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”

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…”

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-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”