FO Friday on Saturday again as Voyager distracted me last night…

This week is squares, that’s it really! Stylecraft special as usual. I’ve mostly been trying out lace and things which hasn’t worked so this is the one I’ve actually completed fully and didn’t rip back! It’s destined for a group blanket project.



FO Saturday 

Not even going to pretend that I got this one out on time, my daughter decided to have a party between 9pm and midnight last night… Toddlers.

My first finished project this year, the cowl to match the hat from a few weeks ago. It dragged on and I’m glad I’ve got it finished! 

Ravelry Pattern Page: Oh My Cowl Pattern Page 

Ravelry Project Page: Nikki’s Oh My Cowl

Direct link to pattern: Moogly: Oh My Cowl

[Day Late] FO Friday 22/12/17

So I’ve been a bit busy, not with Christmas though. I applied to become a childminder way back in August, there were some issues with my application due to my medical records being “in transit” between GP practices (I moved practice in July/August 2016, my records are clearly lost but obviously they won’t admit that!) but it finally got sorted to an extent that Ofsted accepted my application finally in early December. They told me that I would likely have to wait until after Christmas for my initial inspection which worked for me as Nick had two weeks off so I could get my last bits of paperwork completed then and we could do the little jobs that needed doing. Great! Apart from getting the call two weeks ago to say that they’d be coming on the 13th!

It went really well though, the inspector was brilliant and I got recommended! Which means that I am just waiting on Ofsted to reread my application, ensure it’s all in order and send me my registration certificate! I then had a family looking for childcare visit on Wednesday so we’ve been very busy the past two weeks getting the small things done and all of the paperwork. So much start up paperwork!

The point of this is that I haven’t had as much time to craft as I would like sadly, but I have finished A Thing.


This is Moogly’s Madly In Love hat, a really lovely design that didn’t take too long to crochet up at all. If you plan to make it I would suggest a tension square, my tension was one puff ch2 off and it would have made the standard adult hat waaay too big, so I went for the teen/small adult instead and it was perfect.



This beauty is unfortunately not for me, my antenatal group had a Secret Santa for the Mums (we did one for the children for their birthdays between October and mid-December where I made a gorgeous little Flamingo for the recipient!) But I think that I may have to make one for myself along with the matching cowl. I really hope that she likes it though, she did say hats and scarves as a suggested gift so *fingers crossed*
Very quick to make, very easy and really lovely in some of the Debbie Bliss Rialto DK! (Ultra Marine colourway, gorgeous! It took just over 100g annoying though so you need three balls.)

Ravelry Pattern Page: Madly In Love Ravelry Pattern Page
Ravelry Project Page: Nikki’s Madly In Love Hat
Direct link to pattern: Moggly Madly In Love Hat

FO Friday 08/12/17

I had hoped to be posting a hat and cowl pair today but unfortunately my daughter hasn’t been feeling the greatest and so I’ve had significantly less time to craft than I would have liked!

So instead I’m showing you half of the pair.


This beauty is the Oh My Hat pattern by Moogly. It looks really complicated, it’s really not. I was really surprised by how simple it was to make and how effective the stitch was. I would advise watching the video on how to do the stitch and how to bring the yarn up for the colour change (as it runs up the inside) as it makes it really clear, but even if you don’t it’s not exactly complicated.

I did the beanie version which is marginally too big on my head so it slips over my brows occasionally and bunches at the nape of my neck (my tension was spot on, I don’t have a small head I don’t think?!) but I will be wearing it daily this winter despite that. I’m not a fan of slouched hats on me but I think that the slouchie version would look gorgeous too tbh.

I used up some of the ‘Fucking Debbie Bliss’ [as it’s referred to in our house!], Debbie Bliss Rialto in Jade and Cyclamen. I adore green and purple combos and these two work beautifully together, the photo doesn’t do it justice.

It was a really quick hat to make as well, and despite the holey-ness it’s lovely and cosy out in the wind. Below is the obligatory selfie posted to instagram as soon as I sewed in the last end!

Ravelry Pattern Page: Oh My Hat Pattern Page
Ravelry Project Page: Nikki’s Oh My Hat
Direct link to pattern: Moogly: Oh My Hat

FO Friday: 10/11/17

I have finished two things recently! I’m quite excited about it really. The first is a long term project and the second was a quick crochet for a birthday gift.

I finally finished the Carousel CAL that I’ve been working on for nearly a year. I started it within weeks of Temi being born, and finished it a couple of weeks ago.


Blurry toddler for scale!

I didn’t intend to post a photo until I’d washed and blocked it, but Temi adores it and cuddles it as she feeds, so it hasn’t got there yet!

It’s all stylecraft special and the colours dictated by the pattern. It was a stashbusting project but actually used less than I’d hoped despite 16 colours!

Carousel CAL
Ravelry Pattern Page: Carousel CAL
Ravelry Project Page: Nikki’s Carousel CAL
Direct link to pattern: Stylecraft’s Pattern Page


The second thing that I have finished is a little Flamingo which, as I said, was a quick birthday gift for a little girl in my antenatal group who got given a book by me as well, Flora and the Flamingo, which is a beautifully illustrated story with no words. The pattern has a few errors but it’s sweet and simple to work out if you are familiar with crochet/amigurumi, I’d think an advanced beginner would be fine! The English translation is a PDF so I won’t link to it from here but it can be found on the rav pattern page. All stylecraft special dk again. I have a lot to burn through still.

Ravelry Pattern Page: Flamingo pattern
Ravelry Project Page: Nikki’s Little Flamingo for E

So that’s it for this week. I’m hoping to post another FO next Friday as I’m making a dress which I’m hoping will be finished by Temi’s 1st birthday on Monday, but we’ll see 😉

Finished Object: Baby Kimono


This is technically one I finished a while ago, I just hadn’t bothered to sew it up, then it got packed when we moved in June and only surfaced again a few weeks ago. I started it after my birthday so it does count in my 28 before 28 Challenge, it was supposed to be my first completed project! Whoops.

As you can see I messed up the shoulder of it, but it was only something I noticed after finishing the knitting and so I decided to leave it as a design feature 😉


It’s knit in Stylecraft Special DK (as is everything I work on apparently!), in the Bluebell colourway, which is a beautiful colour! I love it, it’s definitely one of my favourite SSDK colours.

Ravelry Pattern Page: Baby Kimono
Ravelry Project Page: Nikki’s Baby Kimono

Project 8 out of 28 complete 🙂

FO Friday – Sherbet Blanket & Hat for Baby



It’s finished! Whoop! Baby has a blanket to come home from the hospital in. It’s actually smaller than I originally intended, but it’s the perfect size for the pram and car seat, so I’m really happy with it. I am hoping to whip up a big granny square or something over the next couple of weeks, but given that I literally have two weeks until my due date I think I’m pushing it slightly.

The colours are Stylecraft Special DK: Pomegranate, Spice, Citron, Spring Green, Cloud Blue, Lavender and Grape.

There was some standing on small coffee tables involved here…

Project 5 out of 28 complete 🙂

Ravelry Pattern Page: Neat Ripple
Ravelry Project Page:
Nikki’s Sherbet Blanket
Direct link to pattern: Attic24 Neat Ripple Pattern


I’ve also made a hat in the same colour scheme as the blanket, it’s just knit stripes rather than chevrons but it’s still cute, I’d like to attempt a matching cardigan too!

Project 6 out of 28 complete 🙂

Ravelry Pattern Page: Easy Hat (knitted in the round)
Ravelry Project Page: Nikki’s Sherbet Rainbow Hat