Have been a tad less slack lately and so have finished the Midwest Moonlight scarf that I knit in the Rowan Tapestry. Nice yarn to knit with although I wouldn’t want to use it for anything complex or fiddly! The colourway worked really well with this pattern, the yarn gave a more subtle stripe and … Read moreif i keep finishing things i’ll have to change the blog name
Various projects are galloping along at a pace. I have finished my blue socks, and very nice they are too! There’s nothing like wool socks on your feet to take away that frozen toed feeling. See how snug I look? I am also half way up the front of my Salina jumper after finishing the … Read moreknitting makes the time fly
Went to the Stitch and Bitch London Day on Saturday and had a blast!Â I was helping out my friend Katie on the Oxford Kitchen Yarns stall. OKY is Katie’s hand dyed yarn company and she produces the most gorgeous semi-solid colours using natural dyes on wool from British Blue-Faced Leicester sheep.Â [Try saying all … Read moreoh joy!
Salina’s back is finished! I really like knitting with the Rowan Felted Tweed, it slides nicely along the needles and I have had no problems with it so far. I have added a size to the jumper and 10cm in the length as they really do not write patterns for tall people! Here’s a picture … Read morecoming along nicely
Yesterday [Sunday 14th] I dragged my friend Mel to the Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace. How I managed not to bankrupt myself I shall never know. I was very good and went round the entire show before going back to the two stalls that I really wanted to buy something from. In the … Read moreyarn yarn yarn
Today I played photographer and, with the aid of a sheet of lining paper and a small table, took photos of my stash and current projects to add to this site and to Ravelry. They look really good and I am very pleased with the results. It really does make such a difference to my … Read morepretty pictures
I once firmly believed that life was too short to knit socks. This belief was based on having to use dpns and I was certain that I would never ever voluntarily knit with the damn things. Oh, how the mighty have fallen. My friend Katie taught me magic loop and suddenly socks seem a much … Read moreyes, i finally succumbed to the lure of socks