My little brother and his partner are due to have a baby tomorrow, 1st July.  They found out that it will be a boy and have decided to name him Thomas.  So with the arrival of a new baby, I have decided to make a few things. firstly a fleece blanket with hood, a cuddly jumper, again with a hood, and I found a pattern for a teddy bear that looks fantastic…. Read More

I am very happy to have been featured by Beautiful Knitters ・・・ Meet E, from the United Kingdom! 🇬🇧 E lives by the sea in a village in North West England with his partner and their two Staffies. – Favourite yarn store: My favourite has to be @stephen.and.penelope in Amsterdam. Living in the UK, it’s a little far to go to every week, but I would if I could. – Favourite yarn:… Read More

We are mid way through May 2017 and I have just finished making my 4th pair of socks. I decided to use a variety of yarns from DK to 3 ply. I had used double knit for the first pair of socks, and since my Mum had given me a huge stash of yarn she would not be using I decided to use Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo, and the pattern I used… Read More

We all wear them, and I had seen people on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram showing off their hand-knitted ones. Loving a challenge I decided to pick up my needles and give it a go. My first pair I made for my hubby, however, he put them in a hot wash and they are good for either a child or someone with really small feet. The pattern I decided to use was Colonel… Read More

4/5 years ago I watched a storm of gay guys and girls on social media big up Hilary and literally demand that she be the next president of the USA.  Today I see the complete opposite and am witness to hate and vitriol from the exact same people who wanted her in last time. What has changed I wonder? What makes these people love on day then hate the next, and call… Read More

Queen Elizabeth II reaches her 90th birthday.  Quite a landmark for anyone, not only the longest serving British Monarch but the oldest serving British Monarch. The photograph above was taken by Annie Leibovitz, showing The Queen with her great-grandchildren and youngest grandchildren. From left: James, Viscount Severn; Lady Louise Windsor; Mia Tindall (holding the Queen’s handbag); Princess Charlotte; Savannah Phillips; Prince George and Isla Phillips I hope that when I am 90 I am… Read More