Wednesday, 3 November 2010

T does TdoesWool

::from time to time someone comes up with a beautiful gift::

::these fingerless mitts from TdoesWool were a delight to knit::

::Rowan Lima::

::just perfect::

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Being lead by the yarn

::sometimes you find yourself drawn to the yarn without any firm idea of what you will do with it::
::I am having an adventure with some grey Habu silk yarn and some mohair in a complementary lavender::
::my thinking is taking me along the route of a fabric with a woven look interspersed with some textural changes introduced through the use of the mohair::
::it will be all about the journey and the ending will be cherished for itself with no preset idea of use of purpose::

Monday, 13 September 2010

IKnit London Weekender

::My Iknit London affair was a very low key one::
::I came::I chatted::I purchased::
::beautiful Habu silks and mohairs::
::some grey Fyberspates flecked with sterling silver::
::a cute Thatch Knit Cable Headband kit from the Toft Alpaca Shop::
::some adventurer stitchmarkers from The Bothered Owl::
::two patterns from Medicin Sans Frontieres::
::postcards from the Knitting Nora's::
::I walked to the Embankment for lunch by the river::
::a perfect brief encounter::

Wednesday, 8 September 2010


::an autumnal delight::Hawthorne a bag by Louisa Harding from her book Little Cake::
::spotted linen lining from Linnet::a favourite textile store::
::the perfect bag for autumn outings in my new purple coat::

Friday, 13 August 2010

Knitting and nattering under the willow

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::it was a Suffolk knitting from a Leicester at the Natural Dye Studio's Knitting under the Willow Tree Day::

::lots of knitting, crochet, spinning, eating and chatting under a dreamy willow tree bower::

::the naturally dyed yarn was dreamy too and I'm planning a little crochet magic with my unicorn sock yarn thanks to one or two of Amanda's stunning patterns I picked up at this special day::

Friday, 23 July 2010

Market Bag

::a lovely free gift with Knitting magazine::
::Grace Melville's Market Bag exclusively for Knitting::click for interview::
::made with the Rowan purelife revive yarn which is recycled silk, cotton and viscose::
::shopping made very glamerous::

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Knitting Along

::sometimes it is good to have company::

::Eunice by Cookie A socks::

::knitting along with Carin from Round The Twist::

Thursday, 17 June 2010

A Day at the Races

::another empathetic monster to celebrate my wedding anniversary and Ladies Day at Ascot::

::a really fun way to use those precious left over yarns that you don't want to part with::

::life is fun::

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Penelope - the empathetic monster

::Penelope, the empathetic monster::
::loves cupcakes and tea parties and fun::
::a lovely gift to knit to cheer up someone whatever their age::
::from Rebecca Danger using left over yarn from other projects::
::ear ornaments - model's own::

Monday, 10 May 2010

Habu Belt

::a new week::a new project::

::habu knitted belt kit from Stitchville::

::notebook from Susan Hill's Longbarn books::

::this should be a really quick project to pop in to alleviate the monogomous knitting syndrome that is in danger of setting in whilst I knit on the Tanit's Jacket project::

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Welcome to the world, Sophie

::you took the world by surprise and arrived so early::
::these tiny Erika Knight slippers will keep you warm::
::beautiful jaeger 4ply silk yarn::
::a cherished babe indeed::

Thursday, 22 April 2010

::my current knitting is giving me a lot to think about::
::sometimes things are flawed through our own fault::
::do we need to attain perfection or allow what has flowed out of us to remain as being true to ourselves at that moment in time::
::the overall picture is one of unity but on closer inspection the imperfections can be seen::
::but not necessarily noticed::
::they will remain::known to me::perhaps to be noticed by others::who will not attach emotion to them in the way that I will::
::imperfect but still beautiful::

Saturday, 27 March 2010

::a thought on choosing yarn and how it relates to pattern::
::beautiful Louisa Harding yarn and pattern but the two are not working together::
::a lot of the detail is lost because the colour of the yarn is too light::
::the project will be completed over time and maybe the blocking process may enhance its beauty and bring out the detail::
::all part of the knitting journey::

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Dreaming of Childhood

::dreaming of simpler days of childhood when white lace socks made me feel happy and special::
::today grey fancy silk socks from Nancy Bush's book 'Knitting Vintage Socks' in Madeline Tosh Sock yarn also make me happy and special, why not?::

Chocolate and Toast

::sometimes you need comfort::

::Toasty by A Friend to Knit With is just what is called for::

::for maximum comforting knit in Verra Yarns Shambala Yak in Chocolate::

Waving not Drowning

::Unicorn yarn in pink elephant and silver colourways::
::Lake Huron Waves pattern::
::an easy five row pattern but a long and winding journey to mirror my own::
::sometimes drowning not waving::

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Some New Year's Intentions

::I like to think in terms of being intent on doing something rather than resolute which sounds so harsh::these are some of my intentions this year::

::to improve on a knitting skill such as finishing techniques::
::to learn a new skill and that will be crochet::
::to get to know my Knit & Natter group better::
::to encourage someone new to knitting and to continue to teach my nieces to knit::
::to explore knitting construction and design in order to ‘play’ more with my projects::

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