Marled Mania Sweater

West Knits Marled Mania Sweater A super colourful West Knits sweater! Started: 9th May 2020 Finished: 31st May 2020 Pattern Link: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/marled-mania-sweater (please note, Ravelry only link) Yarn Used: Colourful Creativity Smooth Sock yarn – main colours c. 1000 yards Filcolana Arwetta Classic – contrast colours I c. 900 yards, II c. 460 yards Colourway:Continue reading “Marled Mania Sweater”

Courteeners Cushion

Courteeners cushion A personalised birthday present for a Courteeners fan! Started: 4th May 2020 Finished: 10th May 2020 Pattern Link: This was a self-designed pattern Yarn Used: Drops Nepal 181 yards in total Colourway: Cream, Black and Red Mini blog My brother made a throw away comment a few weeks ago that I couldn’t makeContinue reading “Courteeners Cushion”

Isolation Project #1

As we approach the end of week 4 of the lockdown in the UK I’ve found myself turning more and more to knitting and crochet. My Ravelry page tells me I’ve got about 10 projects on the go at the moment, but none of them were jumping out to me to get finished, and theContinue reading “Isolation Project #1”

All the bubbles…

My last post was in January… where has the time gone? It’s April 2020 and like most of the World we’re in lockdown. Not only is this the best way to stay safe it also means I’m getting lots of extra hours of crafting done – more on that in future blogs. Today’s post isContinue reading “All the bubbles…”

Honeycomb crochet blanket

Honeycomb blanket My first crochet blanket! Started: 3rd August 2019 Finished: 10th April 2020 Pattern Link: https://www.stylecraft-yarns.co.uk/Bellissima+DK+Pattern+9614+Honeycomb+Blanket+and+Cushion/0_CAFA103/PRND167.htm Yarn Used: Special Stylecraft Aran 3,130 metres in total (16 skeins) Colourway: Graphite, Silver and Spice Mini blog My local yarn shop, Ammonite Yarns were selling this as a kit. Since learning to crochet I really wanted toContinue reading “Honeycomb crochet blanket”

Knock Knock mittens

Convertible (or not!) mittens! Started:29th December 2019 Finished: 2nd March 2020 Pattern link: https://verypink.com/2019/02/27/knock-knock-convertible-mitts/ Yarn Used: Countess Ablaze, Lady Persephone Sock Approx 70g from 100g skein Colourway: Brexshit Mini blog These mittens were started as part of my Christmas cast-on in 2019 but due to starting other projects the pay took a bit of aContinue reading “Knock Knock mittens”

New projects, lots of planning!

2020 started with a click of the needles and another new cast-on! So on top of the six projects I started over the Christmas break I now have another item on the needles – and there are another eight to come too. I spent some time over the last week looking through patterns for projectsContinue reading “New projects, lots of planning!”

2019 – my year in review

Where did 2019 go? One minute I’m knitting in a coffee shop in Manchester and planning a blog, next minute I’m trying to work out if I need to sleep in order to finish some projects to hit my target! I’m really pleased with my crafting efforts in 2019 despite not hitting both of myContinue reading “2019 – my year in review”

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”