New Year: Old Mittens & New Socks

Well I don’t know about you but I feel like I’ve been catapulted into this new year, or as everyone keeps emphasising, new decade, and rather than having any grand plans or dare I say it ‘resolutions’, I’m still trying to get my arms and legs in order and rub that bruise on my arse that resulted from the force of the propulsion combined with the weight of the landing. So in terms of the … More New Year: Old Mittens & New Socks

Gift Knitting Redux

Last year I really nailed the gift knitting thing. I knitted 7 pairs of toddler socks, a long one skein cowl, a barnraising blanket, 2 pairs of socks, 4 hats, a child’s sweater, I crocheted pot grabbers and knitted a large christmas pudding tea cosy at my mum’s request. Everything was completed in time to be wrapped and gifted completed. This was largely a reaction to stressful and prolonged gift knitting experience in 2016. I … More Gift Knitting Redux

The Anglebury Cowl

Today I’d like to introduce a new design, the first in a series of designs to be released this autumn. The cowl is knit in the round with a scalloped edge transitioning into cables that then merge into another scalloped edge at the top. I must admit I’m particularly pleased with these transitions. Colour way: Unpredictable The samples pictured are knit in John Arbon Viola DK, an organically farmed merino spun in Devon. The colours … More The Anglebury Cowl

The Finishing Line: Christmas Knitting Pt 5

I won – This year I completed all my Christmas knitting in time and avoided having to wrap any half finished knitted gifts. What’s more I did so with an hour to spare! OK, it was Boxing Day, but it was done before our extended family arrived and no food was sacrificed in the completion of the knitted gifts so we were able to feed everyone as well. Compared to previous years this feels like … More The Finishing Line: Christmas Knitting Pt 5

Raising the Bar…n: Christmas Knitting Pt 3

January 2015 saw the birth of my great nephew* and to mark the occasion I knitted a baby sized barnraising blanket. It was well received and I got feedback on how many compliments it had received. Perhaps the most pleasing, if not a little daunting, was that from my 8 year old niece who asked me in the following October if I could make her a blanket like that one for Christmas. I explained that yes, … More Raising the Bar…n: Christmas Knitting Pt 3