So, tomorrow I’m going to a Halloween party. It’s Joss Whedon themed. I’ve known about it for MONTHS. I’ve had a few ideas about costumes but only decided a few days ago, opting for the simplest and cheapest. Obviously. OBVIOUSLY that turned up today and it was All Wrong. So I hightailed it to the… Continue reading We interrupt your (ir)regular blog to bring you a post about sewing
OK so clearly I am really terrible at this blogging thing, but this past few days has been so incredible, I just had to talk about it somewhere and this seemed like the most sensible place! I’m up North (waaaaaay up North) for Shetland Wool Week. It’s my first time up here and I didn’t… Continue reading Shetland Story pt.1
This one’s been a long time coming. In July, I was due to make a trip over to the USA. I was pretty nervous about it but decided that the best way to get over my nerves would be to find something truly delicious to knit. I had a skein of Manos Silk Blend in… Continue reading New Pattern: One Little Moment
I love knitting, but sometimes it’s nice to turn my crafty skills to other areas, and baking is one of my favourites – because there’s cake at the end! We have a baking rota in the office (every other week, someone brings in cakes and sells them to raise money for charity) and it’s my… Continue reading Kate bakes
Thing the first – Artesano British Wool is delightfully warm and woolly. Thing the second – Swatching is FUN, especially in cables and textured stitches. Thing the third – I wear a fez now. Fezes are cool.
Well, we’re truly into autumn here now. There’s no green left in the trees, the clocks have gone back and the weather is getting rather chilly, so it’s about time to get your new winter sweater on the needles. And if you want something you’ve got a decent chance of finishing before June, I have… Continue reading Healing Hands of Autumn
There are just a couple of things that have picked up by people who are knitting this pattern, so I thought I’d jot them down here. 1. There are a couple of places where the row numbering goes out of sequence. The instructions are still correct, it’s just that the numbering is wrong. 2. The… Continue reading Errata: Radley Dog
I can’t believe it. I actually did it. A jumper in a weekend. All blocked, seams sewn, ends woven in, with two hours to spare! I used just under 9 balls, and that’s with adding 5cm to the length in the hips because I’m quite tall. Verdict on the pattern: it’s fabulous. The shaping is absolutely… Continue reading Wool Week Day 7: Victory!
See this? Yarn, needles and a pattern. I bought it 3 hours ago at Purl City Yarns. By the end of Wool Week (Sunday night) it will be a jumper. The pattern is one we’ll be publishing in a future issue of Knit Now – a cute little jumper by Michaela Moores. I fell in… Continue reading Wool Week day 5: Proof that I’ve finally lost my marbles
Wow, today has been incredible! So many wonderful people on the train, and the flag is nearly finished – just a few more squares to knit and some sewing up tomorrow. It’s rather late (not technically day 3 any more) so here’s a photodump of some of today’s best bits. And now, my bed is… Continue reading Wool Week Day 3: Sheep on a Train