Having recently completed the beautiful Comfort Chronicle poncho by Drops (pattern 172-22) I decided to use my left over yarn to knit some long wristwarmers. I’ve worn the poncho a few times and as I tend to like 3/4 sleeves on my tops my lower arms get cold when I’m out as the poncho also … More Comfort Chronicle Wristwarmers
I had to send a reminder for the pattern for Day 2 as it hadn’t arrived by mid-afternoon. I was busy working on the Wedding Gift and when the pattern arrived my friends/customers insisted the bit I was doing was finished before I began the shawl. It doesn’t happen very often, but I listened and … More 5 Shawl, 5 Days – Day 2
I’ve got some lovely West Yorkshire Spinners “Aire Valley” aran weight yarn which is suitable for sock knitting as it contains 75% wool and 25% polyamide. The balls of yarn feels coarse to the touch yet I read somewhere that once washed it becomes beautiful and soft. Well I clearly can’t wash a ball to test that … More Harris Tweed Socks
My list if current projects seems to be growing almost daily. It’s not that I’m being tempted by delicious yarns and enticing patterns, it’s more that stuff happens that distracts me or I remember I need something for work – so I’d better get crafting. This morning I realised I had sock course starting and … More There’s just so much a girl can do…
Oh I have NO idea where Drops get the names from for their patterns but ignoring the name, this shawl is quick and easy to work up. I was given a skein of the delightfully soft Juniper Moon Farm “Herriot” dk. It’s 100% baby alpaca and it is wonderful to work with. I used a … More Evening Evelyn
The shop is busy with knitters and chatters, I’ve been invited to 3 wedding over 5 weekends. I’m plotting and planning and starting things but not getting anything finished and incredibly March is almost upon us meaning that already we’ve enjoyed 2 months of 2016. In an effort to try to focus my mind I’ve … More Sock March
A customer asked me earlier in the year if I could show her how to work the V-Stitch. I’d never heard of it! So I quickly Googled it and discovered a wonderful stitch to use for making blankets. Since then I’ve had a customer ask if they could use it for a scarf, of course … More I just love the V-Stitch!