Children

Still Clicking Away

September 10, 2016

Things have been busy here so I have been rather quiet on the blogging front, we have been lucky with fantastic weather so we have been here, there and everywhere, but the needles have been clicking. We took a trip to Glastonbury a few weeks ago, I sat at the bottom of the Tor knitting… Read More

New Forest Fairy Festival 2016

August 16, 2016

we had another lovely weekend at The New Forest Fairy Festival, lots of fun learning new skills with Gypsy Pyskeys, meeting great fairy’s and elfs, basking in the sun, and so much more, just the right spot to be in on such a lovely weekend Most of our outfits were made by Peregrine’s Nest, …little… Read More

Eden project

August 4, 2016

We took our tribe to the Eden project, it is so close but we have never been! so we took our leaf (electric car) to the Eden Projcet plugged it in and went for an explore, by the time we were done the car was fully charged 😀 Disabled access for us mermaids was great, the… Read More

wonder to Mount Edgcumbe

July 31, 2016

This week we had clan (family) come and we took them to some of our favourite places, and that wasn’t even the start of it! We have so many local woods, moorland and more that we could have ventured out to As you may know already we go to 3 wishes faery fest every year… Read More

Purple Lacy Cardigan

July 7, 2016

A good few months back I knitted up a couple of cardigan’s with lots of babies arriving and babies due I have been clicking away at more cardi’s, my latest one is in purple the same design as a pink one I did back in April, I love getting into the rhythm of a lace work pattern,… Read More

Learning To Ride A Bike, Low Motor Skills

July 5, 2016

My son is 10 years old, he has EDS (elhers-danlos-syndrome) also under the category of HMS (hypermobility syndrome) he has had motor skills problems all of his life, he has worked hard and adapted well so that they do not affect him too much. Riding a bike is something a lot of children have learnt… Read More

Cheshire Cat Outfit

May 28, 2016

As you may know by now every year we go to 3 wishes faery festival to celebrate summer solstice, last year I made Peregrine a Cheshire cat outfit apart from the ears all items were worked in the round with a different amount of stitches. I used some lovely fluffy yarn (stylecraft eskimo) I made… Read More

Pirate Knitted Crossover

May 25, 2016

A few weeks ago we went to pirate day, we had lots of fun doing pirate things and doing treasure hunts, but it was cold, very cold, I wore a lovely shawl I knitted and some arm warmers, unfortunately none of us thought to take a photo of me! We did however get to take… Read More

Where did The Bendy Knitter disappear to!?

March 16, 2016

2015 was not a good year for me, my laptop was being incredibly slow and not behaving at all, then one night with a loud crash it broke. When my daughter was born we had hand and foot prints made and these were hanging on the wall they fell down right on top of the… Read More

centenary stitches

September 19, 2014

You may have heard me mention the pattern book for the items I have been knitting recently, this is for the film ‘tell them of us’ many people have put a lot of work into this pattern book and it looks like it is going to be fab! There are loads of pictures to look… Read More

“One Size Fits All”

August 19, 2014

The Knitted crossover I posted yesterday really is “One Size Fits All” On an adult it feels more like an extra warm Knitted shawl it keeps you much warmer than a shawl and is snug,almost like a shawl being warped around you but you don’t have to pit it, or worry about it falling off! On… Read More

boy’s knitted WW1 jumper ready to go

July 26, 2014

As some of you know I have been knitting for the tell the of us project, I have just completed this boys jumper, I think this is for other things planned along side the film, for ww1 events, i think this jumper is for a boys choir who will be singing songs from the past!… Read More

Faery Bubbles!

June 27, 2014

One thing we all love is bubbles right!? My two kids (and us big kids) most certainly do! Faery’s make the most epic bubbles you will ever see! Firstly though I would like to say a massive thank you to Jane (and the lovely pirate at her side!) one morning we got up and dressed… Read More

Back With Human Kind!

June 25, 2014

It has taken a few days and we have been feeling rather ‘festival drunk’ and had ‘festival fever’ it is so unbelievable how chilled out we have been since coming home from 3 wishes faery fest, I feel so much more centred and balanced, it was just what we needed, for all of us! my… Read More

Knitting Needles For EDS & Pain

May 15, 2014

When you are a keen knitter (or any thing else) and you are faced with a condition which over time means you struggle with hobbies you once loved, it can be difficult to accept. This is the case for people with Ehlers-Danols syndrome (EDS) <that’s me! hypermobility syndrome (HMS) and arthritis as well as many… Read More

Our Little Knitters Are So Creative!

May 14, 2014

you may have noticed I haven’t posted in a while, things have been super busy in our house this month, but then when is it not!? I have been doing lots of fun and creative things with my children over the last few weeks, lots of clay, painting and making. I have also been spending… Read More

I’m Glad That Week Is Over!

January 27, 2014

It’s a brand new week and a fresh new start, last week was a hectic one for me, one of those weeks were it gets to the Sunday and you just think to yourself ‘i am glad that week is over with!’ I know this next week will be a busy one but the end… Read More

Why does my son have to count down!!

December 7, 2013

I am sure I did it to my mother and had I known how it makes one feel  …well I probably still would have done it anyway! my son now does it, he’s counting down the days till the green man arrives!! that is Alban Arthan for us on the 21st of December! bit like everyone’s… Read More

Children knit now and then

November 6, 2013

Things are coming along so well with the film so much work put into making it happen and I can’t believe how quickly these people work, it is very impressive! we will get to know more about what we will be knitting soon and although I am positively bursting to get going I have quite… Read More

My number one mess and hassle free way to keep my son quiet

October 26, 2013

My son is messy, noisy,active and well crazy! but i found out, by accident how to keep him quiet and save me a job….who said child labour is bad! yesterday my nan came over for the day, and she brag me lots of goodies 😀  some wool/yarn for me that she won’t use so being… Read More

Positvity from knitting and crafts

October 25, 2013

sleep, we all need it right!? well I get that but I struggle with sleep, some days I take minutes to drop off and have a great night sleep and could go on sleeping all day (sometimes I do because there is no waking me!) but more often than not lately I just can’t sleep… Read More

My witch to go with the turnip!

October 22, 2013

I knitted a witch to go with what my son called a turnip and my daughter declared was a carrot! it’s very basic and am hoping to add some arms and possibly a broom but for now I hope it turns my turnip into a cauldron! it is all knitted with strips of garter stitch… Read More

ancient greek day costume!

October 17, 2013

Greek day finally arrives and we are prepared! tomorrow is Greek day at school and we are ready, I didn’t exactly do much other than making some quick wrist warmers and a thin belt but it has made my son happy we have had a great week making his mask and even made a shield,… Read More

we all cast on in different ways!

October 16, 2013

it’s the one thing (well two…) we can’t avoid, no matter what you want to knit you have to learn how to cast on (and to do a slip knot), everyone has there favourite way to cast on, and everyone is different so which way is the best? I personally don’t think there is a… Read More

It’s meant to be a cauldron!

October 14, 2013

I made this today… I though it was obvious what it was so when I asked my son if he had seen what I made today I really didn’t think this was a hard question… well his response was…a turnip! and when I said no it’s not what else do you think it might be?… Read More

chain stitch, and the morning with my son!

October 12, 2013

it’s rather early especially for me, I have to admit I am lucky, my husband gets up, gives the children breakfast and brings me tea in bed, I know  am very lucky and really appreciate him doing it, once upon a time I got up and made him breakfast and saw him off to work… Read More

Free pattern for a good cause

October 10, 2013

I mentioned in my first post that I met the brilliant duo Ruth and Belinda well I would now like to take the time to tell you a little more about them I recently met them in Exeter at a craft show I knew they would be there selling lovely wools and patterns, I was… Read More

That son of mine, helping to raise money

October 10, 2013

Every morning my husband drops my son off at school, he attends breakfast club, not because we need the extra hours for us but because he goes to school much easier and happier, a year ago he had started playing up in the mornings and breakfast club seemed to turn his behaviour around, I think… Read More

homework! with my barmy son!

October 8, 2013

my son is 7 years old and at 7 he gets homework…or should I say we get homework…next week is ancient GREEK day, so he is (more like we are) making a mask and I am making a costume! most parents will buy one (these are sensible parents!) but I have been requested to make… Read More

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