Books · The Boys · Yarny Stuff

So Much to Knit…

...but not enough time. Last week, my Rowan subscription Magazine 64 was delivered, and there are several patterns there I’d love to knit right now. Oh my! I now have five knitting pattern books, all bought between last December and now. If only I could get just one day in the week devoted to knitting.… Continue reading So Much to Knit…

Jumpers · My Creations · The Boys

The Tortoise and the Hare

I’m back from a hiatus due to illness and want to share with you my not so latest cast on. Hope you’re all having a good weekend. I cast this on immediately Cables, came off my needles (weeks ago actually) and it promises some interesting techniques like steeking and Vikkel braid (is this the same as… Continue reading The Tortoise and the Hare

Accessories · My Creations · The Boys · Yarny Stuff

Cobbled Scarf

Here’s Cobbled, a free pattern from Purl Soho they named Cobblestone. It’s knitted with seed stitches using three different yarns - Cascade Alpaca Lana D'oro in Jet and Charcoal, as well as Sirdar Wool Rich Aran in Shingle (silverish) . The Cascade is Alpaca 50% Wool, 50% Alpaca blend, and the Sirdar is 60% Wool, 40% Acrylic. I… Continue reading Cobbled Scarf

My Creations · 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