Showing posts with label knitting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label knitting. Show all posts

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Another Thank You!

Before I begin with my usual ramblings! (I have a great topic for you today) I would like to say a big Thank you to the lovely Mrs Crafty B for featuring me on her 'Meet the Maker' blog this week...
http://www.mrscraftyb.co.uk/    Go on, take a look!


Saturday, 19 January 2013

Snow Day Dilemma

Well hello there you!

As most of you will know, we had quite a bit of snow in the South West yesterday...
(Didn't Sherborne look pretty?)

And today, whilst we haven't had any more snow fall, what we had yesterday is showing no signs of melting.  So, I am going to stay in and make stuff! Sounds like a plan, but what is she going to make, I hear you say...

A snow day, might just turn out to be the perfect day for knitting some more of my Caramel Cardigan...


Or perhaps do some more of my Tulip Cardigan...


Or maybe even crochet some more of my triangle shawl, using up all the waste 4ply yarn that I have hanging around the house...


Then of course, there is the Granny-a-Day project that needs constant attention... that even has it's own page!!

And so the list goes on...

The problem is whilst a snow day is obviously the perfect crafting day - its cold out, warm in the house, the woodburner is blazing, the kettle is on and my yarn mountain is calling to me, my biggest issue is where to start, I imagine an idyllic picture of myself curled up my the fire, mug of steaming coffee at my side, perfectly creating a woolly masterpiece, but I don't know where to start! Instead, I spend half the morning, washing up, putting clean clothes away, filling the washing machine, getting coal in from the shed, and so on, so now at almost lunch time I am faced with the possibility that I have frittered away my perfect crafting day on housework and internet surfing instead of actual crafting! Aaarrghhhh...

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Eeeek!

Q. How excited am I? 
A. Toooo Excited!!!

I am delighted to inform my dedicated band of followers that you can now read a 'Meet the Maker' interview with me on the fabulous 
http://yarnspy.wordpress.com/2013/01/17/caroline-makes-it/#
It is such a great opportunity to talk unapologetically about my love of crafting with yarn. I hope you enjoy the read, and do add Yarn Spy to your blog list, it's a great read dedicated to all things yarny!

In other news...
Had a great morning at work (http://www.sherbornetapestry.co.uk/) managed to help a good few people with their crafty needs and re-vamped the window with the new Bergere de France range of yarn. There are some beautiful colours available and if it's not in stock we can always order it in. It's the same company that have bought out the new Knit and Stitch weekly collectors magazine, and it is a dream to knit with.

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Hello and Welcome to my Blog!

Who would have thought that little ol' me would get blogging!

Anyway, here I am, and for those of you who don't know me, here is a little synopsis.
Wife and mother of one, living and working in Dorset.

My passions in life largely revolve around yarn! Knitting, crochet, sewing, you name it, I love it! I have a shop on Folksy http://folksy.com/shops/carolinemakesit where I sell handmade loveliness in the form of scarves, bags, and other accessories.

I also work part time in a local wool shop http://www.sherbornetapestry.co.uk/ which is fabulous as I get to play with lots of wool, help the lovely people of Sherborne with their woolly woes and design new and interesting window displays! And finally, I also volunteer one day a week at Sue Ryder www.sueryder.org .

So that's about it, now you know about me!

You can also find me on twitter https://twitter.com/carolinemakesit