Huge socks

Hand knit socks are great gifts for those nearest and dearest to you. I mean, you have to really love someone to knit them socks, don’t you think? I have knit socks for myself (of course), my daughters, my Mum and my sister. My husband, however was feeling a little left out. He’s heard me … More Huge socks

How to crochet

I was taught how to crochet as a child by my Granny and my Mum. They showed me how to do a granny square, such an easy method using treble stitches, just going round and round until I ended up with n a blanket as big as myself. I was lucky enough to have those … More How to crochet

The Creative Pixie Knitting and Crochet Podcast episode 6

A catch up of what I’ve been knitting and crocheting on recently here in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Todays episode features –FO: Betty Bear (an alternative Hans Grizzly Bear). Please leave a comment letting me know which amigurumi I should start next.HO: Hermione’s Everyday socksWIP’s: Stillness Shawl and my 2021 Temperature blanket. If you would like … More The Creative Pixie Knitting and Crochet Podcast episode 6

Bonny Puffin

So it’s been a week since my last post and I have another make to share with you. I think I’ve become addicted to making amigurumi! They crochet up so quickly, it takes me about 3 days from start to finish. So this one is another design from the Pica Pau book I mentioned previously. … More Bonny Puffin

Murray the Sea Otter

I decided to work on something a little different during this (3rd?) lockdown. I’ve dabbled in amigurumi in the past and I’ve seen some gorgeous, inspiring posts on Instagram featuring adorable amigurumi. I bought myself a couple of books and I’m aiming to crochet a few of these creatures.The first is from a book called … More Murray the Sea Otter

Tangles Socks

I have my first finished object of 2021 to share with you today. Fresh from finishing a vanilla pair of socks for my eldest daughter I wanted to knit a more complex pair and found the ideal pattern in the recently released Tangles Socks by Vikki Bird. These socks have a really interesting heel design, … More Tangles Socks

2020 Makes

I don’t need to tell you what a year it has been. A year like no other and a one that I hope to never experience the like of again. My Husband has been shielding and is now working from home. Me and my girls were off school from March to August. Thankfully we have … More 2020 Makes

Fuss Free Mitts

In my last post a shared a pair of socks that I had knit for my eldest daughter. In this post I share a pair of mitts I made for my youngest daughter. I saw the pattern for these mitts on an Instagram post shared by Louise Tilbrook Designs. The pattern suggested that these would … More Fuss Free Mitts

Silent night socks

My past couple of knits have been garments were I had to follow a pattern/use new techniques so I wanted to get back to basics and knit something simpler. I chose a pair of socks for my eldest daughter, a plain vanilla sock with a heel flap and gusset as she has a high instep … More Silent night socks