Stitching · Trousers

Pants Fitting Palaver

Yes, fitting misses pants (or trousers) is a lot of trouble, at least for a first timer like me. I had thought my practice run with the pair of shorts I made for my son would prepare me, but fitting ladies trousers is a different kettle of fish. It turned out to be my most labour-intensive… Continue reading Pants Fitting Palaver

Accessories · Yarny Stuff

Bootstrap Bonkers

I was going through my pictures when I found these, my first knitted pair of socks 'appropriately' named Bootstrap (original name) Bonkers. I couldn't resist giving it that name since the yarn is mostly Zauberball® Crazy, with Lana Grossa Meilenweit (cuffs, toes and heels). The pattern is called Bootstrap from Lara Neel's book - Sock… Continue reading Bootstrap Bonkers

Jumpers · Stitching · Yarny Stuff

Deep Ocean Twist

So, I cast on my latest acquisition, using a free pattern from called Rose Twist. It is knitted with one strand each of Drops Alpaca and Kid-Silk on 5mm needles.I replaced Drops Alpaca (100% Alpaca) with Nord which is a 45% Alpaca, 30% Polyamide, 25% Wool mix (same yarn group), and you'll notice that… Continue reading Deep Ocean Twist

Jumpers · Yarny Stuff

See What I Got!

In the post on Tuesday. These yarny gorgeousness came in the post, and I'm itching to cast on. I needed to order a couple more balls of yarn for my Sirdar Click cardigan, and these just 'dropped' into my shopping basket. They are Drops Nord (new) and Kid-Silk, and will become a jumper. I'll probably… Continue reading See What I Got!