hand dyed yarn

April Shop Update

I just finished updating the shop with some new yarn for the colder weather. There are four new colours of Vintage Tweed 8ply. Each skein is plenty for a winter…

Vintage Dog Coat Knitting Pattern

Retro Monday – Sirdar Dog Coats

Retro Monday is back after a year off. For anyone unfamiliar with my Retro Monday posts, it’s basically a peek into my vintage pattern collection. (I don’t share the pattern…

yarn stash

New Year Knitting

I cant believe my stash fits in two suitcases! The new year didn’t start well for my knitting because it’s just too hot. We’ve just come out of a five-day…

button gift cards

Button Gift Cards

Most of my friends knit or sew (or both), so this year I made up some button gift cards to add to presents. I’ll also slip them into Christmas cards…

Christmas treats

Christmas Treats

Today I’m going to share with you two Christmas treats that make cute gifts for knitters. The first one is this Fair Isle style biscuit tin.  This is from Priceline,…

knitted poppy

Knitted Poppies

Tomorrow is Armistice Day. I bought a poppy to pin on my jacket as I do every year. This year the local RSL had the usual cloth and plastic poppies,…

soft socks

Soft Socks

It’s November and Christmas is only 53 knitting days away. That means 7 weeks to turn out at least five pairs of socks. I made a start this week, casting…

the gift cardigan

The Gift

Earlier this year I made The Gift – a baby cardigan for a friend expecting a baby. I”m not being overly dramatic by calling it “The Gift” – that’s actually…

Vela Shawl

Vela Shawl

Last month I took part in a test knit for a new pattern by Shara Lambet – the Vela Shawl. My Planina Wrap was make from one of Shara’s patterns,…

gloamin tide shawl

Gloamin’ Tide MKAL

I’ve just finished a slightly weird but very enjoyable knitting experience as part of Ysolda Teague’s Gloamin’ Tide MKAL. I must admit, I’m really impressed with the end product. An…