I mentioned that I had started knitting a hat. Well I have now finished it. So here are a few pictures. I did use a pattern (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/clinton-2) that I found on Ravelry and had used before to make this hat. This latest hat has been made in the same yarn as before Rowan Brushed Fleece… Read More A Cosy Hat
I am adding in the bit about exercise as I thought the knitting on its own might be rather boring. Recently I’ve had hand pain, side pain and shoulder pain. All caused or aggravated, I fear, by the Tunisian crochet. So I will get back to it one day but will try to not do… Read More Exercise and Knitting
I’ve given in to the weather and taken the best photos I can of my new hat and scarf. I had to adjust the colours but it is almost impossible to reproduce the particular shade of blue green. I suppose it is somewhere between turquoise and peacock blue. I have made both of the patterns… Read More At last I have something to show you!
Not having started any more knitting and crochet as I am not sure what to choose, I thought that I would share what I made in 2017. This was very much the year of Celtic crochet. I started by devising some plaitwork bookmarks and published the best pattern. I also then made some Celtic cross… Read More Looking back on 2017
I have been feeling a little out of sorts lately, not sure which project to start next, so when I heard that the Apostleship of the Sea wanted hats (among other things) as Christmas presents for seamen, I decided to make one. I found a pattern suggested by the Apostleship of the Sea in a different… Read More Two hats and a dishcloth
I met up with my eldest and family and had a couple of meals and had fun in an Escape Room. Although this is not my photograph and therefore I do not own the copyright I am sure the Escape Plan guy won’t mind as this can be considered an advert. He was keen on… Read More What was I doing on Saturday?
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!
As you can see I have now finished Jill’s Bonbon hat (http://jillgoldberg19.wordpress.com/2014/04/01/how-to-make-a-bonbon) and a matching pair of mittens. The mittens may not look very long but this is partly because I only had a limited amount of yarn and anyway they still fit within the sleeves of my outdoor jacket. So back of the right… Read More Bonbon hat and mittens
Today it is exactly two years since my first post and as I have also exceeded 300 followers! a number I never thought to reach, it seemed a good time for a Giveaway. Now life lately has been extremely traumatic (not sure if I want to share the details sometime but it does mean I… Read More Let’s have a Giveaway
Over a year ago I saw some yarn like this in a shop in Blackfield and thought it might make an attractive scarf. ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** The following winter I discovered that a friend had a scarf that was not rib but looked like the knit side of stocking stitch on both sides… Read More Lovely new yarn!
Well here is my finished Buff®. It is maybe just a little short of the standard 18″ but not by much and the knitting is fairly stretchy of course anyway. The whole point of the thing is that you can wear it in a whole variety of ways. Now the ones you can buy are… Read More Just a bit of fun!
I have now finished my hat and scarf for the “Made It” Challenge and here I am wearing them. If you’ve been here before this is the corrected picture my son did for me. The colour is really more blue but it ‘s the best we can do. Here is another picture of the Hat… Read More Hat and Scarf revealed
I decided that I would take up Maryanne of WoolHogs’ suggestion that I should make something for the “Made It” monthly challenge with the yarn and knitting needles my daughter bought me for my birthday; the only question was what? I couldn’t find any patterns I liked on the internet but I decided it was… Read More Rising to the Challenge
About twenty years ago I bought a very useful bit of headgear. It was a knitted tube with a rolled end that acted as both scarf and hat and was especially useful in the rain, I felt, as there was less to get wet than with an ordinary hat and scarf. But twenty years is… Read More Catching up – Knitting a scarf/hat tube thingy