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
For those of you who just want photographs of how it turned out scroll down to the bottom for those who enjoy reading about my trials and tribulations read on. BIG TIP: For your first attempt at a pattern with cabling don’t choose a pattern with mistakes in it! (Though, now I have finished it,… Read More Jumper/Bed jacket completed
I have been plugging away at my bed jacket jumper and managed to finish the main body – with pockets! and one sleeve. (I have been taking the temperature scarf to Crafty Coffee on Fridays and am continuing with the crochet teaching.) Here are a few photographs. First the pocket. The pocket as seen in… Read More Jumper update
In January I showed you how I was getting on with a temperature scarf in this POST. I had found a web site that provided graphs of local weather information including temperature spread over the whole day. Here is a typical graph from 3rd March. Now I had noticed that some days the temperature I… Read More Oh Woops!
I have been mostly concentrating on finishing my bed jacket these last couple of weeks, while leaving some time for games and jigsaw! I have just finished the back as far as the pockets. Thinking about it, I could have done the pockets while still knitting in the round but I think they may lie… Read More Bed jacket jumper update
Many years ago (enough years for my mother to be horrified that I still have it) I bought a fleece jumper. At the time I was size 10/12 rather than 14/16 (No point explaining what this means as even in this country sizes have changed.) However this jumper was only available in size 14/16 but… Read More Starting a new knitting project