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A knot in Scheepjes Whirl and I have a meltdown

A knot in Scheepjes Whirl and I have a meltdown

People have been going nuts about the uber long graduations of Scheepjes Whirls and what you can make with them. So much so I’ve finally succumbed and started knitting one up into a shawl. My pattern of choice for this being a Stormy Sky Shawl, […]

A Sparkly New Focus

A Sparkly New Focus

A Sparkly New Focus for the blog, after all there isn’t much point writing a blog unless you have something to say 🙂

What do you do when you can’t Knit, eek!

What do you do when you can’t Knit, eek!

When you’re a knitting adict, what do you do when you’ve broken your finger and can’t knit?

Finally another Vlog

Finally another Vlog

Finally, I’ve got another vlog up on the YouTube channel. I know… it’s been months since the last one. Sometimes I think this blog and the YouTube channel are a little bit cursed. I just start to get into a routine with them and WHAM something happens to disrupt it all.

Celtic Cable Shawls and Kathy’s Knits

Celtic Cable Shawls and Kathy’s Knits

When visiting somewhere you obviously need to find a Local Yarn Shop for a look. That’s how I ended up in Kathy’s Knits in Edinburgh with Celtic Cable Knits by Lucy Hague.

Frogging, Frogging, Frogging…

Frogging, Frogging, Frogging…

Sometimes you just have to admit to mucked up and frog your knitting…

A new sock knitting design

A new sock knitting design

I knit a lot of socks, but I don’t often add patterns or embellishments that I’d designed myself. Over years I’ve refined a pattern which I carry around in my head for a plain sock which usually forms the basis of all the socks I make. So when I finished the ‘Long long Witchy Socks’ and immediately cast on a pair of ankle socks I was slightly surprised to discover I really wanted to add a small amount of patterning.

Spring has Finally Sprung

Spring has Finally Sprung

Spring has arrived and I’m sock knitting in the sunshine with the cat.

Long long witchy socks

Long long witchy socks

Sometimes you just need a really long pair of knitted socks to go under your boots, enter the ‘Long long Witchy Socks’….

The knitting zombie who just wants to knit…

The knitting zombie who just wants to knit…

Sometimes the most important thing is to just knit, the garment at the end is an added bonus. That’s exactly the case with this Gothic Night Shawl currently on my needles.