Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Making Christmas


This year, I've laid off the gift knitting, but the cookie cutters are getting a work out. I'm looking forward to spending time with family & friends. (And to my mammy's roast spuds.) I hope you all have a peaceful festive season.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Buttons


I love buttons. I can easily spend quite a while sorting through the button jar to find the right button, and if nothing seems right I'll happily get extra sets of buttons becauseI can't be sure of the colour under artificial shop lighting. I seem to recall rifling through my mother's button tin as a child, just for the pleasure of looking at all the different colours & shapes, and still rather enjoy arranging them by colour, size etc.

Which is all a rather long winded way of saying that I probably have a rather excessive button collection. But as long as they fit in the button jar....

(I'm pretty sure I said the same when all my yarn fit into one plastic tub.)

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Happy Camper

I am delighted to announce that I have just published instructions for Tír Chonaill* - the Baby Wearing Edition (project originally blogged here). The instructions are available to download here on Ravelry
You will also need to purchase a copy of Kate Davies' original Tír Chonaill pattern available here.

This blanket has been getting plenty of use as I tend to bring the little one for a walk every day. There have been no more little gasps from her when a sudden gust of wind hits, so I assume its doing its job well. I've been pleasantly surprised by the positive feedback I've received for this project. I really enjoyed knitting it, & hope that by sharing instructions, I can encourage other baby-wearers to show off their knitting too.

*I am also rather happy that I have learned how to type vowels with fadas on the Mac; as a pedant with a c úpla focail as Gaeilge the lack of that wee slanty line was really bothering me. It changes how the words are pronounced, you know!?