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Current Projects

So I’m a busy little bee. Doing lots, never seem to be doing nothing…at least I am being productive! One of the customers at my mothers shop made me giggle, asking me if I ever put my knitting needles down, my mothers reply being ‘No! Never!’ hehe. Well stuff just doesn’t knit itself! I also have a latch hook rug on the go and a cross stitch pattern!


I’m knitting a hat in super chunky. A bolero in DK (shaded blue colour type yarn?!) and a sampler blanket, I’ve done the first square, a bobbly one, now I’m doing a stockinette one. Doing the blanket in DK also.


Winnie will be holding a balloon when he is done!

Lots of shading in this little fairy! May take me a while!

Stitches and Purls



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Socks! Bed ones



Whilst knitting my first hat, doing a long (sorta boring) band I thought I would have a go at these lacy bed socks in the letsknit magazine.

The photos show what I have done so far. I think I might have possibly gone wrong somewhere. Not sure though! The yarn was donated to me by a lovely friend. There was no label on it. I have done this post on my phone (watching Dexter…couldn’t bear moving!) The pattern is called Dreamy page 42 oct edition.
Stitches and Purls xoxox

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Current Project – My First Hat!

So amongst the birthdays, cake baking and work I have started my first hat! Yay! I searched the web for an easy one to attempt. But failed…miserably. So I decided to have a bash at the Kizzy Pattern in the LetsKnit Magazine. (The same issue as the Clarissa Gloves).


So this is what I have so far. Nothing amazing. 🙂 I’ve decided I am going to do this hat without the flower.I personally think it looks silly with the flower. So hopefully I shall have finished it in a week or so. What I have knitted so far is the band at the front, I keep putting it to my forehead to see how much furthur I need to go for it to go all the way round my head haha.

Mum decided that she was going to knit something in this super chunky yarn she found.

She decided on this! She’s done it and given it to me 😛

I’m too much of a short arse to get it all in a photo! But bring on the snow! I’m ready!

Stitches and Purls xoxox


Saturday ^_^ – Lots Has Been Done

I have been one busy little bee today! I even had a lie in! Which is shocking stuff for me as I never sleep in. Any who, I have knitted another Wendy Scarf which I started last night and finished this afternoonish;


I finished the Baby Heart that I was knitting.

This is my first ever stuffed toy, I’m rather happy with it. Going to thread ribbon through it and make it a bag charm (Mum’s idea). I did want it to be a keyring, I just think it would be far too big for that!

I also started and finished the right glove from the Clarissa pattern. I am doing them in black.

I haven’t sowed it up yet, but you get the idea. ( I did this one without asking for any help too!)


Today I have also done some baking! I made my own frosting and everything!

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!

Stitches and Purls xoxo






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Baby Hearts by Audrey Wilson

So I was browsing Ravelry for something quick and cute to do. And I came across a pattern by Audrey Wilson, for these cute little love hearts, you can find them by clicking

I’ve just done the front of the heart so far, took me about an hour to do. I thought it was a simple enough pattern to practice increasing before I venture into the world of hats and socks, also anything else that really needs increasing in it.  ^_^ Mum and I went halves on this magazine which has a zillion patterns of funky socks, hats etc in. I want to knit everything! Showed off my gloves at my mum’s shop today! 😀 Any way, for the little hearts I am using;


It’ in shade 77, a nice vibrant pink! Perfect colour for a heart I think!


Hmmm photo is out of focus, but this is what I have so far! Came out bigger than I thought. But hey ho! I will have this done soon!


Stitches and Purls xoxox

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Current Project- Clarissa Mittens (Pattern out of Lets Knit!)

So mother pop into my room yesterday with the latest Lets Knit magazine to show me these mittens. She said it would be a good idea to make them to learn about increasing and decreasing. So I thought lets cast on! I wanted to do some fingerless gloves for myself and my friend, so this was perfect. 🙂


I decided to use King Cole Pricewise Double Knitting in shade 306. I think it is a lovely shade of blue. 4mm needles are needed for this project.




I have only done one glove at the moment, the right hand one. And oh the fun I had reading this pattern. It’s my first time reading a knitting pattern and trying to recreate the instructions to make something. I said to mum that it’s all in a foreign language! I’m glad mum was on hand though to help correct mistakes and help me understand the pattern, the abbreviations and showing me how to do the different stitches (I’m a visual learner).

From this pattern I have learnt how to;

  • Increase stitches
  • Decrease stitches
  • Picot Cast off (That was fun understanding what the pattern meant)
  • Division for a thumb
So it has full filled it’s purpose of what mum suggested it for! All in all I had fun doing this. I just need to do the left hand now! Mum wants a pair, so does my Aunt. My friend also wants a pair! So I better get cracking! I will post some photos of the pairs I have done when I have done them! Here are some photos of what I have done so far. 🙂
Stitches and Purls xoxo


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