Closing Up Necklines in Knitting

I started knitting this jumper in February, put it down, picked it up again and finished it at the end of August! The pattern is the Astragal Sweater from PomPom Mag Issue 30, and the yarn is retired Sirdar Flirt which I bought secondhand on eBay. I only managed to buy 400g so the sleeves…

#WhyIMake – Knitting Is Good For My Mental Health

Love Crafts have asked craft bloggers to answer the question 'Why Do You Make?' and so I've been thinking about this over the last few weeks and I think I have an answer. I make things to help me with my mental health. I am a naturally very anxious person, I always have been -…

10 Reasons Crafting Makes Me Happy

With everyone's anxiety levels up at the moment I thought today was a good day to be inspired by LoveCrafts #StarMakerOfTheMonth March theme of Happiness. Sewing and knitting are my two preferred crafts and they both make me happy in quite different ways. As the International Day of Happiness is this month LoveCrafts have asked…

Don’t look a gift Pony in the mouth…

I am so excited to share this post with you this week! It is a product review of some knitting needles which I was SO excited to receive. I spoke before when I knitted this hat that I really wished I had some interchangeable knitting needles. In fact, I think I would have avoided making…