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 Tools Used: 5mm needle Mini blog My brother made a throw away comment a few weeks agoContinue reading “Courteeners Cushion”

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 Tools Used: 5mm crochet hook Mini blog My local yarn shop, Ammonite Yarns were selling this as a kit. Since learning 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 Tools Used: 3.5mm needle Mini blog These mittens were started as part of my Christmas cast-on in 2019 but due to starting other projects the pay tookContinue 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!”

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…”