Manchester’s Vintage Kilo Sale

A vintage kilo sale was on in Manchester yesterday and I just had to check it out. Here’s how I found the whole affair…

#imapiece project unveiled in Manchester

A few snaps of last night’s unveiling of the #imapiece jigsaw piece project – set up by the Craftivist Collective to raise awareness of world hunger.

You’re invited: #imapiece jigsaw installation unveiling

The #imapiece project is coming to a head and the unveiling of the jigsaw piece installation is due to take place on March 1st in Manchester. You need to be there and be a part of this inspiring campaign to tackle world hunger through the medium of craft.

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…

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.

Join me in a knit-a-long!

I’m doing a knit-a-long with Knit Now magazine this month – and I want you to come and play too!

Chaps who craft: Shadow_Stitch

Shadow_Stitch is one of the many covert yarnbombers out there, making the concrete jungle a much more beautiful place to be. Read on to find out more about this enigmatic Edinburgh artist.

The jumper doctor is in

Sometimes clothes get sick, die and go on to a better place – the giant wardrobe in the sky. Other times, they can be nursed back to health with a needle and thread and this is just what self-styled jumper doctor Lou Tonkin has decided is her vocation. Here’s how she’s been giving clothes a second chance at life.