Sandrine Shawl #2

Sandrine Shawl by Gäelle Henriett A ‘v’ shaped shawl crocheted from the centre outwards. Started: 20th April 2020 Finished: 2nd August 2020 Pattern Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/crochetwithgaelle/?ref=share Yarn Used: West Yorkshire Spinners – Gem (Double Knit weight) 756 yards / 697 metres Colourway: Pink Quartz – 439 yards / 405 metres Moonstone – 317 yards / 292Continue reading “Sandrine Shawl #2”

Knitted Chevron Baby Blanket

Knitted Chevron blanket by Jacinta Bowie Super squishy baby blanket in soft farmlands wool, perfect for a new born! Started: 13th April 2020 Finished: 28th June 2020 Pattern Link: http://www.wyspinners.com/Bo%20Peep%20Knitted%20Zig%20Zag%20Baby%20Blanket%20Kit Yarn Used: West Yorkshire Spinners – Bo Peep (Double Knit weight) 735 yards / 672 metres Colourway: Sea Horse – 352 yards / 322 metresContinue reading “Knitted Chevron Baby Blanket”

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!”

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 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-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”

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…”

March week 13

What a difference a week makes with a bit of focus and direction! Three finished projects this week – yes that’s right, three! Week 13 – 25th to 31st March Projects cast-on = 1 Projects finished = 3 Days knit = 6 Hours knitting = 13 hours Three official ‘finished objects’ all blocked and sewnContinue reading “March week 13”