Secret Sock Society

As a present to myself, indulgence, I joined the Secret Sock Society by Helen Stewart with the promise of 6 patterns throughout the year. Lace is my nemesis and I thought , as I am very fond of socks , it will be a good combination. The first pattern was called Winter Rose and was … Continue reading Secret Sock Society

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

What happened?

My knitting currently follows values of using local wool to Great Britain and although in the past I have never really given much thought to where the yarn came from or it’s contents, I have chosen currently to equate yarn to good wine. If you thought wine was just wine you may be missing the … Continue reading What happened?

Casting on

  The first skill to master is to cast on. There are plenty of complicated ways to start your knitting and I offer you the first of many ways here that I have found useful with beginners. The first option is the cable cast on which will give you a nice edge to the continue … Continue reading Casting on