Saving the world, one crafty thing at a time


December 2015

Merry Christmas and all that jazz

Its that time of year again where there is so much mess, chaos and noise that you can’t think straight and start wondering if you’ve burnt the food for the first time all year – Christmas day. The glory of our so much celebrated holiday. Its been a dreary day where I live, along with all the chaos and running around just like that turkey in the over…headless…ah but we’ve survived and alas, the house is silent and a well warned rest with hook or needles and some tasty, tasty yarn can be had. Which is exactly what I’ve been doing.


Today I picked Sophie back up. Oh how I’ve missed her…remind me not to put her down again until I’m done. I ha e also been working on other projects, as you all know most recently I completed an evil minion commission and then started the kitty cat tote. Well in good old fashioned me style, I’ve also started another minion blanket but this time its a regular yellow one made in squares to look like a retro 8 bit gaming character. Once I have some more done I will show you all some photos. However, back to Sophie for a little while longer this evening.

All happy season greetings and whatnot to those who prefer yarn over….well, most things really haha.

Goddess Shawl

This has been in the works for some time now and i was making it for myself but then I decided to gift it to my mum for Christmas so I thought it was high time to finish it. I have been working in it, adding bits every so often and yesterday I completed it.

I had not blocked it at the time of the photos but have since fine this. The original pattern calls for 58×124.5cm on average and after blocking I came out with 58x134cm.

Yarn used is James C. Brett Moonlight Sonata (shade SM8). It goes from almost white, through cream, mocha and brown and back again. To me, this yarn is fine and can quite easily be used with 3mm and below hooks even though the label calls it double knit.

(Pictures do not show colours the best)






Kitty Cat Large Tote Bag

Started my next commission which is, clearly a large tote. This is a pattern by The Perfect Knot. Its working up fairly quick, even if I’ve only just started I expect it to be finished soon. I’ve also decided to line the bag just before o are the while thing together to avoid things slipping through the holes.


I’ve changed the colour scheme to include dark purple, black and light purple instead of the suggested bright pink, light pink and white. Just completing number 6 (showing 5) out of 48, with only two more being multicoloured, so super quick it should be from that point.

I may also customise it slightly as the cat applique is not wanted so may add something special instead of. Just for that extra something.

Evil Minion completion

I am back. I have finally, finally, after around 25,000 stitches, completed the evil minion blanket I was commissioned to do for a Christmas present. Its a paid pattern by Lucy Barnes and comes with the option for different versions (one or two eyed, eye lids etc.)

I went off the grid as I knew I would be even more distracted and would never get it done. But now I have so here I am.

Here is the blanket




Yes, it owns its own locks if hair above each eye and the eyes, hair, mouth, teether, straps, buttons emblem in the pocket and the pocket itself are all individual items that I’ve stitched on once the blanket was complete.

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