Saxifraga is a warm and cosy hat knit in aran weight yarn with a simple geometric motif created in colour work. the hat gradually changes from colour A at the brim to B at the top. This is my newest knit creation and the pattern is available to buy now on Ravelry!! Knit in … Continue reading A new knitting pattern and a giveaway!
I just came across this draft from Spring last year - I never published it because I couldn't bring myself to take any pictures. However, I still think it needs to be heard - especially since I have now made two dresses from this book (one blogged here and one here)and they have both been huge successes … Continue reading Triumph and Defeat
So in my last post, I said it would be getting a bit hectic and my posts would be coming few and far between. How right I was! It has been 4 months since I last posted! I must say I never intended for it to be quite so long. At least I can say it … Continue reading Mimi Blouse
So it has been absolutely ages since I last posted here and for that, I apologise. However, from now on I won't be apologising and you can probably expect the posts to get more and more erratic in their timings. I am about to enter the final year of my PhD and things are going to … Continue reading I learned Fairisle!
This month marks my granny's 80th birthday! Like every normal 80-year-old should she will be celebrating her birthday by travelling to Las Vegas! This left me with the question - what sort of present do you make for an 80 year-old who goes to Vegas for her birthday? I started flicking through some of … Continue reading Happy Birthday Granny!
Earlier this week I showed you my completed Outfit-Along dress and cardigan. For those of you who were paying super close attention you will have noticed I mentioned that it was the second dress I had made using the bodice block from Freehand Fashion. Well, here is the first. I am really pleased with this … Continue reading Anchor Dress
Who doesn't love the chance to both knit and sew whilst discussing it every step of the way with a group of like-minded crafters? I personally love it and the Outfit-Along has not disappointed. For those who missed my previous post about this and have no idea what I'm talking about it is a challenge … Continue reading OAL2016 is complete!
Recently I have seen a lot of really great pencil skirts popping up on sewing blogs, in magazines and in real life. I decided it was time to make one for myself. Pencil skirts are often tricky to find one that fits well and as fit really is key I decided to draft my own … Continue reading A Stripy (and spotty) Pencil Skirt
I was looking back through my old posts to find out when I first started knitting this cowl and it turns out it was way back in April last year!For a long time it was a bit of a love-hate relationship. I hadn't really knitted lace before and was really struggling with the pattern. After … Continue reading Blue Heart
Just thought I'd give you all a quick update to explain my absence this week! My partner, Rob, is currently taking part in the 3 peaks yacht race. This is a crazy event where teams of 5 sail up the west coast of the UK dropping off a pair of runners at various points asking … Continue reading Slow Progress