A New Friend for Big Bunny and Little Bunny Since you first met Big Bunny and Little Bunny, they’ve had a few adventures. They explored Nottingham, looking for carrots. They visited Avignon and were nearly rabbi-napped! They’ve been to London and nibbled on carrot cake at the V&A. So much excitement for these bunnies. Well, they’ve had […]
Improving well-being one stitch at a time.
Hopping Around Nottingham Carrot Hunting! Little Bunny and Big Bunny are getting quite brave. It must be the sunshine. One day when I had to pop into Nottingham, they insisted on hopping along with me. They wanted to hunt for carrots. There were no carrots at Nottingham Contemporary. There might have been carrots at Paul Smith, but […]
Tips on Making a Bunny from a Knitted Square I’ve been demonstrating how to transform a knitted square into a bunny to various groups of knitters, since I wrote the introduction to Bunny from a Square. There’s always a moment when people see the bunny emerging from the square; it’s quite magical if you have never seen this. […]
Bunny from a Square Fabric and Knitted Friends Years ago, when I was a very small person in a very large pram, fabric and knitted friends were given highly imaginative names. My first furry friend was Bear Bear. Then over the years my brother and I acquired Rabbit, Bunny, Little Panda, Big Panda and Jumbo. Fortunately, our […]
Sometimes You Just Need Easy In January I wrote about my Well-Knitting Project which I started as a result of teaching hand knit and crochet to service users at Headway. During the last year I’ve seen the positive impact that knitting and crochet have on people with brain injuries. The group has become a therapeutic knitting group in […]
Well-Being and Not So Well-Being In my first blog post of the year I mentioned that rather than make a New Year’s resolutions, I would choose a theme and work on that. And that my theme for 2015 is ‘well-being’. One of the things I’ve been trying is to increase how much exercise I do. I’ve […]
Pyjamas, Bags and Baskets From Pyjamas to Peg Bag Many years ago (well over two decades, in fact), I made several pairs of pyjamas. A good few years later I decided that a navy cotton pair had outgrown their use as pyjamas; maybe they had shrunk – I don’t remember the reason. I up-cycled the […]