Thursday, 13 October 2011

Comfort Food

Now, I don't normally blog about food - unless it's cake, because frankly, I think cake is good for the soul (mainly because it makes you happy!) - but I wanted to share this recipe I came across.

Two reasons: 1. It looks *deee-licious* and 2. much like cosy knits, it's perfect for autumn (or winter for that matter!), when you're craving a little comfort food. I also really love Moroccan food and dream of visiting there someday.

The recipe is for Moroccan Meatballs and the accompanying sauce - found on the Cupcake Junky blog.

Images via Cupcake Junky


Friday, 7 October 2011

Win a WildCat Designs scarf!

That's right - it's giveaway time! :D

I'm celebrating passing the 500 follower mark on Twitter by offering the chance to *win* yourself a gorgeous handmade WildCat Designs scarf. (If you want to follow my witterings on twitter too, find me here: @wildcatdesigns or click the 'follow me on twitter' button on my blog sidebar at the right!)

To get your mitts on this twitter-y teal blue and white striped scarf, made from beautifully soft felted Merino lambswool (perfect for keeping cosy now that autumn has started to set in), all you need to do is comment on this post and tell me your favourite WildCat Designs creation - see here!

One winner will be chosen at random, competiton closes at midnight (GMT) on Friday 28th October 2011. [EDIT: This competition has now closed.]

This prize draw is open to all, I'm happy to post it internationally! (Note that your comments will not be published instantly, as they are moderated, so please be patient.)

Monday, 3 October 2011

Gorgeous Knits

Crafting 365 Day 260: cabled

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend, dear readers. I have to say that I take particular delight around this time of year when the weather starts to turn as it means one of my favourite seasons is almost underway! I adore the beautiful autumnal colours, crisp leaves underfoot and curling up with new knitting projects (of course!). Above you can see a cable design I have recently brought out of hibernation :)
Here are some other lovely things which I think are perfect for staying cosy during autumn.

snowflake mittens

Found on the Fall Fingerless Mitts blog.

This gorgeous leafy hat pattern looks fab knitted up using variegated yarns - it's available from Ruth Sørensen's website and also ravelry.

I love this adorable (and cosy!) *hexapuff* Beekeeper's quilt 

- it looks like such a fun pattern to work on.

[Edit - coincidentally, this is National Knitting Week this week here in the UK! Happy knitting!]