April 2013

Horseplay With The Hook

While I was in Denmark earlier in the month a message with a fun order ticked into my mail box. I usually say I don’t “do” commissions, but then again, I do “do” commissions, but only when my creative freedom is not constrained. Fortunately, this was the case again this time. This was an order […]

The Rhythm Of Crochet

A while ago, (a year to be exact, I have just been reliably told, cough-cough! How time flies!) I was given a gorgeous and very inspiring gift. I was given a piece of crochet music. Donal wrote a pretty little tune for me all inspired by the rhythm of my crochet hook. Honestly, it doesn’t […]

Knitting All Sorts

I had to make some Christmas presents, as I’m sure every crafter in the world was compelled to doing. Beanies For The Boyoz and a Ice Cowl for Herself. For some reason it was my knitting needles I turned to for the most part. That seems to happen to me every Christmas for some reason… […]

The Bookworm – A Marker of Books

When I teach project classes I love having small projects that people can actually manage to make the best part of during class. There is nothing like the achieve of that after a couple of hours work, it boosts the confidence and makes it feel good not only to have mastered a technique but having […]

Elfie It Is

The sweetest little live wire of a happy, charming five year old was the one to come up with ‘The Name’. Elfie it is, the name of the elephant worked for my Amigurimi Class, the first class is on Friday in The Yarn Room in Ashford, Co Wicklow. I hope Elfie will be happy with […]

Spaced Out Head

I have developed a severe cold, everything included… I am feeling light-headed and a bit spaced out by it and I am armed with man size tissues at all times. Suppose it would be naive to think I could manage to go a whole autumn and winter without a cold at least. It has obviously […]

Meet Hamish The Lion

I am preparing some Amigurumi Classes and worked out the lion Hamish over the weekend. Hamish is not quite made in the right style as he is joined together, albeit in crochet, but according to Japanese tradition this should not be the case, it should be worked as one large round but Hamish works best […]