Archive for November, 2011

November 18, 2011

Knitwit Originals branding

Knitlewes54 has changed it’s name to KnitwitDesignsUK on etsy, same fabulous stock just a new name.
Lots of Christmas cards and cup cosies upcycled from woolly jumpers and handmade hats and mitts for all the family.
KnitwitOriginalsUK for all your spinning and knitting supplies. Blythe doll collectors will find beautiful curly fleece for re-rooting the hair.
Barbie pink

November 13, 2011

Deck the halls-felt workshop Dec 4th

Learn a new skill and make some fabulous decorations for your home in time for the holidays. The workshop is being held at Spring Farm, North Hall Lane, Fletching, East Sussex, TN22 3SA. From 10.30am til 3.30pm, homemade soup, tea/coffee and biscuits all included in the £50.00 cost. We will use a combination of wool and alpaca in wet felting and needle felting techniques. Christmas angels, baubles, puddings, stars and snowmen. Contact me at to find out more or book your place. Book a place for a loved one or treat yourself. There’s nothing quite like homemade! Take a leaf out of Kirsties book and make it yourself! It really is fun!
A selection of needlefelted decorations4640

November 11, 2011

Mansion Market Forest Row Sat 12th November

My stock of winter warmers will be packed up and driven to Forest Row tomorrow morning for the monthly market. Hopefully it will stay crisp and dry. Opens at ten, packs up at four. Great food, coffee and of course knits!
See a selection of my stock here

November 10, 2011

Best job in the world?

I really love what I do,I’m not big on exercising so how I got into this job is a mystery! I visit nursing homes and spend an hour getting the residents to move what limbs they are able to. Their capabilities vary from only having one mobile finger to being able to raise their arms high over their heads. Some are unable to speak, some can’t hear but the expressions on their faces show me that they are happy or sad.
It may take a soft toy placed in front of them to induce a response but respond they do. A smile appears and a hand or finger reaches out to touch the toy.The more able enjoy singing along to Doris Day or Matt Monroe and participate in all the exercises/games. Sometimes we reminisce and do quizes, this often leads to discussions and gradually I gain an understanding of their young lives.
I found out early on that I have to be careful with items in my memory ‘box’ some items have been mistaken for sweets and I’ve had to quickly retrieve the odd conker or old penny, I am learning so much about dementia and alzheimers and how sometimes the behaviour is the same as a toddler.
How many jobs offer such satisfaction? I am thanked at the end of every session, sometimes it’s hard get away as they often want more, but always, no matter what they thank me for coming. How many people get thanked when they go home after carrying out their job? Not many I bet and certainly no other job I’ve ever done!

November 7, 2011

Simply unravel-latest dyed sock blank

Over the weekend I managed to get quite a lot of dyeing done and was very pleased with how this sock blank turned out. Reminds me of ladybirds and santa’s boots. Simply unravel and knit!
simply unravel-ladyird
simply unravel-ladyird