Wednesday, 11 January 2012


About three years ago, when I was only just learning to knit, I designed and made my brother a mobile phone case. It was black and red and simply said 'Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha' all over it, at his request. (He was very keen on the latest Batman movie at the time.) A mere three months later - despite his current phone being still box fresh - he purchased a new one he liked better. As teenagers are prone to do. One that was a completely different size.

The case became a relic.

Ever since, he has dropped hints not even at all subtly that he would like the case re-knitted in a bigger size.

Well... I didn't find it that fun to knit in the first place. Sorry! Selfish of me, I know. But these projects take time, even if just a few hours. I have to feel that they're worthwhile.

At least another phone later, he owns an Apple one and had complained the plastic case was dull and slipped regularly out of his hand. He's in university at the moment and attends a lot of fancy dress parties, if his Facebook photos serve me well. Hence I decided to make a case that incorporate this interest. Basing it on the Pixel People available here, I made a cross stitch that resembles me and him together at one of those parties, who we would most likely pretend to be. I then glued it into a plastic case with a whole heap of grip to the sides. No more throwing your phone across crowded bars, little bro!

Last Christmas post, I PROMISE. I did make a small reindeer hat for a child but it's cool, you can just imagine. Go ahead.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Get chuffed, Dad!

My Mum asked me to knit my dad a tank top for Christmas whilst simultaneously trying to convince him any time he perused them in stores that he couldn't possibly want to own one.

Luckily, it paid off.

Monday, 19 December 2011

Deck The Halls

I daren't have tried persuading my boy to go halves on a tree (he calls upon his Jewishness particularly hard at this time of year...) but I also couldn't resist decorating just slightly.

So, I knit fourteen of these little blighters and strung them together. I already had lots of red wool left over from other projects (this one included.)

Darren referred to them as 'The Mitten Parade' after I'd tacked them up. I liked that.

Saturday, 26 November 2011

What sound do bunnies make?

For information, slippers seem silent.

I made these from this pattern but I should have felted them a little longer, I fear. Felt first timer. They're perfect, but not as rigid as the pattern photographs suggest they should be. I'm taking this as an excuse to another pair for my mother in white.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

‎'In the Hollywood of the late 1940s, it was a fad to listen to someone talk seriously about something, and then say "Oh, shit" in a normal conversational tone without changing your expression.'

- Noted within The Girl Who Walked Home Alone by Charlotte Chandler

Wednesday, 6 July 2011


We're contemplating moving again. I'm scared of how many things there will be to find boxes for (temporarily) and new homes for (permanently). How much can I get for my materialism on eBay? Or is the market saturated with the stuff during this financial climate?

Image was found whilst browsing here.

Everything I Have, 2008 By Simon Evans. (Pen, paper, scotch tape, white out60 1/4 X 40 1/8 inches)

Wednesday, 8 June 2011


Up until relatively recently, I'd walk past this fellow every day on my route home. He was right opposite my house thus almost signalling the end of my journey, but I think there's more to the fact that I entirely adored him than that.

Hey, you!

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

I wish we would never sit still.

Inspiration for whilst we're all so lively and won't pipe down. I wish this could be my holiday.

Rapha Continental – The Movie from RAPHA on Vimeo.

Found on their website, which gives lots of information about how awesome they really are.

I wish we could stay in one place.

If I knew I'd never have to move home again, this is what I'd do.

The Library from Sergey Stefanovich on Vimeo.

Found here.