Silk + Merino = paradise

I’ve had a good week with my knitting and just this morning I completed the back of the raglan cardigan. I kept on feeling the love for the Rowan Baby Merino Silk yarn but then fell completely overboard when I moved on to the Malabrigo Silky Wool for the yoke. Oh, my goodness, that yarn…

Build your own jumper

I think it might be interesting to expand upon my plans for the Coconut Ice jumper and explain how I use the elements in the book One Thousand Sweaters by Amanda Griffiths to "build" a sweater. First, a bit about the book. It is spiral bound and the pattern pages are split in two horizontally…

Of wool and words

Mid-week brought with it a couple of new adventures. I picked up a book that's been patiently awaiting a re-read for more than 20 years, and I started a new jumper. The moment I decided to combine the pink wool with leftovers from previous cream jumpers, I knew that I would be referring to this…

Abundance

I took myself and my camera on a fungus walk this week as I expected to see at least some evidence in my local meadow of interesting toadstools or mushrooms after all the recent rain. Preparing myself for disappointment, I reasoned that I would at least come back with some photos of a train going…