Quick Knit Chunky Winter Set

Quick and easy chunky knit hat, scarf and fingerless mittensI do occasionally swap my crochet hook for knitting needles, and this week I’ve made a winter set for my youngest child.

Knitting projects need to be quick and easy for me, or they are a non-starter, plus I have to pick yarns to match the hooks I have, rather than the other way around, so I chose a chunky yarn and found a colourway that spoke to me of the recipient.

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How to crochet an i-cord

Crochet i-cord comparisonI’ve just taught myself how to crochet an i-cord! I may be a little late to the party, I know this technique has done the rounds, but as I was looking for help online, I didn’t find exactly the information I wanted, so I thought it might be helpful to set out my version of how to make a crochet i-cord here. Read More

First of May

First of MayHello lovely month of May!

(I think May is my second favourite month, after September, but who’s counting).

The month comes with two powerful scent memories for me, from two sides of my life.

First is the powerfully evocative scent of may blossom (hawthorn) and cow parsley together in the sunshine.

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