Saturday, 18 March 2017


It's been a week since I went to the Edinburgh Yarn festival with Sandra and I'm still reeling with how awesome it was and what a wonderful time we had. I have been enjoying watching other podcasts about the event too. Here is some footage I took to remember the event and the beautiful city of Edinburgh, hope you enjoy it.

Sandra and I got together to record a joint podcast to show off all our EYF 'souvenirs'. There isn't any making content at all - just a load of yarn adoration!!!

See you soon for an update on all my projects, take care

Sam xx

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Podcast Episode 16 - Half Term


Podcast shownotes:

Hoodie fabric and Mat's sock yarn is from

Sew Sweet Violet Etsy shop.

Mothy and the Squid Etsy shop.

Blog post with pattern I'm using to make the Jewels in the Snow crochet blanket.

Where I bought the yarn for the Jewels in the Snow crochet blanket.

Prairie Sock pattern on Ravelry

Voolenvine Yarns

Breathing Space pattern on Ravelry

The Wool Barn

Easy Knits

Thanks for watching,

Sam xx

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Podcast Episode 15 - The Dabbing One

In this podcast I share lots of things that I am currently working on and things I've finished too.
If you would like to view details of any of the crochet or knitting projects check out my Ravelry project page. You can also leave a comment below if you need any further info.

Where I get my fabrics from:


Happy Crafting!

Sam xx


Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Podcast Episode 13 - The Christmas one...

In this podcast I chatter about my #adventsockkal...

another tunic top in a lovely soft knit from using New Look pattern 6412

and a cute sleeveless blouse using New Look pattern K6035...

I've finished my Mother-in-law's shawl...

and I've been treating myself to yarn from:


Merry Christmas

Sam xx

Friday, 11 November 2016

Podcast Episode 11 'Tunic-Slash-Dress'

Lots of chatter in my latest podcast episode. I used a New Look pattern 6412 to make my tunic / dress in a lovely soft grey jersey fabric.

I talk about the mitts I made for my youngest daughter using the Waiting for Winter mitts pattern by Susan B Anderson. The hat I knitted last year is a pattern from issue 139 of Simply Knitting by Kirstie McLeod and I made it up in a lovely cranberry red chunky yarn - Lion brand Vanna's Choice.

The socks I'm knitting in yarn I bought from Tracy at Norah George Yarns on Etsy.

I show you my experiments in dying self-striping yarn in the wrist-warmer sample I'm working on. Thanks to Lara at The Dyers Notebook podcast for sharing a wealth of dying knowledge and lots of inspiration.

The minis I bought are from Herbstblatt Regina on Etsy

The other yarns I have purchased are from Tamiwicolors and Qingfibre

I also tell you about vending at Festiwool.

Thanks for your visit,

take care

Sam xx

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Podcast Episode 10

In this podcast episode I chatter about:

the crochet Uni Blanket I made for my eldest daughter

the crochet rug I made for my youngest daughter

The socks I made from yarn I had dyed up myself (that my middle daughter is modelling here)

The dress I made is a Butterick pattern B6168 and the fabric is from here

my work in progress is a shawl for my Mother-in-law's Christmas present. The yarn is Stylecraft Stars in colour Aqua (1590) and the pattern is the Potter's Shawl by Jen Lucas

I also announce I'm going to be vending at Festiwool in November. If you are planning on coming to this yarn festival please pop by to say hello :o)

Thanks for the visit, 'till next time...

Sam xx