Saturday, August 31, 2013

And the winner is....

Laura Hegarty, Artygal on Ravelry :)
Congratulations sweetie!!!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Back to School ... *Sighs*

Today I had to give my children back to that place they go to to learn stuff the Man deems to be useful and important *sigh* 

I love spending the Summer with them, getting back on their levels, re-learning the things that make them tick and doing lots of laughing. Don't get me wrong, there's plenty of frustration and grumpiness too, what family doesn't have this,  but you can't appreciate the good if there is nothing to compare it to :) 
And what a summer we had! A once in a lifetime holiday to Orlando in Florida was the highlight of it for them, I just enjoyed having my babies back for a little while.
Each Summer flies by so quickly, and before I know it, they'll be all grown up and leading their everyday lives apart from mine, so I gotta grab these opportunities while I can.

♥ I love you guys, I hope this next year at school is a happy one, and that you achieve everything you set out to do ♥


Monday, August 26, 2013

Competition Time! Paying it forward!!

I won a competition, something that is very rare, probably because I don't enter that many, so it stands to reason :P
The lovely Judith ( elvetje on Ravelry) very kindly offered up a copy of 'Hatopia' on her blog to help widen the word about the fundraising effort over in 'Mutonia' 
All I had to do was leave a comment, and a random number generator picked lil ol' me!!
As I already have a copy of 'Hatopia', I have decided to pay this wonderful gift forward :D
So, all you need to do is leave me a comment, and you'll win Judith's copy of 'Hatopia' (which will be electronically gifted to you as a PDF) and a skein of semi~Precious sock, custom~dyed if you wish, or you can alternatively choose a pre~dyed skein from the shop 

Don't forget to let me know how to contact you, should the random number generator be your friend :D

* * The competition will close at 9pm on Saturday 31st August * *

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Got the T-Shirt and the Hat :)

This is my finished Arkanoid :D
It’s been on the needles for ages *shame* and with the ‘Save Mutonia’ fundraiser happening at the moment, I thought finishing it might be a good idea, as it’s featured in Hatopia :D
Am soooo happy with it!!


Thursday, August 08, 2013


As you all know, there's an ongoing Fundraiser to help save my friends home, 'The Yard', in Santarcangelo di Romagna, Italy. As time goes on, the threat of eviction from this beautiful, creative place becomes more real :( 
They need to raise a heck of a lot of money to pay for legal fees, and I want to help.
A hat made with my yarn is featured in the book, 'Arkanoid' something which makes me feel SO proud, and to coincide with the books release, I will donate £4 from the sale of every skein of semi~precious in August, to the 'Save Mutonia' fund.
I am also planning to dye up a limited edition batch of semi~Precious, 10 skeins, all the same colour ... so watch this space :D
Don't forget, if there's a colour you don't see in the shop, the offer also extends to custom dyes of semi~Precious! Just buy a custom dye, and I'll do it for you :)

If you want to know more about the whole situation over on the yard, please visit WoollyWormheads Blog

9/8/2013 Donated £20

14/08/2013 Donated £12

17/08/2013 Donated £16

 20/08/2013 Donated £20

28/08/2013 Donated £24

Silvia rocking 'Arkanoid'!!
 (all photos reproduced with the very kind permission of their owner, WoollyWormhead)

Wednesday, August 07, 2013


It's been a long time since I actually made finished a pair of socks. Too long, in fact I think I may have caught the sock knitting bug again!!

These were my 'Holiday knitting', as we recently went on a family holiday to Florida. They absolutely flew off the needles, as I had plenty of time to knit ... haha!! 
Might also have had a little something to do with the yarn, Flump Sock. 

'Still Waters Run Deep'
I absolutely love knitting with this stuff.... it's yummy!!