Here is my new fairy. A sister for my Blueberry fairy I had two little girls and they were as alike as chalk and cheese, and so are my fairies. (Not in the same way as my girls!). This time I wanted to make my fairy look a little more streetwise with boots, multi-coloured hair… Read More A Sister Fairy
My younger daughter bought me this book. I think it may have been last Christmas. As always when receiving a book like this I feel that I ought to make something from it, although I really didn’t like the look of the fairy on the cover. She had an air of menace about her. However… Read More Behold a Blueberry Fairy!
I have really been procrastinating with regard to sewing up the two sides of my latest cushion.and Mainly because I am never confident when it comes to sewing and I thought that I ought to wait till I was feeling really strong and alert, however last Friday I had nothing to take to “Crafty Coffee”… Read More At Last! I finished my cushion
Last week I finished the cables. I decided to stop after five repeats. As it seemed to pull in so as to be narrower I cast off loosely but had to undo the cast off and redo it as it was then too wide at the top as maybe you can see. I thought that… Read More Hope this isn’t getting boring!
Over the last week I have completed another repeat of the cables. I anticipate having to do four more repeats approximately so I have completed a third of one side – hence a sixth of a whole cushion cover ! since it has two sides. I think you can see the pattern developing now. I have… Read More A sock and a sixth of a cushion cover!
Following on from last week’s post I decided to start working on the cabled cushion cover. First I made a sample swatch. For the first part I cast on 20 stitches to check the tension. As usual, I discovered that I knit to the right tension using the needle size recommended. I then worked a few… Read More Starting the cables!
Started into the chemo last week. I found the most tiring aspect was not, as yet, a side effect but having to make sure that I did not encounter cold: objects, food, drink or air. At least this only applies for the first few days so should wear off soon! However having to boil a… Read More Just a bit of a catch up
Pattern on Ravelry – http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/three-small-angels Even though the opinions given were that the angel didn’t need arms, I couldn’t resist trying out what arms would look like. First I just made a more colourful one. Then I decided I would try adding arms. And rather liked it. So I decided to create a pattern with both angels… Read More Published Angel pattern
I am still working on this pattern and will add it to the shop when I have finished a few variations. Watch this space! I had thought I would probably have finished the extra knitting and got the pattern ready for next week but unfortunately I now have my left arm in a cast and… Read More Unexpectedly! an Angel pattern
This year I made two Christmas presents one of which was a womble. When my eldest was young the Wombles were on children’s television and my daughter’s favourite womble was Orinoco. She had a cuddly Orinoco which she loved and so when I was offered a knitting pattern to make a womble that was clearly… Read More A very Welcome Womble