No, I haven’t been to the horse racing at Cheltenham, but I have been knitting. As you can see from my photo, it’s not exactly stellar progress, but it is progress. I worked a few rows of the aran pattern one evening mid-week and I couldn’t wrap my head around it, even though it is… Continue reading And she’s off!
Hmm, I think "Back to the Future" would be a great name for this project, given how I leapt back several decades to grab the pattern. Didn't have to use a DeLorean, though, and I don't think I have caused any major changes to history in my travels. As you can see, the back is… Continue reading Back to the future
Is that? Could it possibly be? Am I knitting? Oh, yes! I have new wool, and I have a new sweater on the knitting needles. You remember, the pink sweater that I've been planning, the replica of the first adult sweater I knitted? And you know what else? The yarn is Finnish and my plan… Continue reading That pink sweater
Uh-oh, it's the 1970s again! Just look at those flares! I wouldn't be surprised to find a platform sole hiding just out of shot. Here I am with my lovely Mum at the seaside (I think it's the Isle of Wight in which case it's the summer of 1977) and I'm wearing the first jumper… Continue reading Pink Ice-Cream
Well, hello there, welcome to Wednesday and my latest knitting update. As I intimated last week, there has been a slowdown in progress because I was engaged in 'proper' work last week, by which I mean a paying job carried on outside my home. One week was more than enough, though, and I am back… Continue reading The new and the old
Since finishing my socks, I have returned to my two works in progress, and things are moving along, albeit a little slowly, First up, it's Gaudi by Martin Storey. This is still the back and progress on the colourwork part is picking up again now. I set it aside completely when I was knitting the… Continue reading Knits are progressing
I am pretty sure this will be my final finished project in 2018, unless the elves come round and knit a bit of my old gold jumper for me whilst I sleep. It is the pattern "Stockport" designed by Sarah Hatton and was included in the Rowan Knitting and Crochet Magazine Number 46 issued in… Continue reading Finished object – Rowan Stockport
The good news is, I have a finished object! The less good news is that I can't show a picture because it's my super-secret Christmas knitting. I'm pleased to have this finished in good time for gifting, and to have it finished just in order not to see it in my work basket any… Continue reading Is this an appropriate time to knit in public?
Last night I found myself ambling through the blog posts I wrote before the long break. As I was wearing my Laccaria cardigan and reading the post about completing that cardigan, I felt inspired to photograph my current 'wardrobe' of knitted garments and analyse how old they were. This has been very interesting because researching… Continue reading Delving into history