That was the month that was…….March 2014

Hello again.

Hey, look at me managing to write the monthly round-up for March when we are only 3 days into April!

In March I have been…………


Designing, Writing Patterns and Knitting lots of new things I can’t tell you about just yet – I will in time, I promise. The picture above is the part of knit design that always scrambles my brain – ugh maths!


Crocheting more Granny squares for a blanket I’m planning. More about this in a future post.


Sorting through my yarn stash that was in the loft. I had forgotten about a lot of what was in these boxes!


Getting excited about Yarn Shop Day in a months time – 3rd May – and my involvement in it. (More about this in a future post.)


Eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday. I bought these pancakes (we also made some) because they were cheap and also because I liked the packaging. Unbeknownst to me, on the inside, there was a knitting reference. And a cat. ♥


Drying my washing on the line in early March and Enjoying the blue skies and sunshine that we have had so much of this month. ♥



Loving these kisses in the sky left by aircraft. Both of these were taken on the same day. ♥


Rescuing a mouse from the jaws of our cat. Little Lad wanted to keep it, I said a cat and a mouse don’t make the best of housemates!





Enjoying that Spring has definitely sprung in the garden. Blooms and blossom everywhere. ♥


Picking flowers from the garden on Mothering Sunday.

And Celebrating Mothering Sunday as my lads think I’m the…


Reading Baby Be Mine by Paige Toon – chick lit. And Y by Marjorie Celona – heartbreaking.

Watching The Great British Sewing Bee on TV. Miranda Hart (such fun!) on tour and Justin Timberlake (brilliant!) in concert.

That was the month that was March 2014.

I was hoping to have written more than just 3 posts in March! I’ve therefore set myself the goal of double that – 6 – or more posts in April.

Thanks for stopping by, I really appreciate it and I hope to see you again soon.

Zoë x

That was the month that was…….February 2014

Hello again.

I realise we are now nearly half way through March but I wanted to do a round up of what went on in February; a little retrospective of last month before I forget!

In February I have been…………


© King Cole Ltd

© King Cole Ltd

Knitting Pandas for a King Cole pattern leaflet.

Knitting how tos and step by steps for a book proposal.


Visiting the Craft, Hobby and Stitch International (Stitches) show at the NEC in Birmingham. (More about this in a future post.)


Enjoying seeing my Gillian the Tortoise toy in Let’s Knit magazine.

© Let's Knit

© Let’s Knit

Spotting knitty references at the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

imageA giant knitted hat in the Olympic Park!

imageAntti Koskinen, the Finnish Coach, knitting at the top of the ski slope. He is working on a communal scarf project that the Finnish Olympic crew will all be adding to as a gift for Finland’s summer Olympic team competing in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. I’m not sure why they will need a scarf in Brazil in summer but it created a lot of interest in Sochi!

Liking the patchwork references on everything.


Find the ideas and inspiration behind it here

Enjoying the first signs of spring in my garden.



Enjoying time out with family visiting a local country park.


Taking time out to enjoy simple pleasures: Earl Grey tea, hot buttered toast, my toadstool patterned Cath Kidston mug and plate and a little bit of granny square crochet!


Wearing my crochet cowl, a LOT.


The pattern will be on here soon!

Reading The Uninvited Guests by Sadie Jones – odd. And Ten Years On by Alice Peterson – lovely.

Watching Call the Midwife, One Born Every Minute (there’s a theme here!) and The Great British Sewing Bee on TV. The Lego Movie (‘everything is awesome’!) at the cinema and Priscilla Queen of the Desert musical (amazing!) at the theatre.

That was the month that was February 2014.

Thanks for stopping by, I really appreciate it and I hope to see you again soon.

Zoë x