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…

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…

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…

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…

Upstaged Again

As you will already now I am rather a fan of Halloween and playing dress up (I am not mature enough to call it cosplay), there have been some spectacular years, and some not so much, but the thing that has stood out for the last 15 or so years is that Crochet Widower is…

The Great Amazon Adventure

On Friday Crochet Widower noticed that we had been paying for Amazon Prime US since April, as we use Amazon Prime UK I hadn’t noticed before. “Could it have been me?” I asks Crochet Widower “no it’s Amazon US” “Could I not have accidentally signed up on US?” “Amazon automatically directs you to the geographically…

Five Is The Magic Number.

I really struggle making more than five on one thing, I once made twenty babies for a baby shower and i couldn’t crochet for hours after. If you have been a friend for a while you will notice that, when I am working on a blanket of afghan, I will leave it in a bag…

Halloween

I know you are accustomed to a review on Wednesdays but I have not used a pattern other than my own for a while and would like some shameless self promotion. As you probably know by now I love Halloween and all things dress up, I know as an adult I am supposed to say…

I Don’t Accept “Challenges”

The ice bucket challenge, the love your spouse challenge, perfect mum challenge (or what ever it was called), any of those things. For starters the people I love are told and shown regularly, I don’t need to prove it to Facebook, and for seconds they blur on my timeline, the awareness they are trying to…

What Would We Do Without Family ?

Laugh a lot less is the answer. A couple of weeks ago Crochet Widower got to chauffeur The Oracle and I to Abakhan for fabric shopping. It is about an hours drive and The Oracle had an opticians appointment at two so we didn’t stop of tea 😦 . Now Abakhan in Mostyn was a smelting…

Long Weekend

I actually finished the hand spun project last week but as it was a gift I had to wait to tell you about it. It has been sat in my bedroom blocking for most of the week. It is also smaller than I had hoped, it is really difficult gauging how much rayn you will get…

In A Spin

OK, I am having a go at writing the weeks update in those little blank spots in my day, you know when you don’t have anything to do NOW but it’s not long enough to really DO anything. Shetland Humbug Spinning This is Monday and After housework (clearing out the rubbish from The Hellions’ room)…

The Trouble With Crochet

I very rarely badmouth my love but there are some things that need to be said.   I am currently making a blanket, this blanket is mostly solid granny squares. I do find it rather relaxing to let my mind wander when the project is an old friend. The problem I am having is a…

Another Apology

This time to my mum. Today is Mother’s day in the UK and I have not finished my mum’s present, this is because I thought we were all going to help with her garden today and presents were in two weeks for her birthday, so for Mother’s day she can have a blog post where…

A heartfelt Apology

I am so sorry, so very sorry, I made a mistake, and in the world of me it was a big one. I breached copyright. I know right, me, it’s one the biggest no nos in my professional life (yes it spills out to personal from time to time.) In my defence I had a…

The Walk

I simply have to get out more, you see I am a homebody and find it rather difficult to just go for a walk without a reason. I have tried geocaching, munzee, and Ingress, but I either ran out of “walk to” abel finds or just lost interest. I then found Zombies, run! and though…

Can we all just get along?

I saw this video this morning and it really struck a nerve. As you probably know I am pan-stitual (I knit, sew, and crochet) but I lean more towards the crochet end of the spectrum. I grew up a knitter, and took to sewing as a teenager, I didn’t even KNOW about crochet until I…

Dear Family

I love you all very much, you know I do, but there are just a couple of things I would like to draw your attention to.   Doors have this amazing property, not only do they open to allow access to a building or room they close again to keep the warm air in/demons, creatures,…

That’ll teach me

I had a yarn review all organised for some yarn I bought from Yarn Paradise but I have forgotten what it was called, and lost all of the bands so I have no idea what it was.   I do know that it was on special offer and came in lovely earthy colours. I am certain…

Happy Solstice

Today is my birthday. I am 39. I had a lie in and breakfast made for me. The Hellions made me some beautiful cards. Look it’s me and a ball of yarn and a crochet hook OK, I admit to not having a clue as to what is going on here. The Witches will be…

My Beautiful Puppy

I was going to write a ranty, political blog about this odd expectation that seems to be going around for normal Muslim folk to apologise for a bunch of nutters. You know along the lines of “No one expected me to apologise for the RIA in high school, no one expects Christians to apologize for…

Dream a little dream

I don’t sleep well most of the time so I wake up mid dream a lot, this means I usually remember my dreams. I have very odd dreams, I always have ever since I can remember. I also have quite a lot of control of my dreams, when I was four (ish) I killed the…

The Eyes Have It

I have rather bad spacial awareness, this leads to issues with amigurumi eyes. You see my eyes live in little boxes, I really should just label the boxes rather than sitting here telling you all about it,but that will never happen so lets just pretend we didn’t mention it. I have just had to frog…