The New Cowl Neckline: A Long-awaited Cast On but a Speedy Finished Object

It’s been a while since I shared any knitting finished objects or ‘FOs’, despite there having been quite a few, so I thought I’d jump back into it with a top that I’ve been knitting in my head for years, but only just got around to actually knitting. Does that happen to you? Sometimes, if I don’t get round to knitting something that’s in my mental queue for ages it just slips away and never … More The New Cowl Neckline: A Long-awaited Cast On but a Speedy Finished Object

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

Yarniflections and a Sweater Parade

Today I’m taking a little time to look back over my garment knitting. There has been much talk recently about elitism in knitting industry and who that serves to exclude. I raised this in a previous post and started to link to the yarn used in the hats I’d knitted to demonstrate how beautiful designs can transform what may appear unpromising yarns, vintage yarns, odd balls, leftovers and reclaimed yarns. I was conscious that in … More Yarniflections and a Sweater Parade

The Twageos in the Room

In my last post I talked about hat knitting; about how the combination of portability, simplicity but with a bit of interest, worked to make hats the perfect travel companions. In the screenshot of 36 completed hats projects there was however a hat that, whilst it racked up a fair few miles on the clock during its knitting, had a little more to it and stretched the idea of simplicity with a bit of interest, compared … More The Twageos in the Room

A Headful of Hats…

A cursory glance at my finished projects on Ravelry (I’m Tessvintageknits there), shows quite a collection of hats completed over the last few months. In my last post I mentioned that we’re moving to Italy and as a result we’ve been busy since last summer implementing that plan. Since then the date for the final move was brought forward by a year thanks to a rather sudden turn of events, and I’ve found that as a result I’ve … More A Headful of Hats…