Time flies….

when you’re a new mum.

In fact it doesn’t fly it rockets by. Somebody told me just after I gave birth that the days are long but the weeks are short. Possibly one of the most accurate things any body said to me in those early days when we were full of fear and wonderment. In the midst of realising I had become a mum and getting to know the sidekick I have been trying to make sure that I have a way to help support our new little family unit.

Purl and Me has been slowly bubbling away and growing in its own way over the last couple of years but I would love to think that there was a bit more to it than a few extra pennies over the winter. So I have taken (almost) every opportunity to get my knit on or post something on the Facebook page, Instagram or here. There lies the rub. There has to be a balance between being ever present for my beautiful little lady and being able to take P&M further without being awake all hours………


…we will find it and we will enjoy it along the way.

The sidekicks dungarees were from http://www.sewkuddly.co.uk



I’m so crafty…….

I made a little person. No really. I did……… And a tunic, and a jacket and several hats and blankets! I don’t think that this will stop – I know completely understand why my gran wanted to knit everything shoe … Continue reading

The Little Owling Hat……..

The Little Owling Hat……..

I have been a big brave girl and written up one of my patterns and it is now available for purchase from my Etsy store and Ravelry 🙂 Follow the links…….. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-owling-hat https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/181996127/the-owling-hat-pattern-animal-owl-hat?

Roll up, Roll up….

Come on over and pop your head around my Etsy shop door to see what wonderful new delights have been added to the shop in the last couple of days!

I have had a week away from the day job and have devoted some much-needed time to my other world, Purl and Me.

I am not really sure how it happened but with many thanks to my uncle I have acquired a (large) amount of Alpaca fleece. I love it. Love Love Love it, its warm and fuzzy and soft and cosy and so many other words besides but I just haven’t got the time to process it myself.

Dark Fawn Purl and Me 1

Dark Brown Purl and Me 2

Light Fawn Purl and Me 2

SO onto Etsy it goes! I am testing the water a bit and have listed three different,  natural colours so we shall see how they are received.

Eiku 1

Whilst I was taking photos of the fleece I also took some of a couple of shawls that have been sitting patiently in a bag waiting for their close up. They are finally up and ready for your viewing pleasure too. Goodness me I surely deserve a biscuit, don’t I?

Knitting, jam and sheep…..

I have just read that back and no, I haven’t knitted jam and sheep.

I have though been a very busy and over sunned bunny this weekend! I am not complaining but I am feeling a little light-headed and I am trying to consume lots of water whilst I write this.

Yesterday was as lovely as today has been so there was some gardening, some sunbathing and the obligatory bbq. Accompanied by some jam making and some knitting!! Hurrah!! I have had a bit of a knitting drought lately, life just seems to be getting in the way, but to achieve knitting and jam making in the same day makes me a very happy girly!

Here’s the new project, I have embarked on a blanket for my Etsy shop. I love this pattern The Harvest Moon Blanket and it was the project that led to Purl and Me being opened so here goes!

The Harvest Moon Blanket - Purl and Me

I have only cast on really, starting the pattern when I next pick up the needles.

Casting on was swiftly followed by Rhubarb Jam. I sometimes allow myself a copy of Simple Things magazine and this recipe was found in there. My mother in law grows rhubarb and has a little glut at the moment so I was really chuffed to be ale to make use of it!

Rhubarb jam - Purl and Me

That was yesterday and this is today…..

We live as you know, in the corner of a field. A corner of a sheep field to be precise. Any of you that read this will know that I had a whale of a time a couple of months back helping the farmer with the lambing. I loved it to say the least. Now those little babies are growing up fast and have all been put out to graze but today we got to catch up with them all. Some of the ewes have been suffering with an itchy scratchy type thing that has been driving them a bit crazy ( you can tell I am not a farmer can’t you! ) so today we gave them all an injection of lovely” make it all better” stuff. We also checked lots of feet, big and small and had lots of scratches behind ears with some of the favourites.

I am proper pooped and off to make myself some toast so that we can try my very pretty jam 🙂


New Etsy listings go live!

Hurrah, hurrah hooray!!

I love it when I get myself together for long enough to list things that I have been making! I can’t lie I would much rather be making, creating and knitting rather than taking photos and listing things. I love the whole process and at this particular point in time I have a scarf soaking in the sink to be blocked and photographed, one blocking already and I have just (finally) taken photos of my latest stitch markers and listed them!

Hold Fast and True Stitchmarkers

Hope you like the photos of them, I think these are going to become new favourites for me!!