Sunday, 20 March 2011


This week I finished knitting my first pair of cabled socks! It was a rather speedy pattern and knitted up wonderfully, barely dented my 400g ball of yarn though. I shall mostlikely model those in the week.

I'm looking forward to knitting for a group competition on, flower themed, I'll have to whip something up.

I have started knitting my fiance's next jumper, another Christmas present. I had forgotten how long it takes to knit up. Seriously, Craig, next year, BIG NEEDLES!

Talking of which, I still haven't photographed the jumper I knitted in under 2 days! That was fun, my first raglan. It's knitted in Sirdar Indie Nevada, and I shall definately be wearing it this winter, It's rather warm. I also knitted a hat in my left overs, but I still have one and a half ball left!

Also, does anybody know of any pompom yarn instructional videos, because I just can't seem to get it right!

I am thinking of making some videos, to show you guys my makes etc. also to do some instructional videos, perhaps some Q&A?

My Cabled Bag

My first knitted bag! It was also my first cabled pattern. I am rather proud of it. It's a rather nice repetative pattern, so good for a first timer, I guess. Also the yarn is so scrumptious, one section really reminds me of belgian chocolate! I really do love self patterning yarn. This is a discontinued yarn (story of my k life!)
I knitted the strap seperate and sewed it to create the sides of the bag. The whole bag is lined, in a yummy olive lining silk, though the strap was lined with a co-ordinating length of wide ribbon. It has a loop fastening around a beautiful ceramic button.

I am very proud of this bag.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Owl Cushion

I have this thing for owls, I'm quite obsessed with them really. So when I got an issue of Lets Knit that had an owl cushion cover pattern I soon bought the yarn. It's knitted quite cheaply actually, I used Robin and I think it's come out really well! The eyes are buttons I got from Dunelm Mill, just because I liked the look of them. They're a beautiful dark green, with a raised leaf pattern on them!