• Knitting patterns (hooray!)

    My adventures in knitting pattern writing : )
  • Inis Oírr photos

    The black and white photo is quite old; I recently re-discovered it when I bought a film negative scanner.
  • Tweeting away : )

    Come follow me on Twitter! I'm AranAccessories there too : )
  • Now on Facebook too!

    I'm gradually trying to add on social media, and get to grip with them one at a time! I dipped my toes with Pinterest
    you might remember I then added Instagram, and now I have jumped right in with Facebook!

    I am AranAccessories on all of the above; it would be great to hear from you if you are too : )

    Still Twitter to go, but one step at a time!!
  • New Year, new photos!

    Some of the photos I took over the New Year while I was out visiting my family on Inis Oirr. Some of these I already posted on Instagram (I'm @aranaccessories there) but not everyone is on Instagram, of course! We were very lucky to have rather good winter weather this year.

    A new addition to the island was the little meditation stone hut by the lake. Normally this would be a beautiful, peaceful scene - but we were walking with 5 children (cousins included!) and a very friendly and vocal dog who joined us for the walk and insisted on fetching stones from the lake for us to throw for him! The little hut is well worth checking out.
  • Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year!
  • Aran Baby!

    I'm delighted to announce that I've started a new category in my shop - Aran Baby. These little hats are knit in baby-friendly soft yarn (the hats pictured are knit in Rowan All-Seasons Cotton (pale blue) and Noro Silk Garden (green). I'm knitting fast to try and get more colours available! Sizing at the moment is Newborn, 3-6 month and 6-9 month.
  • Now on Instagram!

    Now on Instagram!
  • Christmas Piano Runner

    My friend commissioned me to knit her a Christmas Piano Runner. It was a most enjoyable knit; we worked together to come up with a unique design. The runner is knit in pure wool, with King Cole Cosmos yarn held with the wool for the cables. The metallic edging was knitted in as I went along, using Goldfingering yarn, from Twilleys of Stamford.
  • A nice soothing stitch pattern (for these uncertain times!)

    A nice soothing stitch pattern (for these uncertain times!) This is from a hat I'm working on. The stitch pattern is improvised.