Samantha Slippers

I just realised that I have once again forgotten to take photos of my knitting. I have a blue shawl that is nearly finished and is quite possibly my most gigantic one yet. It is colossal. I cannot wait to cast it off… mostly because I want the needles to get stuck into a Bedford […]

What’s the craic?

Last week was busy musically and quiet otherwise – I had a concert with a saxophonist in town (which went really well and we got a great audience) but my sewing machine was at the repair man. Actually, it was at the man who takes it to the repair man. This may be useful information […]

Bits and bobs

Soon after my last post, I ran into some trouble with my sewing machine. In short, it ground to a halt and no amount of jigging about would fix it. I opened it up to find a cog had partially disintegrated so off to the repair shop it went. I’ve been busy with other things! […]

FO: Grey wool dress

Ok, this is the last one for a while now – I have stacks of knitting to show, plans to discuss. Pattern: Anna Dress by Amy Butler. Fabric: 1.5m of grey, blue and black plaid from Fabrics Galore (K&S show), €18 approx. Lining, €4.50 from Murphy Sheehy’s (caught just as they were closing; my thanks […]

FO: Seasonal Shorts

At least this way I will definitely have a pair of shorts when our one day of summer arrives! All joking aside, this was a most enjoyable project. It’s difficulty suited me well and I learned many things from it. Pattern: Shorts from Burda magazine, 6/11. Fabric: Home dec cotton from Murphy Sheehy’s. I wasn’t […]