Craftwork · yarn

Purple Bliss

Another of my eBay bargain purchases, I was on my way to bed, paused to have a peek on eBay and saw this yarn. Convinced the bidding would go far beyond what I was prepared to pay, I left a measly bid and went to bed. I was so surprised when I found out I'd won,… Continue reading Purple Bliss

Craftwork · Knitting · yarn

I’ve Got The Blues

But in a good way! As a result of bargain hunting on eBay, my new old yarn arrived this morning, there are actually 5 balls, but I'm using one for a new design...more of that later. The yarn is Sirdar Soft Cotton aran, and it really is soft...and squishy...and yarny and...oh the joy of new… Continue reading I’ve Got The Blues

cat · Craftwork · humour · Knitting · yarn


Needed something to make me laugh this morning, one of my designs is fighting back, I've tried knitting it, purling it, threw two colours at's just not working. So I shall take a deep breath, have a mug of strong tea, then try again. Failure is not an option!

Craftwork · crochet · yarn

Organza Yarn

Sometimes yarn is delivered vacuum packed with all the life sucked out of it, sometimes it's delivered squished into a plastic bag...but sometimes you get a special treat. This is how my yarn has just arrived from the Wool Warehouse, in a pretty organza bag with ribbons, WOW!! The yarn is Lily Sugar'n Cream, a massive… Continue reading Organza Yarn

Craftwork · Tutorial · yarn

How to Wind a Center-Pull Ball By Hand

1) Tie a slip knot in the end of your yarn. 2) Tighten this slip knot on your winding tool. I like to pull this slip knot tight in the hook of the crochet hook, or high up toward the end of the knitting needle, to keep it out of the way. 3) Hold your… Continue reading How to Wind a Center-Pull Ball By Hand