Hey there everyone! How are you all doing out there? Hopefully you're adjusting to this weird "new normal", and finding ways to keep sane. I've been mostly keeping to Beastie Towers, and taking advantage of my non-essential-worker status to really dig into some long-standing projects! But while I'm all for flattening the curve by staying … Continue reading Keepin’ it Local
Hello there Beastie friends! It's just a quick post from me today, but I realised that I have the perfect new Beastie to introduce to you. Stick around, it'll only take a sec! Hey there, Knitter Beastie! I found Knitter Beastie hanging out among the plants in my studio, on the day I was going … Continue reading Knitting Up A Monster Storm!
Hey there Beastie friends! Sorry about the slight delay in transmission (again!)... It's been another busy week, and it seems like it's always my internet time that takes the hit when there's a deadline to meet! But don't let this slip fool you - I'm still super excited to welcome another new member of the … Continue reading A Monster Father’s Day!
Well, as you all know, I've been taking a bit of a break from the computer these past couple of weeks... But luckily for me, other members of the Beastie family have been busily snapping and blogging away in my absence! So today, I wanted to say a big "thank you" to those hard-workin' folks, … Continue reading Friday Social #7 – What’s Goin’ On? Beastie Family Update
Happy Friday, everyone! And it's been a double fun one for us, because we've just spent the day at Woollinn, Dublin's festival of yarn! I was helping out my buddy Diarmuid of S Twist Wool for the day, so there might be a bit of a bias in the photos... Are you spotting a pattern … Continue reading Our Monster Day at Woollinn!
Or rather on the rails, because the boys recently took a road trip... By train! Their first port of call after leaving home was (of course) a quick tea break in Belfast. You can't go adventuring without fuelling up first! They found a nice spot where they could look out at the City Hall, and … Continue reading Off the Rails with Paddy and Plunkett!
Wow, what a hectic week it's been! We're working flat out here at Beastie Towers, but of course we're never too busy to stop in and have a chat with all you lovely readers on a Tuesday lunchtime. And today, we have some super exciting news... The Beasties have set foot on US soil! Now, … Continue reading Beasties, Beasties, EVERYWHERE!
Last time we caught up with Paddy and Plunkett, those globetrotting little monsters appeared to be living it up in the sunshine somewhere. But now... Have they hit the slopes for a spot of skiing? Ha! Nope. What you're seeing is actually a beautiful rocky beach in Croatia, where the limestone "shelves" have been scrubbed … Continue reading Beasties… On the Rocks!
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... … Continue reading Paddy and Plunkett… Lost in Translation!
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 … Continue reading Why Wool?