Fantastic Mr Fox

Following on in the series of Valentines gifts (2016: Mr Donk), this year I somehow found time to bring Mr Fox into being.

I have so much Rowan Felted Tweed yarn after all those baable hats – it’s certainly coming in handy!

Mr Fox and Mr Donk are very good friends now, so a happy ending, and question mark for next year…


Pin the tail on the donkey

I have this ongoing crush on Rowan’s felted tweed wool, and keep buying a ball of it here and there with not much idea of what to do with it.

Thankfully Mr Donk has provided me with a productive excuse for snapping up two additional colours.

Mr Donk gets his tail pinned on

And when I finished Mr Donk, I had enough of each colour left to set aside for a much-coveted baa-ble hat. And also an excuse to buy some new firey orange and stone blue felted tweed for the ground and sky!

The donkey pattern is from Toft. I’m looking forward to making many other creatures! Perhaps I’ll have enough orange left over for the fox…

All yarn was purchased in Wales’s finest knitting shop, the Wool Croft in Abergavenny.

The Grand Reveal: Christmas 2013

This year I only bought one Christmas present – and it was a bit of an afterthought anyway. The one bought present was a pack of 6 Le Corbusier notecards, for my dad to send me letters with, purchased from an awesome little shop in Abergavenny called FortySix. Incidentally, they also had a big book of treehouses from Phaidon, but I resisted the temptation and turned my energies towards my own gingerbread treehouse instead.

Here’s what I made for people:

  • A dress
  • Several ties
  • Two bobble hats (the pompom was added later to one…)
  • Change purses
  • A reversible bow-tie
  • A pair of socks
  • A shawl/collar thing
  • A skirt
  • A long scarf
  • Coffee cup sleeves

And here are some photos of the above:

I’m looking forward to being able to make some stuff for myself, finally! And get a move on turning some of the stacks of Liberty fabric I’ve accumulated this year into clothes, especially now that the Spring/Summer 2014 collection of prints has now launched. Luckily, I don’t truly covet any of the ones I’ve seen – so far!


This week I’ve been plugging away at an utterly pointless crocheted doodle during my daily commute, between finishing Silas Marner and starting In Defence of Politics.

Made using a 1.25mm hook and Anchor linen crochet thread
Made using a 1.25mm hook and Anchor linen crochet thread

I’m slightly overexcited by how pretty it is; but it has absolutely no function whatsoever and William Morris would give me a telling-off. No matter – I’ve already started another.

I also thought, walking home from work past Big Ben, that it would be awesome to do a crocheted version of the clock face’s lattice-work. Whether or not to include the Roman numerals is the next debate…