I've had a crazy day today, apparently unable to tear myself away from handbags of the 1960s and 1970s for long enough to actually write a few words about 2020. However, I am here now, very much in the spirit of better late than never, to give you an update on my knitting progress plus… Continue reading Knitting progress and lockdown breakfasts
Time for a knitting update, I think. I've been working steadily on my Grape Fade Rimini cardigan, working a few rows a day, making sure to allow my arm and shoulder plenty of rest. Now I'm just beginning to do the armhole shaping on the back, and I'm ready to move from the fourth to… Continue reading Treading grapes
I am beginning to lose my way somewhat on the knitting front, so I'm going to start off with the most positive knitting content - I have finished my Rise of the Jellyfish socks! I loved knitting these, the yarn is lovely to work with and the dyeing superb, for which all praise must go… Continue reading Jellyfish rising
I believe that successful knitting consists of equal parts of obedience and rebellion; for example, starting my Fairisle Tank Top I obediently worked two by two ribbing in my main colour, but rebelled by stopping short of the required four inches. Turns out three and a half inches counts as "enough ribbing" and the phrase… Continue reading Teeny tiny revolutions
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!
One of my aims this year is to buy yarn as and when I need it, with specific projects in mind. I am trying to be more focused on what I want to knit and the yarn best suited to each project. It turns out that doesn't preclude the occasional purchase on a whim. I've… Continue reading Acquisitions at home and abroad
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
My Mama Weer All Crazee Cowl is growing slowly. The British heat wave has deadened my pace which, let's face it, is pretty much a crawl on this project even under conducive weather conditions. It's not that I don't love the project, because I do, but 300 stitches of K1 P1 rib in sock yarn… Continue reading Crazee Cowl/Small Steps
There are three things on my mind today, aside from the usual. First, why has the fashion world forgotten that legs reach to the top of the heel whilst arms finish at the wrist? The 'street style' shot above from Copenhagen Fashion Week illustrates the point - sleeves too long, trousers too short. I can… Continue reading Why, what and wow!
I finished knitting my socks on Sunday and I'm really pleased with them. This is the first project I have both cast on and finished in 2019, and my second completed item this year, which is admirable progress. First off, I want to say how very happy I was with the yarn for… Continue reading Finished object – Kingfisher in Fangorn Forest Socks