On the Needles #003: The Debi Birkin Sack of Mice Tea Cosy


It’s Daddy Rivett’s Mum’s Birthday on 10th May, so I decided to knit her a Debi Birkin Tea Cosy. The Sack of Mice is just so sweet, you cannot resist it.  Quite an easy knit this one, however as it is knitted with two balls of wool together, quite a workout for your fingers. Purchase […]

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Project #003: The Shortstuff411 R2D2 Beanie


The R2D2 Beanie, finished with more time than you could wave a light saber at.  This was my first ever Commission for a work colleague for her son’s birthday.  She was delighted and it raised a few smiles all round. Nice little knit this one, little being the operative word here.   For some reason […]

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Sew & Sew #002: The Shortstuff411 R2D2 Beanie


Making upand finishing off is not my favourite of jobs as you know, this one is no exception. I love intarsia however, I do not like having to sew up all the loose threads from the weave and there were a lot of loose threads. As crown was knitted on double point needles there isn’t […]

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On the Needles #002: The Shortstuff411 R2D2 Beanie


This is my very first commission. The son of one of my work colleagues is Star Wars mad and she asked me if I could make a R2D2 Beanie for his Birthday in May.  I found this free pattern on Ravelry, designed by a Raveler named Shortstuff411. So far so good as I managed to […]

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Project #002: The Debi Birkin Royal Garden Party Tea & Egg Cosy Set


The wedding is over, the Bride looked stunning and Mummy Rivett was up till 05:00 to finish the crown in time for the garden part at East Greenwich Pleasaunce. The story behind this one was thus.  Three weeks prior to the wedding, Daddy Rivett and I were taking Poppy and Buster to the Pleasaunce for […]

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Sew & Sew #001: The Debi Birkin Royal Garden Party Tea & Egg Cosy Set


I finally climbed I to bed at 05:00 this morning,  as I had a deadline to finish the tea cosy.  Apparently there is a wedding today and there is this theme. Ok it was my own fault, I even did housework to avoid painstakingly sewing and knitting those little jewels. Not my favourite thing, making […]

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On The Needles #001: The Debi Birkin Royal Garden Party Tea & Egg Cosy Set


At the moment, I’m knitting the royal crown tea and egg cosy set by Debi Birkin. These Anchor artiste metallic crochet threads are amazing and give the whole composition a regal feel, the weight so heavy yet springy, the silver thread would make great chainmail for a knight doll. The cosy is coming along nicely. […]

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Project #001: The Alan Dart Pirate


As mentioned in my first post, this was my first completed knitting project in over 20 years. The idea came about when I asked Daddy Rivett what he would like for his Birthday. “Surprise me.” was the response. So, with that in mind, I thought I would hand knit a doll for him, after all […]

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Welcome to Mummy Rivett’s Knitting Emporium


After a break of  20 years I have picked up my knitting needles again and continued to enjoy a wonderful craft that was passed down to me, by my Grandmother, at the age of 5. Here you will find recent projects, tips, community knitting and items for sale hand knitted by my own fair hands. […]

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