Category: knitting

Etsy Update – Baby Gift Sets

Well, I’ve been quiet over here but it’s not because I haven’t been busy knitting! Brand new for Spring, I’ve been working on these little baby gift sets. The indecisive perfectionist in me (a terrible combination, right?) has made getting this finished a NIGHTMARE, but finally they are now available to order. Those. BOOTIES. *hearteyes* […]

Ombré Baby Blanket FO

If you’ve seen my Instagram, you’ll probably have seen my most recent project, an ombré-style baby blanket. The yarn is Cascade 220 Superwash, which is a firm favourite and my go-to yarn of choice. I wound this into a skein folded in half, so I could knit double while only using one skein. This did […]

FO – Mini Christmas Stockings

If you follow me on Twitter you’ll have seen me tweet about mini Christmas stockings. I’ve been thinking of making these for a while but as I’m not used to knitting socks and am quite the perfectionist, it took many many many attempts before I came up with a pattern that I was happy with. […]

FO – Ishbel

Yarn: Malabrigo Sock (100% Merino), Violeta Africana I’m not a shawl person. Shawls strike me as being rather lady-like, and a lady I ain’t. But I couldn’t resist knitting another Ishbel, taking into account changes I wanted to make to previous projects (mainly, using a softer yarn and making the larger version). I much prefer […]

August Scarves

Well life’s gone and done that thing again where it all goes a bit tits up. My response to this has been to knit. A lot. My favourite online yarn shop shut down recently (just to clarify, this isn’t what’s gone tits up, but life sure does like to pile it on, right?) and so they […]

Christmas knits

After the RESOUNDING success of the football scarf I knitted last autumn, the recipient promptly declared that it was the best thing since sliced bread, and that he simply HAD to have another one, in his team’s away colours. Of course. Cascade 220 on 4.5mm circular needles in stocking stitch But that wasn’t the whole story. Oh […]


I love this time of year. It’s dark by 4.30pm, the weather is obnoxious and my feet are perma-cold – and yet it’s still my favourite time of year. Not least because I get motivated to knit again! My first big project of the winter was this *ahem* football-inspired scarf. Definitely not for me… But […]


I knew it. I knitted one hat and now I can’t stop. Aqua/Grey Superwash Beret Olive/Grey Superwash Beret Red/White Hearts Superwash Beret Can you tell that I’ve had exams recently…? And that I’ve been avoiding having to read all this…? Just a little light dissertation reading…! (~15 books there…) All available on Etsy. Speaking of […]

Practical knitting

This past month has been all about quick, practical knitting. Chunky Moss Stitch Scarf First was this ridiculously chunky scarf. I had about two days to do this before the “Snowpocalypse” arrived (about 4 inches of snow, but in Britain, it may as well have been 40) and ready I was. I’ve had some Mystery […]


My first FOs of the year! First, was another Ishbel – intended as a favour, then a Christmas gift, and finally it ended up being a late Christmas gift… Could have saved myself a lot of aggro if I’d used lifelines from the off… Second was a Cerus Scarf – also intended originally as a […]