Quite a while ago when thinking about methods of knitting socks I came across Kitchener stitch but try as I might I couldn’t get my head round it and I found the instructions confusing. Now quite often I imagine making things in my head that may never get made but are fun to think about… Read More Kitchener stitch and Guess the Yarn
I seem to have only one project on the go at a time at present. I would have liked to show you a finished item but rather than not post anything this week I have photographed what I have got. One of my “Crafty Coffee” friends is about to be a grandmother for the first… Read More This is how far I have got!
My daughter suggested that her husband would appreciate a new hat as long as it was really soft! So of course I had to feel the wool before I bought it. I discovered some wool that sounded suitable in a shop called Closs and Hamblin in Winchester. I didn’t realise but they do have other stores.… Read More And Finally! A Soft Hat and Cowl
I have finished my cable jumper. And here are a couple of not very great photographs that someone at ‘Crafty Coffee’ took with my mobile phone on Friday.She also suggested taking one of me sitting down, so as it isn’t too bad I will share it too. This is where I normally sit, as I… Read More My New Jumper and casting off
Do you know how it is when you get bored? I have been working on my jumper for a while now and it was all fine till it came to the collar. I decided to work on circular needles to save me having to sew a seam. It is going to be a lovely collar… Read More Making improvements and some freebies
I recently finished the slippers I told you about. I will be giving them to the person I made them for on Tuesday. Hope he likes them. But then he has tried one on before it was finished so hopefully nothing has changed in the meantime. Here is another view. They are made with two strands held… Read More A Pair of Slippers
After I made the cowl, I decided to offer it to my daughter as I still have all the hats and scarves that have featured on this blog and much as I love the cowl, I wasn’t sure if I really needed it. However, I also had about half the yarn left and thought that… Read More Just add a Hat!
I had hoped to have more of this to share with you but last Tuesday having planned an outing with my camera, I went down with the dreaded norovirus. They say one to three days, well I make it at least four! in my case. During this time all I wanted to do was rest… Read More Fairisle cowl
A while ago I was given two 50g balls of red alpaca 4ply wool by a friend as she didn’t have a use for it. What to make which that quantity? I decided that as alpaca is so soft and cuddly that I would make a scarf. Now originally my plan had been to make… Read More Birthday scarf
Last sumer you may remember I made this top and trousers. These trousers look alright under a long top but, although ostensibly on the waist, they tended to be tight round the bottom and cut in behind and below so I had to wear them quite low down to be comfortable. In measuring a pair… Read More A New Pair of Trousers