This Tulip sweater has been so long in the making. I originally wound the yarn in October 2019, cast on, couldn’t get my head into it, and put the project in the naughty corner.
In August of last year I decided to try again.READ MORE
It seems a while since I put a pair of hand knit socks up here. I’ve just checked back through the blog and find that it was actually August of last year! Don’t tell Dave. He’s been bemoaning the lack of new socks this year. It seems he has a point!
This pair run true to form for stripes and boldness. And they are probably the only pair he’ll get this year!READ MORE
A baby cardigan is always a lovely thing to knit. A striped baby cardigan is particularly adorable. In these gloomy and sad times, the joy of a new baby makes a teeny cardigan a particularly hopeful garment!READ MORE
September kicked my butt…so it seems the best time to catch up and review the Galaxie sweater that I finished ages ago. (I’ve just checked Ravelry…I completed this on 20th October last year. This review is very overdue.)
I loved Galaxie the minute I set eyes on it. I love the cropped sleeve, the draped shape and the ribbed panel up the side. I also really like the neckline on the model. I’ll revisit that later.READ MORE
These adorable sheep in sweaters were a gift at least a year ago from my friend Liz. They’ve been lurking on my To Do list, until Ma asked if I’d any projects I needed help with. She was happy to knit these up for me.
They are really quite delightful! The larger sheep measures 13cm x 10cm.READ MORE
Hello lovelies. Thanks for your patience whilst we (and when I say ‘we’ I obviously mean ‘Dave’) transferred the hosting of this site this week.
I was listening to the Love to Sew podcast this week (I’m seriously behind so am box-setting it) with the interview of Kate from The Foldline. One of the questions was along the lines of ‘what would you do differently’ and the answer was ‘marry a developer’ (I paraphrase, of course). After this weeks shenanigans I can heartily recommend a husband with mad tech skills. Without him I’m not sure this blog would exist, and I know for sure that my other site would be dead in the water.READ MORE
I had a spare half hour recently so I took the opportunity to update my Ravelry page and noticed that I’ve several knits that are unblogged at the moment.
This is mainly because I’ve not taken pictures! It’s a common theme on this blog. I really must get better at it!
One of these projects was a pair of Christmas socks for Grandad, and when I asked if I could borrow the socks for photographing, I was met with a resounding no! I think he suspects Dave will hold them hostage, never to be seen again.
So he kindly took some photos and here they are!READ MORE
Goodness, it’s nearly October!!! We survived that summer holidays alive. It wasn’t elegant, but we made it. The last 3 weeks have been dominated by a renegade molar and regular dentist visits, but I’m hopefully the right side of it now. I’m also hoping that October can be a little more relaxed than the past few months.
Autumn has arrived here in Lancashire, and we are being blessed with chill mornings followed by warm, sunny days filled with that glorious golden light you get at this time of year.
Basically, I couldn’t be happier with the weather. It’s my favourite time of year.
And to herald the new season, new socks for Dave are in order. So here they are.
I’ll admit that whilst I was knitting them, I wasn’t enthused by the colourway. But now they’re finished I’m finding them delightful.
I’m particularly fond of the magenta pink stripe. And the green.
And, of course, they’re perfectly matched! Joy!
I have a very happy husband. And a small girl demanding the next pair of socks to be put on the needles is hers. Pink socks it is, then!
|Pattern:||Regia 4ply sock pattern|
|Purchased at:||Wool Warehouse|
|Yarn cost:||£4.60 (for 2 balls)|