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
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
So, I cast on my latest acquisition, using a free pattern from garnstudio.com 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
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!