The Pirinoa Poncho

A few months ago, Mary Furness-Weir of Maniototo Wool, approached me to help her design a child's poncho. I was intrigued by the concept that she suggested, and thought it would be a nice challenge to design a garment for a change, so I said yes. Today, after much swatching and discussion and test knitting (thanks Mary!), we... Continue Reading →

Knitting a bat

While we were in the shop picking up some Halloween decorations last week, the young boy spotted a 'make your own kit'. "Ooh, mum!, can we get this!?" he asked excitedly. " Yes, as long as you do it yourself - it's your kit, OK?" "OK!" We got home.  The kit instructions proved completely indecipherable.... Continue Reading →

Wooper

Many of you dear readers will know by now that my little boy is a great fan of knitted soft toys (plushies).  Especially ones that have anything to do with Pokémon.  So imagine my delight when researching Pokémon toys on Ravelry to stumble across the wonderful Alyssa, who creates amazing amigurumi knitting and crochet patterns!... Continue Reading →

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