Following on from my last post, Slipper Felting - part 1, this is where we go all out and talk about throwing your knitted slippers into the wash. Firstly, all the samples here were felted in a front loading washing machine, in fact all the felted items I make are felted this way because it… Continue reading Slipper Felting – part 2
Playing catch up as usual. I think I mentioned some time ago that seamless was no longer my favourite type of construction. There was a time that I loved knitting seamless garments and they were pretty much all I worked on. In fact the three cardigans patterns that I published are all seamless construction. Seamless… Continue reading Hartland
When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky. ~Buddha The weather here has been pretty good these past few weeks, dry and warm, and it has been good to take some time out and just contemplate things, taking the time just to be. I spent the… Continue reading July & August
It was June, and the world smelt of roses....... Yes, I know it's not June any more but please humour me, I'm a little behind ! June, the beginning of summer. Not that you would know it. As usual our weather has been a little typical, muggy, wet, chilly, windy and occasionally sunny. The roses have taken… Continue reading June..
of plans and projects. Leo Tolstoy I've been out enjoying the increasingly warm and sunny days we have had lately. Spring is truly here, all be it dipping in and out as it often does. The birds and insects certainly feel it and I have been making plans and starting projects all over the… Continue reading Spring is the time…
I have now managed to finally publish Floe. As with most of my patterns, Floe is knitted seamlessly in the round but this time from the bottom up. The yarn I used for the sample here is actually two yarns held together. The first a 4ply pure wool yarn from Elann called Soft Embrace, which… Continue reading Floe
We've had a couple of new additions to the family recently. Our Birthday list is getting longer by the year, which is lovely, but I am seriously thinking about buying cards in bulk. As a knitter, I always feel that a new little one should have something hand knitted, but as we all know not everyone… Continue reading Ship Ahoy!
Winter has come at last, if only for a day or two until the rain returns. It was pretty frozen this morning. This was taken at about lunch time and as you can just about see, my bird bath is still completely frozen, in fact everything that the sun hasn't touched is still well and… Continue reading Frost
Smooth and connected without breaks in the tones. We all need something to whip up quickly when we need a gift for someone (especially this time of year), but as a hand knitter I always hesitate when considering my knitting for a gift if I don't really know how it will be received. It isn't… Continue reading Legato
and as a wise man once said "Nothing is worth holding on to" Recently I've been having a huge clear-out, sorting through all my 'things' and making trips to the charity shop and the local re-cycling centre. I've been clearing out just about anything and everything that is either not essential or desperately precious. It's… Continue reading A diversion from the norm