I would have, but I was terrified it was full of moth lavae. It went straight in the dustbin!
Rowan have been doing a Knitalong for Martin Storey’s Midwinter Blanket. (You need to sign up but the pattern, videos etc are free) This is the pattern pic of the blanket, made up of separately knitted fair isle squares in Rowan Felted Tweed… This immediately appealed to me – partly because of the potential to […]
Lucky me – it’s been a week of green gifts – knitterly and otherwise 😀
I’ve had Blue theme the last couple of weeks – the colour not the mood! Both my latest Knitting WIP and my DIY projects are the same shade of blue!
Who is Jacquard Ladderback? A late Georgian Era, gentleman thief to rival Raffles with his fiendish cunning and skill? Fiendishly cunning and skilled is right …but it’s actually a new knitting technique I’ve learnt to help with the long fairisle floats for Misurina. (It’s usually call Ladderback Jacquard but that didn’t sound as fun 😉 )
Misurina is more spicy than I expected! So much going on in this little top. This week I swatched and cast on another of my aquisitions from Unravel festival in February – Misurina Tee by Caitlin Hunter. This is the pattern pic… Lace around the neck. And cables. And a big fairisle pattern with huge […]
My brioche history is shameful. I was a coward. I procrastinated for over 2 years! March 2016, I taught myself the basics from this book…Knitting Fresh Brioche by Nancy Marchant And blogged my sample knits here, “Fun with Brioche, Burping and Barking” and fully intended to make the lovely Glen scarf by Laura Whittington , a […]
I was horrified to discover I have four WIPs – you know how I like to be the “One WIP Girl”, being oh so smug about how quickly I finish an item because I work on one thing at a time? I’ve fallen off that wagon! 😮 I had intended to spend the long Christmas […]
My current “Icelandic project” has now got too big for carrying on the train for a commuting project (more of that later!). What to do?….. …Find something in my obese stash that’d be Okish? ……Stare blankly out of the train window and waste good knitting time? ………Rush out and buy a huge, new and exciting project […]
I have a few days off work – Time to learn a new knitting skill! Brioche Knitting – Phew – It’s been a while since I had to really sit and study a knitting text book to learn a technique!! 😯 Why Brioche knitting? Two guilty reasons…My American friend, Judy Rosenburg sent me a link to a […]
Ben is a wonderful husband. Guess what he bought me for Christmas? A knitting workshop with Purl Alpaca 😀 I have knit several kits from Purl Alpaca and was thrilled to spend the day with Tracey,the Alpaca farming half of the business and Kari-Helene, the knitwear design half. All the sample garments were arranged around the […]