Bressay

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

The 2005 cardigan

Remembering the cardigan from 2005 worn to bits and much loved. Planning your knitwear means having your garment ready for the season to wear it. We all get tempted by a new garment in winter but by the time you have knitted it up , depending on your knitting speed and time available it can … Continue reading The 2005 cardigan

Inspired by books

Where Miss Marple and Poor Mrs Norris meet? I have been enjoying audiobooks this month including Harry Potter and an Agatha Christie murder mystery while combining it with St Mary Mead by Olivia Villarreal and yarn by Norah George called ‘ Poor Mrs Norris’. I picked a contrast yarn from West Yorkshire Spinners from my … Continue reading Inspired by books