One of the main reasons I don’t charge for my patterns is that I don’t believe anything I do is actually 100% original. Despite doing a fashion course 15 years ago where we were told that just changing a pocket on a blouse adding or subtracting it, placing it in a different position etc created … More Nothing New Under the Sun
So I’m supposed to be knitting a beanie for my son. It’s going to have the Chicago Bears colours, with stripes on the turned up ribbing and then a Fair Isle design. On Friday I told him I’d aim to get it finished by Monday. Sadly, an over long car journey got in the way and … More What next?
I’ve done it. I can’t tell you how many mistakes I made and how many times I had to rip back the odd row or two. I just got so carried away with chatting, or watching tv that I wasn’t concentrating. It is now finished. It is warm. It is snuggly. My son thinks it’s … More Feather & Fan Neckwarmer
My friends think I have LOTS of WIPs ( works in progress) but in reality I only have a few. There’s the lovely aran jacket I started 7 years ago, a crochet blanket for a friend’s wedding gift, a hat for my son and a Minecraft cushion for the same son. I also have yarn … More Here I go again
Two years ago I knitted myself a pair of Mary Jane shoe style slippers from a DROPS pattern, apart from an accident involving our beloved dog, Tye, (who passed away last year) they’ve been fantastic and I still love them! The thing is, I’ve decided it’s time for a new pair but this time I … More Simple Slippers
I’ve got at least 2 ideas buzzing around in my head. Sadly, it will be a while before I can start either, but I could at least create the patterns only how can I test them? One pattern will take quite some time to create as it’s a top down Fair Isle sweater. To be … More Confusion
Laura’s Fair Isle Hat I can’t believe I made this hat in 2 days! Usually I pfaff about so much it takes an age to get anything done but with the knowledge of not being able to knit or crochet for a while after a carpal tunnel release operation I had to focus. The hat … More Laura’s Fair Isle Hat