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Ribbon Twist Jacket

I need a quick win. Recently I’ve had a disaster (denim), a brain bender (Spangle gloves) and a heartbreak (Bucky Bear) so I’ve decided to raid my stash and start on this Rowan Ribbon Twist Jacket. Yes I know – it’s the one one the cover of the pattern book again! (The Ribbon Twist Collection) […]

Buck the Starbucks Bear is Missing!!

I’m heartbroken ! Buck the Bear has disappeared from my local Starbucks. See the post here about his birth… Buck the Starbucks Bear No one knows where he has gone -perhaps missing in the shop (but the staff have hunted high and low)? …Accidentally dropped in a bin ? ……Stolen by a malicious ex employee? […]

Denim colour run disaster – Rowan’s response…

I told you last week about my disappointment with the terrible colour run in Ben’s Brooklyn jumper, made with Rowan Denim in black & cream. After several hot washes and an eggcup of bleach (eeek!!) I said I’d be writing to Rowan.. Read the previous post here… Where to start with knittie stuff I have […]

Spangle Gloves & Scarf Set Be-Ribboned and Finished

It’s All Done!!! I have finally finished these gloves after lots of frogging and swearing trying to get the second cuff right 🙂 They match the spangle scarf posted about here spangle-scarf-in-woven-cables and here spangle-scarf-done. Since I was a child, I’ve been fascinated by poking my fingers under the twists of cables and wondering how […]

“Buck” the Starbucks Bear

I belong to a knitting circle – The Knaughty Knitters. Two or three times a month on a Sunday, we rattle the doors of Starbucks at opening time, bag the best comfy seats with our knitting, grab a coffee then sit and spend the whole morning knitting, chatting, coffee drinking, “oohing” over each other’s knitting […]

Playing with Spangle Gloves

One Skein I’ve been looking out for for a double knit (ish) weight glove pattern using 4 needles for a while. (I really hate the idea of seams in fingers of gloves!!) I found just what I was looking for in One Skein. From Theme pics Its a super book full of projects to make […]

Kidsilk Kebab – New Layout!

To get me started on my blog, I’d used the same colours and layout theme as Ben’s web site – very pretty, I thought, but plagiaristic. So I’m going to try this theme out for size. It originally came with goldfish in the top right hand corner – Lord knows why??? Thanks to Ben’s fabulous […]

Spangle scarf done!

I was really keen to get my spangle scarf finished so I could wear it if I had to venture out in the forecast storms for today. I watched a stupid amount of TV yesterday and knit frantically to finish it. I have now watched so many episodes of Stargate that the first thiing I […]

Rosita in Jaeger Siena – Lacy top

Here’s another from my back catalog. This is from Jaeger’s JB35 Siena book and is on the front cover…I seem to have a habit of knitting what’s on the front cover … maybe the best garments are chosen for the cover?? I found this to be a very challenging knit – the only lacy thing […]

Knits for Barbie by Nicky Epstein – a review and some garments!

This is a lovely book to play with, like me, if you like to knit tiny fiddly things! The photography and layout are inspiring and easy to use. The garments are varied but an awful lot of tops – I was hoping for more trousers and skirts and more tailoring – there are hundreds of […]

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