Entries Tagged as 'Knitting'

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

Wee Blaíthín

I find I don’t have quite as much time to knit these days, but I usually have something on the go. I finished this Blaíthín cardigan for Martha in February and she has got good wear out of it. Sadly, the ceramic buttons that I used were not up to the job, several of them […]

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Quick Change Trousers

Quick Change Trousers, originally uploaded by ZMB. In between looking after Martha and spending hours on end in bed, I have managed to make some items for the new baby. I had intended to sew some items for Martha before she was born, but she was in a rush and I wasn’t at all organised. […]

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Ice Cream Blouse

Here is the finished Oliver + S Ice Cream Blouse. Martha seems to be very happy with it. Another garment she loves is the Owlet Sweater knitted by her Great Auntie.

Sunday, May 15th, 2011


I think it would be fair to say that that past couple of months have been quite tough. It has been a combination of 1st trimester of pregnancy ickyness and my Granny passing away. I didn’t realise I would miss her so much. She was a proper Granny, one that knitted, sewed, baked wee buns […]

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Sometimes it’s just too warm to think… or to wear clothes

I read in the paper this week about pregnancy causing absent-mindedness. There were many theories as to why, such as the brain shrinking, hormones and tiredness. Of course, I thought, none of this will happen to me – I will remain on the ball and alert. So why then did I pour milk over my […]

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

May Days

I started the bank holiday weekend a little early by taking the afternoon off work on Friday. I used the time to cook the ‘no knead bread’ I had started the night before and to go for a photowalk in Top Wood with Dave and the dogs. Gracie was in fine posing form and Maya […]

Monday, April 6th, 2009

On the lapse of time

On Friday I spent 20 minutes doing the following – · Examining my face up close · Checking my diary for possible medical appointment dates · Making an appointment to go see my dentist · Looking at a world standard times map · Staring into space – deep in thought I’m sure there are better […]

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

My Own Personal Hell

Work has been stressing me out recently – today I felt physically ill and like my desk was my own personal Hell to which I was tethered for all of eternity. I know, this is not good! Too much is being asked and people, including me, are getting a bit huffy. So, now I have […]

Monday, March 17th, 2008

Making Time To Do the Things You Need To Do

Over Looking Originally uploaded by ZMB. …Like taking Granny out for a spin to the new museum in Ballymena. I started off this bank holiday weekend with a huge list of things I wanted to do. Now it’s Monday and I feel that I haven’t done all that much. But the things I have done […]

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Decision Made

I have spent the past couple of weeks mulling over the decision I needed to make. Both options have their good points and bad points but in the end it came down to not wanting to wait any longer. The person I had spoken to regarding the traditional crafts scheme has left her job and […]

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007


I hate making decisions. It took D and I 1½ hours to decide what we would do yesterday after our original plan fell through. We went to the Asia Supermarket in Belfast and then went for a walk along Groomsport beach. So, decisions? The options are – 1. Take part in a North Antrim/Donegal scheme […]

Sunday, June 17th, 2007

The Information

The Norfolk pictures have now been uploaded to flickr. In reply to a few questions that Katy asked me while I was visiting her – I got my t-shirt here. Recipes for homemade home cleaners can be found here. I got my recipes from a book called Clean House, Clean Planet but the recipes are […]

Friday, April 6th, 2007

Zoe’s Day Off

Bliss is being able to spend the morning rummaging in boxes in charity shops, spending time knitting (this in case you are interested), eating peanut butter on toast, eating a juicy pear and drinking a nice cup of tea. Not so blissful is the fact that I have spots and cold sores; one scabbing, the […]

Sunday, February 11th, 2007

Yarn Ball Factory

Yarn Ball Factory, originally uploaded by ZMB. This is how I fill my time these days. Making balls of yarn. This time next week I will be getting set for Mexico. Our first week will be spent in and around the city of Oaxaca. Our second week will be by the Oaxacan coast. I am […]

Saturday, February 3rd, 2007

Gracie’s New Jumper

Gracie’s New Jumper, originally uploaded by ZMB. Gracie in her brand new jumper. And look the nasty wee bitch is trying to destroy it!