Friday, 25 December 2015

Merry Christmas!

Friday, 6 November 2015

Swallowtail Lace Shawl

It's finally finished! I've been working on this shawl for seven months and I'm so glad to be finished!  Not just because it looks lovely and feels incredibly snug but because my sanity can't take anymore dropped stiches, forgotten yarn overs and loopy nupps. If you are going to attempt this shawl, make sure you have heaps of perseverance.

Friday, 16 October 2015

What's on my spindle #1

Having recently finished knitting my latest knitting project, the Swallowtail Shawl, (just waiting for the blocking equipment to arrive!) I've turned my attention towards learning to use a support spindle.

Friday, 9 October 2015

Fist Full of Euros

It's high noon. The heat is baking. You have just strolled into a sleepy mountain village. The square is cobbled, a church on the left hand side where a few locals are sat nearby in their rocking chairs as they eye you up.  All that is missing are a few dry tumbling weeds. You can hear the theme tune from one of Clint Eastwood's spaghetti westerns in your head, 'Wah Waaah WAAH!'...

Friday, 25 September 2015

Battered Halloumi Cubes

Ah, Halloumi. The squeaky cheese. There are few things that can make cheese even better than it already is. Batter is one of em! An idea that wouldn't have occurred to me if I hadn't seen it on a menu when dining out at a Village Inn Pub. Here, I try to recreate the warm cheesy yumminess.

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