Knitting

Coconut Ice

Remember the post I wrote a while ago about building a garment from a modular pattern? I explained how I was using Amanda Griffith's book "One Thousand Sweaters" to build my Coconut Ice jumper and mentioned this being a great entry into the idea of pattern modification. With this in mind, I was very interested… Continue reading Coconut Ice

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Every one’s a winner, baby

Yippee!! The Heather Slope Rib Sweater is finished!! Astonishingly, given my history with this wool, I really like the finished product. I think that is a strong indication of just how good this pattern is. I've found over the years that it is very hard to come up with a version which falls short of… Continue reading Every one’s a winner, baby

Knitting · Kojak

Come back, Kojak, all is forgiven

I have a finished object! See - here I am wearing it. Isn't it super? I love it! There's a couple of things I'd do differently if I made it again: most importantly, I would probably use a size smaller needles to give the fabric a slightly denser texture, but all in all I'm really… Continue reading Come back, Kojak, all is forgiven

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If I should smile in sweet surprise

Today is my 61st birthday, which I've been referring to as "Sweet 61" for some time now. In honour of this, and with some creative transposing of figures, I've borrowed my title from Neil Sedaka's 1961 release "Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen". I wish I could stop viewing song lyrics from my youth through the sensitive… Continue reading If I should smile in sweet surprise

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It’s a wrap

Well, that would be a finished object, wouldn't it? The Navy Sleeveless Sweater is completed, fits very well and looks marvellous with the autumn/winter wardrobe which is shaping up nicely. Top marks for practicality. You can tell, I'm sure, that I am damning this project with faint praise. Yes, it's perfect, I will wear the… Continue reading It’s a wrap

Knitting · Vintage

Friday’s Child

This week, the days seem to have been following that old children's verse. Wednesday's child is full of woe... When I wrote on Wednesday, it was the woeful tale of indecision about my Cucumber Vintage Sweater. I found, as I often do, that writing about my doubts gave me a clarity that I didn't have… Continue reading Friday’s Child

Knitting · Uncategorized

Works making nice progress

Well, that was a productive weekend so come Tuesday, naturally, I slumped. Hopefully the week will get better from here. First off, I finished my Nuclear Sunrise socks and they are a lovely addition to my sock drawer. Whether I will wear them much this side of late autumn I cannot tell; the colour is… Continue reading Works making nice progress

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Finished object – Mama Weer All Crazee Cowl

So I finished my cowl and I am delighted with it. I love how enormous it is and I love the glorious colours. It will be warm and cosy, not to mention ultra-cheerful, on cold winter days. Although working the knit one, purl one rib for such a big project was rather hard on the… Continue reading Finished object – Mama Weer All Crazee Cowl

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Finished object – Cable Front Cardigan

A finished object... and I took advantage of an invitation for a couple of hours at our local park to rope my daughter into taking some modelled shots for me in between games of balloon football with my grandson. I am exceptionally happy with how this project turned out. The fit is just great and… Continue reading Finished object – Cable Front Cardigan