A plain toe-up sock with a Fish Lips Kiss Heel has very quickly become my 'Prozac Knit'. I love it, and when I feel stressed, it's the perfect project; no counting or complicated patterning. All I need is my knitting, a row counter and my template. I have mastered Judy's Magic Cast On and, for … Continue reading Sealed With A Kiss
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 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
Himself requested a pair of socks. I've acquired quite a stash of sock yarn (I really don't know how that happened so quickly), much of it gloriously gaudy. I managed to dig out the one solitary ball of sock yarn I have in muted colours! This was made from a 150g 6-ply Zauberball that I … Continue reading From One Extreme To The Other
I'm working overtime with the sharp pointy sticks! When Jamie saw my Tiger Feet socks, he asked if I would make him a pair of socks. My second pair were much better than the first ones and these flew off the needles. He loves them, which is nice. He picked out some Phildar Folk 100 … Continue reading Must Knit Faster!
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
January has been a busy month on the crafting front. I recently splashed out on some Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable when I discovered that Deramores have started stocking it. This has been difficult to get hold of in the UK and the one stockist I'd found was expensive and then, when I ordered some, proved … Continue reading Knit 1, Double Crochet 1
Confused? Welcome to my world. I seem to have mislaid a day this week. On Monday I spent the day finishing off de-cluttering our bedroom and giving it a deep clean, from top to bottom (I've never hoovered a ceiling before!). I am so pleased with myself, now it's done. It's quickly become my favourite … Continue reading If It’s Wednesday, It Must Be Thursday
Isn't it beautiful? I was looking on Etsy for a little project bag and fell in love with this one as soon as I saw it. This was made by PapaDon, who has some gorgeous bags in his Etsy shop. I've always had a weakness for turquoise and orange and the design looks like knitting … Continue reading More Goodies
The needle case I'd ordered off Etsy arrived yesterday, and I'm thrilled with it. I love the chickens and I love the bright yellow background. I smile every time I look at it. I have just spent a happy hour rummaging through my old knitting basket and sorting all my needles according to size. I … Continue reading Chickens!