#imapiece comes to Manchester!

The Craftivist Collective finally has a chapter in Manchester and it’s galvanised the crafting community up north, which is now embroiled in making jigsaw pieces as part of the #imapiece campaign to tackle world hunger.


My vintage tea party

I thought I’d do a bit of a vintage tea party for my birthday. Take a looksie!

Five minutes with Kyoko Nakayoshi

I’ve found the knitting pattern for knitting my Christmas jumper by Christmas – and have had a lovely chat with the designer, Kyoko Nakayoshi!

Five minutes with Nicky Epstein

Nicky Epstein is the genius behind knitting books like Knitting On Top Of The World, Knitting Over The Edge and, most recently, Knitting In Circles. Here she chats about her newest book – and I’ve got one copy to give away!

Hat success!

Finally I have hat-knitting success! Have a ganders at this!

Monday’s Points of Pinterest: Fair Isle fantastic

I’m planning to knit a Fair Isle jumper by Christmas (nope, not started yet), so made my way to Pinterest for a bit of inspiration. Here’s what I discovered…

My first sock!

The awful knitting continues…

Does my bonce look big in this?

I knit a hat. It might fit a Cornish blue pixie, it definitely doesn’t fit me!

Inspector Norse & the knitted autopsy

Manchester-based group the Lip Service Theatre Company is planning what can only be assumed will be the first knitted autopsy to take place on a UK stage. Here’s the lowdown on its latest play, crime thriller Inspector Norse.

In pictures: Manchester’s very own LomoWall

Here some photos of the first permanent LomoWall in the world – and it can be found in Manchester! Follow the Google Map to discover it for yourself.