Here I go again

Here I am, all set to cast on a new knit. I've got the needles, I've got the book, and I've spent a productive couple of hours this morning winding balls of wool from skeins. I'm pleased to say my shoulder didn't grumble at all over its winding duties, which must mean my lighten-the-load efforts…

The little top that didn’t

This is the little top that didn't get given to my sister. The top in question is the Atlantic Waves Slipover by Anne Eunson from the excellent Shetland Wool Adventure Journal Volume 2 and the posts where I refer to knitting it, and the things I wasn't so sure about as I went along, can…

A quick win

Knitting hasn't been exactly flying off the needles hereabouts, although I sauntered to the end of the first sock of my current pair this morning. As I wound off the yarn to get to a starting-place which would somewhat resemble the first sock, I realised it was probably the perfect amount of scrap yarn to…

Sunday morning yarns

I'm just coming to the end of a week off work and you'd have thought (well, I thought) that I would have quite a bit to show in the way of knitting progress, yet things haven't quite turned out that way. The little progress I have made has been on my sock where I am…

Knit and wrap: January 2022

I think it would be interesting to see how January fared on the knitting front. It certainly saw an upturn in both productivity and interest in my knitting, and you can see above that something has actually made its way off my needles and jumped Cleopatra-style into a nice bath. I haven't been knitting much…

Frost on her toes

We've been enjoying a run of frosty mornings here in the East of England, and what better way to celebrate than to wear my recently-completed sparkly socks? I enjoyed working on these and they were a nice, speedy knit. The wool, West Yorkshire Spinners' Signature Sparkle 4-ply in the Silent Night shade, behaved perfectly with…