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”

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”

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”

April week 14

Staycation = perfect for crafting! Week 14 – 1st to 7th April Projects cast-on = 2 Projects finished = 1 Days knit = 7 Hours knitting = 28 hours Two new projects started this week and one finished too! It’s been a great week of rest at home which has led to lots of knittingContinue reading “April week 14”

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”