User Error

Christine, aka Winwick Mum, recently published a free pattern for Split Mittens. I thought these were a great idea and I really wanted to make myself a pair. My only problem was that I had no spare chunky wool and I have put myself on a yarn diet. I was toying with the idea of … Continue reading User Error

42 Is The Answer

According to Douglas Adams, 42 is the answer to "... the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything". This simple garter stitch scarf has 42 points, so designer, Martina Behm, called her scarf Hitchhiker. My eye has passed over this pattern many times, (it's perfect for variegated yarn - we all love them, buy … Continue reading 42 Is The Answer

2015

2015 Has been quite the year and seems to have flown by. I started the year obsessed with crochet, having finally got the hang of it in 2014. In 2015 I started flexing my knitting muscles again and soon got back into it. I'm finding that I like 'quick knit' projects like shawls and socks, … Continue reading 2015

Crocodile Gloves

Jamie was admiring some crocodile stitch fingerless gloves on Etsy. It's not a stitch I've done before so I went pattern hunting on Ravelry. Sure enough, someone has written a pattern for them. The pattern I found was for aran weight yarn, but as Jamie has tiny hands I reckoned that if I did them … Continue reading Crocodile Gloves

Tiger Feet

I made socks! This might be a rather sad admission but my bucket list doesn't include things like 'swim with dolphins', but it does include 'make a pair of socks'. I have looked at many sock patterns over the years and they made my eyes cross. I couldn't visualise what they wanted me to do. … Continue reading Tiger Feet