Last Minute Cowl

That’s the first of my handmade Christmas presents done. The pattern is the Last Minute Cowl from Churchmouse Yarns and it was pretty quick to do, I started it on Tuesday and it’s Friday today and obviously life happened in between. (In a Twitter convo recently I said that I wasn’t going grey yet, the…

Sneak peek – Good Times Blanket

I now have two blankets on the go, the Intarsia Mountain blanket is currently on a back burner, I’m still loving doing it but it’s quite limiting about where and when I can work on it, basically it has to be on my bed, with the multiple balls of wool spread out, the only distraction,…

Sneak peek – more blanket

I hit a bit of a pause this week on the current Lisa Congdon monthly art challenge, this week they were doing black silhouettes and I did do a couple but I didn’t find them as fun as the earlier ink stuff, so I’ve been concentrating on my knitting. I may go back to the…

Sneak peek – more intarsia mountain blanket

I’m still loving working on the Intarsia Mountain Blanket by Hands Occupied, I’m still making mistakes (and it’s difficult to photograph at the moment), if you look at the Hands Occupied link above, you knit it top down and I’m currently on the tip of the dark red mountain. It’s lovely to be introducing such…

Sneak peek – intarsia blanket progress

(It’s difficult photographing a blanket in progress) I’ve been really enjoying working on this, I have made some mistakes, I lost count on the peak of one of the blue mountains and so the shape isn’t as smooth and, during a very rare argument between my kids (I know that I am extremely lucky that…

Sneak peek – learning intarsia

When the weather gets cooler, I pick up my knitting needles, I only knit in the Autumn – Winter months so I am not a brilliant knitter but I find it (mostly) relaxing and I like seeing me very slowly pick up new skills. For years I was scarves and that was it but over…

Sneak peak -😳

Ummm, I got those Farrah Top straps a bit wrong.     I will go back and work out where I went wrong and correct it but ooh I really don’t want to right now.  

Sneak peak – making progress on the Farrah top

I am not a very skilled knitter; I can do scarves, patchwork blanket squares, hats and I’ve just about mastered ribbing. Part of me would love to knit a jumper but it’s a big investment in materials, particularly for something I am not that confident about my skills on. But I’m continuing to try and…