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Socks for the terrified Part 2 (The heel)

Wow, what a couple of weeks! First I got knocked off my feet by a truly evil chest infection (normally I soldier on through any illness), then I had scout … Continue reading

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The Needles and the Damage Done by Peter Wyton

This is the poem that performance poet Peter Wyton (my Dad) wrote after I told him I’d just been thrown out of a pub for knitting a few years ago. … Continue reading

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Orkney to Omaha

Heard about this knitting odyssey for the WW1 film ‘Tell Them of Us’? I joined the Facebook group and now have a whole heap of Drops Karisma to knit a … Continue reading

April 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Orkney to Omaha

Heard about this knitting odyssey for the WW1 film ‘Tell Them of Us’? I joined the Facebook group and now have a whole heap of Drops Karisma to knit a … Continue reading

April 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Almost done

There hasn’t been an awful lot of Internet around for the last couple of weeks. There has been a lot of work though. Now it’s time for rest (sort of) … Continue reading

August 7, 2013 · Leave a comment


Mornings start early. A breakfast of French bread and a cup of tea with condensed milk sets me up for the day. The it’s off to child care to help … Continue reading

July 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Can’t work my iPod

Is it my lack of ability to manage technology? I can’t work out how to add pictures one at a time or label them. You’ll have to just work it … Continue reading

July 2, 2013 · Leave a comment


We have a lavaka (hole) in the ground! The first stage of building the toilets for the unfortunately named ‘Habitat 1’ I’m told it doesn’t sound nearly as bad in … Continue reading

June 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

Want to know what I’ve been up to?

So, I’ve been here for just over two weeks living and working at the children’s home Akany Avoko about an hour north of Antananarivo the capital city. Tana is crowded … Continue reading

June 13, 2013 · 1 Comment

Settling in

I managed to buy some bread and biscuits at the little shop down the road all by myself! Using malagasy, not just pointing! I’ve been feeding the babies and learning … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · Leave a comment


I am not fond of flying. Even worse when the bloke next to you thinks he bought half your seat when he got his ticket! I’m here though, 8.30pm malagasy … Continue reading

May 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Give a knit

Do you? I do. Last Christmas almost all my gifts were hand knit. I didn’t have much cash to spend as I’m saving for that trip to Madagascar. Folk had … Continue reading

April 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fantastic idea!

February 7, 2013 · Leave a comment


This post comes from my sick bed! I’ve been hit by a rotten chest infection that has knocked me right off my feet. I’m on the mend now though. So … Continue reading

January 24, 2013 · 2 Comments

Sock knitting for the terrified, the leg (or Part 1)

Don’t forget the two most important instructions. Instruction no. 1 – Don’t panic! Instruction no. 2 – Don’t forget instruction no. 1! This is a free online interactive sock class. … Continue reading

January 15, 2013 · 11 Comments

Sock class! Introduction

First ever sock! Instruction 1 – Don’t panic! Instruction 2 – Never forget instruction 1! The pattern you’ll be learning is my ‘carry around’ project. I always have a pair … Continue reading

January 1, 2013 · 5 Comments

Love it. Here’s the link to the knitty pattern.

December 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

List of free boot cuff knitting patterns (and how to design your own)

Wow there are a lot of people finding their way here looking for free boot cuff patterns. I love the ones I’ve made, they look and feel great and use … Continue reading

December 30, 2012 · 2 Comments

The New Year and the soon to be broken resolutions

I don’t usually bother with resolutions but my recent move has made me realise that I need to take firm action to reduce my stash and UFO’s! So here goes; … Continue reading

December 29, 2012 · 5 Comments

Merry Christmas!

Here’s your card!

December 23, 2012 · 2 Comments

Bell Ringing and knitting

I just rang my first ever quarter peal! For the uninitiated that’s 45 minutes solid of ringing a church bell weighing several tonnes. Not just making it go ‘dong’ either, … Continue reading

December 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Adding Festivity, the Lazy Way: Paper Wreath

I love this idea.

December 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Twitter Updates

Money raised for Madagascar from knitting pattern sales and knitterly type donations

£17.50 Read more about it HERE

No-Sew Bunting for Madagascar Projects (each project represents a little bit of help for the people of Madagascar)

Find the link to the blog post in the patterns index (above the OXKNIT header on this page)

Project count

Crocodile cushion cover

Jayne Cobb hat tea cosy

Xena Wristband

Simple Boot Cuff Knitted in the Round

Really, really easy beginner hand warmer

Easy lace mesh scarf for beginners

Old Shale Cowl

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