Shetland Knitting

Fair Isle jumper from Shetland Museum Knitwear Collection. Shetland label at neck. Tex 1990 - 541. Over the past week, I have been looking at Shetland knitting after seeing some of the incredible items in one of my knitting magazines. I have done Fair Isle knitting in the past and do stranded knitting quite a... Continue Reading →

Blocking

I am in two camps at the moment as to whether to block my work. As posted I am making the Great American Aran Afghan, and although the squares are not too far from each other, they do need a bit of work to get them matching. However, the other part of me thinks that... Continue Reading →

Double Knitting

This is one thing I have never tried in the past as I have never needed to use that style, however, I saw a Star Wars Double Knit Scarf by Jessica Goddard on Ravelry that M really liked and I said that I would make one for him. For those who do not know, double... Continue Reading →

Great American Aran Afghan

I bought the pattern for the Great American Aran Afghan a couple of years ago and decided since we are in lockdown I would make it. Not that I was able to do a great deal as I had to go back to work as the company decided to ignore the fact that they are... Continue Reading →

Planet Earth… Closed!

So, how are we all doing out there? I hope that you are all well, and keeping safe in this Stephen King novel we all seem to be part of. Or are we part of a Black Mirror episode? On Monday night, we were told that we could not go out unless, for essential shopping,... Continue Reading →

No-Purl Ribbed Scarf

I finished the scarf for M using the same yarn I had for my last project of Paris Toujours. M is made up with it and cannot wait to wear it when it's a bit cooler. I decided to finish it off with one of my oak labels.

Panic on the street of London…

Now, I will preface this post that I understand that many people have died due to the coronavirus outbreak about the planet.  That aside, I have never seen so many bloody idiots about reacting to the news.  I have witnessed people stealing from other people‚Äôs trollies, people running about supermarkets like they are on supermarket... Continue Reading →

These things take time…

M asked me to make him a scarf in the same yarn that I used for my last project Paris Toujours. The yarn is nice to work with, so I agreed. He didn't want anything fancy, and wanted something quite plain, like a moss stitch, but I decided that I would do a ribbed type,... Continue Reading →

KAL – Paris Toujour

Well, I finally finished knitting my Paris Toujour scarf. I used Hayfield Spirit yarn which was really nice to work with, as is all their yarns. I should have finished it for the 15th February, but, due to M's birthday (15th), work, baking cakes, and my birthday jaunt to Prague I ran out of time,... Continue Reading →

First KAL…

My Instagram account is ram-packed with dogs and knitting, and yesterday in the feed there was a post by Fiber Hustle advertising their latest podcast/videocast. Now YouTube is not a place I frequent that much and as for video podcasts, they are a hidden world really. However, for some reason, I felt I needed to... Continue Reading →

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