A couple of weeks ago I started a new cross stitch project, a house warming present for a friend. Emily is a school librarian and we both share a love of all things bookish, so I took this opportunity to create a cross stitch using a well known saying. I had a hunt on Etsy… Continue reading A modern bookish cross stitch
I have a finished object to share with you today and just as well as the weather is distinctly autumnal now (bye bye summer 😥 ). I want to test and improve my skills as a knitter and one of the new skills I wanted to learn was lacework. I figured it would be easier… Continue reading Norwegian Fir cardigan
Several weeks ago I decided that I needed a little knitting project to take away on holiday. A simple vanilla sock project would be small enough but I didn’t want to have to worry about doing a heel flap or gusset. I had bought a gorgeous self striping ball of yarn from Twisted Limone on Etsy in… Continue reading Afterthought heel of doom
I have a FO (finished object) to share with you that I completed a couple of weeks ago, my Hydrangea socks. I bought the yarn from Vicki Brown Designs on etsy in the colour way Truffula Trees (4ply 75% superwash merino, 25% nylon) for the main body and a contrasting purple mini skein (again a 75:25% mix)… Continue reading Hydrangea socks
It’s been a bit quiet on the blog front but I just wanted to share with you my new YouTube podcast. I subscribe to a number of yarny podcasts (which are so inspiring), so recently I decided that it might be fun to do a little podcast of my own. If you have 13 minutes… Continue reading Jean the Creative Pixie Podcast!
Last year, on the 1st of May, I had started to knit a pair of socks for myself using 4ply sock yarn from Opal (in the Kim colourway) and following the Winwick Mum sock pattern from the Super Socks book by Christine Perry. Fast forward to Easter 2017 when I remembered that they were in… Continue reading My own knitted socks
Another week and I’ve got another finished baby blanket to share with you, this one is for beautiful baby Bethany. Back in September I saw a picture from Design Seeds and I loved the colours featured. The colours are so zingy! I had heard of a brand new yarn from Love Knitting, called Paintbox Yarns… Continue reading Paintbox yarn v-stitch baby blanket