Soon after I opened my lovely (sadly now departed) yarn shop and coffee shop a lady came in and asked if I would be able to work out the pattern for a cardigan she had bought many years earlier. She brought it in and I had a thunk. The thunk didn’t go very far. Now … More When patience is a virtue..
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
Now this seems a bit of a stretch to imagine ANYONE can knit a shawl a day for 5 days. In essence an incredible knitter, Francoise Daney, has produced a little challenge to help demystify the making of shawls by encouraging people to knit a mini-shawl each day for 5 days working for just 30 … More 5 Shawls, 5 days
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
In just 48 hours I’m having the dreaded Carpal Tunnel Syndrome operation! It’s such a small op but should make a huge difference to how my hands feel. The main problem is, I’m now madly trying to get my daughter’s hat knitted before I go for the operation on Wednesday BUT with the added problem … More