Pirates of the British Isles

Crafts, creativity, photography, Thom

Pirate Boys

We had a busy Halloween last night! Without eating any candy at all (without counting the chocolate coins in the booty, right?)

running pirate

I could tell you all about the fantastic firework display we saw, and the fact that I loved how it was synchronised with music, like with the ‘This is Halloween’ song from The Nightmare Before Christmas. It worked perfectly. Obviously it was the right song to play for Halloween night, but also the way the fireworks were going off synchronised with the singing voices made for a scattered, slightly erratic and whimsical display. I really loved it!

But you may be more interested in the Pirate Night we went to afterwards, in one of the local pubs in our town…

Knit, knit, knit…

Crafts, Finished Objects, Knitting, Yoga

“Knit on with confidence and hope, through all crises” – Elizabeth Zimmermann

This is what’s on my needles today:

imageA pair of mittens. I have mentioned them here before…

The felted flower at the top is made from the pilling and fuzz balls that appear on hand-knitted garments after they have been worn a while… I thought I could make a good use of them, by turning them into flowers! (I’m planning on making Christmas Decorations with them too).

Boy is very pleased with his new woolly socks… (which are also mentioned HERE):


Although they have been sitting in his drawer for a while, He has started wearing them today… They are great inside wellies!

I have been toying with the idea of writing the pattern down to put it on Ravelry, but I’m not sure if it would be of any interest to anyone…