All that lustres is not silk

Goodness, the weeks since Woolfest have rushed by in a whirl of knitting (yes I caught the stash dash bug), some very exciting secret knitting and a very wonderful trip north. But back to Woolfest. It really is a highlight of the yarny year for me. It’s close enough that I really have no excuse not to go. Moreover, the ladies of the Blackpool Women’s Centre Knitting Group love it too and fundraise to cover the … More All that lustres is not silk

Is a pair of socks ever enough? The sad tale of the sock who reached for the stars and found the tumble dryer…

I set myself the challenge of knitting myself a pair of socks each month this year to replenish my sock drawer and to make sure I knit something for myself that I love – you really can’t beat hand knitted socks. However, the sense of loss when a sock mysteriously disappears or meets a tragic end is magnified when that sock is hand knitted. I still have the single sock left from a pair I … More Is a pair of socks ever enough? The sad tale of the sock who reached for the stars and found the tumble dryer…

Felted Crochet bowls

Blackpool SMS knitting Group is having a stall at the Super Duper Craft Fair, in the wonderful Floral Hall of Blackpool’s Winter Gardens in November. So we’ve been busy knitting and crocheting things for the stall. Well, to be fair the group have, I’ve been on holiday and was delighted to see the wonderful range of things they’d made in my absence. Indeed, I even wondered if I should go away more often… but then … More Felted Crochet bowls

Ferla Box Bag Pattern Released

    Just a quick post to say that the Ferla Box bag pattern is now available through Ravelry. I had the great pleasure of working with some wonderful patern testers in tidying up this pattern and today the sun shone long enough for me to take some pictures outside. The pattern is available from my usual pattern outlets via the ‘miscellany’ page of my pattern store

Ferla Box Bag

The Ferla Box Bag was inspired by a desire to recreate my favourite bag, bought in Italy some years ago and slightly past its best, in knitted form. This project has been in the development since October last year but is now with pattern testers so should be ready for release soon. Originally I thought it would be an opportunity to work with some wonderful tweedy yarns I’d been given that weren’t really suitable for clothing. I’d  … More Ferla Box Bag