing frisbees and the tide come in. I’ve been knitting a lot, however I can’t show you any pictures as it’s for a gift and I know the recipient will be reading (hi mum!)


It’s been really lovely having a proper taste of summer! We managed to time our trip with the clocks going forward, so not only has the weather warmed us up but it’s now light til 8, finally 🙂


We had our first BBQ of the year on Monday – some local mackerel caught in the morning, potatoes we cooked in foil on the coals and some veggies. The bottle of wine we bought from the pub was so awful we made some sangria out of it, which washed the lot down a treat!


So I don’t really have so much to say today, I just thought I’d share these pictures. Knitting photos to follow soon!


Have a great week!

Spring Etsy Finds..

I wanted to share these lovely things I found on Etsy today. I’m still a bit hooked on yellow this week and I needed a fix! Please click each picture to be taken to the sellers Etsy page.

Yellow_Rose_Necklace TrickyWoo_Creature Do_What_You_Loveyellow_bag Crchet_Hook _Organiser      Handamde_Ballerina_Pumps Orange_Fish_Print Fingerless_Gloves Yellow Octopus












1) Mustard Yellow Rose And Turquoise Bead Necklace by Luscious Lockets
2) Cute trickywoo creature with heart by trickywoogifts
3) Do What You Love by letterhappy
4) Party Bag by alexbender
5) Cozy Crochet Hook Organiser by MessyJesse
6) Sunflower Yellow Handmade Ballerinas by elehandmade
7) Ocean Fish Print by OrangeOptimist
8 ) Lambswool Wristwarmers by vKnit
9) Yellow Octopus by RubySubmarine

I hope these brightened up your day!

Monday Monday…

The results of a fun but not so knit productive week!


So it’s Monday again! I’ve been a bit preoccupied recently, knitting and frogging tension squares in a lace repeat I’ve been tweaking for my next hat pattern. So as a result I don’t really have much to show you knit wise, (except maybe pictures of the yarn!) so instead I decided to share a few photographs from the weekend.

I Love this Space Invaders Pattern!

We spent Saturday on Gloucester Road, checking out some of the charity and vintage shops and having a general mooch. I’d been keeping an eye out for yarn, but ended up finding two complete publications of Superstitch for £2 – which I think was a bargain, although the lady in the shop thought I was mad!

Puppets in SuperStitch

Superstitch was a magazine from the 1980’s which was collected by readers and filed into ringbinders – a guide to knitting, sewing and needlecraft. Ok I’ll admit most of the patterns in there are pretty outdated now, but the information is still relevant (and I’m a sucker for knitting and sewing books). And who wouldn’t want to knit these fairisle tanktops?

Matching FairIsle Tank Tops anyone?

Sunday we went to Porthcawl and I’ve never seen fog quite like it!


Everywhere was thick with mist – we had to walk right to the water’s edge to see the sea, and then when we turned around the beach was invisible – we were just engulfed in this white mass! It was crazy – almost dreamlike and certainly photoworthy, however fog is not the easiest thing to photograph.

I managed to sneak in three hours of working on my lace hat pattern while Chris was trying out his new custom made snugg wetsuit – our trips are great as I can get loads of knitting and sewing done without any distractions, and he gets to surf to his hearts content 🙂


Spring has Sprung!

Happy Spring folks!

Finally it feels like things are starting to warm up a bit 🙂 Yesterday I went and celebrated the fact that the sun had got his hat on by eating lunch in the park by these lovely daffodils!

Daffodils mean it's Spring, right?

So now I’m trying to decide what my next knitting project will be. I’m thinking something lacy again – I really enjoyed making the Nordic Lace Hat/Mitts and Cowl set and I have an itch to scratch! I’ve just treated myself to a couple of pairs of Knit Pro interchangeable needles – I’ve gone for the short ones just because they seemed to make me knit much faster when I tested one last week.  I can’t wait until they turn up!

So I don’ t really have much to say today so I’m just going to share some things I like that I found on Etsy, if that’s ok with you!

Gorgeous Handspun yarn from threewelshhens

This yarn was spun and dyed by threewelshhens in Cardiff, and uses a mixture of Merino, Blue Faced Leicester and golden Angelina fibre. I love the colour of this yarn!

Yellow Bird Notepad by Vert Cerise

A very cute handmade notepad by Vert Cerise in France, which I am bookmarking for myself to buy when I’ve got through the three I am currently scribbling in!

Scandinavian Cat Toys by Jane Foster

These cat toys are made from original 1970’s Scandinavian fabric by Jane Foster in Totnes, who designs screenprints and collects vintage fabrics.  (I love their little faces!)

That’s about it for today folks, have a good weekend! 🙂