Tag: 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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]