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
I don’t call myself a designer but in some ways I guess I am. I struggle to come up with original ideas but I often see things and they jump start me in a new direction. One of main problems is that I can’t always “see” the complete picture and I don’t really have the … More My head can sometimes be so frustrating
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
I’m either busy or tired. Or just plain sleepy. The problem of short days is that once it begins to get dark I just want to curl up and go to sleep. This has the awful result of there just not being enough hours in the days for me to do all the things I … More Is this winter?