Hi, I’m Su, a mum of one, passionate about journaling and affirmations and how they can help us to discover and live our best lives every day. Thanks for visiting!
When I feel like things are spinning out of control I will stop and ask myself one question. When was the last time I did something for me? And I can guarantee that the answer will be ages ago. Taking time for yourself can feel frivolous, especially if you are a busy mum, and when…Keep reading
After a difficult few years navigating a pandemic alongside all the usual life stuff, the realisation that life is short and precious is probably not a new one. For me it began a year before when we lost someone far too soon. This had a profound effect on me and led to a lot of…Keep reading
I mainly knit toe-up socks as I hadn’t found a stretchy enough cast-on to get cuff-down socks over my heels comfortably. Instead I would finish my socks with Jeny’s surprisingly stretchy bind-off. But while testing the second edition of my Keep It Simple Socks I got to thinking if there was a corresponding cast-on, something…Keep reading
A seamless finish can make your socks look and feel great, but a lot of knitters are put off projects that involve this technique as it looks incredibly complicated. But never fear, as with most things it’s not as bad as it looks, and once you get going there is actually a really nice rhythm…Keep reading
Since the whole Ravelry debacle last summer I have been left unable to use the site for long periods. This is likely to be reduced even further at the end of this month as the ‘classic’ version is officially taken down, While my reaction is nowhere near as severe as that of other users it…Keep reading
I realise that I have been talking about Payhip a lot lately but that I probably haven’t really explained what it is. So what is Payhip? Payhip is a site for purchasing PDFs and other digital files online and was been chosen by many designers as a safe alternative for knitters to buy patterns, after…Keep reading
You will have heard me say many times before how much I dislike knitting with double pointed needles (DPNs) so I won’t hold it against you for being a little surprised by the title of today’s blog post! I still think that the traditional five needle set of DPNs are frustrating, fiddly, painful when sat…Keep reading
Well, this isn’t how I expected to be writing my first blog post of the year. Normally I would be sitting on the sofa with Bronte curled up next me, laptop on my knee and cup of tea in hand, enjoying the peace and quiet that always falls once my husband and son have gone…Keep reading
How much time do you take for yourself? I know I’m guilty of putting myself at the bottom of the list, especially when it feels like there are so many more important things to be done. But let me just tell you, you are important and deserve to be at the top of that list. There…Keep reading
Christmas can be the most hectic time of the year. From finding the right presents, putting up the decorations, writing cards, finding a boys sparkly party costume for the school play, distributing said cards and presents, need I go on? While we are busy running around doing all these things, there is one thing that…Keep reading
It can be disheartening when you find a pattern that you love, but is for a yarn that you either can’t wear or can’t afford. But that doesn’t mean you can’t create the pattern of your dreams. This is where yarn substitution comes in. For some this can seem quite scary as it isn’t an…Keep reading
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