Last year, for the first time ever, I finished knitting a pair of socks! They are beautiful, but sadly I misread the sizes in the pattern and they are a bit small. I can squeeze them on, but I’m thinking maybe I should give them away. It would probably have to be to a child […]
I can’t believe it’s been over a year since I posted here! Here are two of the things I’ve made in the last year: Sockhead Slouch Hat. The first was knitted in Manos del Uruguay Alegría, and is an absolutely divine yarn! I was going to add the pom pom from the second onto the […]
The Shawl Project
This is my personal shawl project. While the first shawl was made before I came across these, the rest were inspired by The Crochet Project and The Shawl Project: Book 1. I’ve made four of the six patterns from Book 1, and have bought Book 2 as well. All of the shawls in Book 1 can be […]
Choosing colours for patterns
Have you ever had that problem: there’s a pattern you want to make, but you just have no idea what colours to use? I had that dilemma recently when I wanted to make the Sofia tunic top found on Ravelry. I already had a bunch of yarns that I could use for it; none of them remotely […]
I made this brooch stand tonight. It was very easy! I just covered the glass of a photo frame in a self-adhesive PVC sheet (like contact) and stuck on some plastic hooks that I bought in the picture hanging section of the hardware store. Voila! A handy spot to hang and display my brooches.
This is the Transposition shawl from The Shawl Project: Book One. It was quite a pleasure to make, even if I did fail to read the pattern properly and had to go back about 10 rows… twice. I used Jawoll Magic dégradé yarn, which was also lovely. The shawl is very soft and comfortable to […]