Taking on a challenge I want to knit the ‘Bressay’ pattern by Marie Wallin from her ‘Shetland’ book. When the project looks an awesome project it needs some preparing. 1- Gather the resources needed. 2- Read the entire pattern through and research and practice unknown techniques . 3- Measure your body it’s unlikely to have … Continue reading Bressay

For the love of bees

As the weather here has been grey and cold I found knitting bright socks a tonic. I am really into the birds and bees, planting bushes that feed them and while I was thinking about what to plant I decided to make some I heart bees socks by Vanessa Townley. I went stashdiving and found … Continue reading For the love of bees

Wee envelope

This week I thought I would start the giftknitting for a new mum and started a wee envelope by Ysolda Teague.No pressure I thought, another month to go but no it was born 3 weeks early. Without any knowledge of gender initially or size I opted for the second size(3/6 months) and used machine washable … Continue reading Wee envelope

Yarn combinations

As in work your stash. This week I have been experimenting with Yarn for a testknit . The item is a hat and called for a sportweight but having committed to use my stash Yarn most of which is 4ply fingering I wondered how I could make a Sport Yarn from it and came up … Continue reading Yarn combinations

January projects

I have my project diary and have been working on a hat for my daughter from the book ‘ Head for trouble’ by Julie Thurmoman. It was going to be my project for January 2018, cast on on Newyears day and now it is drying with a plate inside. Tomorrow there will be millinery experience … Continue reading January projects