Christmas cast-on day 6

We made it – day 6, and the final day of my cast-on adventure! I’ve really enjoyed starting some small projects that have been hanging around in my stash for quite some time, I’m a big fan of knitting ‘out and about’ so these will be perfect for taking to coffee shops (and also perfectContinue reading “Christmas cast-on day 6”

Christmas cast-on day 5

My final knitted cast-on and it’s another pair of mittens using more wool from the Countess! I’m a visual learner and much prefer to see someone demonstrate a technique if I’ve not done it before. I’m also quite happy getting lost down a YouTube hole watching different videos/podcasts/tutorials. My go-to knitting help on YouTube isContinue reading “Christmas cast-on day 5”

Christmas cast-on day 4

After yesterday’s coloured adventure I decided to continue the rainbow theme today with these awesome mittens from Ysolda. Ysolda describes the idea behind the pattern… “Receiving them might be a welcome acknowledgement of their own identity (do be sensitive about outing someone at a family gathering though!), or perhaps you know someone in a positionContinue reading “Christmas cast-on day 4”

Christmas cast-on day 3

Today is all about colour. Mark (my boyfriend, for new readers!) is an enabler of my hobby and regularly encourages me to buy wool… best of all he often sends me links to patterns he’s seen and asks me to make them for him (he’s a keeper!). Mark is also great when it comes toContinue reading “Christmas cast-on day 3”

Christmas cast-on day 2

It happened again… Lovely pattern, gorgeous yarn – not a good match together! My day 2 cast-on was the Coffee Break cowl by Louise Tilbrook which has a lovely texture effect. The yarn I chose is a Grande Merino DK weight from Countess Ablaze in the BoJo’s Brexshit Bonanza colourway. The blue base is soContinue reading “Christmas cast-on day 2”

Christmas cast-on day 1

Well my Christmas cast-on party has started and it’s with mixed results on day 1! First up on my needles was planned to be the Mindfulness Cowl by Louise Tilbrook, but a few inches into the pattern and I’ve decided the wool I chose isn’t right for the pattern. The wool is by the awesomeContinue reading “Christmas cast-on day 1”

Christmas cast-ons

Last year I cast on a small project for ‘me’ on Christmas Eve, I’m not one for mounds of yarn being turned into Christmas gifts, but I’d been working on a few projects for others last year so it was nice to make something just for me. I planned the same for this year butContinue reading “Christmas cast-ons”

I’m back…

I’ve neglected this blog (again!) but haven’t neglected the knitting or crocheting. My last post I lost my way… but I won’t feel guilty was in June and in the lead up to that I found it difficult to regularly blog. I wasn’t in a routine and in trying to track my progress I endedContinue reading “I’m back…”

I lost my way… but I won’t feel guilty

I started writing a blog as a way to track my progress and hold myself to account (to myself!) But it’s been 6 weeks since my last blog and I’ve ended up feeling guilty for not writing – that can’t be right, can it? I don’t have a huge following on here (get your tinyContinue reading “I lost my way… but I won’t feel guilty”

It’s been three weeks since my last blog…

…but I’ve still been knitting! Week 16 – 15th to 21st April Projects cast-on = 0 Projects finished = 0 Days knit = 3 Hours knitting = 6 hours Week 17 – 22nd to 28th April Projects cast-on = 1 Projects finished = 1 Days knit = 5 Hours knitting = hours Week 18 –Continue reading “It’s been three weeks since my last blog…”