Christmas Knit No.2 (and 3)

It’s done! Yes, the second of my Christmas knits is knitted, wrapped and left at my parents ready for opening on the big day. Following on from my Milo for my great nephew was the Deinte for his big sister my great niece. I chose the 6 year old size and there was a surprising amount of knitting in it – well surprising if you don’t really engage your brain to actually consider the size … More Christmas Knit No.2 (and 3)

More Giftalong picks: tried and tested

Today I though I’d review a couple of patterns that I knit in the previous 2 giftalongs and that are available as part of the gift along again this year, and another pattern on the needles. I know these designs don’t just look good but are also fun to knit to and have been well received by the young people who they were knit for. First up is Rhymes with Shawl by Jenny Wiebe you can see the rest of … More More Giftalong picks: tried and tested

Giftalong Pick No.2 : I need some Moa Mitts

My next pick from the Ravelry Indie Designers Giftalong are the Moa Mitts by Åsa Tricosa Designs, aren’t they gorgeous. © tricosa (used with permission) Åsa is probably best know for her garments which use innovative construction techniques to great effect. When I was looking for a way of explaining this I checked out the ‘about me’ page of Åsa Tricosa Designs and saw that Åsa says: I design mostly seamless and top-down and am tempted by clever solutions. I … More Giftalong Pick No.2 : I need some Moa Mitts

Giftalong Pick No. 1: You Just can’t go wrong with a Milo

In my last post I said that I was taking part in the Indie Designer giftalong both as a designer but also as a knitter. So what about the knitting? Well I could be accused of being a little predictable with this, my first Giftalong pick. Milo by Georgie Hallam aka tikkiknits © Georgie Hallam (used with permission) It’s a pattern I’ve knitted a number of times and I just can’t say enough good things about … More Giftalong Pick No. 1: You Just can’t go wrong with a Milo

Indie Designer Giftalong

If you haven’t been following on Ravelry, the Indie Designer Giftalong is now in full swing. If you’re wondering what it is, it works like this: 338 Independent designers offer a selection of their self published patterns at a 25% discount with the code ‘giftalong2015’ Knitters and crocheters (and fellow designers) make hay on the pattern buying front with the discount code – it can be used as many times as you like – but it … More Indie Designer Giftalong