Category: Knitting

Latest Craft Fair

Took part in the latest craft fair at the Catholic Hall in Swanage. the weather was a bit odd, lot of rolling sea mist but the footfall was good. First time on display for my […]


Baby bootee recipe – 84 Cylinder

My version of a felted baby sock/bootee. Cranked on an 84 cylinder with 4 ply yarn. Only 7 gms per sock. that’s a lot of socks out of one ball….yah Using 100% Hand Wash wool.  Super wash wool will […]


Home spun and dyed shawl

I was gifted a large cake of home spun and home dyed yarn as a thank you for a lift to a craft  exhibition.  The yarn was probably 3 ply, with speckles of dye in […]


Crochet Blanket

As mentioned in a previous post I am making another crochet blanket for Sent with love . This is a lion Brand Pattern  – Magnolia Afghan for chunky wool but it can be made in any […]


Knitting Latest knit

Knitting Latest knit Had some wool for my birthday and after a couple of false starts on other cardigans I settled for this pattern. The pattern is Kemari by Berroco and the pattern is in […]


Knitting – slip stitch cardigan

Knitting – slip stitch cardigan….. I saw this pattern and just had to knit it. Earhart by Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton It uses a combination of two yarns.  For mine I used Noro Kureyon for the […]


Free Pattern – Easy Knit DK Bear

I’ve been meaning to publish this free pattern for an absolute age. If you wish to print this pattern click on the bear!! Knit in any DK yarn on 3.5mm needles. Description: Medium size bear […]


Life in General – The past week

Well what a week of under achievement!. Having come down with the worst cold I’ve ever had ( no exaggeration) I achieved absolutely nothing this week apart from sniffing, sneezing, blowing my nose and feeling […]


Weekend away

We have just returned from a few days away. We got Julia to look after the dog.  Julia lives on a farm, looks after her own horses and stables others right in the middle of […]


New Knitting workshop for all abilities

I will be working with Julie and Jane Colquhoun to teach a knitting workshop in June. The Yarn Academy are running a mixed ability workshop on the 16th June.  The location will depend on final […]