The Innocent Big Knit

Knitting miniature hats? Um, of course I’m in.
For the fifth year in a row now Innocent smoothies have run the Innocent Big Knit in aid of Age Action. What happens is – you knit a teeny hat {pattern can be found here}, donate it to Innocent or directly to an Age Action charity shop, said adorable hats are popped onto unsuspecting bottled beverages, and for every fashionable fruit drink purchased, 30 cent goes towards supporting older people during the colder and lonelier months.
I jumped on board this year and so far I’ve produced one measly practice hat. Black and white stripes with some faux hydrangeas. Yummy, no? And are you really all that surprised? …

I’m hoping to whip up a couple fancier hats in the coming weeks. I’m thinking skulls, kitties, possibly tandem hats – we’ll see. Or even better – got any crafty ideas?
As for the rest of this week, check back here on Friday as I’ll be sharing my latest and biggest revamp to date. Totes cannot wait.
xx A

My lovely scarf

I heart autumn. The mostest. I can hardly wait for the first crisp morning of the year, so I get the perfect excuse to grab my favourite scarf. I knitted this baby more than 10 years ago as my very first knitting project. I remember picking out the yarn in our local craft store back in Canada, where I probably first fell for dark red and plum tones. Once I got into the swing of things {two plain, two purl, repeat ad nauseum}, I bought two more skeins. Thanks to my inability to stop knitting, it grew to more than 6ft long, which means it wraps perfectly around me about a gazillion times.

It took me ages to knit, but I was so proud of myself when it was finally finished. I’ve piled this mother on me every day this week as autumn has finally set in here. So happy! I know. Most of you probably think I’m crazy for liking cold weather. Mittens, snuggles, hot drinks – c’mon!

And in case you’d like to now how the title of this post is meant to sound, just substitute ‘horse’ with ‘scarf’ …

I want it now – knitted lamps

I crept these knitted lamps by Cillian Johnston at the Showcase Ireland Expo way back in January. I meant to blog about them, but as you can tell, I forgot. 

How awesome are these? Quite stylish I think. A cool mix of contemporary and traditional. You can find out more about these knitted delights right here.

Happy Thursday all! We’re almost there …