Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Family Intentions

::for December::a Knit-along::
::Intentions yarn called Family::
::Personal aim::to do a little on this project each day of December during Advent::to dedicate each day's work to someone in my family::

Thursday, 19 November 2009

A Welcome

::welcome to the world Michael Oliver::

::simple garter stitched First Blanket by Erika Knight from her beautiful Natural Nursery Knits book::Using Rowan bamboo with its soft drape and texture::

::Baby carryboo in sublime Blue Faced Leicester from H W Hammand & Co::

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Clean Lines

::Washcloth from Debbie Bliss Magazine in Eco Cotton::

Friday, 9 October 2009

'In My Craft or Sullen Art'

::It is finished::
::Amongst this amazing sullen art are my blank squares::
::The greatest knitted poem revealed at one of my favourite places::

Thursday, 8 October 2009

A Celebration

::Greetings from Knit Cafe socks made in 2007::
::time to put my feet up and raise a glass to my Ravelry anniversary of two years::

::Pattern - Comfy Socks by Ulli S. Shibuya::

::Yarn - Blue Sky Alpacas & Silk and GGH Soft Kid::

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Debbie Bliss Magazine Issue 3

::The new Fall/Winter 2009 Debbie Bliss Magazine::
::Red is the colour for this season in all its gloriousness::
::As is tartan::as is Britannia Rules::
::Argyll Dog Bean Bag in Rialto Aran is delightful and top of my list::
::And in 'The Need for Tweed' section the Boat-Collared Jacket in Cashmerino Chunky could be on my needles before long::

Provencal Knitting Journal

::Time for a new knitting journal::
::This one from Chopped Tomatoes Design Kitchen is a work of art::
::Beautiful pages to fill with notes and drawings::


::Darielles Clay Art Yarn Pot::

::So beautiful you can find yourself gazing at the pot instead of knitting::

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Knitting the City

::Just love this having been born in the area and was once a bridesmaid at one of the churches::

Saturday, 12 September 2009

I Knit Weekender

::On Friday I went to the I Knit Weekender at the Royal Horticultural Halls in St Vincent Square, london::

::The first thing I fell for was this beautiful ball of sock loveliness called Zauberball in beautiful autumnal colours::

::then there was this smooshy Malabrigo worsted for the Jared Flood hat Quincy::

::and some very interesting 2 ply hemp from The House of Hemp for Thursday which is by Assemblage and is a sculptural handknitted layering garment::

::then some Louisa Harding Willow Tweed for Pikenaze a scarf from her new book 'Little Cake'::

::I wasn't going to leave without purchasing the Naked Knitting 2010 calendar from the Knitting Noras whose 'extreme' knitting has led them to making this artily shot work in aid of cancer treatment and research at 'The Christie' hospital in north west Britain::

::it was a treat to be able to meet Lisa at their stand who was sporting a beautifully knit pair of hand dyed socks made for her by my Raveller friend 'Crobbles' who also features in the calendar::

::I got the chance to say hello to everyone at The Natural Dye Studio stand::and it was a nice surprise to meet Anne from Ipswich Knitterati::as well as to meet another Raveller, Bachan with her lovely MIL::

::irresistible yarn::beautiful products::good causes::delightful knitty people::

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Twist and Shout

::Online loveliness can be found at Twist Collective::
::a beautifully presented online knitting magazine with gorgeous patterns to purchase::
::the Twist Collective are a group of talented designers and writers who have come together to give knitters a sophisticated and fascinating magazine::
::have a browse and see for yourself and be tempted by the knitterly goodness::

Friday, 21 August 2009

Take Note

::And every new knitting bag needs a new knitting notebook::
::This one is from Brownberry Yarns and celebrates "herdy the cute and lovable character born out of the cute and lovable Herdwick sheep. A breed that thrives against all odds on the high fells of England's Lake District and helps sculpt a stunning landscape appreciated the world over. herdy produces a contemporary range of products beautifully designed to the highest quality and with integrity - products which help support, through their sale, brilliant environmental and sustainability causes in this very special place. To find out more and even become a friend of herdy visit their web site at"::


::knitterly goodness arriving by post::
::in the big red cardboard post office box::
::a beautiful, practical, pleather knitting bag by Jordana Paige::
::an equally beautiful, practical, pleather storage case by Namaste::
::and to delight the lovely store owners at Yarnover put in a ball of Noro yarn (just like you put a coin in a purse to bring luck) and a yummy lollipop::

Monday, 17 August 2009

Blank Verse

::The Poetry Society is celebrating 100 years::

::my contribution will be to knit a blank square using 100% pure new wool in double knit::

::cast on 68 stitches and knit in stocking stitch until there is a 12'' square::

::label with name, where you live and your favourite poem whilst knitting::

::today's poem is::two poems::

::Ted Hughes' Big Poppy::

Bleeding inwardly

Her maternal nectars into her own

Coffin - (cradle of her offspring)

::Sylvia Plath's Poppies in July::

If I could bleed or sleep! ---

If my mouth could marry a hurt like that!

::both poems can be found in the beautiful Flora Poetica, The Chatto Book of Botanical Verse selected and edited by Sarah Maquire::

::knitting and poetry::

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Aestlight Shawl

::Aestlight Shawl from The Shetland Trader - Gudrun Johnston::

::Intentions Yarn from Lime & Violet Club::Hand dyed merino mix::

::Think of the recipient and mindfully knit them an article with Bliss in your heart::

A Long Term Project

::something beautiful from a simple pattern::

::mindful whilst knitting without thinking::

::perfection is in the absolute uniformity of the knitting repetitiveness::

::First Blanket::from the stunningly beautiful Natural Nursery Knits by Erika Knight::

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Peruvian delights

::trekking in Peru::

::what knitterly goodness delights the eye::




::imagine this::

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Far and Away

::Someone will be enjoying a birthday in June::
::What will I do when you are far away and I am blue, what will I do::

::a cupcake glove puppy made with love will be what I do::

Thursday, 21 May 2009

A Little Light Reading

::sometimes all you want to do is curl up with something knitting related to read::
::Gil McNeil divas don't knit and it's follow up needles and purls::
::soft, girly, happy ever afters::

::and the new edition of The Knitter::

Cotton & Cloud

::pushing the boundaries::
::sewing a purse::knitting a purse::
::from a very talented designer::

::madeline tosh sock yarn::
::hushed grey tones::
::calling for a pattern::

Saturday, 16 May 2009


::the thrill of a new project::
::carryboo from Debbie Bliss baby cashmerino 3::
::wonderful 100% merino wool from H. W. Hammand & Co::
::112.5 meters per 50 grams::machine washable at 30 deg::
::creamy white::
::beautiful stitch definition::

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

K1 Glasgow

::in my beautiful re-cycled newspaper bag from K1 in Glasgow::

::hand dyed in Orkney Selkie cashmere and merino in Brownie and Skara Brae colourways::
::Designer Knitting magazine Spring/Summer 2009::
::baby cashmerino 3 book by Debbie Bliss with H W Hammand & Co bluefaced superwash merino dk in cream for a polar bear boho blanket::

Saturday, 18 April 2009

Something old, something new

::two beautiful books::
::memories of skills retained in both from even earlier generations::
::lace work and cables and layers of colour::
::the appeal of casting on a project from each::
::the yarn::the needles::the rhythm of the work::
::something old, something new, something treasured::

Saturday, 28 March 2009

Reminded of Glass

::I was reminded of wire held in glass::

::And being a knitter, of course, I had tried knitted wire::

::glass bowl with knitted wire made when experimenting on my degree course::

Friday, 27 March 2009



::A wish::
::Lucy's stunningly beautiful mannequins::
::Ysolda is hunting for one::
::perhaps she would like to look here::

Thursday, 26 March 2009


::Nora's cami is completed::
::Rowan Purelife Cotton::
::Pattern is free here ::
::Thank you for this beautiful project, Nora::

Spring Clean

::My inspiration is May Blossom::
::My theme is Spring Cleaning::
::My tools will be::
::Debbie Bliss Eco Fairtrade Cotton::
::Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino::
::For a dishcloth::
::For a Lace Shelf Decoration::

Related Posts with Thumbnails