Paddy and Plunkett… Lost in Translation!

It’s been a while since Paddy and Plunkett last showed their woolly little faces on the BeastieBlog, hasn’t it? But just when I was starting to wonder where on earth they’d got to, a whole heap of new snaps found their way into my inbox. And surprise surprise, they’re on holiday AGAIN. Lucky little monsters…… Read More

Why Wool?

A few months ago, I had a bit of a woolly wobble. My local yarn store has stopped stocking the merino wool yarn I use to make my original Beasties, and although I still have a healthy stockpile of most of the colours, the boxes holding my favourite shades are starting to look a little… Read More

Sweater Weather

The Irish summer isn’t exactly known for its scorching temperatures and dazzling sunshine. In fact, sometimes you’d be forgiven for thinking it was already mid-October. But even so, these last few days, it’s felt like the season is turning – the breezes are cooler, and the sun is showing its face a little later in… Read More

Beasties, Bears, and Other Venetian Creatures

Hey there everybody! And happy Tuesday! I’m doing a little bit of reblogging today… Well, how could I not share this? It seems like long-time BeastieBuddy Tammie Painter’s little knitted tearaway, Finn McSpool, has been out enjoying the sights and sounds of quirky Veneta, Oregon… And luckily Tammie was there to take pictures! Thanks to… Read More

Traces of Days Gone By

I really wasn’t sure what I was going to write about today. I have a lot of things on the go at the minute, but none of them are at a newsworthy stage yet, so this morning found me (only a little desperately) trawling through my copious Beastie photo archive, plus ALL my emails, in… Read More

Happy St Patrick’s Day!

Everyone’s Irish today… Or so I hear! And I thought this might be a nice excuse to revisit some of my favourite Barróg Beastie* pics from the past year. But, for a little bit of Paddy’s Day fun, it’s up to you to decide who is the most Irish Irish Beastie of them all –… Read More

Getting Around to Knit!

Well lookee here! It’s Tuesday again, and in keeping with BeastieBlog tradition, I’ve some new Beasties for you to meet today – although I think a few of you might already have caught these two little lady monsters on social media over the weekend… … But this is your chance to get a proper, close-up… Read More

Beastie Meets Beasties at the Oregon Zoo

Wow, it’s been a busy week here in Beastie Towers… AGAIN! Fortunately, not all of the global Beastie family are entangled in Christmas market preparations. So today I’m going to leave you in the capable hands (and paws) of Tammie and her mischievous monster companion Finn McSpool, as they have some close encounters with the… Read More

Paddy and Plunkett Rock Out!

All the leaves are brown… and the sky certainly is grey here in Dublin today! But it seems like not all Beasties are reaching for their hats and scarves, or bedding down on the sofa to rewatch “The Muppet Christmas Carol”. Not Paddy and Plunkett, anyway… They’re still on holiday in Lanzarote! Today, their wandering… Read More

Paddy and Plunkett, Livin’ it up in Lanzarote!

After last week’s post, some eagle-eyed readers were able to figure out that Paddy and Plunkett are currently enjoying a bit of winter (or late autumn!) sun in Lanzarote, one of the Canary Islands. Lucky them! Shall we see where their wandering paws have taken them this week? It seems like they’ve been making friends… Read More