I Hope This Makes Sense

So, the internet has been down since Saturday but I know you are all dying to her all about our holiday, I will do my best. We went to Flamingo Land in Yorkshire, we got lucky that a week of The Hellions school holidays fell off peak so we got a cheap break. As this was our…

You Can Take Them Anywhere

**This is the blog post that I wrote before the news of the MEN arena attack, it means a little more to me now. I will also take this opportunity to remind you to look at the Manchester Bee Bunting pattern, well you can’t look at the pattern as such until you have donated to…

Manchester Bee Bunting

As you are probably aware on Monday the 22 of May a suicide bomber walked up to the Manchester Arena after an Ariana Grande concert and detonated a bomb killing 22 and injuring many more. Many people are fundraising to help the families of the victims, and after a conversation with the Etsy Manchester group I…

Inchoate Ice Cream Set

Inchoate Flower Fairy Set Instant download crochet pattern £10      This pattern is available in US and UK terms [in-koh-it, -eyt or, esp. British, in-koh-eyt] adjective Not yet completed or fully developed; rudimentary. Just begun; incipient. Not organized; lacking order: Inchoate and all three winter hoodies in one handy pack, you’ll have the best dressed Inchoate on the block. 4mm hook 20 DC/SC + 16 Rows = 4 inches 2.5mm hook 36 […]

Inchoate Soft Scoop Ice Cream Sweater and Hat

Inchoate Soft Scoop Ice Cream Instant download crochet pattern £3      This pattern is available in US and UK terms This pattern is for the Sweater and hat only and assumes that you own the Inchoate pattern. Summer is here and there is only one thing better than an ice cream, an ice cream that never melts. 4mm hook…

Inchoate Ice Cream Sweater and Hat

Inchoate Ice Cream Instant download crochet pattern £3      This pattern is available in US and UK terms This pattern is for the Sweater and hat only and assumes that you own the Inchoate pattern. Summer is here and there is only one thing better than an ice cream, an ice cream that never melts. 2.5mm hook 4mm hook 16 DC/SC…

I Made a Mistake

I think I have used this title before. So, I have told you before of my love for this poem Mostly because I have skipped everything from “But now…” Well, recently I was reminded of a song a friend posted to Facebook, and I was reminded of how much I love the song, to me…

All The Fun of The Fair

OK Theme Park. Saturday was Yarn Shop day, so naturally I ended up taking The Hellions to Guliver’s World . This was a spontaneous trip out, the kind of trip out I like, if I plan things I tend to over plan and am done with the whole idea before I even leave the house and…

I May Have a Problem.

People often talk of their yarn stash and how out of control it is, I do not have much yarn, three storage boxes max (you know the ones that fold up so you can store the box when it’s empty), I simply can not buy yarn if I don’t have a project in mind for…

I Try to Stay Away From Politics

There is to be a snap election on the 8th of June in the UK, this means I will have to stay away from the internet as much as I can. You see I do not care who you vote for, you vote for who you think will be best for the country. If you…

Why Do Things Take So Long?

Last week was spent retaking the Inchoate photos, so now if you look at all but two sets they no longer look like school photos, See? School photos. The Flower Fairies and Winter Season 2 still need taking, well it’s only the wings on the angel for Winter Season 2 (OMWW I’m as bad as…

Confusion and Delay

Last week I finally managed to publish the Stephanie Sweater and can now move on the Inchoate’s summer wardrobe, oh, wait, no I can’t, I have to retake ALL OF THE INCHOATE PHOTOS, you know because I want to have them all teh same, with the brick wall, and maybe some props, ooooh props, yes…

Stephanie Sweater

Stephanie Sweater Instant download crochet pattern £6     This pattern is available in US and UK terms A versatile item which looks good on all shapes and sizes with all styles of clothes, slash necked and pointed sleeved this sweater is ideal for spring mornings and summer evenings. The corner to corner design and…

Dirty Needles

OK, Knitting Needles, I have been knitting. If you are not aware of the different knitting styles they are kind of like the different hook holds, you know knife holders say they do it the right way and pencil gripers say theirs is the only way (then I sit there laughing with my over hand…

It’s All About Me

It has been a busy few months, with now being on Instagram and getting back in the swing of writing garment patterns (that Inchoate may be cute but it get’s a little demanding with clothes), and I find there are quite a few more than last time I told you about me. There I am,…

I Was Wrong

Now you will have noticed a lot of internet noise surrounding octopus (octopuses is acceptable but I don’t like it). If you don’t know now, there are groups that are organizing crochet and knitted octopus for premature babies as the tentacles (snigger) feel like the umbilical cord. I don’t have a photo of any octopus…

Blessed Silence

The Hellions are back in school, I love them and oh are they funny, Geek Girl was pulling faces at me and dancing like a snake last night Ok it’s an old photo but you get the gist. This morning they were arguing about when World Book Day is and a temper tantrum was had…

Half Term

I love The Hellions, you know this, but I also love my sanity, I can only have one of these things full time. I have just had to stop typing to google “kids horror films” for Geek Girl who has now gone for a nap, like she watched four minutes of a bad telling of Beauty…

Riot Bear

Riot Bear Instant download crochet pattern £7      This pattern is available in US and UK terms When made with a yarn with a long colour change the increases, decreases, and different shapes make this bear a Riot. I like to use safety joints for my bears and include instructions for joint placement as well as eye placement.…

Inchoate Flower Fairy Set

Inchoate Flower Fairy Set Instant download crochet pattern £10      This pattern is available in US and UK terms [in-koh-it, -eyt or, esp. British, in-koh-eyt] adjective Not yet completed or fully developed; rudimentary. Just begun; incipient. Not organized; lacking order: Inchoate and all three winter hoodies in one handy pack, you’ll have the best dressed Inchoate on the block. 4mm hook 20 DC/SC + 16 Rows = 4 inches 2.5mm hook 36…

Inchoate Vine Fairy Sweater and Wig

Inchoate Vine Fairy Sweater and Wig Instant download crochet pattern £3      This pattern is available in US and UK terms This pattern is for the Sweater and wig only and assumes that you own the Inchoate pattern. Some fairies are delecate and ethereal, others and more substantial and durable, your Inchoate could be the toughest fairy around with this…

Inchoate Rose Fairy Sweater and Wig

Inchoate Rose Fairy Sweater and Wig Instant download crochet pattern £3      This pattern is available in US and UK terms This pattern is for the Sweater and wig only and assumes that you own the Inchoate pattern. Some fairies are delecate and ethereal, others and more substantial and durable, your Inchoate could be the toughest fairy around with…

Inchoate Moss Fairy Sweater and Wig

Inchoate Moss Fairy Sweater and Wig Instant download crochet pattern £3      This pattern is available in US and UK terms This pattern is for the Sweater and wig only and assumes that you own the Inchoate pattern. Some fairies are delecate and ethereal, others and more substantial and durable, your Inchoate could be the toughest fairy around with…

Time For Tea

Last week The Orical came to visit and The Clone was off school not actually ill, so, as it her way, The Orical instructed The Clone to brew up, this was the first time she had made a cup of tea, or any hot drink for that matter. I now have a nine year old…

Tunisian Tunic

This is a trial run of the new format for reviews, to stop them being so dry and “itchy” them up a bit. Last week; I asked you to make a decision for me and every one decided that my next sweater pattern should be the badly drawn corner to corner asymmetrical number so I…

Arts and Crafts

I just have to seam the tunisian crochet top now so I’ll be telling you all about it next week, but for now I would like your opinion. As you know, if you have been around for a while, I am a procrastinator, I do not make decisions quickly, and I have a giant list of…

Eat, Sleep, Love

I have been ill for a week, I have been told it could last another two weeks, I am rubbish at being ill. I have not got much of anything done in the last week, for three days I was too weak to crochet and was sleeping for fourteen hours a day, then The Clone…

New Year New Me

OK, not really. You see I am rather live in the moment, I never really got the big deal surrounding the numbering of the year, this spreads out to birthdays too, yes I celebrate my birthday but really I am only a day older than I was the day before. So I didn’t post “Happy…

I Do This Every Year

I am now only working on personal projects until the new year (or until I get itchy for one of the new patterns in my head). In teh last week I have used 2mm KNITTING NEEDLES   This was for a teeny, took a day, test knit and I’ll tell you all about it when…

The Hellions

I have posted about the differences between The Hellions a couple of times now, but as they get older the differences get more pronounced. The Clone is a ticking time bomb and will fly in to a dramatic rage about the smallest of things, like “time to tidy up now” or “you can’t go out…

Christmas 2017

No I did not get the date wrong, yes I may have lost my mind. This tale of terror started on Thursday when I met Things By Us and Gissys Gifts at the Etsy Local Event In The People’s History Museum (they have ROBOT sinks, they do all the stiff on their own), I had an amazing…

Silver Linings

If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter you will now by now that Saturday’s craft fair was not what I was… em… expecting. A friend told me about the fair and as it was for an animal charity I thought it would be a nice warm up for the Etsy Local Event in The…

First World Problems

Oh the troubles I’ve seen, this week anyway. I needed to have a wardrobe clear out, it was urgent, it was urgent six months ago to be honest. “Oh Itchy, you poor thing you.” I hear you cry sarcastically, but you see it is not the amount of clothes that is the problem, I am…

What It Takes…

… to sell at a craft fair. This will be the second time I have sworn off craft fairs then changed my mind “just to see”, this time I think I know what the problem was, hats and scarves do not sell well, and do not do craft fairs that do not insist on insurance…

Questions, Questions.

This week two important question presented themselves to me.   ONE Why don’t people sing Happy Birthday on TV. This question starts with an explanation that, for the most part, I watch US TV more than UK so a lot of questions arise that are simply cultural and The Question of Happy Birthday was pegged…