Susan

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 […]

Spangle Scarf in Woven Cables

After my horror at the colour run with Ben’s Brooklyn jacket I’m not enthused sewing it up. I usually sew up really fast because I’m excited to see the end result – bah. To make myself feel better I have rewarded myself with a cheerful “easy” project I’ve been hankering after. From Knitting- WIP From […]

Where to start with knittie stuff???

I have dozens and dozens of knitted garments – where do I start? I think, I should tell you what I’m doing right now and, when it gets boring (during the endless rows to finish the second sleeve – yawn) I’ll pull another garment out of my “back catalog”…any better ideas I’d love to hear […]

To Blog or Not to Blog – that is the question…

I have been nagged mercilessly by friends, family and a geeky “web centric” partner to blog my knitting exploits… So here I am. See my “Who’s writing” page if you want more about me… I have two beloved cats I need to introduce you to.I do not apologise for loving them dearly – they will […]

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