I’ve made a few projects this year using yarn that was previously something else, like Saoirse’s Lush cardigan and her Owlet sweater. Some of the yarn I recycled came from knits that no longer fit or were no longer worn. Others came from projects that I knit at the start of my knitting adventures, … More Recycling Yarn…some thoughts
Or at least hiding out in living rooms and kitchens around Waterford. When I started up The Peeko Crafters a couple of weeks ago I had an inkling that there had to be more crafty folk secretly making wonderful creations in their living rooms, hanging out on Facebook craft groups and Ravelry forums. It makes us … More Crafters Crafters Everywhere!
This week our little Peeko family went off for a few days in our caravan to Nore Valley Park in Kilkenny. It was a lovely little break, the little lady was off playing and feeding lambs all day, himself read his book and I got stuck into some knitting. On the way to shop one … More For the love of sheep
If you follow me on Facebook then you might have seen my post last week about shopping handmade and local this Christmas. Before I started selling my own creations I used to make a lot of Christmas presents for my nearest and dearest. As I’ve gotten busier though it’s become harder to fit in personal projects but that … More Let’s all shop handmade this Christmas
Before Christmas I shared a very touching article from The Irish Times on my Facebook page about the lasting impression the gift of a hand-knitted circus left on the writer. I was instantly moved by the piece as I’ve seen the power a handmade gift can have over a person, in particular a child. In … More The Lasting Impression of a Handmade Gift