Escape socks

One day recently I was doom scrolling online and saw that an interesting looking sock pattern had just been released. The Escape socks have brick like texture, knit in DK yarn from the toe up. The pattern recommended using a solid or tonal yarn but the only DK sock yarn I had in my stash … More Escape socks

Thistle hat

I was looking through my stash and I came across some lovely blue Drops Air that I had bought back in 2018 along with a grey ball. I had knit a grey hat and remembered how lovely and light it was to wear. That hat has long since gone 😢 so I decided that I’d … More Thistle hat

The Creative Pixie Knitting and Crochet Podcast – Episode 7: The One With The Doll

Welcome to episode 7 of my podcast. My name is Jean and I’m from Belfast, Northern Ireland. I talk about my crafty life and if that interests you then please like and subscribe to keep up to date with my latest videos. In this latest episode I share:2 finished objects details of which can be … More The Creative Pixie Knitting and Crochet Podcast – Episode 7: The One With The Doll

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

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

Elevenses Cardigan

Such a cute cardigan I knit it twice! I knit the grey cardigan during the summer as a present for my new little nephew. Baby N has older brothers and a sister so he is not short of hand me downs. I wanted to make something a little bit different so fell in love with … More Elevenses Cardigan